A1 Team (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd is a Malaysian registered company, based in Kuala Lumpur, whose purpose is to compete in the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport.

A1 Team Malaysia will compete at all the events in the schedule for the glory of the nation.

The team is proud to be able to state that it has recruited its own team members, rather than contract in the services of established racing teams, and has embarked upon a significant development programme for Malaysian drivers, mechanics, engineers and marketing support staff.

A1 Team Malaysia is a major platform for the promotion of Malaysian brands, products and services on a global platform via the powerful medium of international motorsport.

WHAT IS THE A1GP WORLD CUP OF MOTORSPORT?

A1GP is the first opportunity in any area of motorsport for nations to compete on a level playing field. It is a racing series in which technology and innovation are deliberately equalised and where performance is determined by bravery, skill and excellence. The team and driver combine to create their advantage and the winning nation raises its flag in celebration.

A1GP is more than just another motorsport phenomenon; it’s an entirely new sport – The A1GP World Cup of Motorsport – pitting driver against driver and country against country for the first time in history. A1GP brings together 25 nations representing 80 per cent of the world’s population to actively compete on a level playing field.

A1GP has created a new medium for national and international brands and organisations to promote themselves on a global scale. Through the “World Cup of Motorsport”, they can join forces with their national teams to be part of this unique sporting event.

The A1GP World Cup of Motorsport promotes countries and utilises the national patriotism instilled in every person on the planet not only attracting traditional motorsport and sporting fans but exciting anyone who is passionate about their heritage, country and population.

An A1GP event is a fast, exciting, adrenaline-fuelled weekend of entertainment in a glamorous and exclusive environment. It is affordable and accessible to all the family. With three days of on-track action, which includes practice, qualifying and two races, an A1GP event offers a rare opportunity for fans to interact with teams and drivers. Taking in a mix of established world-famous venues, exciting new state-of-the-art facilities and twisty street circuits, A1GP delivers high-speed action at every turn.

A1 TEAM MALAYSIA CAR TAKES CENTRE STAGE AT PROTON OPENING

The A1 Team Malaysia car, emblazoned with the branding of team partner, Proton, took pride of place at the opening of the Proton Cars (UK) new head office and PDI facility in Avonmouth, Bristol on Monday 21 July 2008.

The event was attended by Proton’s Malaysian Board of Directors, Malaysian media, UK dealers and key suppliers, as well A1 Team Malaysia Chief Executive, Jack Cunningham, and one of the team’s drivers, Fairuz Fauzy.

The purpose of the event was to officially open the new PDI centre and to demonstrate Proton’s commitment to providing a more efficient service for both customers and dealers. The new facility, which includes a full technical workshop and paint shop, enables Proton to prepare and store vehicles under cover, ready for next-day despatch as well as offering retail-prepared used cars to the highest standard.

In addition to a full tour of the facility, guests were treated to a close up look at the current A1 Team Malaysia race car.

Jack Cunningham said of the Malaysian team’s participation in the official opening, “We are very proud to have been invited to display the A1 Team Malaysia race car on this special occasion, marking the opening of the new Proton (UK) headquarters. We value the support that Proton gives to our team and we were delighted to attend today’s event. We’re looking forward to the start of the new season of A1GP racing in September and to promoting the Proton brand across the globe as we compete in this international Series.”

The A1GP World Cup of Motorsport returns for its fourth season of racing in September, with the first race weekend taking place in Mugello, Italy.  With an all-new A1GP Powered by Ferrari car, new venues and new teams, the scene is set for the new era of A1GP and plenty more exciting race events.

DESIGN YOUR WAY TO AN OVERSEAS TRIP WITH A1 TEAM MALAYSIA

A1 Team Malaysia is giving fans the opportunity to design the helmets worn by the team mechanics for the new season of the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport in a great new competition. Budding designers just need to become a member of the team’s Fanzone to enter.

The winner will not only have their design on show during all pit stops at all of the 11 race events on the A1GP calendar, but they will also win a once in a life time trip to the UK in May 2009 to watch the final round of the season.

A1 Team Malaysia fans need to show their creativity and design a helmet which will incorporate team colours and national pride. Along the A1GP pit lane only a handful of teams have designs on their mechanic’s helmets and A1 Team Malaysia want to stand out from the crowd. The team would like the designs to be as creative and original as possible.

The contest is already up and running in the A1 Team Malaysia Fanzone and to be able to submit a design the entrants need to become a member – but that is free of charge. The A1 Team Malaysia Fanzone offers members many exclusive competitions and special offers and offers access to many new and exciting features getting fans closer to the action of the nation’s favourite A1GP Team with weekly updates, photos and interviews with the drivers.

Michael Webb, Chief Mechanic for A1 Team Malaysia says, “We think this is a fantastic opportunity for our passionate A1 Team Malaysia fans. Whoever wins will see their final design on TV as the mechanics who do the tyre changes during the races run out into the pit lane. Not only that, but the winner will be able to see their final design in action at the final race weekend of the season in the UK, which they will attend as a guest of the team. This is a good reason for the fans to design a bright, bold and colourful helmet.  The competition should really capture our fan’s imaginations and people of all ages can get involved and have a go at creating their own design, bringing them closer to the team.”

Only one winner will be picked.  In addition to attending the final race of the season in the UK, the winner will also be rewarded with an identical helmet to the one that will be worn by the race mechanics suitably sized to fit, as well as autographed by the team. There will be 3 consolation prize winners who will be guests of the team at the A1GP Sepang event in November. The contest will end on 31 July 2008 so fans need to send in their entries as soon as possible to secure their chance to have their design on the Malaysian team helmets.

A1 TEAM MALAYSIA PROVES THE POWER OF TEAM WORK

In a recent A1GP performance ranking analysis A1 Team Malaysia were placed eighth fastest team for pit stops out of the 22 nations competing in the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport. This excellent result underlines the strong teamwork that Malaysia has built up over the past three seasons of competition.

A1GP reviewed the performance of every pitstop in each of the Feature races this season and using comprehensive statistical analysis ranked each team. Malaysia’s quickest pit stop came in Shanghai, with the second fastest tyre change of all the nations, and this followed the team’s third fastest stop at the previous round in Mexico. With the average stop taken from each round, the team was ranked eighth, with Australia taking the top honours.

A1 Team Malaysia has worked hard to perfect its pit stop procedures and timing, and these efforts have proved successful this season. Julian Randles, Team Manager, says, “The pit stops can make the difference between a points finish and being an also-ran. This ranking system shows just how important a good pit stop is to the overall results.

“Our crew practice their techniques to improve their speed, as well as keeping themselves fit, and both of these are essential to perform at this level.  The pit stop analysis also demonstrates just how important teamwork is in A1GP. There may only be one driver behind the wheel of our car, but it takes a crew of ten to race competitively.”

Jack Cunningham, Chief Executive, A1 Team Malaysia sums up the Malaysian success, “We always have only one goal and that is to win, whether it is passing the chequered flag first or changing the wheels in a pit stop with the quickest time.

Weve done extremely well to be eighth in this poll and at this point we’re pleased with our performance. However it also shows that there is room for improvement. During the off season we review all the critical performance elements of racing in A1GP and pit stops is one of these. We’re aiming to take another step forward in this area in the coming season.

“Teamwork and the expertise of our pit crew are vital to success and I think this analysis shows we have a great group of people with the necessary qualities and capabilities for success in A1GP.”

The A1GP Series will return to the race track for the fourth season of competition later this year, with a new car at a new venue, Mugello in Italy. The first round takes place from 19-21 September.

Commercial Partners

PROTON, established in 1983, is Malaysia’s largest manufacturer of automobiles. With operations in key market centers from UK and Western Europe to the Middle East, and across South-East Asia and Australasia, PROTON produces cars to suit a range of consumer demands and preferences.  The offerings include versatile and reliable four-door family vehicles, two-door hatchbacks for the young-at-heart, luxurious and stylish executive sedans, as well as the world-renowned sports cars from Lotus.

PROTON’s inception as a key driver of national development has seen the brand accelerate its learning curve through technology transfer with strategic partnerships and technical collaborations. PROTON cars are now steadily on track to achieving the mission for the future, gearing up to achieve the promise of a marquee which build cars with passion and soul; cars which are a delight to drive and a pleasure to own.

Tourism Malaysia

The Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (MTPB), known as “Tourism Malaysia” was originally established on 10 August 1972.

Their objective is to promote Malaysia at a domestic and international level, as an outstanding tourist destination whilst increasing the awareness of Malaysia’s unique wonders, attractions and cultures.

Tourism Malaysia collaborates with the private sector, such as hotels, airlines and travel agencies to raise awareness about Malaysia as a leading tourist destination. They are also in partnership with organisations directly involved in the tour operator industry.

The activities designed by “Tourism Malaysia” help stimulate tourism and tourism-related industries in Malaysia, and help promote new investments in the country while providing increased employment opportunities. Their aim is to make the tourism industry a major positive contributor to the socio-economic development and quality of life of the nation.

Celebrating 50 years of independence on the 31st August 2007, Malaysia invites all visitors to share in the joy and excitement of this momentous occasion anniversary.

Catenate

Catenate is an Asian based outsource total solutions provider, integrating industrial sub contract manufacturing, consultant, advisory and interactive behavioral marketing BPO.

Catenate provides turnkey outsource manufacturing solutions for Plastic Injection Moulding Components and Progressive Metal Stamping Components – covering tooling design, metal roll forming, robotic welding, powder coating.

Experienced in providing complete turn key outsource manufacturing solutions from product design and inception through to tooling design, tooling manufacture, component manufacture, sub and full assembly and Ready for Retail products, supported by international logistic supply chain management.

Catenate specializes in real-time behavioral marketing and live interaction services. This is designed for web advertisers and web publishers who wish to connect with customers online – before they leave the site. We call this program of lead generation (targeted marketing & live collaboration) and lead management – LiveMarketing”

Helvetica

Based in Geneva, Switzerland, Helvetica is a fully-licensed asset management company providing investment management services and advice to government entities, institutional and ultra high net worth private clients.

The Helvetica Partners have over 120 years combined experience in managing risk and allocating assets on behalf of their clients. The Partners have established contacts at leading financial institutions and have access to the world’s top performing funds.

Client relationships are at the core of the Helvetica offering; regular contact and client reporting ensures that performance remains visible at all times.

Helvetica brings together a handpicked team of world class investment  experts. Each has previously held senior positions within leading
international financial institutions.

All members of the Helvetica team have been specifically selected fortheir track record and specialised expertise in equities, bonds, derivatives,
trading, alternative products, compliance, settlement, private equity, portfolio construction and risk analysis.

Entrepreneurial in thought and rigorous in approach, Helvetica is a results-driven organisation committed to providing top-quality wealth
management services.

An affiliated company of Credit Suisse Group, one of the world’s largest and most successful banks, holds an equity stake of 10% in Helvetica.

Mayflower

Mayflower’s vision is To Be Recognized as The Most Respected and Preferred Partner in the Travel Industry. It hopes to achieve this by excelling in customer service, providing superior products at competitive rates, investing in information technology, staff training and development as well as forming alliances with key business partners. It will continue to make each traveler’s experience delightful, memorable and satisfying. It also aims to deliver the best value in the market based on provision of quality products and excellent service at an acceptable rate to help its business partners to stay ahead of their competitors.

PLUS

As the nation’s premier toll expressway operator, PLUS connects people and places. With 966.5km of inter-urban expressways stretching from the border of Thailand in the north to the border of Singapore in the south, PLUS links all major cities on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia.

PLUS redefines road travel to mean safety, comfort and convenience. The company provides excellent services and facilities because customers come first in all that they do. Greater accessibility translates into greater opportunities as PLUS continues to bring development to industry, trade and tourism, driving Malaysia forward into the future.

Sime Darby

Founded in 1910 and listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, the Sime Darby Group is Malaysia’s leading multinational and one of Southeast Asia’s largest conglomerates.

The Group has grown from a single company offering a single product and service in one country into a strong and dynamic international Group with a comprehensive range of business activities in plantations, motor vehicle, heavy equipment, property and energy & utilities industries.

While the core businesses are located in Malaysia, the group also operates in over 20 countries, including, Negara Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, United Kingdom, New Zealand, the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and New Caledonia. They also have an extensive trading and manufacturing interests in the People’ Republic of China (including Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR), Singapore and Australia.

Spritzer

The Spritzer Group is the largest bottled water producer in Malaysia. The Spritzer Group of Companies manufactures and distributes natural mineral water in all guises: sparkling, still, carbonated fruit flavours, and carbonated fruit flavour isotonic water.

The brand, SPRITZER, is Malaysia’s best selling natural mineral water and is produced and bottled at a vast 265 acre site in Taiping with plentiful natural mineral water resources.  It is an environmentally friendly site surrounded by lush greenery, away from pollution.

The production lines are completely automated and equipped with state-of-the-art bottling technologies. The plant is manned by highly qualified professionals such as food technologists, chemists, microbiologists and engineers. 

The Otomotif College

The Otomotif  College or TOC is an established training institution specialising in automotive education and skills training for the retail (after-market) automotive sector. TOC provides training programmes with internationally recognized qualifications.

TOC is serious about upgrading the standards, competencies and knowledge of people working in the automotive industry in Malaysia. We promote and provide formal education to young people who aspire to develop a career in the automotive industry.