Saturday September 8, 2012
More corporate sponsors needed for Jaz
WE have a determined 19-year-old young man, Jazeman Jaafar, with the potential to make it into F1 in the near future and all assistance must be given to him.
Jazeman’s father has been financing his son’s motor racing from a young age of eight and Jazeman is now appealing to the corporate sector to help him achieve his F1 ambition.
For the last few years, Petronas has been his main sponsor, but why only Petronas? Other corporate sponsors, like Maybank, CIMB, Public Bank, Naza, Genting, Maxis, DIGI and YTL can also play a big part in making Malaysia stand out in the F1 world.
This sport is viewed by millions worldwide and we have these established companies that are capable of competing in the world
By sponsorship of the F1, the corporate sector is opening up their companies to the world and will have the opportunity to achieve more in world business.
We have tried entering the F1 circuit earlier with our drivers but we were not that prepared then, resulting in poor races.
Now we have Jazeman with 11 years’ experience in the racing circuit from go-cart to the present British F3.
Knowing the sacrifices that he had to make, he has based himself in London for the last few years so that he can have the services of a reputed international trainer, providing him the technical knowhow and the skill to make it into F1.
He has even forgone his studies to concentrate on motor racing and has set a target for the next few years.
His past results speak volume of his achievements, having won the 2006 Asian Formula Renault 2.0 Asia Racing Team, 2007 Formula BMW Asia CIMB Qi-Meritus, 2009 Formula BMW Europe Eifelland Racing, 2010 And 2011 British F3 Carlin and the Macau Grand Prix.
He is the first Malaysian driver to be invited into the British Racing Driver’s Club (BRDC) Rising Star programme.
Lewis Hamilton was a former BRDC Rising Star and has been performing very well in the current F1 championships.
We sincerely hope that the corporate sector will seriously look into sponsorship and to sell Malaysia internationally.
It will also help to make the dream of a young Malaysian to be a F1 driver in the next few years.