F1 » Ex-F1 star expresses his 'shame' at Petronas/Mercedes tie-up

Petronas' sponsorship agreement with Mercedes Grand Prix for F1 2010 has left ex-Minardi ace Alex Yoong filled with a sense of 'shame' - and cast doubt over the financial viability of Lotus to make the grid next season

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Ex-F1 star expresses his 'shame' at Petronas/Mercedes tie-up........ This statement comes from F1's biggest failure..

"ALEX YOONG F1 STAR", I will save that joke for my Christmas craker because it will be the best joke this year..Alex Yoong** F1 Star** ha ha ha

The reason Petronas has gone with Mercedes is because you-Yoong are involved

"A1GP is better than F1 yoong" does he have a mind to make up..


December 22, 2009 3:44 PM

The only shame here is a failed F1 driver, feels the need to wade into public domain and vent his out-dated views. Malaysian, cuban or asian companies have the right to sponsor whomever they choose! Capitalism in action Mr Yoon. If you dont like it try North Korea or Iran, I'm sure their racing series will have you fully satisfied!

Ruben Zand

December 22, 2009 3:49 PM

To me Petronas has made the obvious choice to choose for a potentially successful and experienced team rather than for a brand new team that has only nationality in common. Alex Yoong is way off with his "shame".

Alan D - Unregistered

December 22, 2009 4:01 PM

When a company like Petronas chooses F1 to advertise its brand, who are they advertising to? I can't imagine they are advertising to the British public since I don't know of any product they make which is available here under that name. I know it is one of the top ten biggest companies in the world, but I've never seen a Petronas petrol station or a can of Petronas oil in the garage. Is it any different in Germany? Is it a Far East brand? From what I know of them though, they don't sound like they need to advertise to Malaysians so sponsoring a Malaysian F1 team is of no consequence. If they are going to sponsor huge amounts, they obviously go for a car which will get a lot of TV time.

Zoo-keeper - Unregistered

December 22, 2009 4:03 PM

Alex Yoong's shame should be trading on his days in F1. Mr Zero points has the audacity to citicise a company for wanting to be associated with the best. He is Mr Lucky, A1GP gave him a life line and now he has another with Lotus how long before they see through Mr Shame or Mr Sham.

JohnOliver - Unregistered

December 22, 2009 4:12 PM

Good Luck to Lotus having Alex Yoong as its spokesman what a fool passing judgement on Malaysia's largest company they need to keep as many Malaysian companies on board as possible. Other Malaysian companies will lose condidece in Lotus quickly with this guy spouting off, Good Luck.


December 22, 2009 4:15 PM

Alan D

After some brief research Petronas sell their oil on through to other companies in USA, China and Europe.
Petronas stations, so far as I'm aware, are in Malaysia/Indonesia only.
As the sponsorship is higher than what it was paying BMW, perhaps Petronas have higher ambitions?

Hal Raimey - Unregistered

December 22, 2009 4:18 PM

Alex Yoong was an F1 "star?" (That's what the headline says.) Uh, if you say so. Kind of makes me question this site's integrity when Yoong is characterized as something he clearly wasn't!

its-all-history - Unregistered

December 22, 2009 4:37 PM

Lotus is a cash cow for Gascoyne the reason he employs the likes of Yoong is they are not cleaver enough to see what he is doing, "milking the cow" when the rest of the Malaysians wake up like Petronas did Gascoyne and the money will be gone

tEQUILLA sLAMMER - Unregistered

December 22, 2009 4:38 PM

ok ok get off his back already!!! phuq me hes only saying it because he was counting on them to fund Lotus! He didnt think about his "qualification" in the top class before his ambition! So he wasnt much in F1 but this "jump ship from losers to winners" by Petronas seems a tad mercenary dont you think? :) or maybe Tricky Micky is pulling strings behind the scenes! :D

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