Alex Yoong didn't have the best of race weekends for Team Malaysia on the streets of Durban, the Malaysian driver sporting new Proton sponsorship being a retirement from both of Sunday's two races.

The former F1 driver had said he was going to adopt a cautious approach in the first race as the team didn't have many spare parts, but he edged into the back of the Team Brazil car at the first corner in that race and was to return to the pits, and retire. It was not the result wanted after qualifying in tenth, and Yoong dismissed it as 'just one of those racing incidents'.

Yoong started at the back for the second race and was making good progress, but on lap 26 of the 40 lap race, with Yoong racing hard and under pressure from the New Zealand car behind, he braked late at the end of the back straight, sending him into a spin and out of the race.

"A disappointing weekend for us, particularly with our retirements today," he said. "In the Sprint race it was just one of those racing incidents. In the Feature race I reckon I could have finished in fourth place. The guys in my crew have worked so hard this weekend I would have liked to have rewarded them with a good finish, but it just wasn't my day."

 

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