Thursday, April 1, 2010

F1 Roadshow at Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur

The Malaysian F1 has been on the sporting calendar since 1999.
Some years it's promoted quite heavily in Kuala Lumpur,with all the bars getting behind a certain team,displaying a show car etc, and then there are lots of mall events and road shows.
Other years everybody forgets to do anything about it.....until the following year.
This year, the popular bars have lots of flags and bunting on display and there seems to be a bit more 'buzz" around town.
Pavilion Shopping Centre has had a great static display of FI cars from the 80's and 90's including;Schumi's Benetton,Nelson Piquet's old Benetton,a March driven by Tiff Nedell,Martin Brundle's old Tyrell from '86 and.... pride of place a '92 Active Suspension Lotus driven by Senna.(pic above)
Now that was a real race car!
It was also the venue for the "homecoming" (whatever that means) of the new Lotus Team and they had an actual race car on display together with a few spare parts such as front wings and rear wings,race simulators etc etc
I didn't get to see the drivers but perched on the car (above) is Mike Gascoyne,Team Lotus Chief Engineer.

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