Thursday, April 1, 2010

Petronas Pit Pulse, KLCC, Kuala Lumpur

Every time they feel like it (or can remember to organise it) Petronas ,who have been involved in F1 since at least 1999 put on a roadshow at KLCC to drum-up interest in the Malaysian GP at Sepang.
This year they pulled-out all the stops and put on a great show.
As in previous years,they convert part of the KLCC car park into an arena where they put on a show featuring various Petronas sponsored racing machinery doing "donuts" for the crowd and cumulating in an F1 car doing the same.
There are also lots of racing simulators and side-show and displays to keep you entertained.
This year was a bit special.
1.It was raining.
2.The cars drove out of the arena onto the road.
3.Michael Schumacher was there.

For 2010 Petronas have teamed up as the main sponsor for team Mercedes and last Wednesday,all the F1 drivers were present and the crowd got to see them drive.
First out was Nico Rosberg in his F1 car,then the team's Test Driver Nick Heidfield driving a 1955 Silver Arrow and last but not least and when it was raining the most out came Schumi fish-tailing his car to the thrill of the crowd...
And what a crowd it was!-overflowing and bursting at the seams,to be honest there were too many people there and if Petronas do the same thing next year I think they will need even more seating.
I gave up trying to get space inside and found somewhere to stand on the road at the point where the cars leave the arena and go onto the road so they all have to make a quick turn,hence the fish-tailing.
Yeah,we all got wet but it was a good evening's entertainment for a "petrol head" like me.
And,because it was wet-no juvenile show-off donuts and tyre smoke-which was a bonus.
I've been attending these events for quite a while now...this was the best so far.

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