Yoong driver


He may not have left a lasting impression on the sport, but in 2001 Alex Yoong became the first Malaysian driver to race in Formula One. Racing with the Malaysian flag on his helmet, Yoong was Mark Webber's team-mate at Minardi in 2002. A brief F1 career it may have been, but Yoong's presence highlights the potential impact of hosting a grand prix in new and emerging locations.