It looks set now that Malaysians can once again be proud to be associated to the FIA F1. Not too long ago we had a shot in the form of Alex Yong but with some problems obtaining sponsorship the exit was done quietly.
Now the think tank of Air Asia Tony Fernandes and our own young blood race driver Fairuz Fauzy of the Mofaz empire, we Malaysians can be proud watching the race on weekends. So what if Fairuz is just a test driver, many top F1 drivers started as test drivers for F1 development teams before graduating into the race proper teams.
However I am very much puzzled by Petronas who opted to sponsor Mercedes instead of Lotus. Lotus is Proton owned thus makes perfect sense to support local interest. Anyway, after the first test run it all seems alright for a team that about 7 months back was just a wet dream. Looks like when we Malaysians put our foot down to do something it pretty much happens.
Honestly I can't wait for the season proper to start. I dont really care if Lotus is at the bottom of the point rankings, but at least they can finish every single race in the 2010 season. That alone is a pretty awesome achievement.