Get a perspective from the back of the grid. This is the story of a driver whose team could never win.
* Full, frank and insightful account of the life of a F1 driver.
* Provides a unique and candid opinion of the future of the sport.
* Alex as the Head of Driver Development with the newly established Lotus F1 team expands on the behind the scenes struggles of creating a new team.
Alex Yoong is the only man of Chinese decent and the first Malaysian ever to have driven in Formula 1. This biography tells of the journey from a race-watching toddler to the most prestigious series in motorsport. From there, it charts his ongoing role as a Formula 1 pundit for ESPN, Star Sports and their 350 million viewers. It also explores his exciting new role as the Head of Driver Development in Formula 1's new team, Lotus F1. It's been a tough journey. Battling a false perception that he was gifted millions of tax payers' dollars to drive under the Malaysian banner, how did he cope with the reality of having to beg and borrow, leaving him millions in debt? Battling the Ferraris of this world for a team with the smallest budget and no hope of finishing anything but last, how did he cope with a nation's media that couldn't understand why he was unable to win? Battling his team mates, 2-time world champion Fernando Alonso and 'Streetfighter' Mark Webber, how did he cope with the physical and mental trials needed to beat them? Find out in Alex's own words and those who have known his life and times.
Formerly a newspaper journalist Steve Dawson is now the anchor for ESPN's nightly sports news show Sportscenter and Star Sports' Formula 1 coverage. Dawson's popularity extends Asia wide to an estimated 350 million viewers.
- Publication Date:
- 02 / 08 / 2010