Launching the ninth edition of the Malaysian GP on Tuesday night, Abdullah said the government would take all the necessary efforts to preserve
“I would like to take this opportunity to reiterate that we will take all efforts to ensure Formula One would continue to be a permanent feature for
"It has always been a key tool for the Government in enhancing the country’s image and in the promotion of
“Moreover, Formula One has also done much in terms of developing motorsports in the country,” said Abdullah at the launch ceremony held at Impiana KLCC Kuala Lumpur.
Abdullah added the huge impact of Formula One underlined the significance for
"To put things into perspective, an average of 40,000 international fans – in addition to tens of thousands local fans – have come to Sepang F1 circuit each year since its inception to catch the Malaysian round of the Formula One World Championship.
“Some 600 million more viewed it live via television broadcasts.
"Effectively, that makes the Malaysian GP as the single biggest event to showcase
Source : STAR
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