Alex Yoong

Yoong
Nationality Malaysian
Date of Birth 20 July 1976
Teams Minardi (2001-02)
Races Entered 18
DNQ/DNPQ 3
Best Result 7th, Australia, 2002

A pioneer for motor racing in his home country of Malaysia, Alex Yoong is one of the most maligned figures in recent Grand Prix history, regularly, if somewhat unfairly, touted as the "worst ever" driver in F1. His performances in A1GP have repaired his reputation and garnered the respect he never received in F1.

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Career Summary
Before F1
1992-93 • Proton one-make series, 5 starts, 2 wins.
• Competed in a Group N Honda, a Group A Toyota Corolla, and a BMW.
• Macau Guia event 1992, 3rd in 1600cc class in a Group A Toyota Corolla.
1994 • Formula Asia International, 1 win.
1995 • Malaysian Formula Asia, 1st overall.
• Formula Asia International, 2nd overall, 8 wins.
• Tested for the Paul Stewart Racing Formula Vauxhall team.
• Tested for the Startline Racing Formula Renault Sport team.
1996 • Competed in British Formula Renault Sport in a Startline Racing Mygale.
1997 • Competed in British Formula Renault Sport for Startline Racing.
• British F3, 2 starts in a Portman Racing Dallara F397 Mitsubishi HKS.
1998 • British F3, 13th overall, 35 points in a Portman Racing Dallara F397/F398 Renault and an Alan Docking Racing Dallara F398 Mugen-Honda.
• Macau F3 GP, 9th overall in an Alan Docking Racing Dallara F398 Mugen-Honda.
1999 • British F3, 5 starts, 11th overall, 37 points in an Alan Docking Racing Dallara F3999 Mugen-Honda and a Graff Racing Dallara F399 Opel.
• Italian F3000, 5 starts, 10th overall, 8 points in a Monaco Motorsport Lola T96/50 Zytek.
• International F3000, 5 entries, 2 starts in a Monaco Motorsport Lola B99/50 Zytek.
• Macau F3 GP, 7th overall in an Alan Docking Racing Dallara F399 Mugen-Honda.
• Korea F3 GP, not classified overall in an Alan Docking Racing Dallara F399 Mugen-Honda.
2000 • Formula Nippon in a Team Malaysia (Le Mans) Reynard 99L Mugen.
• Merdeka Millennium Endurance race, 2nd place in a TVR Chimaera with Lokman and Mazlan.
• Macau F3 GP, retired in a Swiss Racing Team Dallara F399 Opel.
• Korea F3 GP, 20th place in a Swiss Racing Team Dallara F399 Opel.
2001 • Formula Nippon, 6 starts in a Le Mans Reynard 99L Mugen.
Formula One
2001 • Minardi PS01B European V10, 3 entries.
• Participated in the Thunder in the Park event in a Minardi 2-seater.
2002 • Minardi PS02 Asiatech V10, 15 entries, 3 DNQs.
• Historic Grand Prix of Monaco, 2nd place in a Lotus 72.
• Participated in the Thunder in the Park event in a Minardi 2-seater.
• Participated in other Minardi 2-seater events at Imola and Beijing.
After F1
2003 • Tested for the Lansvale Smash Repairs Australian V8 Supercar team.
• Champ Car World Series, 4 starts, 23rd overall, 4 points in a Dale Coyne Racing Lola B2/00 Cosworth.
• Merdeka Millennium Endurance race, retired in a Crest Jaseri Porsche 911 GT3 with Mahathir and Jaafar.
• Porsche Carrera Cup Asia, 1 start, 1 win in a Porsche 911 GT3.
• Bathurst 24 hours, 33rd overall in an SAE Racing BMW 320i with Searle, Gurr and Full.
2004 • Konica Minolta V8 Supercar Series, 2 round starts, 5 race starts, 34th overall, 128 points in a Shane Beikoff Racing Ford Falcon AU.
• Australian V8 Supercar Championship, 3 round starts, 4 race starts, 36th overall, 278 points in a WPS Racing Ford Falcon BA with various drivers.
• Porsche Carrera Cup Asia, 1 start in a Porsche 911 GT3.
2005-06 • A1 Grand Prix, 18 race starts as Team Malaysia seat holder and lead driver, Malaysia 5th overall with 74 points, 1 win and 68 points by Yoong.
2006 • Will compete in the Le Mans Series and the Le Mans 24hrs for the Racing For Holland team.

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