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Postcard from Inje Speedium Korea: Creating history with PETRONAS Syntium Team

Written by Cheryl Tay on . Posted in Cheryl Tay Blog | Blog Post of Cheryl Tay

Going to a track for the first time is always exciting, but it’s additionally exciting (with a tinge of apprehension) when you head to a brand new circuit that has never been raced on before. I was just at the Inje Speedium circuit in South Korea over the weekend for Round 2 of the Super Taikyu Series with the PETRONAS Syntium Team.

super taikyu in korea

We nearly didn’t make it here as the race was only confirmed like a week or so before. I heard there was supposed to be a Super GT exhibition race of some sort before this Super Taikyu race but that never happened. There was so much uncertainty about whether the track would be ready in time for this Super Taikyu round.

I understand that there was an FIA track inspection done on 24 or 25 April and there was only one change needed –  for the shape of the escape zone. The second FIA track inspection was on 7 May and obviously the track must have passed because I was informed of the confirmation of the Super Taikyu race and my flights were all booked.

inje speedium track layout

As the whole Inje Auto Theme Park is a new facility, I was managing my expectations before heading over. While it wasn’t all smooth, the experience was generally alright and for a first time, I think it wasn’t too bad…

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Mercedes AMG Petronas links up with Tata Communications

Written by Cheryl Tay on . Posted in Cheryl Tay News | Latest Industry News

Tata Communications is pleased to confirm a new partnership with MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS which will see the delivery of world-class trackside connectivity for the team at all Formula One® race locations using the Tata Communications global network. With the new partnership, Tata Communications becomes the ‘Official Managed Connectivity Supplier’ to the team.


Tata Communications, a leading global provider of ‘a new world of communications’, will work closely with MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS to deliver high-speed, high quality and secure trackside connectivity, enabling the team to transfer vital real-time data from the Silver Arrow cars at any Grand Prix location to its headquarters in the UK, three times faster than at present. The improved trackside connectivity will enable the team to react more quickly to developments at the track and help to increase car performance.

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Jazeman Jaafar to drive Formula One car in Kuala Lumpur

Written by Cheryl Tay on . Posted in Cheryl Tay News | Latest Industry News

Jazeman Jaafar will inch closer to realising his lifelong dream next month when he climbs into the cockpit and drives a Formula One™ car for the first time. Jazeman has been given the honour of driving the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS demo car at a special demonstration run event to be held in Kuala Lumpur on 17th March, ahead of the 2013 FORMULA 1™ PETRONAS MALAYSIA GRAND PRIX.


The PETRONAS event in the heart of Kuala Lumpur will give Jazeman a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to showcase his talent behind the wheels of a MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ car, with the stunning backdrop of the iconic PETRONAS Twin Towers. Jazeman will share driving duties at this event with MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Development Driver, Sam Bird.

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