Alex Yoong is the only Malaysian to race in the Formula One World Championship & is currently the reigning Audi R8 LMS Cup Asia Champion.
Alex is also the co-host and F1 pundit for Fox Sport’s Race Day program.
Yoong began his career in saloon cars before moving into the Proton one-make series. He later raced in single-seater cars where he won the Malaysian Championship in 1995. After pulling out of Formula Three due to a lack of sponsors, he went into Formula 3000 and Formula Nippon.
Alex became the first Malaysian to race in Formula One with Minardi at the 2001 Italian Grand Prix where he partnered with future double world champion Fernando Alonso and Australian Mark Webber dying the course of his F1 career that lasted until 2002.
He had a less successful career in CART World Series but had improved in the Porsche Carrera Cup with a less successful foray into V8 Supercars. Yoong raced in A1 Grand Prix series between 2005 and 2008 and scored four victories. In between this, Yoong raced in the Le Mans 24 Hours. He also worked for Lotus Racing as head of driver development.
Alex Yoong competed in the waterskiing tournament in the 1997 Jakarta Games where he won a silver medal. He returned to Water skiing at the 2011 Southeast Asian Games and he claimed one gold medal and one silver medal in the men’s slalom and jump events on 17 November 2011. Alex represented Malaysia once again at the 2015 SEA Games.
- Only Malaysian to race in Formula One.
- 2014 Audi R8 LMS Cup Asia Champion (2nd in 2013, 3rd in 2012).
- 2010 Le Mans Intercontinental Cup winner, pole position, fastest lap.
- 2007 Bruce McLaren Trophy from BRDC for most successful commonwealth driver worldwide.
- 2007 Le Mans 24 Hour 5th in class.
- 2006 Le Mans 24 Hour Rookie of the Year.