01 Oct 2016
Kuala Lumpur, 1 Oct:Perodua is sponsoring a rising motorsport star, Muhammad Nabil Jan Al Jeffri or also known as Nabil Jeffri who is currently competing in GP2 series 2016; a stepping stone into Formula One for many drivers.
“We believe that Nabil Jeffri is an inspiration to today’s youth. At 22 years old, he is already poised to enter the very prestigious F1 league” Perodua Sales Sdn Bhd Managing Director, Dr Zahari Husin said.
Nabil began his career in karting winning the Asian Kart Open Championship in 2004 at the age of 10 and the Malaysian Rotax Max Junior titles in 2009. He stepped up to Formula BMW Pacific in 2010, racing for Eurasia Motorsport.
On 1st September 2010, Nabil carried out an aerodynamic test for the Lotus Racing Formula One team, driving the Lotus T127 on the airfield at the Imperial War Museum Duxford, becoming the youngest ever test driver in Formula One history.
Due to his great achievement, Nabil Jeffri was selected as ‘Ikon Belia Negara’ in 2010.
He also has created a milestone by becoming the ‘First Malaysian in History to be in Selection Event of FIA Institute Young Drive Excellence Academy’.
With the outstanding performances for almost 14 years in the motorsport development program, Nabil is targeted to race at Formula One in 2018.
“We see a lot of similarities between Nabil Jeffri and the Perodua brand; both started out from the bottom and both are working to be global in our own way.”
“We wish to be in Nabil Jeffri’s corner as he climbs to the top as he had surely shown that he has what it takes to be the next F1 champion,” Zahari said.