The Most Famous

RACING DRIVERS from Malaysia

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This page contains a list of the greatest Malaysian Racing Drivers. The pantheon dataset contains 888 Racing Drivers, 2 of which were born in Malaysia. This makes Malaysia the birth place of the 35th most number of Racing Drivers behind Egypt and India.

Top 2

The following people are considered by Pantheon to be the most legendary Malaysian Racing Drivers of all time. This list of famous Malaysian Racing Drivers is sorted by HPI (Historical Popularity Index), a metric that aggregates information on a biography’s online popularity.

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1. Alex Yoong (1976 - )

With an HPI of 49.79, Alex Yoong is the most famous Malaysian Racing Driver.  His biography has been translated into 25 different languages on wikipedia.

Alexander Charles Yoong Loong (simplified Chinese: 熊龙; traditional Chinese: 熊龍; pinyin: Xióng Lóng; born 20 July 1976), is a Malaysian professional racing driver of Chinese and English parentage.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. He moved into Formula Renault in 1996 with help from sponsors but finished outside the top-10. Yoong consulted his father, who believed his son would succeed in lower categories. Yoong decided to drive in Formula Three but dropped out in 1999 after withdrawal from his sponsors. He subsequently went into Formula 3000 and managed to improve despite a horrific crash at Spa-Francorchamps during the season. Yoong also raced in Formula Nippon where he achieved no success. Yoong became the first Malaysian to race in Formula One with Minardi at the 2001 Italian Grand Prix and left the sport in 2002. Yoong 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 three victories. In between this, Yoong raced in the Le Mans 24 Hours. Yoong worked for Lotus Racing as head of driver development and is also a commentator for Fox Sports Asia.

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2. Fairuz Fauzy (1982 - )

With an HPI of 43.04, Fairuz Fauzy is the 2nd most famous Malaysian Racing Driver.  His biography has been translated into 19 different languages.

Muhammad Fairuz bin Mohd Fauzy (born 24 October 1982 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) is a Malaysian professional race car driver.

Pantheon has 2 people classified as racing drivers born between 1976 and 1982. Of these 2, 2 (100.00%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living racing drivers include Alex Yoong and Fairuz Fauzy.

Living Racing Drivers

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