Mohammad Medan Abdullah (Senior General Manager, Corporate Services Division, PETRONAS) notes: “It’s been 23 years since our first foray into motorsports and we have progressed in leaps and bounds since then. Over the years, what started out as purely a branding and promotion exercise has grown into full-fledged commercial and business partnerships to facilitate the growth of our PETRONAS Syntium range of products in the international lubricant markets. The visibility of our brand and business partnerships is complimented with our efforts to facilitate and promote the development of Malaysian motorsport industry. In that regard, PETRONAS has adopted efforts to provide young Malaysian talents with the platform to succeed in the sport and in this regard, we are happy to confirm our association with the Meritus team. With the commencement of the 2011 season just around the corner, I wish the team’s engineers and drivers all the best.”