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Published on September 25th, 2012 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez



Fresh from his strong 5th place finish at the Singapore Grand Prix this past weekend, MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team driver Nico Rosberg made a special pitstop in Kuala Lumpur to join in the pre-launch hype of PETRONAS’ 1001st station located in Wangsa Maju. Lucky winners from the company’s retail arm, PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad’s (PDB) online Facebook contest winners were treated to a rare and personal encounter with the formula one driver.
The event was held as part of PDB’s build-up to the landmark opening of the company’s 1001st station in the country and continued efforts to highlight its product R&D efforts through PETRONAS’ involvement in formula one and motorsports.  In addition to expanding the company’s global commercial footprint, PETRONAS’ association with the formula one team represents an important technological platform for the company to engineer formula one inspired products such as the PRIMAX 95 XTRA and PETRONAS Syntium. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team™ “Congratulations to PETRONAS on the opening of their 1001st station. I always enjoy visiting Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur but it’s especially nice to be here today and share the occasion. Last year, we did a programme at the first ever PETRONAS station (Taman Tun Dr. Ismail) and today I am at the 1001st station which is an impressive accomplishment.” Akbar Md. Thayoob, Senior General Manager, Retail Business Division, PETRONAS Dagangan “This is a landmark occasion for us all in PETRONAS, and what better way to kick off the celebrations of our 1001st station than to do it with Nico Rosberg. For us, PETRONAS’ involvement in formula one goes far beyond a global branding tool but is also an important commercial step with us not only in developing, providing and supplying all the fuels, lubricants and fluids to the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team but also in the engineering of the most intelligent fuel and lubricant products for our consumers. To have Nico here today represents that connection beautifully!”

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