Alister Yoong

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Allister Yoong is the son of Malaysia’s first Formula One driver – Alex Yoong. As such it would seem that racing is the family business, but young Allister had other plans.

“I love playing football and basketball. These are my favorite sporting activities. I never really paid racing much attention when I was young.”

“It then dawned on me, how exciting and exhilarating it is to be in a racing car and going fast. I started karting thereafter, and before I knew it, I was in love with speed,” said the younger Yoong.

The young Malaysian brimmed with hope and confidence as he tackled stiff competition in the X30 and Rotax where he was a runner up.

Of course he has excellent role models like his father to illuminate the way forward.

“Formula One has always been the dream for me, just like my dad,” added Yoong.

The Kuala-Lumpur native looks up to Formula One stars like Fernando Alonso.