Carlin: Chilton, Fourth in the championship

Despite a disappointing final race of the year, the Marussia Carlin GP2 team leave Singapore happy with a strong second season in F1’s strongest feeder series.   Despite tyre degradation and a difficult start hampering the progress of Chilton and Haryanto respectively, Chilton secures fourth in the drivers’ championship while Haryanto can reflect on an impressive rookie season. In only their second season in GP2, Carlin have come to be the team to beat in the final races of the season, taking three pole positions from the last four qualifying sessions and two Feature race wins.
Following his dominant win on Saturday, Chilton started eighth for Sunday’s reverse grid Sprint race.  Having made his way through the order in Saturday’s Feature race, Haryanto started just behind his team mate in ninth place.
As the lights went out Chilton made a good start to hold position, while Haryanto found himself blocked as the field narrowed to enter the tight first corner.  At the end of the first lap Chilton had dropped one place to ninth, while Haryanto was running in 14th.
Despite dominating the field yesterday, Chilton was involved in a close fight with Felipe Nasr for ninth place throughout the opening laps.  The fight became more intense after Nathanael Berthon was given the black and orange flag and was forced to pit, elevating Chilton to eighth, while Haryanto was still running in 13th.
On lap five Chilton lost eighth place to Nasr as his Super Soft tyres started to lose performance, and dropped to 10th shortly after.  A black flag for Sergio Canamasas effectively elevated Chilton from 10th to 9th and Haryanto to 12th, although Canamasas failed to serve his penalty for several laps.
The one and only safety car of the race came out after Robert Binder crashed and was left stranded across the start/finish straight.  After marshals had cleared away the accident, the racing action got underway again on lap 12 and at the restart both Carlin men held their position.  However, both Chilton and Haryanto came under attack and were 12th and 13th on lap 14.
Running on the Super Soft tyres, Chilton was clearly struggling for pace and was passed by his team mate on lap 15.  Haryanto continued to make progress and was involved in a close battle with Stefan Richelmi, which resulted in contact between the two on lap 20.  In a relatively uneventful end to the race, the young Indonesian went on to finish 11th, while Chilton was 19th.
Reflecting on his end to the season Chilton said, “I’m hugely happy and proud of what the team and myself have achieved over the past two years.  We have both developed as one and to grab fourth in the championship following our second Feature race win at the last round of the season is the icing on the cake.  I just want to thank the team and my engineer Andy for all their hard work which have made these results possible.”
Haryanto added, “It’s been a mixed season in GP2, as a rookie it’s been a steep learning curve and I’m happy to have shown my pace with a pole position and several battles for the podium but I’m frustrated that that hasn’t been converted into more points.  Having said that, I’ve built a great foundation this year for future seasons.”

Marussia F1 Team appoints Max Chilton Reserve Driver until Brazil

From the Marussia F1 Team:

The Marussia F1 Team is pleased to announce that rising star, Max Chilton, has been elevated from the team’s Young Driver
Programme to the position of Formula 1 Reserve Driver with effect from the 2012 Japanese Grand Prix next month for the balance
of the current F1 season.

The British 21-year-old from Surrey is enjoying an impressive third season in the GP2 Series this year, competing for the Marussia
Carlin GP2 Team, which is allied to the F1 team as part of its support for the feeder series. Only last month, Max won Round 9 of
the Championship in Hungary from pole position – the first of two poles so far this season.

In the role of Reserve Driver, Max will attend all of the remaining Grands Prix of the 2012 season, taking part in the engineering
commitments and preparing to deputise for either race driver in the event that they are unable to race.

Max Chilton, Reserve Driver, gave us the following quip:

“I’m delighted to be given this fantastic opportunity to be part of the Marussia F1 Team for the remainder of the 2012 season. My experience with the team at Silverstone for the Young Driver Test was a great taste of how F1 operates, and I’m so excited to be able to extend that into a proper working relationship as Reserve Driver at the remaining F1 events this year. I feel like my racing has really matured this season and to now be able to combine that with real insight into the engineering activities of an F1 team and the level of preparation required of an F1 driver, really moves my career onto the next level. I’d like to thank the team once again for this opportunity.”

John Booth, Team Principal, has this to say:

“As part of our commitment to supporting the next generation of racing talent, we naturally keep a close eye on the feeder formulae, particularly those which race alongside us on the F1 calendar. We reinforced our support for GP2 as the key stepping stone this season by joining forces with Carlin to form the Marussia Carlin GP2 entry. Max Chilton’s impressive performances for the team this season have gone far from unnoticed and he seems to mature with each new round. We were all delighted to see him convert that into, first, his maiden pole position and then his inaugural victory in Hungary last month. An important part of the education of any young driver looking to progress to the highest level of motor sport is spending time working closely with the engineering community and other, more experienced drivers. This is an important element of our Young Driver Programme. In the role of our Reserve Driver for the rest of the 2012 season, Max will be exposed to the demands of competing in Formula 1 to the extent that he will be fully prepared to step into the MR01 should it be required. Max has already driven the car at our Young Driver Test, so this is an opportunity for him to build on his experience of working with the engineers as well as the other demands placed on our drivers, including marketing activity. We look forward to having him on board as part of the Marussia F1 Team.”


The New V Partners Feature: VP Ferdie Tolentino

V Partner Ferdie Tolentino carries a special aura that exudes lightness and simplicity—always smiling with his eyes, as if “bad days” never existed. For him, life is too short to mope and settle. Why even consider thoughts that would only put you down when you can act instead towards raising yourself to help mankind?

As a strongly religious man, VP Ferdie believes that his being a Network Marketer was God’s plan for him. He was previously a Sales and Marketing Manager for a multinational company, and had dreams of becoming a General Manager someday; but as “faith” would have it, his life took a different course when he considered trying out another road—a road more challenging and demanding, but nevertheless more meaningful and worthwhile…
Wanna read the rest of the story? Read the full article here.

QVI Points: How It Will Work [Reblogged from QNET]

You’ve probably been hearing about the QVI Points in recent weeks. Wanna know more about it? Here’s QNET blog’s latest post on the QVI Points:

Did you know you can have a sneak preview of QVI Points by logging in to the product website with the test account (available on the page) here!

So how will QVI Points work?

You will see the QVI Points Privileged Access in your eStore, which you must purchase first before you can enter the QVI Points website. You will then receive an eCertificate in your Virtual Office, as well as a Pre-Activation Letter by email, requesting you to activate your QVI Points in your Virtual Office within 6 months. After activation, you will receive a Welcome Letter with your login details to enter the QVI Points site and start planning your holiday. The Welcome Letter will only be sent once – i.e. on the first time you purchase a QVI Points Privileged Access. You will also receive by email a set of Qupons for a host of holiday discounts and deals that are part of your Privileged Access.

Here is a simple QVI Points shopping flow so you can plan and book your dream holiday with ease:

Got questions about QVI Points? Check out the FAQs here!



QVI Points: How It Will Work

VMD Pathman Senathirajah featured in The Star newspaper

Yesterday (September 25), VMD Pathman Senathirajah was featured in the day’s issue of the newspaper The Star in Malaysia! Chief sure is making the rounds in the media, huh? If you missed a copy of the paper, you can read it online here! Here’s an excerpt of the article (the link to the full article follows):

A trainer attempts to clarify the workings of a business that has a ‘bad reputation’.

PATHMAN Senathirajah stumbled upon network marketing when he was just 18. Fresh out of law school, he’d just started work at a law firm in Kuala Lumpur. Senathirajah has always dreamt of being rich and successful and he knew that he wouldn’t achieve that – well, not at lightning speed – with a regular nine-to-five desk job.

So, when he was presented with a business opportunity in network marketing, he decided to give it a go. That was some 20 years ago. Presently, the 37-year-old is a trainer and managing director of V Global, a training, network marketing and development company that has its headquarters in KL but has offices in Canada, the Philippines and India.


You can read the rest of the story here.

Dato Vijay Eswaran receives New Global Indian award for philanthropy and business excellence

Dato Vijay Eswaran at V-Indonesia 2012 held early September this year.

Dato Vijay Eswaran did it again! Our esteemed leader was honored with the New Global Indian award for philanthrophy and business  excellence at the Global Indian Business Meet 2012 in New York last September 22. Congratulations, sir! Here’s a description of the news:

NEW YORK: Penang-born Malaysian entrepreneur Datuk Vijay Eswaran was honoured Saturday night (9/22/2012) with the New Global Indian (NGI) award for philanthropy and business excellence at the Global Indian Business Meet (GIBM) 2012 in New York.

Eswaran is the founder and executive chairman of the QI Group of Companies.

At the award ceremony, Eswaran was cited by many speakers as a “renowned Malaysian entrepreneur, author, speaker and philanthropist”.

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