BMW Sauber F1 Pit Lane Park & Paddock Lounge with Intel – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Intel kindly invited me to the BMW Sauber Paddock Lounge today for a cocktail party in the heart of KL, it’s between the KL Mosque and Darby Park in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.

Basically the place is a mini F1 mockup with demonstrations of the various technologies involved in F1 racing.

It includes a mini-pitstop where you and your friends can race against the clock to change the tyres and refuel a real F1 car.

It also has some simulations and a mock-up of the F1 driver training area with some reaction testing equipment and weights.

I was there for a cocktail party with Intel, apparently Intel Core Duo is used in the computers controlling the F1 cars and helps to process the vast amounts of data that the cars churn out allowing the team to manage the car more effectively.

The party was fairly well populated with the usual suspects on show (X3, 6 series, 7 series and 5 series) plus journalists from most of the popular publications.

Cocktail Party

It was a really hot day, especially by the side of the mini track where they were having RC car racing.

RC Racing

And Joey G the Malaysian VJ was the emcee.

Joey G

They shot a video of a professional dancer and edited the video live on a Core Duo powered machine to demonstrate the strength of the processor, 2 people were using the same computer at the same time with dual head monitor output on huge plasma TVs.

It was pretty impressive that the machine handled all the encoding and video editing without stuttering.

Timo Glock the BMW Sauber F1 test driver was there as the guest.

Timo Glock

The best part was the guy on a massive kick-ass bike doing crazy stunts at high speeds, he was the man!

He started out with a front wheelie.

Front Wheelie

Crazy skills

Crazy Skills

BMW Power!

BMW Power

Complete Control

Complete Control

Posing for BMW

Posing for BMW



The crowd were really enjoying the show!

Crowd Enjoyment

It was blazing hot under the beautiful blue skies.


A Formula BMW car came out to show off for a while.

Formula BMW

It burnt a lot of rubber.

Burning Rubber

Smoke Screen

Smoke Screen

The BMW Sauber F1 Pit Lane is open from April 4-8th almost all day (there are things going on up till 8pm). Best of all entrance is FREE! So if you are an F1 fan or motosports fan, definitely do check it out.

The location is between KL Mosque and Darby Park near KL Convention Center.





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14 Responses to BMW Sauber F1 Pit Lane Park & Paddock Lounge with Intel – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  1. Mossie`Ol Chin April 6, 2007 at 1:39 pm #

    man! the bike shot was really good especially with the panning that you did! it has the speed feeling!!!! great shot!

  2. myhorng April 6, 2007 at 1:49 pm #

    nice shots

  3. Musa April 6, 2007 at 1:56 pm #

    very very nice shot! especially the kick-ass bike stunt. love it!

  4. vicky April 6, 2007 at 2:35 pm #

    HEY! NICE SHOTS!!!! =)

  5. changeiam April 6, 2007 at 3:51 pm #

    Awesome shots. I knew I should have gone there during the day but no luck have to be in the office. BTW the guy on the bike is Chris Pfeiffer and he’s currently the indoor streetbike freestyle world champion !!

  6. Dabido (Teflon) April 6, 2007 at 6:28 pm #

    I hate to repeat what everyone else said, but great shot.

  7. Chapree Da Grande April 7, 2007 at 2:50 am #

    OMG, your shots really a killer!
    Were there just now. It was raining before the 9:15pm show, so the F1.07 can’t strut their stuff but Chris Pfeiffer and Formula BMW driver, Aaron Lim pull off an awesome show on the wet tracks! 😮

  8. flsam April 7, 2007 at 10:46 am #

    Great Shots and Great Stunts.

  9. Neo April 7, 2007 at 1:25 pm #

    Wow, fantastic pictures. Are you going to Sepang for the action?

  10. magisman April 7, 2007 at 1:27 pm #

    Yes…indeed..another great shot

  11. Albert Ng April 10, 2007 at 11:03 pm #

    Wide sweetness!

  12. ShaolinTiger April 12, 2007 at 3:58 pm #

    Mossie`Ol Chin: Thanks Mossie, panning isn’t that hard really, just need to get a feel for the shutter speed and the smoothness of movement.

    changeiam: Thanks, didn’t know his name. Hope you got to check it out, the show was on till late at night.

    Chapree Da Grande: Thanks man, must have been spectacular with the water flying around.

    Neo: Nah not my cup of tea, if I had paddock pass or track access I would go to take pics. But the event and race itself is not really interesting to me.

    Albert Ng: 10mm of power!

  13. vincent April 14, 2007 at 9:31 pm #

    I was at the Paddock Lounge that night too.

    The motorbike guy – that’s what you call a professional Mat Rempit.

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