TOC CREW CATERHAM THAILAND TRIP FEEDBACK

 
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Suhaib Butt

1. What important lessons did you learn?

I learnt that teamwork is the key to Motorsport. If there is strong team work things can get done a lot faster. Time is everything in motorsport. Perfection is another important fact I learnt while on the trip. A lot of people around can notice the attention to details which makes your Team stand out amongst the others.

 

2. Did you enjoy the experience and what specifically?

I loved everything about the trip. It was my first time in Thailand. Thankfully I came with the right people which made a trip to remember. The best part for me, or with any race weekend for that fact, is once the final race is over and all the drivers are happy and smiling with the performance. It makes all the hard work worth it.

 

3. How do you think the experience may benefit you in the future?

The experience will definitely benefit me. It has taught me a lot about dedication and team work. This will definitely prepare me for future opportunities.

 

4. Do you have future career aspirations in motorsport?

Like any other Petrol Head, I would one day love to work for the Formula 1.

 

5. Any other thoughts or comments?

I would recommend anyone, especially in Motorsport to take any opportunity that comes at them. Experience is everything when it comes to this trade.

 

 

Jooman Washim

1. What important lessons did you learn?

That everything should be precise and double checked. And to always be on time. You can be early but never late.

 

2. Did you enjoy the experience and what specifically?

Yes, it was a great experience, specifically being a racing team working together towards the same goal. That is to have a great race.

 

3. How do you think the experience may benefit you in the future?

The more experience you have, the better you get at the job and the easier it is to get the job.

 

4. Do you have future career aspirations in motorsport?

Yes I plan to go to UK for further studies or grab on any good opportunity that may come up.

 

5. Any other thoughts or comments?

I would like to thanks Mr. Campbell and all our sponsors for the opportunity.

 

 

Mohammad Mallaeibasir

1. What important lessons did you learn?

To work with a team and to be on time.

 

2. Did you enjoy the experience and what specifically?

Yes a lot.  It’s so much fun when you travel in the group in which everyone in the group shares the same interest.

 

3. How do you think the experience may benefit you in the future?

As more we have experience as more we have the opportunity for a job and to work with other racing teams or higher level in Caterham Motorsport.

 

4. Do you have future career aspirations in motorsport?

I’m planning to move to Canada or USA to continue study in motorsport and work in this industry after I graduated from TOC.

 

5. Any other thoughts or comments?

Thanks to all our sponsors (TOC, air Asia, Caterham Motorsport, Pit Talk Asia, Prince Lubricants, B.R.M)

 

 

Marcus Ooi

1. What important lessons did you learn?

The important lesson I have learnt is we always have to work in as a crew. The Bira track was way different than Sepang track.

 

2. Did you enjoy the experience and what specifically?

I enjoy a lot in this Thailand trip although I just been there 3 days which is less than others.

 

3. How do you think the experience may benefit you in the future?

This could bringing me to work in the other team like F1, LeMans, Rally and more team in the future.

 

4. Do you have future career aspirations in motorsport?

I do , but I want to work in the team that can go around the world and race.

 

5. Any other thoughts or comments?

No, I’m satisfied with the job :)

 

 

Kenneth Lee Widjaja

1. What important lessons did you learn?

I learned that motorsport is not just a sport where cars come to race. It requires a great amount of teamwork, dedication and enthusiasm. There are also businesses going on in the sports such as brand sponsorships and promoting the cars to both the visitors and competitors in the other racing series. I also met new people from countries even beyond South East Asia. The atmosphere you get in a crowded racing weekend is hectic, but it's very rewarding. At the end of the day, it puts a smile on my face knowing that I accomplished my job and made the cars and people happy.

 

2. Did you enjoy the experience and what specifically?

I really enjoyed that couple of minutes in the grid before the race. The spirit of competition was high up in the air, and the drivers and crew were ready to race. It's a very tense couple of minutes, and we were racing against time. But it's the thrill that makes races a lot of fun. I also enjoyed motivating the drivers when they were at the grid, it made me happy to see them encouraged and pumped up for the race.

 

3. How do you think the experience may benefit you in the future?

I think this experience may benefit me in a way that it taught me a few things about the sport in its entirety and not just about fixing the cars and making them run. It gave me a great opportunity to experience the thrills and excitement of a race weekend, the happiness when you win a race, and how to stay motivated even if you lost. It also taught me how it felt to be a key person in the sport, where I was the only one in charge of the car and the driver. I got in touch with them, I assisted them and made sure the race weekend was just as fantastic as they expected. I also gained an insight on the technologies of a race car and what makes it different from road car, and it gave me an experience about the methods used in fixing a race car, and how to run the race weekend, such as what to do and when to do it.

 

4. Do you have future career aspirations in motorsport?

Yes I do. After finishing the TOC diploma, I am planning to get a bachelors and masters degree in motorsport engineering in the UK, and hopefully join a racing team one day. It's something that I've always wanted to do since I was 5 years old.

 

5. Any other thoughts or comments?

Thank you for giving me this fantastic opportunity to join the race weekend. It was a lot of fun, especially in another country where everything is new to me. I hope I can join more race weekends with Caterham in the future.