It has only been two days since the race in Melbourne ended and already the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula 1 Team has hit the road to visit the Mercedes-Benz Malaysia’s Pekan Plant in Pahang, where they also met-and-greeted 40 orang asli children from Kampung Meranti and Kampung Landai who were visiting the plant at the same time. Nice.

This effort was made possible by Mercedes-Benz Malaysia and Petronas. The visit was part of the team’s annual programme before the race. This visit also tightened the partnership between the German car manufacturer and Malaysia’s lube company, since Petronas does supply fuels, lubricants and functional fluids to the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team as well as the Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains.

The visit also underlines Mercedes-Benz’s market strength in the country. According to Roland Folger, president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Malaysia, the Pekan plant has already put together 21,000 premium vehicles, more than any other premium passenger brand in Malaysia. The plant is also the only one in the country that assembles a car with a price tag of more than RM1 million – the S500L BlueEFFICIENCY.

Of course, it was not all business. Michael Schumacher, Nico Rosberg and Sam Bird demonstrated what they and the SLS AMG, E 63 AMG and the CLS 350 are capable of in the hands of a professional. Plus, they probably gave a few of the VIP Guests an experience of a lifetime with a taxi ride in one of those uber cars.

If you want to catch Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg for their autographs, then they’ll be at the Showcase that is happening at the concourse of Suria KLCC tomorrow, March 21 at 5 pm.