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Jalur Gemilang flying on the Monte Carlo podium? Yes, that has come true, thanks to Malaysia’s top racing talent Jazeman Jaafar, who finished third in the third round of the Formula Renault 3.5 World Series over the weekend. Formula Renault was a support race of the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix, won by Nico Rosberg of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team.

The 20-year old Malaysian, driving his first season in Formula Renault 3.5 after upgrading from the British F3 series, finished behind Nico Müller (International Draco Racing) and Marco Sorensen (Lotus). The result is even more encouraging as this is Jazeman’s first time driving in Monte Carlo.

The Carlin driver qualified on the front row for the first time in the series, but didn’t have a clean start and was passed by Sorensen at turn one. As is usually the case on the streets of Monte Carlo, pole sitter Muller converted his grid position into a victory, claiming his maiden win in the series.

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“My start was far from perfect – unlike Marco’s, which was superb. I tried to hold him off but I slipped down into third. I then pushed hard to avoid the threat of Kevin Magnussen. This first podium finish is a good result for me,” Jazeman said.

“It was good preparation for us, we’ve gathered a lot of data and I have a lot of information to help me prepare for my racing debut here. I’ve been to this race as a spectator for the last few years, but it’s a completely different feeling to be racing here,” he added.

Syabas and keep up the good work!