Begins with the establishment in 1985, Proton and Perodua in 1993, the country's automotive sector continues to chart remarkable growth internationally.
Malaysia created history as the only developing country that has the capability of automotive engineering and design their own.
Not even a decade of development of the industry in this country, which is the age that is still a newbie, Malaysia down in history as directly involved in sports car racing's most prestigious race of the Formula One (F1).
It achieved the cooperation and involvement of serious oil and gas company Petronas in the country at the F1 with Sauber team Engineering Switzerland (Sauber) in 1995.
Since then, F1 and Malaysia is no longer a stranger.
Malaysia became the first ASEAN country that has its own F1 circuit of Sepang International Circuit hosted the first Formula One World Championship for the 50th season in October 1999.
Malaysia had also raised the local F1 driver Alex Yoong who raced for Minardi in addition to line-rider team as Fairoz Fauzi coating that made its name in motorsport F3.
Malaysia's continuing involvement in F1 racing has several times led to a desire to see an F1 team using local expertise in full.
Confidence is also based on the success of the first group of local engineers produce Petronas Petronas E01 engine prototype commercial.
The engine is born by Sauber Petronas Engineering AG (SPE) is established to develop technical capabilities in the field of automotive engineering and F1 commercial-Sauber Petronas F1 team Red Bull on March 30, 1996.
It was developed over a period of 16 months by a team of 15 engineers from the three groups, namely Petronas Design Computer Support (CAD), Computer Assisted Engineering (CAE) and Development.
That was the story 10 years ago. With the rapid development of automotive engineering technology, as well as technology transfer investment results Petronas, Malaysia today has a team of automotive engineers and designers of the caliber. In fact, we have no lack of skilled workers on a par with other leading car manufacturers in the world.
Thus, when Malaysia via F1-1 Malaysia became the 13th team in F1, it was like a dream come true.
After success after success outlined by the national automotive industry, proper prestige as the F1 teams to the latest standards for engineering and design capability for the national automotive.
It seems to bring the country's automotive industry to go further to a higher level and be respected. Confidence in themselves to imagine the world that Malaysia has the capability of all facets to be a contender in the most prestigious motor racing circuit is.
From one side, it opened the eyes of the players in the international automotive industry, the engineering and design expertise that belongs to the state.
Aspects such as brand development is certainly giving a lot of advantages to the country's automotive industry, including open more investment opportunities in related fields.
For the senior lecturer of the Faculty of Sports Science and Recreation, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Shah Alam, Ahmad Hamdan decision was a bold move by the government in the domestic automotive industry boosted.
As a new player in the sports arena, Malaysia according to him, was too much to compete with other F1 teams. But the seriousness of the local government to establish the first F1 team is the first step in Malaysia has emerged as a great team one day.
''In terms of equipment such as circuit racing, engineering, expertise and even up to the riders, we've been there. So with a little time, it is possible for local F1 team did the country we can, "he said.
He added that a serious engagement in the country this prestigious sports also provide opportunities for local companies to develop the brand more widely. Cooperation through indirect sponsorship that contribute significantly to the company over the long term.
For one thing, the courage the government to establish local F1 team this will inspire to more revolutionary in the country's automotive industry in times to come.
Stay the extent to which the entire people of Malaysia to support this great effort in raising the image and name of the country on the world stage.