SELANGOR, MALAYSIA 28 MARCH 2023 – PETRONAS Lubricants International hosted George Russell, a Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team Driver, for an exclusive sharing session with local university students from leading private and public university students earlier today. The event, titled ‘Success on the Fast Lane’, is part of PETRONAS Lubricants International’s effort to inspire future leaders with real-world insights and experiences in the hope of creating future-ready graduates.
Hosted at the newly opened PETRONAS Leadership Centre (New Campus) in Bangi, Selangor, more than 200 students from the likes of University Malaya, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Taylor’s University and Sunway University turned up in full force, filling the 360 Hall, a signature event space there. The energy in the room when George walked in was clearly palpable, in anticipation of the sharing session that provided exclusive insights into the life of the F1 driver, including insights into how George copes in this high-pressure industry.
Hezlinn Fariss Idris, Managing Director and Group CEO of PETRONAS Lubricants International shared, “In the ever-evolving environment that we live in today, the need to adapt and remain resilient has become not just an advantage but instead a necessity. At PETRONAS Lubricants International, we recognise the need for undergraduates to hear real-life experiences, from people who have demonstrated grit, guts and resilience to rise above the circumstances and to perform under pressure. We are so pleased that today, these students got to hear exclusive insights from the life and experiences of George Russell to inspire, motivate, and encourage them to continue pursuing their passion.
George Russell commented, “It takes resilience to keep pursuing your passion. However, it is important to keep remembering your goals and to stay focused on achieving them. It’s also important to be ready to adapt to changing environments – this proves true not just on the track where race conditions can change in a matter of minutes, but also in everyday life.
“I’m happy to share my experiences, and the lessons I’ve learnt along the way, in the hope that I inspire the students here today to continue to pursue their passion,”
'Success on the Fast Lane’ is an extension of a series that PETRONAS Lubricants International kickstarted in 2021, titled ‘Shaping Industry-ready Graduates’. The series came about as part of the effort by the company to prepare industry-ready graduates in the automotive vocation, particularly crucial for Malaysian students who spent over a year learning virtually during the pandemic. The series in 2021 featured top professionals in the automotive field with relevant experience to equip the next generation of working professionals with industry insights. This time round, ‘Success on the Fast Lane’ was catered for students across industries.