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Sir Richard Branson to serve as AirAsia ‘stewardess’ after losing F1 bet

Haha… So are we gonna see Virgin Group boss Sir Richard Branson dressing up as an AirAsia stewardess? The Kuala Lumpur - London AirAsia flight that Sir Richard Branson serve as AirAsia ‘stewardess’ will be auctioned off, grab yours now!

Branson loses the bet, AirAsia prepares for flight with skirt-wearing billionaire

If you could afford… lol… I bet the whole flight will fill with all millionaires… lol

It’s also a way to make AirAsia become the best talk about Airline in the world. It’s the best marketing gimmick by Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes! Good move there.

Congratulation to Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes for the win! Malaysia really Boleh! =p

Virgin Racing Formula One team owner Sir Richard Branson carries a stewardess before the qualifying session for the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix

PETALING JAYA: It looks like Virgin Group boss Sir Richard Branson will be dressing up as an AirAsia stewardess after all for losing a bet with Lotus Racing team principal Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes over which of their teams would do better in the just-concluded Formula 1 season.

The two men had made a bet at the start of the season in March that the loser must serve as a “stewardess” on the winner’s airline.

Despite both teams failing to score any championship points throughout the season, Malaysian-backed Lotus Racing finished ahead of Virgin Racing in all but two races (in Italy and Singapore ).

After the season’s final race at the sensational Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, Lotus finished in 10th spot while Virgin finished last among the 12 teams.

Fernandes said: “It’s time for Richard to start preparing himself for some hard work … and the likely pain of a pair of high heels!”

The date of the Kuala Lumpur-London AirAsia flight has yet to be set, but seats will be auctioned off and the money given to Branson’s chosen charity.

“We have agreed that we will run an online charity auction for the seats on the route to raise money for a charity of Richard’s choice and give fans of both teams the chance to be on the flight.

“The aim is to raise as much money as we can for a good cause … So the discomfort Richard will have to go through will be worth as much as it possibly can be.”

The friendly wager aside, Fernandes was delighted to have achieved the team’s primary target to be the best team among the newcomers.

Besides Lotus and Virgin, the other new team on the grid was the Spanish Hispania Racing (HRT) team, which finished 11th.

“I am completely relieved, completely ecstatic, happy and vindicated in making the decision to go into F1,” said Fernandes, who had the support of Malaysian conglomerates like Naza, Proton and Maxis to bring Lotus back into the premier racing fraternity after a 16-year hiatus.

“To complete 19 races and finish in 10th spot, after having just five months to build the car, is something that is truly magical.”

“This is the first chapter of a long career ahead and we will create our own future, destiny and history from here,” said Fernandes.

Source : TheStar



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