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Malaysia Grand Prix 2021

  Sepang International Circuit

Travel to Magnificent Malaysia to see the 2021 Formula 1 Malaysia Grand Prix take place at Sepang International Circuit. Sepang is a simply stunning stadium track that has been designed such that each and every visitor can see almost half of the entire circuit’s action from any given seating position.

The Sepang circuit itself is one of the most interesting, and certainly most challenging on the F1 calendar. In fact, each year, its long, meandering straights and complex bends, together with KL's heat and humidity, result in non-stop of action!

Best of all, Sepang Circuit is a mere 40 minute journey from KL, which means that you’re never far away from KL's countless sights and sounds worthwhile of a visit.

MalaysiaGrandPrix.com wishes you a roaring trip.

  Directions to Sepang

Located in the heart of Malaysia's Multimedia Super Corridor, Sepang Circuit is accessible by air, rail as well as road. Limousines, shuttle services, vans and car rentals are available at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), a mere 10-minute drive from the track.

Sepang circuit is also connected by means of major highways and expressways. From KL, take the North-South Highway towards the KLIA Interchange. It takes about 45 minutes to get to Sepang circuit from KL.

For all major highways heading to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), after paying the highway toll, take the first left exit from the highway. There will be a mosque on your left. At the roundabout, keep going straight and then take the first left exit after the first traffic light (a distance of about 8 km). From here, just follow the signs to take you to Sepang Circuit.

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     Official Name Sepang International Circuit 
Circuit Type Permanent Road
Direction Clockwise
Circuit Length (km) 5.543
Designer Herman Tilke
Lap Record 1m34.223s Juan Pablo Montoya, 2004
Address Sepang Circuit Management Centre, Jalan Pekeliling, KL, 64100 KLIA, Selangor
Year Opened 1999
Contract FIA Formula One World Championship – 2021

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Malaysian Grand Prix over the years

Year Circuit Winning Driver Winning Constructor Fastest Lap
2016 Sepang Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m36.641s Lewis Hamilton
2013 Sepang Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing 1m36.199s Sergio Perez
2012 Sepang Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m40.722s Kimi Raikkonen
2011 Sepang Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing 1m40.571s Mark Webber
2010 Sepang Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing 1m37.054s Mark Webber
2009 Sepang Jenson Button Brawn 1m36.641s Jenson Button
2008 Sepang Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m35.366s Nick Heidfeld
2007 Sepang Fernando Alonso McLaren 1m36.701s Lewis Hamilton
2006 Sepang Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 1m34.803s Fernando Alonso
2005 Sepang Fernando Alonso Renault 1m35.483s Kimi Raikkonen
2004 Sepang Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1m34.223s Juan Pablo Montoya
2003 Sepang Kimi Raikkonen McLaren 1m36.412s Michael Schumacher
2002 Sepang Ralf Schumacher Williams 1m38.049s Juan Pablo Montoya
2001 Sepang Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1m40.962s Mika Hakkinen
2000 Sepang Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1m38.543s Mika Hakkinen
1999 Sepang Eddie Irvine Ferrari 1m40.267s Michael Schumacher

Memorable Moments

First included in the Formula One World Championship in 1999, the current Malaysian Grand Prix is held at the Sepang International Circuit at Sepang, Malaysia. FIA-sanctioned racing in Malaysia has existed since the 1960s. Below are just a few of the many memorable moments that Sepang has had the pleasure to be host to. Perhap you can think of an event, be it a highlight or even a lowlight, that beat all other events at Sepang. If you'd like to include your memorable moment in our listing below, just let us know.

1999: Michael Schumacher returned to Formula One after breaking his leg, and quickly set aside any doubts about the effect his big accident had on him by qualifying a second clear of the field and dominating the race. He handed victory at the finish to teammate Irvine.

2001: Both Ferrari's fell off the road as a monsoon hit the Grand Prix, but recovered from the back of the field to finish one-two after using intermediate tyres when everyone else fitted wets.

2002: Michael Schumacher and Juan Pablo Montoya crashed at turn one, damaging the Ferrari and giving Montoya a drive through penalty. Both recovered to finish on the podium.

2007: Lewis Hamilton marked himself as a Formula One superstar by outracing Felipe Massa in a straight fight. He lured Massa into a braking move that was never going to work, and the Brazilian found himself on the grass despite having a much quicker car.

2013: As both Red Bull cars were ahead of the pack, Team Red Bull announced the battle as done with Webber ahead. Both drivers were instructed to "coast" to the finish. Instead of acquiescing, however, Vettel pounced when Webber's gloves were down and went on to win the race, leaving Webber furious, in spite of Vettel's post-race apology. The $64,000 question looming over this race is why Team Red Bull never demanded Vettel to relinquish his unfairly acquired lead when there was ample opportunity.

Malaysian Grand Prix – Non-Championship Races

Year Circuit Winning Driver Winning Constructor Class
1995 Shah Alam Paul Stokell Reynard Formula Holden
1982 Shah Alam Andrew Miedecke Ralt Formula Pacific
1981 Shah Alam Andrew Miedecke Ralt Formula Pacific
1980 Shah Alam Steve Millen Ralt Formula Pacific
1979 Shah Alam Kenny Smith March Formula Pacific
1978 Shah Alam Graeme Lawrence March Formula Pacific
1977 Shah Alam Patrick Tambay March Formula Two
1976 Race Not Held
1975 Shah Alam John MacDonald Ralt Formula Atlantic
1974 Shah Alam John MacDonald Ralt Formula Pacific
1973 Shah Alam John MacDonald Brabham Formula Pacific
1972 Shah Alam Sonny Rajah March Tasman
1971 Shah Alam John MacDonald Brabham Tasman
1970 Shah Alam John MacDonald Brabham Tasman
1969 Shah Alam Tony Maw Elfin Tasman
1968 Shah Alam Hengkie Iriawan Elfin Tasman
1967 Race Not Held
1966 Race Not Held
1965 Thomson Road Albert Poon Lotus
1964 Race Cancelled
1963 Thomson Road Albert Poon Lotus
1962 Thomson Road Yong Nam Kee Jaguar

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