MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX

MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX

Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur

FIRST GRAND PRIX: 1999
NUMBER OF LAPS
: 56
CIRCUIT LENGTH
: 5.543 KM
RACE DISTANCE
: 310.408 KM
LAP RECORD: 1:34.223 - JUAN PABLO MONTOYA (2004)

01 OCT 24˚ 76˚ CURRENT 15:00 LOCAL TIME Sepang International Circuit
  • 41 DAYS
  • 07 HOURS
  • 54 MINUTES

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MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX

Of all the tracks on the Formula One calendar, this one offers the shortest drive from the paddock to the departure lounge at the nearest airport, Kuala Lumpur International. The Malaysian Grand Prix is the last event where half points were awarded. It happened in 2009, when the race had to be stopped because of the deluge that hit the track. In 1963 the host nation adopted the name Malaysia instead of Malaya, its name when under British rule. In Malay, the name of the country's currency, "ringgit" means "jagged." It initially referred to the rough edges of Spanish silver coins that were once circulated in the region. The king cobra is the world's longest venomous snake and the greatest number of king cobras in the world are found in Malaysia. Malaysia is the world's leading producer of natural rubber.

Schedule ×

FRIDAY
FP1: 11:00-12:30
FP2: 15:00-16:30

SATURDAY
FP3: 14:00-15:00
QUALIFYING: 17:00-18:00

SUNDAY
GRAND PRIX: 15:00

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Carlos Sainz driving his Scuderia Toro Rosso STR11 during Formula 1 Malaysian GP, in Sepang
Posted on 2 October, 2016

MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX

At the end of the race, Carlos Sainz, Daniil Kvyat and Franz Tost give their thoughts on today's Malaysian Grand Prix.

Daniil Kvyat during the 2016 Formula 1 Malaysian GP Qualifying, Sepang
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MALAYSIAN GP: QUALIFYING

Drivers and team's comments after today's Free Practice 3 and Qualifying session, at the Sepang International Circuit:

Posted on 30 September, 2016

#TRACKOFMYDREAMS FROM ASIA

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Carlos Sainz during Formula 1 Malaysian GP Free Practice, in Sepang
Posted on 30 September, 2016

MALAYSIAN GP: FREE PRACTICE

First day of track action in Sepang, here our drivers and team's reaction after Free Practice 1 and 2.

2016 Malaysian Formula 1 Grand Prix: Sepang, new aspahlt, Toro Rosso STR11
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A new surface for old challenges

Under overcast skies and in cooler temperatures than the torrid heat we usually associate with Malaysia, Carlos Sainz met the media this lunchtime, outside the ne...

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Posted on 28 September, 2016

NEW TRACK SURFACE AT SEPANG

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Posted on 26 September, 2016

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Posted on 26 September, 2016

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Posted on 29 March, 2015

A Double points finish and a record

Max Verstappen finished the Malaysian Grand Prix in seventh, with his team-mate Carlos Sainz right behind him in eighth, the Spaniard ensuring he has a 100% recor...

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