Larry Lam's Guide Note


The state-of-the-art circuit, Sepang International Circuit is officially opened on March 9, 1999 by the Prime Minister Dato' Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. It is completed in a record of 14 months and with the recognition of its ultramodern facilities, it was given the honour to incorporate the F1 logo in its name.

It is situated 85km from Kuala Lumpur city centre and is accessible via modern North-South Expressway, Railway Links and a network of Highways. Being closely situated to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport makes it an ideal place for world-class international events.

The 5.543 km track features 15 turns and 8 straights. It enables vehicles to speed in excess of 300km per hour and allows ample opportunities for overtaking. Spectators shall experience the full impact, suspense and thrill of a race.

It's track can accommodate up to 130,000 spectators at a time. The Main Grand Stand and 18 corporate suites can fit another 32,000 spectators. New Grand Stand K and F, which can fill up another 18,500 spectators facing, turn 1 and 7 respectively.

The heart of the circuit and focal point is the three-storey Pit Building (it faces the main grand stand). All the main facilities are housed here 33 Pits, Race Control Room, Time - Keeping Room, Paddock Clubs and management offices.

The administrative block for Sepang F1 Circuit is the Welcome Centre, which also serve as the gateway to the Main Grand Stand. Apart form the offices; it also houses the Sepang Circuit Shoppe, a restaurant and an exhibition hall.

Sepang F1 Circuit covers 260 hectares and is carved out of an oil palm plantation. It is built with the concept of a natural stadium. It is the general opinion of the motorsports world that with the construction of Sepang International Circuit (Malaysia's Home of Motorsports) we have set the benchmark for future F1 circuits around the world. It is undoubtedly an iconic landmark for the motoring fraternity.

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