Sepang International Circuit articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Malaysian washout was 09′s dearest race 28th December 2009, 23:43

The organisers of the Malaysian Grand Prix paid the highest fee going to hold an F1 race in 2009 – but they only got half a race for it. The Sepang circuit’s race cost them $45.7m (??28.56m / ??31.75m) to host this year. But the Grand Prix was abandoned after 31 of the scheduled 56 […]

Malaysian Grand Prix pictures 5th April 2009, 18:35

Wheel-to-wheel racing and gigantic rain storms – here are some of the dramatic pictures from the Malaysian Grand Prix.

F1 victim of its own greed as Malaysian GP fails to go the distance after late start

The Malaysian Grand Prix failed to run its full distance after a massive downpour made racing conditions impossible F1 races have always been at the mercy of the weather and everyone understands the impact that can have on them. But Bernie Ecclestone’s decision to start the race so close to sunset was a serious mistake. […]

Malaysian GP: thoughts on the start 4th April 2009, 22:40

The Malaysian Grand Prix is less than 12 hours away. Will we get another action-packed encounter as we saw in Melbourne – and will the rain we’ve expected all weekend finally arrive? Let’s take a look ahead to the crucial opening lap of the race and see how the start, the first stint, and the […]

Button takes second pole position of 2009 (Malaysian Grand Prix qualifying)

Jenson Button made it two pole positions in a row as he beat Jarno Trulli by less than a tenth of a second in qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix. But Felipe Massa will start from 16th after he and Ferrari made a disastrous mistake early in the session.

Malaysian Grand Prix grid

Here is the Malaysian Grand Prix grid following the application of penalties. The drivers’ starting weights have been published – see here: Malaysian GP fuel weights and strategies 1. Jenson Button 1’35.181 2. Jarno Trulli 1’35.273 3. Timo Glock 1’35.690 4. Nico Rosberg 1’35.750 5. Mark Webber 1’35.797 6. Robert Kubica 1’36.106 7. Kimi Raikkonen […]

Malaysian GP pictures: practice 3rd April 2009, 16:22

Round two of the 2009 F1 season began today with practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix. Here’s a selection of pictures of all the teams and drivers.

Are you going to the Malaysian Grand Prix? 2nd April 2009, 21:13

At least one of our number is already bound for Sepang: Journeyer, F1 history master and stats guru, is heading out there for the Malaysian Grand Prix. I hope he?s packed his double-strength anorak, because the rain bearing down on Sepang International Circuit looks pretty fierce. Who else is braving the climate to watch the […]

Will Brawn dominate again in Sepang? (Malaysian Grand Prix preview) 31st March 2009, 12:00

Brawn GP locked out the front row, led every lap and finished one-two in Melbourne. Can anyone stop them in Sepang? It’s a totally different circuit in a punishing climate – and we just might in for some rain as well.

Australian GP hit by sponsor withdrawals 27th February 2009, 10:27

Several major F1 sponsors have cut their spending on the opening round of the season in Australia, facing its promoters with the prospect of losing significant amounts of money. According to the Herald Sun BMW has axed its ??450,000 (??507,000) corporate hospitality budget for the race, joining Foster’s in cutting its spending on the race. […]