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Sepang International Circuit

Circuit info

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Laps: 28
Circuit Type: Race
Circuit Length: 5.543KM
Qualifying Record: 1:28.268 - WebbyMoto (Red Bull Racing), Season #5
Lap Record: 1:28.721 - bobaj0r (McLaren), Season #4

In the 1990s Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia's prime minister, declared that by 2020 the country should be a fully industrialised nation. Part of this plan involved the construction of a race circuit - the result was the Sepang International Circuit.

Designed by "the architect of F1", Hermann Tilke, Sepang is considered one of the most technical circuits on the calendar and is a firm favourite with the drivers. The combination of long, high-speed, straights and tight corner complexes were designed with overtaking in mind.

Situated 60km from the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur and close to the city's international airport, the circuit also hosts the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix as well as the A1 GP race.

But the government's early enthusiasm waned and little money was pumped into the venue. Nor has the racing ever attracted more than passing interest from the locals.

Shortly before the 2007 grand prix, Bernie Ecclestone hit out at the facility saying it had become "shabby" and describing it as "an old house that needs a bit of redecorating". Circuit bosses admitted it was in need of $60 million to bring it up to scratch.

The circuit currently has a contract to host the race until 2011 and although the organisers had expressed an interest in making the event a night race, plans have since been dropped.

Previous GP1 Race Results - Malaysian Grand Prix

Season Race Date Winning Driver Team Laps
8 Season #8 Malaysian Grand Prix October 20th, 2013 Australia Schmeval Austria Red Bull 28
7 Season #7 Malaysian Grand Prix April 7th, 2013 Australia Schmeval India Force India 28
6 Season #6 Malaysian Grand Prix October 14th, 2012 Australia Schmeval Great Britain McLaren 28
5 Season #5 Malaysian Grand Prix April 8th, 2012 Australia Loose Austria Red Bull 28
4 Season #4 Malaysian Grand Prix October 16th, 2011 Australia bobaj0r Great Britain McLaren 28
3 Season #3 Malaysian Grand Prix May 15th, 2011 New Zealand Flouncy India Group Force India 22
2 Season #2 Malaysian Grand Prix February 6th, 2011 New Zealand Flouncy Great Britain McLaren 22
1 Season #1 Malaysian Grand Prix October 3rd, 2010 New Zealand Flouncy India Force India 12

GP1 Driver Stats - Malaysian Grand Prix

Driver Races 1st 2nd 3rd Podiums Poles Fastest Avg Grid Avg Pos Points
1 New Zealand Flouncy 8 3 0 1 4 3 0 5.8 5.3 116
2 Australia Schmeval 3 3 0 0 3 1 0 1.7 1.0 75
3 Australia Loose 2 1 0 1 2 1 2 1.5 2.0 40
4 Australia bobaj0r 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 4.0 2.5 37
5 Australia Atomic Lambo 8 0 2 0 2 0 0 6.6 6.8 76
6 Australia kikz 4 0 1 2 3 0 0 4.3 3.3 64
7 Australia Ghost 7 0 1 1 2 0 0 6.6 5.1 78
8 Australia Eradicator 7 0 1 1 2 0 0 6.9 6.1 65
9 Australia Silicnt 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 4.3 3.0 45
10 Australia Flukey 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 3.5 3.0 30
11 Poland Preyst 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1.0 2.0 18
12 Australia Oz1098S 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 8.7 5.7 27
13 Australia DaZzA 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 5.7 6.0 24
14 Australia ToF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.7 7.0 20
15 Australia E.T. 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.7 7.3 18
16 Australia Fredzfrog 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.0 7.7 16
17 Australia WebbyMoto 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 4.0 12
18 Australia OriginalBollum 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.0 5.0 11
19 Australia Parkour 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.0 5.0 10
20 Australia CckneyWeasel 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.0 7.0 7
21 Australia BreakerMorant 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 11.0 10.3 7
22 Australia NightFire 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.0 7.0 6
23 Australia Krispy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.0 8.0 6
24 Australia Intense 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.5 10.5 6
25 New Zealand 888 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.0 8.0 4
26 Australia nobody813 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11.0 8.0 4
27 Australia millen 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.0 9.0 2
28 Australia roxas3sora3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.0 9.0 2
29 Australia Modz 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.0 10.0 2
30 Australia Jasegp 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 11.0 12.5 1
31 Australia steve088 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.0 11.5 1
32 Australia RileyF1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 14.0 0
33 Australia MaverickROM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14.0 15.0 0
34 Australia notjedi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10.0 14.0 0
35 Australia st8smn350 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.0 13.0 0
36 Australia NightKid 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.0 12.0 0

Previous GP2 Race Results - Malaysian Grand Prix

Season Race Date Winning Driver Team Laps
4 Season #5 Malaysian Grand Prix April 13th, 2014 Great Britain SOJ Italy Ferrari 19
3 Season #4 Malaysian Grand Prix October 20th, 2013 Great Britain SOJ Italy Ferrari 28
2 Season #3 Malaysian Grand Prix April 7th, 2013 Great Britain SOJ Italy Ferrari 29
1 Season #2 Malaysian Grand Prix October 14th, 2012 Australia NightFire Germany Mercedes 29

GP2 Driver Stats - Malaysian Grand Prix

Driver Races 1st 2nd 3rd Podiums Poles Fastest Avg Grid Avg Pos Points
1 Great Britain SOJ 4 3 1 0 4 2 3 2.5 1.3 96
2 Australia NightFire 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.0 1.0 29
3 Australia Jasegp 3 0 1 1 2 1 0 2.0 4.0 39
4 Australia E.T. 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 4.0 4.0 38
5 Australia millen 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 4.7 5.3 30
6 Australia Ploddy 4 0 0 2 2 0 0 4.5 4.0 50
7 Australia milky 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1.0 3.0 20
8 Australia rogue eclipse 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.0 5.3 29
9 Australia PessimistPrime 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.0 6.5 16
10 Australia Toggsie 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.3 8.3 16
11 Australia VTEC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.0 4.0 12
12 Australia Eradicator 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.0 5.0 10
13 Australia Doull Teg 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.0 7.5 10
14 Sweden Effing Sea 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.0 8.0 8
15 Australia petevo 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.5 8.5 6
16 Australia Fredzfrog 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.0 9.5 3
17 Australia iM Amril intel 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11.0 9.0 2
18 New Zealand Flouncy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.0 9.0 2
19 Australia roxas3sora3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10.0 10.0 1
20 Australia thisisaverylongname 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12.0 12.0 0
21 Australia Wingnut 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11.0 11.0 0
22 Australia nobody813 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 10.5 12.0 0