Formula 1 Malaysia Grand Prix is the country's biggest racing event attracting thousands of racing enthusiasts from around the world. Informally known as the F1 or GP race by locals, the Malaysian leg of the FIA Formula One World Championship was first included in the 1999 F1 season and, this year, the Grand Prix race takes place at the Sepang International Circuit, about 45 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur city centre.
The date for the Malaysia Formula 1 Grand Prix is from 29th September to 1st October, 2017.
During this time, expect to see some of F1’s biggest names, along with hordes of racing fans from across the world, all come to Kuala Lumpur, creating a buzz like only international sporting events can.
The Sepang International Circuit is located about 45-minutes away from KLIA. Visitors travelling from downtown Kuala Lumpur can board shuttle buses at various pickup points such as KL Sentral, KLCC, and Mid Valley (RM4 to RM16), taxis (approximately RM70) or limousines (approximately RM100) that head directly to the Sepang Circuit during major racing events. From Kuala Lumpur city centre, those travelling by car can take the Kesas Expressway or North-South Highway and turn off at the KLIA Interchange – the drive to the Sepang International Circuit will take approximately 45-minute.
Those looking for a convenient base in Sepang during F1 Malaysia Grand Prix can opt for Sama-Sama Hotel KLIA or Concorde Inn Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Situated just three minutes away from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), both accommodation options are a ten-minute drive from Sepang International Circuit. Guests can also enjoy a number of facilities such as fitness centre, sauna, and four restaurants at Sama-Sama Hotel while Concorde Inn offers complimentary hourly shuttle service (between 05:00 - 24:00) to and from KLIA2 Airport.
Hailed as a benchmark-breaking and media-friendly venue, the Sepang International Circuit has received worldwide acclaim not only for its impressive pit garage facilities but its spacious grandstands with comprehensive amenities. The circuit is a favourite among racers, with smooth and sweeping corners, a few tight hairpins and a wide straight.
The 66th FIA Formula One season kicks off in Albert Park, Australia with the Australian GP on March 15 and will then move on to Malaysia where the Malaysian GP will be held at the Sepang International Circuit. Following the Malaysian Grand Prix race, the FIA Formula One moves on to Bahrain for the Bahrain Grand Prix, followed by several countries including Germany, Italy, and Singapore. The 66th FIA Formula One season wraps up with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in UAE on the November 19, 2015.
Priced from RM340 onwards, tickets for the F1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix are available online through various booking agents. However, you can also get tickets or make reservations in advance from Sepang Circuit.
Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix
- Highlights: Friday – Sunday, 29th September to 1st October, 2017
- Opening Hours: 09:00 - 18:00
- Location: Sepang International Circuit