Formula 1 Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix

Sepang International Circuit in Kuala Lumpur

Formula 1 Petronas 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.

The GP race takes place at the Sepang International Circuit, about 45 minutes away from the KL city centre, from the 23rd to 25th March 2012. During this time, expect to see some of F1’s biggest names (including teams such as the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team, Lotus F1 Team, Sauber F1 Team and more) in the country, along with hordes of racing fans from across the world.

Sepang International Circuit

The 63rd FIA Formula One season kicks off in Melbourne, Australia with the Australian GP on March 18th and will then move on to Malaysia where the Malaysian GP will be held at the Sepang International Circuit.

Constructed in 1998, the circuit hosted the first Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix in 1999. Hailed as a benchmark-breaking and media-friendly venue, the Sepang 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.


China GP

One of 20 circuits to host the GP races, this year will mark the 14th time the Sepang International Circuit has hosted the Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix. Following the Malaysian GP race, the FIA Formula One moves on to Shanghai, China for the China GP. The 63rd FIA Formula One season wraps up with the Brazilian GP in Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo on the 25th November 2012.

Good To Know

The Sepang International Circuit is located about 45-minutes away from KLIA: visitors can immediately board shuttle buses, taxis or limousines that head directly to the Sepang Circuit during major racing events.

From KL, by car use 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.

Tickets for the Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix are available online through various booking agents. However, you can also get tickets or make reservations in advance through the official Sepang Circuit portal -

Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix

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