The Sepang International Circuit is a motorsport race track in Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia. It is located near Kuala Lumpur International Airport, approximately 60 km south of the capital city Kuala Lumpur. It is the venue used for the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix, A1 Grand Prix, Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix and other major motorsport events.
HistoryThe circuit was designed by German designer Hermann Tilke, who would subsequently design the new facilities in Shanghai, Bahrain, Turkey, Valencia, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Korea, India and Austin, TX.
The circuit was officially inaugurated by the 4th Prime Minister of Malaysia's Tun Doktor Mahathir Bin Mohamad on 7 March 1999 at 20:30 MST (UTC+08:00). He subsequently went on to inaugurate the first Moto GP Malaysian Grand Prix on 20 April 1999 (see 1999 Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix) and the first Formula One Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix on 17 October 1999 (see 1999 Malaysian Grand Prix).
On October 23, 2011, on the second lap of the 2011 Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix, the Italian motorcycle racer Marco Simoncelli died following a crash in turn 11. The race was cancelled following the accident.
LayoutThe main circuit, normally raced in a clockwise direction, is 5.543 kilometres long, and is noted for its sweeping corners and wide straights. The layout is quite unusual, with a very long back straight separated from the pit straight by just one very tight hairpin.
The south circuit is the other half of the racecourse. The back straight of the main circuit becomes the pit straight when the south circuit is in use, and joins onto turn 8 of the main circuit to form a hairpin turn. Also run clockwise, this circuit is 2.61 km in length.
Sepang International Circuit also features kart racing and motocross facilities.
A lap in a Formula One carSepang starts with a long pit straight where the DRS zone exists - it is important to get a good exit out of the last corner to gain as much speed as possible. Turn 1 is a very long, slow corner taken in second gear. You brake incredibly late and lose speed gradually as you file round the corner, similar to Shanghai's first turn but slower. Turn 1 leads straight into Turn 2, a tight left hairpin which goes downhill quite significantly. The first two corners are quite bumpy, making it hard to put power onto the track. Turn 3 is a long flat out right hander which leads into Turn 4 - known locally as the Langkawi Curve - a second gear, right-angle right-hander. Turns 5 and 6 make up an incredibly high-speed, long chicane that hurts tyres and puts a lot of stress on drivers due to high G-Force. It is locally known as the Genting Curve. Turns 7 and 8 (the KLIA curve) make up a long, medium-speed, double-apex right hander, and a bump can cause the car to lose balance here. Turn 9 is a very slow left-hand hairpin (the Berjaya Tioman Corner), similar to turn two but uphill. Turn 10 leads into a challenging, medium-speed right hander at turn 11, requiring braking and turning simultaneously. Turn 12 is a flat-out, bumpy left which immediately leads into the flat right at turn 13, then the challenging 'Sunway Lagoon' curve at turn 14. Similar to turn 11, it requires hard-braking and steering at the same time. It is taken in second gear. The long back straight can be a good place for overtaking as you can brake hard into turn 15, a left-handed, second-geared hairpin but you have to be careful not to get re-overtaken as you come into turn 1 again.
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Signed teams and driversThe following teams and drivers are contracted to drive in the 2013 season, subject to ratification of a new Concorde Agreement. At the 2012 Malaysian Grand Prix, Bernie Ecclestone announced that the "majority" of teams competing in the 2012 season had agreed to compete in 2013, though he gave no indication of which teams—if any—were offering resistance to the new Concorde Agreement. At the 2012 British Grand Prix, Ecclestone announced that every team had agreed "in principle" to the terms of the new Concorde Agreement, and the final draft of the Concorde Agreement was presented to the teams ahead of the 2012 Indian Grand Prix.
On 30 November 2012, the FIA published a provisional entry list for the 2013 season.
Calendar The following nineteen races are currently contracted to appear on the 2013 race schedule. Bernie Ecclestone, Formula One's commercial rights holder through his Formula One Management and Formula One Administration companies, has previously said that he believes twenty races is the maximum that is viable. The number of races on the Formula One calendar is dictated by the Concorde Agreement, the arrangement between teams, the FIA and Formula One Management. At the time of Ecclestone's comments regarding the length of the series schedule, the then-current Concorde Agreement was set to expire at the end of the 2012 season. Twenty to twenty-five races would be possible if the teams agreed to it.
At the 2012 Hungarian Grand Prix, Ecclestone announced that the 2013 calendar would consist of twenty races, and would be largely similar to the 2012 calendar. The provisional calendar was announced at the 2012 Singapore Grand Prix, which was approved by the FIA World Motorsports Council on 28 September 2012.
|Round||Race title||Grand Prix||Circuit||Date|
|1||Rolex Australian Grand Prix||Australian GP||Albert Park, Melbourne||17 March|
|2||Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix||Malaysian GP||Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur||24 March|
|3||UBS Chinese Grand Prix||Chinese GP||Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai||14 April|
|4||Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix||Bahrain GP||Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir||21 April|
|5||Gran Premio de España||Spanish GP||Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona||12 May|
|6||Grand Prix de Monaco||Monaco GP||Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo||26 May|
|7||Grand Prix du Canada||Canadian GP||Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal||9 June|
|8||British Grand Prix||British GP||Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone||30 June|
|9||Großer Preis von Deutschland||German GP||Nürburgring, Nürburg||7 July|
|10||Magyar Nagydíj||Hungarian GP||Hungaroring, Budapest||28 July|
|11||Shell Belgian Grand Prix||Belgian GP||Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Francorchamps||25 August|
|12||Gran Premio d'Italia||Italian GP||Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza||8 September|
|13||Singapore Grand Prix||Singapore GP||Marina Bay Street Circuit, Marina Bay, Singapore||22 September|
|14||Korean Grand Prix||Korean GP||Korea International Circuit, Yeongam||6 October|
|15||Japanese Grand Prix||Japanese GP||Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka||13 October|
|16||Airtel Indian Grand Prix||Indian GP||Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida||27 October|
|17||Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix||Abu Dhabi GP||Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi||3 November|
|18||United States Grand Prix||United States GP||Circuit of the Americas, Austin||17 November|
|19||Grande Prêmio do Brasil||Brazilian GP||Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo||24 November|
|Welcome to Formula1 Grand Prix 2013: Australia 15-17 Mar | Malaysia 22-24 Mar | China 12-14 Apr | Bahrain 19-21 Apr | Spain 10-12 May | Monaco 23-26 May | Canada 07-09 Jun | Great Britain 28-30 Jun | Germany 05-07 Jul | Hungary 26-28 Jul | Belgium 23-25 Aug | Italy 06-08 Sep | Singapore 20-22 Sep | Korea 04-06 Oct | Japan 11-13 Oct | India 25-27 Oct | Abu Dhabi 01-03 Nov | United States 15-17 Nov | Brazil 22-24 Nov|
Previous Winners Malaysia
Fernando Alonso has admitted his victory in the Malaysian Grand Prix came as a complete surprise to him.
The Spaniard enjoyed a little bit of fortune on his way to passing the chequered flag first at Sepang, but he was the master of all the conditions thrown at him as he just managed to hold off Sergio Perez.
Sunday 17th March 2013
2013 Drivers' Championship - Drivers Championship
Your stake is doubled for an each-way bet with half going on the selection to win and half on it to place. Each Way: 1/5 for first 3 places
Sebastian Vettel 11/8 Fernando Alonso 11/4 Jenson Button 5/1 Kimi Raikkonen 11/1 Sergio Perez 12/1 Lewis Hamilton 14/1 Mark Webber 18/1 Felipe Massa 33/1 Romain Grosjean 50/1 Nico Rosberg 66/1 Valtteri Bottas 100/1 Pastor Maldonado 100/1 Nico Hulkenberg 150/1 Paul di Resta 200/1 Esteban Gutierrez 500/1 Jean Eric Vergne 1000/1 Daniel Ricciardo 1000/1 Giedo van der Garde 2500/1 Charles Pic 2500/1 Max Chilton 2500/1 Luiz Razia 3000/1 2013 Constructors' Championship - Constructors Championship Red Bull 5/6 McLaren 11/4 Ferrari 4/1 Lotus 12/1 Mercedes 25/1 Williams 50/1 Sauber 150/1 Force India 500/1 Toro Rosso 1000/1 Caterham 5000/1 Marussia 5000/1
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