fredag 1. mars 2013

F1 Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix 2013

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.


Malaysia SepangThe 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.


The 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 car

Malaysian GP picsSepang 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.

Fastest laps timed
Category Driver/Rider Team Bike/Chassis Fastest Lap Time     Year
Formula One Colombia   Juan Pablo Montoya         BMW WilliamsF1 Team         Williams FW26         1:34.223       2004
MotoGP Spain   Dani Pedrosa         Honda         Honda RC213V         2:00.100       2013
Super GT (GT500) Japan   Takashi Kogure         Takata Dome Racing Team         Honda NSX         1:54.306       2007
Super GT (GT300) Japan   Kazuya Oshima         Toy Story APR         Toyota MR-S         2:06.584       2007

Signed teams and drivers

The 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.

Team Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre No. Race Drivers
Austria   Infiniti Red Bull Racing Red Bull-Renault   RB9    Renault RS27-2013 P 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel
2 Australia Mark Webber
Italy   Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari   F138    Ferrari Type 056 P 3 Spain Fernando Alonso
4 Brazil Felipe Massa
United Kingdom   Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren-Mercedes   MP4-28    Mercedes FO 108Z P 5 United Kingdom Jenson Button
6 Mexico Sergio Pérez
United Kingdom   Lotus F1 Team Lotus-Renault   E21    Renault RS27-2013 P 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen
8 France Romain Grosjean
Germany   Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes   F1 W04    Mercedes FO 108Z P 9 Germany Nico Rosberg
10 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Switzerland   Sauber F1 Team Sauber-Ferrari   C32    Ferrari Type 056 P 11 Germany Nico Hülkenberg
12 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez
India   Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India-Mercedes   VJM06    Mercedes FO 108Z P 14 United Kingdom Paul di Resta
15 TBA
United Kingdom   Williams F1 Team Williams-Renault   FW35    Renault RS27-2013 P 16 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado
17 Finland Valtteri Bottas
Italy   Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso-Ferrari   STR8    Ferrari Type 056 P 18 France Jean-Éric Vergne
19 Australia Daniel Ricciardo
Malaysia   Caterham F1 Team Caterham-Renault   CT03    Renault RS27-2013 P 20 France Charles Pic
21 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde
Russia   Marussia F1 Team Marussia-Cosworth   MR02    Cosworth CA2013 P 22 Brazil Luiz Razia
23 United Kingdom Max Chilton

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 Australia   Albert Park, Melbourne   17 March
2      Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix      Malaysian GP Malaysia   Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur   24 March
3      UBS Chinese Grand Prix      Chinese GP China   Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai   14 April
4      Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix      Bahrain GP Bahrain   Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir   21 April
5      Gran Premio de España      Spanish GP Spain   Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona   12 May
6      Grand Prix de Monaco      Monaco GP Monaco   Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo   26 May
7      Grand Prix du Canada      Canadian GP Canada   Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal   9 June
8      British Grand Prix      British GP United Kingdom   Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone   30 June
9      Großer Preis von Deutschland      German GP Germany   Nürburgring, Nürburg   7 July
10      Magyar Nagydíj      Hungarian GP Hungary   Hungaroring, Budapest   28 July
11      Shell Belgian Grand Prix      Belgian GP Belgium   Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Francorchamps   25 August
12      Gran Premio d'Italia      Italian GP Italy   Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza   8 September
13      Singapore Grand Prix      Singapore GP Singapore   Marina Bay Street Circuit, Marina Bay, Singapore   22 September
14      Korean Grand Prix      Korean GP South Korea   Korea International Circuit, Yeongam   6 October
15      Japanese Grand Prix      Japanese GP Japan   Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka   13 October
16      Airtel Indian Grand Prix      Indian GP India   Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida   27 October
17      Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix      Abu Dhabi GP United Arab Emirates   Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi   3 November
18      United States Grand Prix      United States GP United States   Circuit of the Americas, Austin   17 November
19      Grande Prêmio do Brasil      Brazilian GP Brazil   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
Formula1 Malaysia

Previous Winners Malaysia

2012 Alonso Ferrari
2011 Vettel Red Bull
2010 Vettel Red Bull
2009 Button Brawn GP
2008 Raikkonen Ferrari
2007 Alonso McLaren
2006 Fisichella Renault
2005 Alonso Renault
2004 Schumacher Ferrari
2003 Raikkonen McLaren

 Alonso: Victory is 'unbelievable'
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 
Season Results Malaysia 24/03/2013
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