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Malaysian Grand Prix in Stats

F1 CircuitMalaysia Grand Prix CircuitCircuit NameSepang International CircuitCountryKuala LumpurCityMalaysiaCircuit TypePermanent courseCapacity133,000DesignerHermann TilkeFirst Race Held1999Number of Races Held14Number of Laps56Circuit DirectionClockwiseTotal Number of Corners15Number of Right Hand Corners10Number of Left Hand Corners5Maximum G-Force4.0 GCircuit length5.543 km (3.444 mi)Race length310.408 km (192.878 mi)From Startline to First Corner500mPit Lane Length420mLongest Stretch at Full Throttle12s (on the pit straight)Time Spent At Full Throttle65%Number of Gear Changes 57Most Successful TeamFerrari, 6 winsMost Successful DriverMichael Schumacher/Fernando Alonso, 3 winsLap Record1:34.223 - Montoya, Williams, 2004LapRecordAverage Speed212kph, 132mphTop Speed Recorded315 km/h (195 mph)Wins From Pole7/50%Time ZoneUTC +8Coordinates2 45? 38? N, 101 44? 15? EAverage Temperature33CAverage WeatherHot, Humid, Showery CIRCUIT INFO 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.

Malaysian F1 Grand Prix - Race

F1 CircuitMalaysia Grand Prix Circuit
Circuit NameSepang International Circuit
CountryKuala Lumpur
Circuit TypePermanent course
DesignerHermann Tilke
First Race Held1999
Number of Races Held14
Number of Laps56
Circuit DirectionClockwise
Total Number of Corners15
Number of Right Hand Corners10
Number of Left Hand Corners5
Maximum G-Force4.0 G
Circuit length5.543 km (3.444 mi)
Race length310.408 km (192.878 mi)
From Startline to First Corner500m
Pit Lane Length420m
Longest Stretch at Full Throttle12s (on the pit straight)
Time Spent At Full Throttle65%
Number of Gear Changes57
Most Successful TeamFerrari, 6 wins
Most Successful DriverMichael Schumacher/Fernando Alonso, 3 wins
Lap Record1:34.223 – Montoya, Williams, 2004
Lap Record Average Speed212kph, 132mph
Top Speed Recorded315 km/h (195 mph)
Wins From Pole7/50%
Time ZoneUTC +8
Coordinates2° 45′ 38″ N, 101° 44′ 15″ E
Average Temperature33°C
Average WeatherHot, Humid, Showery

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