Thursday, March 01, 2012

Chu15 - Part II - Sepang F1 Circuit

Right after breakfast, touring Nigel around Klang Valley. First destination, we headed to Sepang International Circuit. It 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 as well as the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix. It is also used as a venue for many other major motorsport events.

ELITE highway, Sepang Toll

Departing from Subang Jaya, USJ using ELITE highway about 30min drive, you exit to Sepang toll 1 way RM4.70. After toll continue another 15 min drive to Sepang International Circuit. There's many other alternative way you can use to reach here.

Me @ Sepang F1 Circuit 

Group photo #1

Weather was fine that day, allowed us to shoot a few photos. We stop by the parking entrance behind green hill for photos as memories. Slightly hard to capture full wordings of SEPANG F1 CIRCUIT, but managed to adjust in order to get the full image of the wordings.

At Security Gate Entrance

Due to tight security reason, we're not able to go into the circuits unless there's big major event hosted, otherwise it's on guard 24hrs. I'm only able to snap photo at the security guard entrance only. This how the main entrance look like with map of the whole entire circuit lead.

Main Entrance

This circuit created by German designer Hermann Tilke, the circuit made quite an impact when it opened in 1999. It's one of the most popular tracks with drivers thanks to its unusual layout: there are 15 turns and eight straights, including one very long back straight separated from pits by just one very tight hairpin. So, don't miss a trip to Malaysia's premier race circuit in Sepang, which every season hosts the Formula 1, as well as the Malaysian Moto Grand Prix. The next up coming F1 will be on 25, 26, 27 March 2012.

Me @ Main Entrance

Group photo #2

The Sepang International Circuit, covering an impressive area of 260ha, regularly hosts motorsports events. One of the world's top race circuits, man and machine are tested to the limit here with the challenging 5.542km track. The track has 15 turns and eight straights stretches. Aside from this main track, the Sepang International Circuit also houses two smaller tracks - the North Track and the South Track, each nearly 3,000m long. It also has a 1,200m long tarmac go-kart circuit which has 11 turns.

Sepang has the only double frontage grandstand in the world which can accommodate up to 30,000 spectators; a further 100,000 spectators will be able to experience the excitement from the uncovered stands. Home of Malaysia's motorsports, the Sepang International Circuit has hosted the FIA Malaysia Formula One Championship, Japan GT Championship, and a host of other national and international race competitions. It also hosts track-days on most weekends where owners of fast cars and bikes can test out their limits for a fee.

Lastly, group photo taken for memories. Everyone enjoyed it well because it's a peaceful day, nobody disturb our outing. This my second time visit to this place, read more here. =)

Sepang International Circuit Sdn. Bhd.
Jalan Pekeliling
64000 KLIA
Selangor Darul Ehsan