This would be good news for those of you who are planning to go for next year’s edition of the Petronas Malaysian Formula 1 Grand Prix. The organizers of the race SIC (Sepang International Circuit) has decided to extend its ‘early bird’ promotion and this will continue to run until the end of January next year. The race is scheduled to take place at the Sepang circuit on April 8 to April 10, 2011.

Datuk Razlan Razali, the chief executive officer of SIC said that in promoting motor sports among Malaysians, they are offering a 50% discount for early birds who purchased their tickets before December 31 but due to popular demand, they are extending the promotion to another month so that Malaysians and fans of the sport could attend the race in Sepang at half the price. Next season will be an interesting year as there could possibly be 2 Lotus teams participating.

At the moment, the Mercedes team is sponsored by Petronas driven by 7 time world champion Michael Schumacher while national car maker will be participating through its recent acquisition of the Renault F1 team now racing as Lotus Renault F1 while the 1Malaysia F1 team under the leadership of Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes is intending to race under Team Lotus although the name has yet to be confirmed, pending the current conflict.

For families, the SIC-Disney on Ice VIP package would be ideal as for RM2,935 (50% off from the standard price RM5,429) you would be able to attend the 2011 Petronas Malaysian F1 Grand Prix on its Crystal seats as well as 4 VIP rinkside tickets for the Disney on Ice show. If you opt for the Topaz seats with the Disney show, then it will only be RM1,967. Other seats for the race include RM250 for the Citrine, North Tower, South Tower and Tower 1 tickets which is normally sold for RM500 while the Topaz, Garnet and Tower 2 seats are sold for RM350.

For the entry level tickets, you would be able to experience the action from the hills at K2, C1 and C3 for only RM30 while for RM200, you would be sitting in Grandstand F. For more information, you can call 03-8778 2222 or visit www.sepangcircuit.com.