Sepang Circuit History
The state-of-the-art circuit, Sepang International Circuit was officially opened on March 9, 1999 by the Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. It was completed in a record of 14 months and with the recognition of its ultramodern facilities, it was given the honour to incorporate the F1 logo in its name.
Situated 85km from Kuala Lumpur city centre, it is accessible via modern North-South Expressway, Railway Links and a network of Highways. Being closely situated to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport makes it an ideal place for world-class international events.
With the length of 5.543 km, the track features 15 turns and 8 straights with access speed of more than 300km/h. the track allows ample opportunities for overtaking, ensuring a suspense and thrills of the race.
Malaysia, however, is not only looking at Sepang International Circuit as only a physical facility for Motorsports. In this place called ‘Home of Motorsports’ lies the aspiration of making Malaysia as the hub for motor racing activities in the region and a catalyst to spark a new beginning of Malaysia’s motorsports.
In all, the track can accommodate up to 130,000 spectators at a time. It can fill up the grand stand with 32,000 spectators at the Main Grand Stand and 18 corporate suites. New Grand Stand K and F, which can fill up another 18,500 spectators facing, turn 1 and 7 respectively.
The 1.3 km length of double frontage grandstand affords a view of the circuit’s longest straight. The grandstand is constructed along the east-west alignment to ensure shade from the sun’s glare at all times.
The heart of the circuit and focal point is the three-storey Pit Building, facing the main grand stand. All the main facilities are housed here 33 Pits, Race Control Room, Time – Keeping Room, Paddock Clubs and management offices.
The administrative block for Sepang F1 Circuit is the Welcome Centre, which also serve as the gateway to the Main Grand Stand. Apart form the offices; it also housed the Sepang Circuit Shoppe, a restaurant and an exhibition hall.
The track is electronically linked through a network of fibre optic cabling system along the track to 27 closed circuit TV cameras, which is centrally monitored at the Race Control Room. Every incident along the 5.543km circuit is recorded by the cameras and will be closely watched by the clerk of the course during events.
Safety is the utmost importance and for that Sepang F1 Circuit has a special block dedicated for its Medical Centre. It is situated next to the Pit Building and during major events; this block will be transformed into a fully equipped mini hospital.
Sepang Circuit Artistic Architecture
Sepang F1 Circuit is undoubtedly a landmark for the motoring fraternity. Malaysia has virtually set a minimum standard for future F1 circuits around the world, the general opinion of the motorsports world, with the construction of Malaysia’s Home of Motorsports.
Sculptured on a 260 hectare oil palm plantation, Sepang F1 circuit sets records from the moment it had its earth-breaking ceremony. Built with the concept of a ‘natural stadium’, it required more than 9 million cubic meters of earth to be removed. To retain its scenic green, more than 5,000 palm trees were planted around the circuit. As time goes by, more trees were planted further adding to the beauty of the circuit.
The 5,543 meter long track features 15 corners and 8 straights including two high-speed stretches. With a minimum width of 16 meters, the track allows ample opportunities for overtaking, ensuring a suspenseful and thrilling race. The widest part of the track spreads up to 22 meters. The unique criterion of the circuit is that it can be split in to two circuits when required. The split circuits are situated on both sides of the circuit, the north side, and the south side with lengths of 2.8 km and 2.6 km respectively, thus allowing two races to run concurrently.
The track is built using a specially formulated bitumen compound, which is smooth and not to oabrasive to suit the Malaysian climate and year-round use. Smooth river stones were used for the gravel beds along the track.
When you first step foot at the circuit, you will pass through the Welcome Center, the gateway to the grandstand and the nerve center for the circuits administrative activities. Apart from housing offices, the Welcome Center also houses a restaurant, a souvenir shop, and an automotive museum.
The heart and focal point of the circuit is the Pit Building. Facing the main grandstand, all the racing facilities are housed here: 33 pits, race control center, time-keeping room, paddock clubs, and race management offices.
Each of the fully air-conditioned pit boxes are 8 meters wide, and 24 meters long. Each block of two pits has three air-conditioned offices equipped with telecommunication lines, team common room (team hospitality area), and a kitchen.
The exclusive paddock clubs on the first floor comes with their own parking and private access. For royal and VVIP guests, there is the Perdana Suite situated on the second floor of the pit building that can accommodate 250 people.
A landscaped mall area has been designed with the purpose of connecting the north and south grandstand to form the Main Grandstand area. In the main grandstand is the prime location for trade and vending, exhibition, food and beverage, amenities, and souvenir outlets during any racing event.
Conditions of Entry
SEPANG INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT SDN BHD (“SIC”)
Use of any ticket, credential and/or other document and/or general or specific authorization granted by the Track Owner allowing entry to all events in the Sepang Circuit (the “Circuit”) is subject to the following conditions; known as the Condition of Entry. This Condition of Entry is applicable for all Events taking place in and within the Circuit including but not limited to the Malaysian F1™ Grand Prix, Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix, SuperGT International Series – Malaysian Round, Sepang 1000KM Endurance Race and Merdeka Millenium Endurance Race (“Event”/”Events”).
PATRONS ACKNOWLEDGE AND ACCEPT THAT MOTOR RACING ACTIVITIES AND CERTAIN ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED THEREWITH (NOT LIMITED TO SUPPORT EVENTS) ARE DANGEROUS AND ARE SUBJECT TO INHERENT RISKS OF ACCIDENTS. “PATRONS” REFER TO BOTH TICKET HOLDERS AND NON-TICKET HOLDERS WHO ARE PRESENT AT THE CIRCUIT DURING THE EVENTS OR OTHERWISE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE CONDITIONS.
PATRONS UNDERSTAND, ACKNOWLEDGE AND VOLUNTARILY ACCEPT ALL SUCH RISKS/DANGERS AND TO THE EXTEND PERMITTED BY LAW HEREBY EXCLUDE, RELEASE AND FOREVER DISCHARGE SIC, FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE l’AUTOMOBILE, FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE MOTOCYCLISME, THE AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION OF MALAYSIA, FORMULA ONE MANAGEMENT LIMITED, FORMULA ONE ADMINISTRATION LIMITED (“FOA”), ALLSPORT MANAGEMENT S.A., ALLSOPP PARKER & MARSH (IRELAND) LIMITED, APM SPORT (IRELAND) LIMITED, PANTAI MORIB VENTURES SDN BHD, DORNA SPORTS S.L. (“DORNA”), GT ASSOCIATION CO. LTD. (“GTA”), MALAYSIA AIRPORTS HOLDINGS BERHAD, ANY PARTICIPATING TEAMS AND DRIVERS, EVENT SPONSORS, EVENT ORGANIZERS AND ALL OTHERS INVOLVED IN THE ORGANIZATION, CONDUCT AND PROMOTION OF THE EVENTS, TOGETHER WITH ITS DIRECTORS, MEMBERS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SERVANTS, REPRESENTATIVES AND CONTRACTORS THEREOF (“the Associated Bodies”) FROM ANY LIABILITY FOR CLAIMS, LOSS, DAMAGE, COSTS OR EXPENSES ARISING FROM AND CONNECTED WITH THE EVENTS AND/OR ADMISSION TO THE CIRCUIT.
|Patrons duly acknowledge that their entrance and presence at the Events and at the Circuit are subject to the Conditions of Sale, Conditions of Entry and any other additional regulations/information which could be obtained from SIC’s website and those duly displayed around the Circuit. SIC reserve all right to change the Conditions of Sale, Conditions of Entry and any other additional regulations/information without prior notice to the Patrons and to refuse entry or remove any Patron from the Events for any reason whatsoever.
|2.0||SIC, or any person deemed to be or appointed as an authorized person pursuant to the conditions may, with reasonable cause, refuse admission of or remove any Patron in violation of SIC’s Conditions of Entry and/or Conditions of Sales without any refund or compensation.
|3.0||Tickets are non transferable on the day or during the day of Event. No Patron, except the holder of the ticket allowing entry to a reserved area or occupation of a reserved seat, shall enter or remain in a reserved area or occupy a reserved seat.
|4.0||Every ticket corresponds to certain grandstand and/or seat. Patrons with a valid entrance to the Events are to be seated at the event as instructed on the ticket. Patrons are not allowed to change seats without prior approval by SIC and/or its’ authorized persons.
|5.0||Patrons must keep tickets safe and in good condition as a duplicate ticket will not be issued if it is lost or stolen and a defaced or illegible ticket may become invalid. All tickets are security printed and should be purchased direct from SIC or through an official ticket agency. Any attempt to present any other ticket may lead to refusal of admission and possible prosecution. Unauthorized vendors will be prosecuted. Authorized vendors selling unauthorized goods will also be prosecuted.
|6.0||The ticket is purchased for a specific Event. The date of the Event and/or the support programme may be subject to change without refund of monies or exchange of ticket. No refunds or exchanges are available in respect of tickets unless the Event is cancelled and cannot be re-scheduled. No tickets are transferable to other Events. Tickets are strictly not for resale. If a ticket is resold or transferred for profit or for commercial gain (including as part of a promotion or prize) by anyone without SIC’s authority it will become void and the holder may be refused entry to or ejected from the Circuit. Tickets purchased from ticket touts or unauthorized ticket agents will also become void.
Other than as provided in this Clause 6.1, SIC shall not give any refunds and shall not be liable for any loss or damage suffered as a result of the Event (or any part thereof) being cancelled, postponed or changed.
|7.0||Patrons shall ensure that accompanied children are well taken care during the Events. SIC shall not be responsible for the safety of their Patron’s children during their presence in the Circuit.
|8.0||Patrons are not allowed to bring any of the following items into the Events:-|
|9.0||SIC reserves the right to confiscate items brought in illegally by Patrons (if any) and to remove the Patrons failing to comply with the conditions hereof or any other conditions imposed by SIC during the Events.
|10.0||SIC or its personnel reserve the right to inspect any bag, basket or other receptacle or conduct a physical search on Patrons.
|11.0||Patrons must not:|
In relation to Formula One, MotoGP, SuperGT and all other Events organized by SIC at the Circuit, as a condition of entry to the Circuit, Patrons agree that (a) the use of any such Recording, Data or Image for any form of public advertisement, display, commercial gain or for any other purpose (except for the Patron’s private enjoyment) without the prior written consent of FOA, DORNA, GTA or SIC is strictly forbidden and will constitute a breach of these terms and conditions for which the Patron may be liable; and (b) on request by FOA, DORNA, GTA or SIC the Patron shall assign to FOA, DORNA, GTA or SIC in writing the copyright and all other intellectual property in any Image or Recording that is created, made, stored or recorded of, at or in relation to the Events.
|12.0||No unauthorized merchandising or trading is permitted within the Circuit.|
|13.0||While at the Circuit, Patrons must maintain safe, prudent and respectful behaviour and comply with all directions given by SIC or any of its authorized personnel.|
|14.0||During the Events the noise level may be very loud within the Circuit. Patrons are advised to wear hearing protection during races and live concerts (if any) to reduce the risk of hearing damage. The vehicles used in the races can generate up noise of up to 130 decibels (db). Exposure to any noise greater than 120 db can cause permanent hearing damage. Each Patron agrees to take the appropriate ear protection, including without limitation, wearing ear plugs and ear muffs, especially for children less than 18 years of age. All children must be protected against such hearing damage, or permanent hearing damage may result. Their protection is the responsibility of the accompanying adult, parent or guardian.|
|15.0||Unless otherwise agreed with SIC, each Patron hereby grants the SIC and third parties authorized by them permission to use photographs, film, tape, or other images or likeness of the Patron without compensation or payment of any kind. However, for your security whilst at the Circuit, SIC uses CCTV cameras. The Patrons hereby consent that SIC may use or pass to the police any recordings from CCTV footage for use in any proceedings.|
|16.0||SIC reserves the right to grant or withdraw its consent at any point of time without stating reasons. As such Patrons are required to obey the new instructions of SIC.|
|17.0||SIC shall not be responsible for any loss of valuables/equipment including but not limited to jewelry, camera and other valuables.|
|18.0||The Patrons hereby recognize that it is impractical to make provision for every contingency that may arise. As such SIC reserve all rights to make such provision and/ solution as it deems fit.|
|19.0||Patrons acknowledge and agree that if any part of these Conditions of Entry contravenes with the law of relevant jurisdiction, it will not be enforceable. However such condition (or part or parts thereof) are severable and do not invalidate the remaining conditions.|
|20.0||These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Malaysia.|
Conditions of Sale
|1.0||Bank In Cash / Cheque.
Please make payment to: Account No:
at any branch of Malayan Banking Berhad. For payment by cheque please make payable to SEPANG INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT SDN. BHD.
Credit Cards accepted are by VISA and MasterCard only. Please call +603-8778 2222 for further assistance.
|3.0||Telegraphic Transfer (T.T)
Payment by TT is in United States Dollar (USD) only. Please make payment to:
Account No: 712 437 000 016
Please fax a copy of the bank-in slip/remittance advice or proof of
TERMS & CONDITIONS
|1.0||Full payment is required upon booking and shall be confirmed upon clearance of payment. Please allow 3 working days for your booking to be processed.|
|2.0||Payment by Credit Card is subject to bank approval and will be charged immediately to your account. Submission of the Credit Card Number shall be treated as conclusive proof of booking.|
|3.0||Orders pending payments because of credit card problem will be automatically CANCELLED within 7 days.|
|4.0||Kindly inform SIC 5 days in advance in the event that tickets are to be collected from the SIC Ticketing Counter (Provided always that payment has been cleared).|
|5.0||Full ticket price is required for children above 7 years old.|
|6.0||No change of ticket details and refund will be entertained upon confirmation. Additional booking is subject to availability of tickets.|
|7.0||Any dispute/claimant of non-receivable and undelivered tickets arises therein shall not be entertained.|
|8.0||Proof of fax/e-mail will not be accepted as proof of receipt. SIC is not responsible for any lost or misdirect mail.|
|9.0||Upgrading and change of tickets will not be entertained once tickets are printed.|
|10.0||Discount prices (where applicable) only applies if payment is made and cleared within the discount period.|
|11.0||All sales of tickets are subject to the Condition of Sales & Condition of Entry.
SIC reserves the right to charge an admin fee of RM 20.00 per ticket in the event that customer failed to comply with the terms and condition.
|12.0||All information is valid and accurate as of the date of publication. SIC reserves the right to make any changes without prior notice.|
TICKETS SALES INFORMATION
|1.0||Ticket Counter/Telephone Sales/Online Bookings and Reservation
|2.0||Collection (All tickets must collected latest by 1 week before event)
|1.0||Parking space is limited. Please ensure purchase of parking sticker.
|2.0||SIC reserves the right to release the reservation/booking in the event that payment
is not cleared within 3 days from the date of booking.