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Sepang Circuit
Sepang International Circuit (SIC)
Location Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia
Active from 1999 - present
Major events Malaysian Grand Prix
A1 Grand Prix
SuperGT
Asian Touring Car Championship
Surface N/A
Length 3.44 mi (5.543 km)
Turns 15
Lap record 1:34.223 (Juan Pablo Montoya, Williams-BMW FW26, 2004, Formula One)

The Sepang International Circuit (SIC) is a racing circuit 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 and the A1 Grand Prix. It is also used as a venue for many other major motorsport events.

HistoryEdit

The circuit was designed by German designer Hermann Tilke, who would subsequently design the new facilities in Shanghai, Bahrain and Turkey.

LayoutEdit

The main circuit, normally raced in a clockwise direction, is 5.543 kilometres long, and is noted for its sweeping corners and wide straights.[1] The layout is quite unusual, with a very long back straight separated from the pit straight by just one very tight hairpin.

Other configurations of the Sepang circuit can also be used. The north circuit is also raced in a clockwise direction. It is basically the first half of the main circuit. The course turns back towards the pit straight after turn 6 and is 2.71 kilometres long in total.

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 facilities.

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Formula One circuits

Current circuits
(2012 season)

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