|Sepang International Circuit (SIC)|
|Location||Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia|
|Active from||1999 - present|
|Major events|| Malaysian Grand Prix|
A1 Grand Prix
Asian Touring Car Championship
|Length||3.44 mi (5.543 km)|
|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.
The main circuit, normally raced in a clockwise direction, is 5.543 kilometres long, and is noted for its sweeping corners and wide straights. 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.
See also Edit
- ↑ "Sepang International Circuit Preview". www.forumula1.net. http://www.forumula1.net/2008/f1/race-tracks/malaysia-sepang-international-circuit-preview. Retrieved 2008-03-20.
- Official information about Sepang at the Formula 1 site
- A lap of Sepang with Honda’s Alexander Wurz
- Trackpedia guide to driving Sepang
- Sepang F1 International Circuit
- Sepang F1 International Circuit Statistics
- Sport Facilities
- Google Maps location
- Ciro Pabón's Racetracks 3D views and virtual laps of all F1 circuits, including this one, via Google Earth
- Spectator testimonial on the Sepang International Circuit at F1Fanatic
- &seasonId=4 A1GP info of Sepang International Circuit
- BBC's circuit guide
- TSN Track Walkthrough
- Track info from the Asian Festival of Speed web site
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