KUALA LUMPUR: The Sepang International Circuit (SIC) has launched 'F1NALE', its campaign for the final year of the Petronas Malaysia Formula One (F1) Grand Prix.
The Malaysia F1 Grand Prix finale will be held from Sept 29 to Oct 1 and will feature exciting activities and showcases celebrating 19 years of F1 in Malaysia – not to mention special ticket prices.
“As the chequered flag comes down, rather than mourn the exit of this prestigious international race, SIC and Petronas plan to make this year an exciting and historic one for all.
“The F1 event has been a success and has been instrumental in the development not just of Sepang Circuit, but also the Malaysian motorsports industry and the sports tourism sector.
“The impact of the races has been felt and will continue to be felt in the years to come as it has placed Malaysia prominently on the global map,” said SIC chairman Tan Sri Azman Yahya.
Meanwhile, Group Strategic Communications Petronas Senior General Manager, Zahariah Abdul Rahman, said Petronas has grown over the years by partnering with various F1 teams, currently with triple world champions Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport.
“Petronas is honoured to be hosting the Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix, and having a rewarding partnership with SIC. On behalf of Petronas, I wish SIC the best in chartering their next move and in ushering in new milestones for our beloved country,” she said.
The Malaysia Grand Prix, which was first held in 1999, is part of SIC’s history, as the circuit in Sepang was specifically built to enable Malaysia to host the world’s premier four-wheel championship.
Along with title sponsor Petronas, the SIC has also gone beyond hosting races. It has helped nurture young local talents, as can be seen with the introduction of Jazeman Jaafar in GT racing and Nabil Jeffri in the GP2 Series.
For 'F1NALE', fans will have one last opportunity to meet their favourite F1 drivers through the driver's engagement activities, including during a special fan forum in the city before the race weekend.
There will be also three roadshows, beginning at KLCC from April 12 to 16. The other two will be in Penang and Johor Baru in Aug and Sept respectively.
In line with making the race more accessible, the SIC has launched special prices for F1NALE tickets. Entry for the three days costs between just RM58.68 (Hillstand K2) and RM613.68 (Main Grandstand).
For Malaysian citizens, the news keeps getting better, as tickets for the Main Grandstand are priced at RM336.18, while tickets for the F1 Grandstand and K1 Grandstand are priced at RM169.68 and RM225.18 respectively.
There are also the Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull Racing Team Tribune packages, which come with numbered seating, priced at RM1,335.18, and ticket holders will receive special team merchandise and special ‘designated zone’ seats.
Fans can get their tickets now at SIC’s website, or walk in to the Customer Service Centre at SIC or call SIC’s ticket hotline at 03-8778 2222. -- BERNAMA