2016 Malaysia Grand Prix

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Think fast cars, adrenaline rush, and deafening sounds of the cheering crowds paired with strikingly hot weather. That’s what you should be expecting for 2016’s Formula 1 Malaysia Grand Prix.

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For those who are less familiar with the Malaysia Grand Prix, it is a round of race out of the Formula One World Championship, and sees racers from all across the world outdoing one another to make it to the next stage of the Formula One race. The Malaysia Grand Prix is always held at the coveted Sepang International Circuit, year after year ever since the circuit’s grand debut in year 1999. At only an hour’s drive away from the Kuala Lumpur City Centre, the Sepang International Circuit has been known to be one of Malaysia’s pride and joy.

This year’s Malaysia Grand Prix will see the kick off of the race’s 18th edition to be held from 30 September to 2 October 2016, the first time it has been moved in the F1 calendar after many years.

Practice 1 will begin at 10.00 am lasting to 11.30 am while Practice 2 will resume at 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm Malaysian time. On the 1st of October 2016, Practice 3 will start much later in the afternoon at 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm before making ways for the qualifying rounds of the 2016 Malaysia Grand Prix by late afternoon at 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm. The final race of the 2016 Malaysia Grand Prix is set to start at 3.00 pm onwards Malaysia time.

That being done, the tickets are already open for sale, if you’re keen in being part of the 2016 Malaysia Grand Prix, you’d be pleased to know that early bird tickets are already up for sale until the 15th of February 2016.  It is good to note that ticket pricings vary from seating arrangements, purchasing an early bird ticket will definitely save you a substantial amount and giving you the chance to score the perfect seat for the best views of the race.

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If you’re looking for activities beyond being just a spectator, then you’re in luck. If meeting your favourite driver is part of your plan, be sure to save the date, 2nd October 2016 from 11.00 am to noon for the autograph session.  That being said, heading to the 2016 Malaysia Grand Prix will surely be a ride of its own, what with certain roads being closed and the scramble for the best parking spot.

It is advisable that you ensure your transportation to and fro Sepang International Circuit a smooth journey. You might want to plan ahead and secure seats on the many public transportation options available.

Hop on a Rapid KL bus for only RM35.00 for a return trip from KL Sentral or KLCC to Sepang International Circuit, a great budgeted trip. If you want to relive your own racing moments on the way to the 2016 Malaysia Grand Prix, be sure to be aware of the different parking bays and labels.

The parking bays are as follow; the red zone, the green zone, the yellow zone and the P bus zone, which are all designed to accommodate spectators of selected seating areas as to ease mobility and flow in and out of the circuit. Some things to note includes that the red zone is recommended for paddock access, premium roving and the main and K1 stands. Meanwhile, the green zone is recommended for the C2 Hillstand ticket types, followed by the yellow zone for the F Hillstand ticket types and the P Bus parking bay area for all of the seating arrangements.

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With all of that taken care of, what’s next for you is to simply get the tickets ready and get psyched for the 2016 Malaysia Grand Prix.

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