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  • Malaysian Grand Prix extended through 2018 March 29, 2015

    Sepang: The Malaysian Grand Prix will remain on the F1 calendar through 2018 after organizers finalized a new three-year contract on the sidelines of Sunday's race. It will retain the title sponsorship of the state oil company Petronas, which is the chief sponsor of reigning champion team Mercedes. Sepang International Circuit chairman...
  • Malaysia poised to sign new F1 hosting deal March 28, 2015

    Sepang, Malaysia: Malaysian Grand Prix organizers are poised to sign a new three-year contract to host Formula One at the Sepang International Circuit, with a final agreement expected next month. SIC chairman Mokhzani Tun Mahathir told The Associated Press on Saturday that the final details of the contract were being formalized...
  • Pirelli hoping for more stops in rising Sepang heat March 27, 2015

    Sepang: Formula One tyre supplier Pirelli are predicting a possible three-stop strategy for the Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend after track temperatures soared to around 60 degrees Celsius in the first two free practice sessions on Friday. World champion Lewis Hamilton overcame some early engine issues to clock the fastest time...
  • Tyre trouble hinders Mercedes advantage at Sepang March 28, 2014

    Heavy tyre degradation caused by the searing Sepang temperatures has limited Mercedes' advantage over their Formula One rivals at the Malaysian Grand Prix, according to championship leader Nico Rosberg. Rosberg was still quickest in practice but only 0.2 seconds separated the top six at the Sepang circuit on Friday where track...
  • Formula One: Team orders fallout hangs over China April 10, 2013

    Shanghai: Memories of China would have given Nico Rosberg plenty of extra motivation on his return to Shanghai this weekend, even without a 'team orders' furore that blew up at the last race in Malaysia. While Red Bull caught the full force of the storm at Sepang, with triple world champion...
  • Sebastian Vettel grabs pole position for Malaysian Grand Prix 2013 March 23, 2013

    Threetime defending Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull won pole position at the Malaysian Grand Prix on Saturday, edging the Ferraris of Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso just as the rainaffected qualifying ended. It was the second pole in a row and 38th overall for the German, who finished...
  • Pedrosa weathers storm to claim Malaysia victory October 21, 2012

    Sepang: Dani Pedrosa put on a wetweather master class to capture a rainshortened Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday and keep the pressure on MotoGP championship leader Jorge Lorenzo after notching a fifth victory in six races. The Spanish Honda rider was clear of the field after 13 of the scheduled 20...
  • Perez rejects comparisons to Ayrton Senna March 31, 2012

    Guadalajara, Mexico: Sergio Perez is Mexico's first Formula One driver to reach the podium in 40 years, which means in Latin America he is being compared to the late Brazilian great Ayrton Senna. Perez, speaking on Friday in his hometown of Guadalajara in western Mexico, shrugged off the comparisons and suggested...