Malaysian Grand Prix

  • 2017 Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix

    Call it redemption for his bad luck in the previous race in Singapore, but Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen managed to take home the win on Sunday at the 2017 Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix. The Dutch youngster, who celebrated his 20th birthday the previous day, now has two F1 wins under his belt. His first was at the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix. With Mercedes AMG’s Lewis Hamilton starting on pole in the final Malaysian Grand Prix (the race will no longer be on the calendar), and Ferrari’s Kimi Räikkönen failing to start due to power unit troubles and Sebastian Vettel...

  • Sepang International Circuit, home of the Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix
    2017 Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix preview

    Round 15 of the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship takes us to Kuala Lumpur’s Sepang International Circuit, a Hermann Tilke-designed venue that was first in the spate of modern circuits built in emerging markets. It opened in March 1999 and has been a permanent fixture on the F1 calendar as...

  • 2016 Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix - Image via Red Bull Racing Facebook page
    Shock 1-2 finish for Red Bull at 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix

    Sunday’s 2016 Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix ended with a shock result, with Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen fighting it out in front of all other drivers. Ricciardo crossed the line first, with Verstappen following less than two and half seconds behind. Third...

  • Ferrari at the 2016 Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix
    2016 Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix preview

    Round 16 of the 2016 Formula One World Championship is on this weekend in Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital. The Malaysian Grand Prix is normally found at the start of the calendar though it was shifted to a later date this year due to renovations being made to the race’s Sepang...

  • Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel after winning the 2015 Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix
    Sebastian Vettel Secures Ferrari’s First F1 Win Since 2013 After Thrilling Malaysian GP

    Sebastian Vettel managed to do what seemed like the impossible just a fortnight ago: end the dominance of the Mercedes AMG Formula One team. The German, in only his second race for Ferrari, won yesterday’s 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix in decisive fashion, finishing ahead of Mercedes duo Lewis...

  • Mercedes AMG’s Lewis Hamilton at the 2015 Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix
    Hamilton Edges Out Vettel For 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix Pole

    In the first sign that Ferrari could prove a major threat to the ongoing dominance of Mercedes AMG in Formula One, the Italian team’s star driver Sebastian Vettel has managed to set the second fastest time during qualifying today at the Malaysian Grand Prix. This means the German will start...

  • Sepang International Circuit, home of the Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix

    The 2015 Formula One World Championship continues with round two, the Malaysian Grand Prix, which once again is being held at the hot and steamy Sepang International Circuit, located just outside Kuala Lumpur. The track is notorious for its changeable weather, but there’s one aspect that’s constant: the heat. It’s not unusual for ground temperatures to exceed 122 degrees F (50 degrees C) during the hottest part of the day. The current forecast for Sunday’s race is a peak temperature of 92 degrees F (33 degrees C) together with some scattered thunderstorms. Humidity...

  • Fernando Alonso
    Alonso Contradicts McLaren’s Wind Theory By Blaming Crash On Steering Problem

    During pre-season testing for the 2015 Formula One World Championship at the Circuit de Catalunya in Spain last month, double world champion Fernando Alonso unexpectedly left the track, causing the right-hand side of his McLaren to strike a cement wall. Despite traveling at a relatively low...

  • Red Bull Racing at the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix
    2015 Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix Preview

    Round two of the 2015 Formula One World Championship takes us to Kuala Lumpur’s Sepang International Circuit, a Hermann Tilke-designed track that was first in the spate of modern tracks in emerging markets for the sport. It opened in March of 1999, and since then it’s been a permanent...

  • Mercedes AMG drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton
    Mercedes One-Two Victory At 2014 Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix

    It was a one-two finish for Mercedes AMG drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg at the 2014 Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix yesterday, the first for the German automaker since Juan Manuel Fangio and Piero Taruffi raced at the 1955 Italian Grand Prix. Hamilton took a lights-to-flag victory...

  • Mercedes AMG's Lewis Hamilton at the 2014 Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix
    Mercedes AMG’s Lewis Hamilton Secures Pole At 2014 Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix

    Mercedes AMG’s Lewis Hamilton has managed to secure his second consecutive pole position after a stunning performance during today’s rain-affected qualifying session for the 2014 Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix. Despite some very heavy downpours, Hamilton managed to set a reasonable...

  • Mercedes AMG at the 2014 Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix
    2014 Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix Weather Forecast

    The Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix is a very demanding race, both for the drivers and the cars. Not only is there the humidity and heat to contend with--the drivers lose more than 6 pounds in sweat--but torrential rain can be, and often is, a problem. And there’s a good chance we’ll...

  • Red Bull Racing at the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix

    Gloom and doomers were proved wrong at the Australian Grand Prix a fortnight ago, where we witnessed a reasonably interesting Formula One season opener with more finishers than predicted. Now it’s time for a very different scenario as teams head for the heat, humidity and fast straights and corners of the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang. Yes, the Malaysian race is one of the toughest on the calendar. The heat and humidity can be stifling, which makes the weekend tough for everyone. The drivers lose more than 6 pounds in sweat and the pit crew gets no respite from the heat in their...

  • The Red Bull Racing Formula One team executes a pit stop
    Watch Red Bull Racing Execute An F1 Tire Change In A Record 2.05 Seconds: Video

    Incredibly, at the 2013 Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix a fortnight ago, the record for a tire change pit stop fell no less than five times, each time thanks to the efforts of the crew at Red Bull Racing. The fastest tire change was executed in a time of just 2.05 seconds. The video above shows...

  • Red Bull Racing at the 2013 Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix
    Sebastian Vettel Wins Controversial Formula One Malaysian GP

    Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull Racing took home the victory at yesterday’s 2013 Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix, but the win wasn’t a perfect reflection of his performance as radio comments between the triple world champion and Red Bull’s team management show. His team-mate, Mark...

  • Red Bull Racing at the 2013 Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix
    Sebastian Vettel Qualifies On Pole For Malaysian Grand Prix

    After proving quickest during practice, Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel has carried the momentum to secure pole position for tomorrow’s 2013 Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix. The German youngster managed to post a blistering lap time of 1:36.435 around the Sepang International...

  • Ferrari at the 2013 Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix
    Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix Weather Forecast

    The most entertaining Malaysian Grands Prix have always been those affected by the changeable weather, and already at this year’s event we’ve seen some rain, which came in 40 minutes after the start of Friday’s practice session. In addition to the changeable weather, teams have to...

  • Red Bull Racing at the Malaysian Grand Prix
    Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix Preview

    After the exciting debut race of the 2013 Formula One World Championship in Australia last weekend, teams are now gearing up for the Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang International Circuit. So far it looks as though most of the top contenders have what it takes to win races, so it’s hard to...

  • Mercedes AMG at the 2012 Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix

    The first of the Hermann Tilke-built Formula 1 tracks is hosting its 14th Malaysian Grand Prix this year, and it’s endeared itself to the teams and drivers over the years. However, it is a very tough track, due mostly to the hot and humid conditions, which means drivers and teams will be sweating a little bit more than they’re used to. The predicted temperature for Sunday is a peak 88 degrees F (31 degrees C) and humidity levels will be approaching close to 94 percent, which unfortunately is expected to eventuate in thunderstorms and possibly some rain. The good news is that...

  • McLaren at the 2012 Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix
    Lewis Hamilton On Pole For Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix

    McLaren has repeated its qualifying efforts of last week’s Australian Grand Prix by securing the top two positions on the grid for tomorrow’s Grand Prix in Malaysia, the second race on the 2012 FIA Formula 1 calendar. Fastest today after qualifying was Lewis Hamilton who posted a best...

  • McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton in the MP4-27
    Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix Preview

    Teams competing in the 2012 Formula 1 season have just wrapped their first practice session at Sepang International Circuit, home of the annual Malaysian Grand Prix, and fastest during the Friday afternoon session was McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton with a lap time of 1:38.172. His teammate Jenson...

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