SIC out to woo families to F1

By CARSIFU | 18 March 2015

SEPANG: The Sepang International Circuit (SIC) has gone all out to offer family and child-friendly activities for the 2015 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysian  Grand Prix weekend

This year’s programme – themed "Experience F1 Like Never Before" - transforms SIC’s premises into a huge entertainment space dubbed the "F1 Carnival" from March 27 to March 29.

A giant Ferris Wheel at the heart of the circuit where you can view the race from 50ft above provides the perfect message that a carnival is in town.

Activites will included a fun fair with games, amusement rides and other carnival-style attractions, and a food and beverage festival.

It will be a family fiesta, as fun activities include a "Haunted House", an inflatable Olympic course and a Cool Zone water games area for the children.

Adults can spend time drifting, or go-karting or rallying at the X-Track.

Fans can also check out the F1 Village, where they can get exclusive Formula 1 team merchandise and includes a fully air-conditioned game zone with F1 simulators.

On March 27, from 6.30pm to 7.15pm, there will be a Malaysian School Pit Walk which is open to 1,500 school kids and fans, and provides a close view of the pit garages.

The lucky guests can see what goes on behind-the-scenes at the team garages and even take photographs with the cars, teams and possibly the attending drivers.

On March 29, from 11am till noon, at the Main Stage mall area, there will be a meet-and-greet session for fans to get up close and personal with their favorite F1 drivers and get autographed posters.

The opening ceremony at 2pm on March 29 will showcase more than 100 soldiers performing the army dance at the starting grid.

There will be an after-race Concert at the SIC Helipad, which will feature top K-Pop groups Girls’ Generation and SHINee as the joint headline acts.

For the first time, the concert will be open to all ticket holders at no extra charge.

The concert will also start earlier with gates opening at 4.30pm and is expected to end by 8pm.