F1 race at Sepang to start earlier

By CARSIFU | 22 January 2015

SEPANG: The 2015 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix will start race an hour earlier than in previous years.

Sepang International Circuit (SIC) has announced that the 2015 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix will be flagged-off at 3pm on Sunday, March 29.

The International Automobile Federation (FIA) decided to bring forward the start time following the recommendations of the investigating panel for Jule’s Bianchi’s crash in Suzuka, Japan last year.

“This is a good move to start the race at 3pm. We completely support this as we have had past races that were affected by heavy downpours in the late afternoons. We would like to see all drivers finishing their race safely at the Sepang Circuit,” said Datuk Razlan Razali, CEO for Sepang International Circuit.

“For the fans, they can come in for lunch, watch the race, and they can head back after the race ends at around 5pm,” he added.