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Red Bull Racing’s Mark Webber joined cricketer Gautam Gambhir for an impromptu game of India’s favourite sport at Noida International University ahead of the second edition of the Indian Grand Prix...
by Jean-Eric Vergne
Jean-Eric Vergne is sampling the unique delights of India for the first time and can't wait for the Grand Prix to start, although a little more time for sightseeing wouldn't go amiss...
by Daniel Ricciardo
Daniel Ricciardo is aiming to build on his recent good form in this weekend's Indian Grand Prix, as he explains in his latest blog...
In his latest despatch from the world of F1, Toro Rosso's Daniel Ricciardo rues the problems that prevented him doing even better than he did in Korea.
- Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia
- 8/04/2011 at 12:00 AM
- 10/04/2011 at 11:59 PM
- The state-of-the-art circuit, Sepang International Circuit was officially opened on March 9, 1999 having been completed in a record 14 months and with the recognition of its ultramodern facilities, it was given the honour to incorporate the F1 logo in its name. Situated 85km from the Kuala Lumpur city centre it is ideally situated for world-class international events. With a length of 5.543 km, the track features 15 turns and 8 straights with access speeds of more than 300kph. Designed with thrill-seekers in mind there are ample opportunities for overtaking, ensuring action-packed races full of suspense. In all, SIC can accommodate up to 130,000. The Main Grandstands and 18 air-conditioned Corporate Suites have a capacity of 32,000. The 1.3km long double frontage main grandstand presents a view of the circuit’s longest straight and was purposely constructed for comfort along the east-west alignment, to ensure shade from the sun’s glare at all times. The heart of the circuit and focal point is the three-storey Pit Building, facing the grandstand. With 33 Pits, Race Control Room, Time Keeping Room, luxurious Paddock Clubs and Management Offices you'll struggle to find better anywhere in the world.