PETALING JAYA: With a month to go before the showcase F1NALE event, the Sepang International Circuit (SIC) is revving into high gear to promote what will be the final Formula One race at the Malaysian track.
True to their promise of making the event accessible to all Malaysians and making it the grandest F1 Grand Prix ever staged in its history, SIC, the promoter and organiser of the 2017 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix, is introducing a cluster of activities for all ticket holders and fans attending the race.
Fans will be treated to a countdown of celebration to the 19 years of F1 in Malaysia.
Early this year, SIC announced a revised ticket structure – offering up to 82% price reduction and a special discount for Malaysians.
Tickets are now selling at a flat rate of RM613.68 for the Main Grandstand, with a discounted price of RM336.18 for all MyKad holders.
Two promotional F1NALE booths have been opened in the city, located at Nu Sentral and Suria KLCC Mall, to provide easy access for fans to purchase tickets.
To accommodate fans attending the event from Sept 29-Oct 1, SIC is collaborating with KLIA Ekspres rail service and Rapid KL bus service as its public transportation partners.
This collaboration offers convenience of direct connectivity from KL Sentral, KLCC, KLIA and KLIA2 to the race circuit.
Similar to previous years, a free bus shuttle service will also be provided during the race weekend, which loops the race circuit grounds, conveniently connecting the many parking bays with the various entry gates and seating areas.
Fans not only get the convenience of booking their race tickets and parking online, they can also pre-order their meals at its official ticketing website – www.sepangcircuit.com.
With the Mykad discounts, race tickets start from RM58.68 for local fans.
“We are also encouraging fans to bring their family and children along as we are offering discounted tickets for children aged between seven and 12,” said SIC chief executive officer Datuk Razlan Razali.
Other seats within the 32,000-seating Main Grandstand are on a free-seating basis for the convenience of the fans to roam.
Apart from action on the track, F1NALE will also feature a two-day music festival where fans can enjoy the best of South-East Asia and local music performances.
SIC has announced a stellar line-up of local artist for Day 1 of the F1NALE concert, including Malaysian legends M. Nasir, Jaclyn Victor and rising stars Akim & The Majistret, Wany Hasrita and Aiman Tino.
The F1 Fan Zone, which has been the circuit’s attraction for F1 events over the past few years, will be bigger and better with exciting new activities to enjoy.
“Previously, we had only the Xtrack Experience. This year there will be more activities at the F1 Fan Zone as fans will have the opportunity to indulge in more motor sport and fun activities that suit all ages – like the Podium Jump, Wave The Flag, Pit Stop Challenge, F1 Game Zone with world-class simulators and many more,” said Razlan.
Having organised an F1 roadshow in Penang recently, SIC will be holding another in Johor soon to woo the crowd as well as a special F1 school programme as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme to further promote motor sport in the country.
“The F1 School Invasion programme is a unique nationwide programme which we are working on in collaboration with iM4U, Petronas and Petrosains to bring the F1 experience to schools, to create excitement and generate interest among the young. The programme focuses on primary school children aged between 8 and 10 in search of 20 lucky winners who will have the opportunity of a lifetime to introduce the F1 drivers live on race day,” said Razlan.
Fans can get their tickets at www.sepangcircuit.com or call the ticket hotline at 603-87782222.