Engines Roar, Usher Sings at F1 Malaysia Grand Prix

Sepang International Circuit is set to host the 18th edition of the Formula One PETRONAS Malaysia Grand Prix, themed Experience Redef1ned, at the Sepang International Circuit from 30 September until 2 October 2016.

The event will also feature Usher, who will headline the F1 Malaysia Grand Prix’s signature after-race concert. Usher, who is taking the stage with several Malaysian artistes from the Universal Music label, will join a long line of previous international stars who have performed in the after-race concerts such as Calvin Harris, Guns N’ Roses, and Girls Generation.

“We want to encourage families to make the F1 a weekend outing and also nurture more young F1 fans,”

said Sepang International Circuit CEO Dato’ Razlan Razali.

Two Malaysians, Nabil Jeffri, 22, and Akash Neil Nandy, 19, will take the spotlight, racing with international teams at the F1 Malaysia Grand Prix.

Nabil was the youngest ever driver to test a Formula 1 racing car. This year, he will be competing in the GP2 series and is racing with British team Arden International. As a 16-year-old, he carried out an aerodynamic test for the Lotus Racing Formula One team, and so became the youngest ever driver to test a Formula 1 car.

Akash Neil Nandy will be competing in GP3 series with the Swiss team Jenzer Motorsports. Akash is a recipient of the prestigious 2016 McMillan Woods Rising Star Award in the Chequered Flag of the Year category.

This is the first time Sepang is hosting both the GP2 and GP3 support races.

Besides the after-race concert, there will also be an extensive activity line-up that will take place throughout the three days for the whole family. The XTrack experience is created for all ages to explore motorsports-related activities such as drifting, karting, a kids’ driving school and so much more – and this can be accessed with the same race ticket purchased. Other fan favourites include a driver’s autograph session, a fan forum with the drivers, an air show, a supercar showcase, a classic car display and various shopping opportunities.

The F1 Malaysia Grand Prix was first held in the Sepang International Circuit in 1999. The event marked Michael Schumacher’s return to racing after an absence due to a broken leg. He came in second, finishing after his teammate, Eddie Irvine.

The event is watched by fans worldwide and receives a large viewership, with television ratings soaring to new highs. In 2015, NBCSN’s live coverage of the event was the most-watched overnight F1 race on cable in 18 years, averaging around 384,000 viewers.

The event is also set to attract a much larger younger audience as this year. With performances by stars like Usher and the exciting family-oriented activities planned, fans of all ages will be thrilled to attend the event.

2016 Formula One PETRONAS Malaysia Grand Prix ticket prices begin from RM169.60 – with tickets ranging from RM360.40 to RM1,876.20 for seats in the Main Grandstand, RM466.40 for the Tower, RM296.80 and RM699.60 for Grandstands F and K1 respectively, and RM169.60 for the C2 Hillstand. Star Stand tickets are available at RM183.38. There are various ticket packages with exclusive merchandise available for purchase. More luxurious options are available, including the Formula One Paddock Club, various Corporate Suites and hospitality lounges. The Team Tribune pass is available for RM2,459.20 for the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS, Scuderia Ferrari and Red Bull Racing Tribune, which includes exclusive merchandise and a coach transfer from the city.

Child tickets for children aged 7 to 12 are available with up to 50% price reduction, while disabled spectators can also purchase tickets at 50% off for accessible seating zones. The public can also pre-purchase F&B package options for RM26.50 for extra convenience during the race weekend.

2016 Formula One PETRONAS Malaysia Grand Prix ticket prices begin from RM169.60 – with tickets ranging from RM360.40 to RM1,876.20 for seats in the Main Grandstand, RM466.40 for the Tower, RM296.80 and RM699.60 for Grandstands F and K1 respectively, and RM169.60 for the C2 Hillstand. Star Stand tickets are available at RM183.38. There are various ticket packages with exclusive merchandise available for purchase. More luxurious options are available, including the Formula One Paddock Club, various Corporate Suites and hospitality lounges. The Team Tribune pass is available for RM2,459.20 for the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS, Scuderia Ferrari and Red Bull Racing Tribune, which includes exclusive merchandise and a coach transfer from the city.

Child tickets for children aged 7 to 12 are available with up to 50% price reduction, while disabled spectators can also purchase tickets at 50% off for accessible seating zones. The public can also pre-purchase F&B package options for RM26.50 for extra convenience during the race weekend.

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