Cost would be a factor for night race at Sepang

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Cost will be a factor in deciding whether the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix becomes a night race after 2010, the country's minister for youth and sport said on Tuesday. "Staging an F1 race is an expensive affair for the government...we have to see how well we can benefit from the event and what kind of development it can bring to motorsport in the country," said Azalina Othman Said. "Ultimately our dream is to see more Malaysian F1 drivers in Formula One racing." Formula One supremo Bernie...Read Full Story

Malaysia claims race rights until 2015

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Linked from http://www.espnstar.com/formula1/formula1_newsdetail_5580858.html ---KUALA LUMPUR, April 22, 2007 (AFP) - Malaysia has won the right to keep hosting a Formula One Grand Prix until 2015, despite concerns about its course and talk of a bid from Singapore, the head of the Sepang circuit said Sunday. "We have secured a five-year extension from 2011 to 2015," Mokhzani Mahathir, chairman of the Sepang International Circuit (SIC), told AFP. The announcement comes just weeks after...Read Full Story

F1 Malaysian Grand Prix 2007 Race Analysis

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/race/news/5917/771.html --- Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition! And even Fernando Alonso seemed surprised by his Spanish Imposition after McLaren took their first one-two in Sepang since the 2005 Brazilian Grand Prix. In truth, McLaren were probably the only people who thought they really had a chance of winning in Malaysia, and though their success owed much to some rash moments by Felipe Massa it was a richly deserved product of teamwork, commitment...Read Full Story

Fernando Alonso wins it

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World champion Fernando Alonso won the Malaysian Grand Prix and gave his new team McLaren-Mercedes its first Formula One win since 2005.Congrats to AlonsoRead Full Story

Priyanka Chopra to flag off the 2007 Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix along with Hollywood greats

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Miss World 2000 and famous Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has been invited to wave the chequered flag in this weekend's Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix at the Spenag International Circuit. She will wave the chequered flag along with Hollywood stars Leonardo Di Caprio and Steven Speilberg. Said an excited Priyanka, the only actor from Bollywood to be part of this F1 event, "I am honoured to be invited by the Prime Minister and am excited to be meeting Steven Spielberg and the other...Read Full Story

Get ready for the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix

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The Grand Prix starts with practice on Friday, April 6. There will be one more practice session on Saturday followed by qualifying. Race day is Sunday, April 8. Get ready for an awesome weekend of racing.Read Full Story

Malaysia ready to host night race - Calls FIA to set lighting standard

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Malaysia is ready to host a Grand Prix night race next year, the head of the nation's top international track said Friday, as drivers backed the move."Yes, I don't think it is a problem to host night racing in 2008," Mokhzani Mahathir, chairman of the Sepang International Circuit (SIC), told AFP. Bernie Ecclestone has spoken of including night races on the F1 schedule as early as next season to boost TV audiences - particularly in Europe. Mokhzani said the FIA has to lay down lighting...Read Full Story