(SUKAN) THE FORMULA ONE PETRONAS MALAYSIA GRAND PRIX TO START AN HOUR EARLIER IN SEASON 2015

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Sepang International Circuit (SIC) announced today that the 2015 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix™ will be flagged-off at 3.00pm on Sunday, March 29.

The 2015 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix™ will start race an hour earlier than in previous years. 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 3.00pm. 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 Dato’ 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,” added Dato’ Razlan.

The start times for the 2015 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix™:

Practice sessions

Friday, 27 Mar      

Session 1: 1000 – 1130

Session 2: 1400 – 1530

Saturday, 28 Mar    

Session 3: 1400 – 1500

Qualifying: 1700 – 1800

Race Day

Sunday, 29 Mar        – 1500

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