SEPANG, March 17, 2010: Fans of the Formula One World Championship will be able to take a closer look at Formula One history from March 17, 2010.
Sepang International Circuit is organizing a display of classic Formula One racing cars in conjunction with the 2010 Formula One PETRONAS Malaysian Grand Prix.
One of the cars on display is the Benetton B192, the first car which brought together the talents of technical director Ross Brawn, designer Rory Byrne and then new German driver Michael Schumacher.
Schumacher won his first Grand Prix at Spa in the sister car to Benetton B192 and drove this chassis to second in the Australian Grand Prix and finished third overall in the World Championship in 1992.
Since then, Schumacher has gone on to win the Formula One World Championship seven times over, making him the undisputed king of Formula One.
Also on display is the Lotus type 99T, chassis no. 4, the actual car driven by the late Formula One World Champion, Ayrton Senna to victory in the 1987 Monaco and Detroit Grand Prix. The victory in Monaco was his first.
The 99T/4 was exclusively driven by Senna and had completed 6,129 miles during the 1987 season.
Members of the public will be able to view the cars at the entrance of Pavilion KL and KLIA.
The cars will be displayed at the following location:
1) Benetton B190
2) Dallara F191
1) Benetton B192
2) Ensign N180
3) March 811
4) Tyrell 012/3
5) Lotus 99T
The cars were flown into Malaysia by MASkargo, while the cars’ mechanics and the owners are flown in by Malaysia Airlines.
During the press conference in KL today, Sepang International Circuit CEO, Razlan Razali thanked Malaysia Airlines System Berhad for sponsoring the transportation of the classic F1 cars and the mechanics, as well as the cars’ owners.
The 2010 Formula One PETRONAS Malaysian Grand Prix will be held from April 2 to 4 at the Sepang International Circuit, and the starting time has been brought forward to 4pm, as opposed to last year’s race which began at 5pm.
This year, the 2010 Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix (PMGP) will be featuring Wyclef Jean and Fatboy Slim, both world-class performers to entertain the crowd to crown the race weekend on April 4.
So get your tickets for the 2010 Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix early to catch the excitement at the Sepang International Circuit. Log on to www.sepangcircuit.com.my and book your tickets now.