Sepang International Circuit (SIC), promoter and organizer of the 2011 Formula 1 PETRONAS Malaysia Grand Prix, is offering tickets at 50 percent discount for purchases before year end; making tickets for the race now available as low as RM30. “This is our special offer in celebrating the 13th edition of the Formula 1 race in Sepang.
It’s a limited time offer, though, and fans will need to act fast. My advice to all racing fans will be to get your tickets now,” SIC Chief Executive Officer Datuk Ahmad Razlan Ahmad Razali said in a statement today. “Unlike previously, this is an across the board discount of 50 percent … from the open hillstands to the luxurious seats Ruby seats at the Main Grandstand.
To me, it’s definitely an offer that no racing fan will want to miss and comparing to the other F1 venues, Sepang is offering the most affordable F1 tickets,” he said, adding that SIC hoped to bring in no less than 100,000 fans to the race. Sepang will host Round 3 of an unprecedented 20-leg 2011 Formula 1 World Championship world championship from April 8 to 10 next year.
The new season will open with the Bahrain Grand Prix on March 13 with the second round to be held in Melbourne, Australia a fortnight later. Razlan said: “Fans had witnessed a sensational season this year with 19 rounds with Malaysian GP winner Sebastian Vettel clinching the drivers’ world crown at the final round in Abu Dhabi last Sunday. “I sincerely believed that 2011 is expected to be even more exciting and potentially will see three Malaysian related F1 teams in the likes of Mercedes Petronas F1 Team, a potentially rebadged Lotus Racing Team and a possible Lotus Renault F1 Team. ” said Razlan, who is the event director for the 2011 Formula 1 PETRONAS Malaysian Grand Prix.
While he confirmed that the event would also boast an exciting line-up of off-track activities including renowned artist performances, Razlan said announcements on these programmes would be made later. “Meanwhile, fans should continue to check our official website http://www.sepangcircuit.com for all the updates on the event,” said Razlan, adding that with the prices already brought down with the offer, SIC would not be offering any student package. With the 50 percent discount, Hillstand tickets at K2, C1 and C3 will only cost RM30 as compared to its normal price of RM60. Grandstand F, which directly faces Turns 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 as well as part of the front straight, can be purchased at only RM200 while seats Grandstand K2, which faces the opening chicane, are priced at RM300 until December 30.
The discount package also meant that seats at the Main Grandstand are now priced between RM250 for Citrine and RM600 for sitting areas at Ruby. Seats at Diamond sold out while the seating areas of Emerald and Sapphire remain at RM1,600. Tickets can be purchased via internet at http://www.sepangcircuit.com or by calling TICKET HOTLINE at +603-87782222.