With the current F1 Early Bird promotion close to the end, fans are advised to act quickly to purchase their tickets for the 2011 Formula 1 PETRONAS Malaysia Grand Prix and enjoy the 50 percent discount.
“The promotion ends this Monday (January 31) … so, you fans out there still have a few more days to quickly purchase your tickets and follow thousands of others that had snapped up their tickets very much earlier,” says Dato Ahmad Razlan Ahmad Razali, the Chief Executive Officer of Sepang International Circuit.
Opened since November last year, the Early Bird Package was launched as a gesture of goodwill by the F1 host in expressing its appreciation for the fans in celebrating the 13th edition of the Malaysia Grand Prix and provides tickets as low as RM30.
“The fans had been fantastic and very supportive to the F1 event. This is the most prestigious motorsports event in the world and we want more people especially Malaysians to come to the circuit and have that extraordinary experience. Hence, the special discounts this year.
“Unlike previously, the 50 percent discount covers tickets from seats at the hillstands to the premium seats at the Main Grandstand. To me, it’s definitely an offer that no racing fan will want to miss,” Razlan 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.
“The response to the promotions has been very good; and I am truly glad to note that the local fans are also taking the initiative to purchase their tickets early to take advantage of this good deal. I look forward to a good crowd in Sepang in April. It’s going to be exciting this year with the Malaysian involvement and all Malaysians should be proud of,” said Razlan, who is the event director for the 2011 Formula 1 PETRONAS Malaysian Grand Prix.
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 January 31.
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 the circuit and SIC’s ticket counter at KL Sentral. They can also be purchased via internet at www.sepangcircuit.com or by calling TICKET HOTLINE at 603-87782222.
“Additional sales channels will be available in February. There will be physical tickets sold at Pavilion and Fahrenheit Mall from February 1. They will also be available at other major shopping malls, selected PETRONAS stations nationwide and Redtix outlets very soon.
“I strongly suggest fans to check out our website for all information in regard to this matter as well on all the happenings held in conjunction with the 13th edition of the 2011 Formula 1 PETRONAS Malaysian Grand Prix,” added Razlan.
For more details, contact SIC Head of Corporate Communications Azhar Ghazali at 019-3837865 or the National Press Officer Norlina Ayob at 019-3174555.