Sepang Circuit will host the
16th race of the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship from
30 September to 2 October.
Located 85 km from Kuala Lumpur, the track was built inside a 260 hectare oil palm plantation. It took 14 months of work to complete the circuit, which was inaugurated on 9 March 1999. After holding 15 editions during the months of March and April, this year the Malaysian GP will once again be held in October, as it was in 1999 and 2000.
The average temperature in this period is similar to that of the springtime, ranging between 32 and 33 degrees. The greatest issues are linked to the correct dimensioning of the air intake, which must allow the operating temperatures of the braking system to be managed carefully on every section of the circuit.
According to Brembo technicians, who have classified the
21 World Championship tracks on a scale of 1 to 10, the Sepang Circuit falls into the category of tracks that present a medium level of difficulty on the brakes. The Malay track earned a 7 on the difficulty index, the same score obtained by Melbourne, Budapest, Baku, Monaco and Spielberg.