2010 Malaysian Grand Prix discussion

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2010 Malaysian Grand Prix

52 comments on “2010 Malaysian Grand Prix discussion”

  1. Malaysia tends to have the cheapest race tickets around.

  2. Yeah…it isn’t too bad.

    The best seat on the track is on the KI stand, which is facing the first corner. It cost 700 Ringgit which is roughly 200 USD/150 GBP.

    Good compared to Silverstone, where you have to more than a 100 Pounds just to sit on the grass!!!

  3. I am going to a Grand Prix for the first time (Malaysia 2010). Does any one have any tips regarding the Malaysian Grand Prix or just attending a Grand Prix in general.

    1. There a few things you should watch out for.

      Depending on your budget, as I’ve already mentioned, K1 stand has the best seat in the house.

      Don’t buy the merchandise at the race, they are ridiculously over priced, better off buying them from Singapore.

      If you’re sitting on the hill…bring an umbrella.

      1. Hi, I’m going to the Malaysian Grand Prix too, you mentioned the K1 stand, looks a great view – worth spending a bit extra for it. I was about to but my ticket but wondered what row do i want to be on, ie… row 1 or 10??? (I think it A,B,C) any advice would be appreciated

      2. I went to Singapore 2008 and Malaysia 2009. The merch was cheaper in Malaysia than Singapore. I guess it depends what kind of products you’re looking for.

        And bring an umbrella and raincoat – even if you’re in the covered stands. The covered stands leak now (and you’ll need the raincoat for that). And you’ll need the umbrella to get to the bus or cab that will bring you home…

  4. I attended Malaysian GP three times already and it every time was better. The first time I bought cheap tickets (100 RM/20 EUR) and sat on the grass throughout the race. You don’t want to do that to yourself cause you may expect a very hot race day. If you get a cheap tickets outside grand stands make sure you bring an umbrella, lots of water and earplugs. Too much noise and hot temepratures may cause headaches. Another thing is that Sepang circuit is strangely shaped and the track itself is very long so you don’t get to see more than 20% of the track no matter where you stand. Other than that, Malaysian GP will fill you with immense joy and fun. Hope to be there this year.

  5. Hi, I’m going to Sepang in 2010 and have bought the tickets at RM102 each.

    However, the ticketing agent is quoting me RM200 per pax per day for a return trip from KL to Sepang. Does anyone know if the taxi companies charge cheaper?


    1. @roberttty

      I went to Sepang in 2008 and got from KL to the circuit by bus, it was cheap (something like RM8 per journey).

      You can get the bus outside the KL Sentral train station. The bus’s had A/C and took about an hour.

      If you try and catch a taxi while you are there then expect to pay upwards of RM60 per journey.

      Have a good time, I really enjoyed it and wish I was going again!

    2. In a word: no. Taxis are likely to ask for a contracted flat-rate price, rather than using the meter.

      You’re much better off doing the SkyBus package, which they had last year and will probably have this year too. Details here:


  6. Hi….my first time at Malaysia this year too..

    Can anyone tell me how easy it is to get from the track to the airport after the race?

    @robertty – did you find out any more info on taxis??!


  7. @CW – apparently the airport is quite near to the circuit, less than 20 mins drive away for sure.

    I will be going to Sentral Station to grab a bus to the circuit, as suggested by jb.

    1. just take a bus to the circuit, cheaper and easy too! i’m going too! by the way, i’m malaysian!

  8. @CW

    the airport is indeed less than 20 mins away but do expect to be caught in a massive traffic jam on raceday. the last time i took a bus to the LCCT it took me about an hour and a half, and it usually just takes 10 minutes.

    Also, you can take buses from 1 Utama in Bandar Utama and PuduRaya as well if i’m not wrong. they usually advertise the bus services on the newspapers about a week from raceday. But again, there will be a massive jam so i suggest you leave early? like around 10 – 11 am to make it in time for the driver’s parade.

    1. Leaving early is important, I agree. There are a lot of transfers (in our case, we took 2 trains, then another 2 buses before we got to the circuit entrance itself), and that will add to the travel time.

      The race starts at 4 PM this year, so the driver parade should be an hour before that. If you’re coming from KL, I suggest you have an early lunch, then leave at around 11-1130.

  9. One last tip: last year, Friday admission was free, so you could sit anywhere regardless of your ticket. Take full advantage of it. ;)

  10. Petronas rules
    4th February 2010, 18:59

    Hey guys, It’s my first time of attending this kinda things, but I’m very fond of F1 races ang good fan of it. I’m wondering where can i get those cheap ticet cos I wanted to from Sepang site but there are only tickets of premium class, the cheapest was 500rm. and the second thing:Is there any offers for dtuddents on ticket prices, I would be very appreciated if get any information.

    1. @Petronas rules, u can go http://www.malaysiangp.com.my/eticket/f1/index-hs.html for the ticket prices information. actually, the cheapest is the hillstand non-covered ticket cost RM 100 per person(but please bear in mind the hot weather). I’m waiting the student ticket also but so far, the student ticket price haven’t out yet, should be release soon maybe in march? u just on and off checking the website for the student price

      1. @ying
        for students price tickets, (as of last year) there’ll be two types 1; hillstand RM50 2: citrine (the other side of main gstand) RM100
        go check at nearest sic office even though they havent uploaded any info about that yet ‘cos student tix r limited n they sell out fast

        1. @meow @Petronas rules
          yeah, i bought student ticket last year too. i checked with them yesterday. The student tickets (>12 years old) is out now, this year there will be 2 type – Citrine RM 150 & Topaz RM 250. i think i’m going to buy the topaz area.

          1. do we need to show our student ID when entering?
            or we just need to show it when we buy the ticket?

  11. MercedesGPPetronasFan
    9th February 2010, 0:43

    Transport: You should consider the ERL, SIC (Sepang International Circuit)has package for this and they have arranged coaches from KLIA to SIC. Fast and convenient and reasonably prices. Dontnthink they have the skybus this year. Check with SIC.
    Merchandise: Malaysia is cheapest and as its the 3rd race you get the merchandise in early April, why wait for September and pay in Sing$
    Go to all 3 days and enjoy the practise, qualifying and support races, value for money.
    2010 promises to be a great year for F1 with Michael Schumacher, the new teams, no refuelling, no double diffuser, new points system. See you in Sepang!

    1. Hi,

      can you suggest a budget hotel for me and my family to stay for 1 night after the race, ie 4 Apr 2010?

      My flight to Singapore is 0830hrs on 5 apr 2010.

      Looks like Tune Hotel LCCT is the cheapest at around RM200/night.



  12. HI all.
    I am from South Africa,first time out to Malaysia,and hoping a for a good race.
    Anyone looking for a companion please let me know as i dont have any frineds in Malaysia.Looking fro friends to go with to the race if possible,please.
    will be staying in KL for the week.
    I was told the F Granstand is about the best beacause you see 60% of the race,any comments.

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  13. Hi all,
    I’m french and I’ll go to the Malaysian GP 2010.
    I’ll come from Penang to Kuala Lumpur. I think the best way to go from Kuala Lumpur to the Airport is the express train (ERL) but when should I buy a ticket ? Is it better to book now or to buy a ticket when I’m in Kuala Lumpur ?
    And how to go from Airport to Sepang Circuit ? Taxi ?
    Last question : Somebody know what time is the GP ?
    Thank you !!

    1. The ERL (KLIA Transit) tickets are available online thru http://www.sepangcircuit.com.my/eticket/f1/index-addons.html or you can buy the tickets at the ERL station itself. You can get more info about the express train packages here http://www.kliaekspres.com/erlsb/SepangF1/tabid/227/Default.aspx

  14. Hi Guillaume,

    you can buy ticket when in KL, no problem, sepang circuit has never been sold out.
    You can take a cab from the KLIA airport to Sepang; it is about 20km away and it shouldn’t cost more than 10 Euros. As for the race time it should be at 3PM local time, but you better check the official f1 website,


    Ed, Bosnia

  15. @yuan u need to show the student ID to purchase the ticket, according the sales officer 1 student ID for 1 F1 student ticket. And u need to bring the student ID upon enter the circuit, in case they might check. Enjoy~

  16. Hi everyone.

    As per last year, there will be SkyBus service from KL city centre to Sepang Circuit.

    For ticketing info, click: http://www.sepangcircuit.com/eticket/f1/

    SkyBus service: http://www.sepangcircuit.com/story/-public-transportation

    There’ll be a concert right after the race (aprox. 7.30 p.m) featuring Wyclef Jean & Fat Boy Slim, free for those who buy Diamond, Sapphire, Emerald and Tower 2 (Upper) tickets. Other tickets needs to buy concert ticket separately if they want to attend the concert.


    Sepang Circuit have it’s own FB page here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sepang-Circuit/293903234635

    See you at Sepang.

  17. Hi what would be the best Hillstand? I’m choosing between the K1 because its near turn 1 & 2? or C2 because its covered?


    1. On C2, you can see around 30% of the race, great braking action when cars coming to turn 9. C2 is partly covered.

      K1 is a grandstand where you can view the action on starting and off course turn 1 & 2.

      1. oh sorry, i mean K2 vs C2?

        1. @mushie If k2 is non covered stand, and beware with the hot weather and if raining! last time i bought c2 hillstand covered, the view was not bad. Like bart said, it cover 30% of the race

        2. KI is the best place, you get to see loads of action, but the tickets are a bit steep, depending on what currency you’re looking at. It roughly costs about a 150 Pounds. If you compare to races in Europe, i.e. Silverstone, its a steal!

          I would not recommend you to sit on the hill, you would get burnt in the sun or drenched in the monsoon.

          The F stand is awsome too. You sit on Turn 7 and 8, which are up there with some of the best turns in F1.

  18. K2 attraction is the view (and sound) of those cars superb exceleration out from turn 2 into long sweeping corner (turn 3) and hard braking towards turn 4. Sun-block is a must.

  19. i have purchased tickets at grandstand F.i WAS TOLD THAT YOU GET TO SEE 60% of the action and you can also view the start and finish line.not badly priced aswell.
    You get gold and platinum seats at granstand F.

    1. yeah, grandstand have the best view! but i bought topaz area, because it’s cheaper. see u guys there :)

      1. Thanks for your reply guys! I would want to watch in the grandstand but its costly for me.

        Among the hillstands – K2, C1, C2, C3, E, G – which is the most exciting/ has action? based from the circuit layout, C3 has a sharp turn 9?

        My first option is K2, I’m hoping I’d get a view of turns 1 & 2 from there..

  20. C3 you’ll have a chance to see more actions in corner.

    K2, the roar of the engines exceleration going to turn 3 and 4.

  21. For those planning to attend F1, Malaysian GP 2010 please go to http://www.KLIAekspres.com to find out more on transfer packages (transport options to the circuit).

  22. anyone know who is performing at the post-race concert??

      1. when and where is the post-race concert?

        1. scheduled to be around 7.30 pm at Sepang Circuit’s front helipad (3 minutes walking distance from front gate main entrance). Click: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=351687849013&ref=mf

  23. Will definitely going to the Friday free entry event. Still can’t decide which seating to buy for the Sat/Sun events. F, C2 or Citrine(becos I can get child ticket)?? Found this video clip very good, worth watching for someone new to Sepang Circuit.


  24. For F1 2010, Awana Limo Cab will be the official Taxi agency. All their Taxi will be running on Meter that is regulated by the government (LPKP & JPJ)

    For advance booking and pickup from Hotel/house please call Toll Free : 1 800 88 8294/ 1 800 88 3767

    or email to [email protected]
    with the following details

    Name, Mobile number, Date and time of Pickup, Address of pickup.

    Contact center Agent will confirm your booking by giving you a booking number with Taxi Number, Taxi Driver name, and Taxi driver Phone number.

    p/s Only official Taxi are allowed into Jalan perkeliling (the main road heading into Sepang Circuit).
    . Others will have to switch Official Taxi at the point or drop off at KLIA and grab a bus or official taxi from there.

    Hope this help.. Good luck and Hope you all enjoy the event.

  25. And I am off to KL, Malaysia!

    Cya guys! =)

    1. Later write down how the feeling was :)

  26. I watched the race today and i reckon red bull need to have parts on their car checked because the way vettel pulled away from hamilton was rediculously fast

  27. Oh, so unexpected, so surprise! Very touching, so well written and I have some perception, learning very much. Thank you for sharing. Very happy to see these and believe that your point of view. This same time,i love rain umbrellas very much

  28. I realise this isn’t a very good comment but it made me smile!
    A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking. :)

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