It has been confirmed this morning that this seasons Malaysian Grand Prix will be their last, as had been rumoured over the winter.
The Sepang track, close to Kuala Lumpur’s international airport and built on a former swamp, it was one of a wave of new ‘Tilke-drome’ circuits 19 years. Since then most of the new Formula One circuits have been designed by Hermann Tilke including China, India and Korea.
A statement from Sean Bratches, the new Commercial Director of Formula One, said “It’s always sad to say goodbye to a member of the Formula 1 family. Over nearly two decades, the Malaysian Formula 1 fans have proven themselves to be some of the sport’s most passionate supporters.
“As we said in Melbourne, we have big plans for bringing our global fan base closer to the sport than ever before, providing an enhanced digital experience and creating new events. We’re looking forward to talking more about these plans as the season progresses.
“We will have 21 exciting events to look forward to in the 2018 calendar, with the additions of the French and German races. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the Sepang International Circuit for their hospitality and professionalism over the years, and their ongoing commitment to motorsport.”