Malaysian Grand Prix facts for kids

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Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysian Grand Prix
Sepang International Circuit
Circuit Sepang.svg
Race information
Laps 56
Circuit length 5.543 km (3.444 mi)
Race length 310.408 km (192.878 mi)
Number of times held 31 (13 under F1)
First held 1962, First F1-1999
Most wins (drivers) Hong Kong John MacDonald (4)
Most F1 wins: Germany Michael Schumacher (3)
Most wins (constructors) Italy Ferrari (5)
Last race (2011):
Pole position Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
1:34.870
Podium 1. Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
1h 37m 39.832s
2. United Kingdom Jenson Button
McLaren-Mercedes
+3.261
3. Germany Nick Heidfeld
Renault
+25.075
Fastest lap Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
1:40.571

The Malaysian Grand Prix is a yearly motor race which takes place in the Sepang International Circuit, near to Kuala Lumpur. Sepang was designed by race track designer, Hermann Tilke, who has designed many new tracks for Formula One. The first Formula 1 race was in 1999, which was won by Eddie Irvine, who drove for the Ferrari team.

Winners

Multiple winners (drivers)

Wins Driver Years
4 Hong Kong John MacDonald 1970, 1971, 1973, 1975
3 Germany Michael Schumacher 2000, 2001, 2004
2 Hong Kong Albert Poon 1963, 1965
Australia Andrew Miedecke 1981, 1982
Spain Fernando Alonso 2005, 2007
Finland Kimi Räikkönen 2003, 2008
Germany Sebastian Vettel 2010, 2011

Active drivers are in bold.
Event that were not part of the Formula One World Championship have a pink background.

Multiple winners (constructors)

Wins Constructor Years Won
5 Italy Ferrari 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2008
4 United Kingdom March 1972, 1977, 1978, 1979
United Kingdom Ralt 1975, 1980, 1981, 1982
3 United Kingdom Brabham 1970, 1971, 1973
2 United Kingdom Lotus 1963, 1965
Australia Elfin 1968, 1969
United Kingdom McLaren 2003, 2007
France Renault 2005, 2006
Austria Red Bull 2010, 2011

Active constructors are in bold.
Event that were not part of the Formula One World Championship have a pink background.

By year

Year Driver Constructor Class Track
2011 Germany Sebastian Vettel Red BullRenault Formula One Sepang
2010 Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault Formula One Sepang
2009 United Kingdom Jenson Button Brawn-Mercedes Formula One Sepang
2008 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari Formula One Sepang
2007 Spain Fernando Alonso McLaren-Mercedes Formula One Sepang
2006 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Renault Formula One Sepang
2005 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault Formula One Sepang
2004 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari Formula One Sepang
2003 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes Formula One Sepang
2002 Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW Formula One Sepang
2001 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari Formula One Sepang
2000 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari Formula One Sepang
1999 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ferrari Formula One Sepang
1998-
1996
Not held
1995 Australia Paul Stokell Reynard–Holden Formula Holden Shah Alam
1994-
1983
Not held
1982 Australia Andrew Miedecke Ralt–Ford Formula Pacific Shah Alam
1981 Australia Andrew Miedecke Ralt–Ford Formula Pacific Shah Alam
1980 New Zealand Steve Millen Ralt–Ford Formula Pacific Shah Alam
1979 New Zealand Kenny Smith March–Ford Formula Pacific Shah Alam
1978 New Zealand Graeme Lawrence March–Ford Formula Pacific Shah Alam
1977 France Patrick Tambay March–BMW Formula Two Shah Alam
1975 Hong Kong John MacDonald Ralt–Ford Formula Atlantic Shah Alam
1974 Formula Pacific Shah Alam
1973 Hong Kong John MacDonald BrabhamFord Formula Pacific Shah Alam
1972 Malaysia Sonny Rajah March–Ford Tasman Shah Alam
1971 Hong Kong John MacDonald BrabhamFord Tasman Shah Alam
1970 Hong Kong John MacDonald BrabhamFord Tasman Shah Alam
1969 Malaysia Tony Maw Elfin–Ford Tasman Shah Alam
1968 Indonesia Hengkie Iriawan Elfin–Ford Tasman Shah Alam
1967-
1966
Not held. The Thomson Road circuit now was in an independent Singapore.
1965 Hong Kong Albert Poon Lotus Thomson Road
1964 Cancelled after practice.
1963 Hong Kong Albert Poon Lotus Thomson Road
1962 Singapore Yong Nam Kee Jaguar Thomson Road

Event that were not part of the Formula One World Championship have a pink background.


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