Key Facts, International Travel, and Things to Do




What was once a small town in the Selangor region of Malaysia, Sepang has grown through economic development over the past decades. It's main industries and reasons of industrial growth have been based around Sepang International Circuit, and Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Tourists and race goers alike find themselves staying in the local area, or 50km north in the capital city Kuala Lumpur, the cultural, financial and economic centre of Malaysia. Originally a tin mining town, Kuala Lumpur has grown from a small hamlet of a few shops and houses in the 1800s to a sprawling modern metropolitan area full of art, culture and entertainment.

  • Language

  • Currency

    Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)
  • Time Zone

    +08 (GMT+0800)
Batu Caves

Batu Caves

International Travel

Sepang International Circuit is located only a 10 minute drive away from Kuala Lumpur International Airport.


For more information on where to stay and accommodation, check out our dedicated Accommodation page.

Things to do

The capital city of Kuala Lumpur offers plenty of things to see and do! Highlights include:

  • The Petronas Twin Towers - the world's tallest buildings between 1998 and 2004. Be sure to visit the observation desk for a stunning panoramic view of Kuala Lumpur!
  • Sin Sze Si Ya Temple - the oldest Taoist temple in Kuala Lumpur and a cultural centre for the city's Chinese community.
  • Jalan Alor - One of the most famous roads in Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Alor hosts a wide variety of street food, hawker stalls and seafood restaurants.
  • Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park - Built in 1880, this 173-hectare recreational park is the oldest in the city.
  • Islamic Arts Museum - The largest museum of Islamic Arts in South East Asia, this impressive collection displays more than seven thousand artefacts from the Islamic World.


The weather in Sepang can be particularly unpredictable in October and November. Temperatures are typically very warm and humid, at around 32 degrees Celsius during the day and 23 degrees at night. With high temperatures such as this, wet weather is always expected. Therefore, it's worth being prepared for all conditions by bringing both sun and rain protection. Keep in mind that even covered grandstands may not offer complete protection against the elements. Additionally, air conditioned areas within the circuit are limited, so we recommend bringing handheld fans to keep cool.

Provisional Date

The date of this race is based on the provisional calendar. Usually these dates do not change but this cannot be guaranteed until the final calendar is released towards the end of the year. If the date of the race does change, it will not affect the validity of any tickets you purchase for the event. If possible, we recommend booking any accommodation and flights/travel on a flexible basis or waiting until the calendar is confirmed.

For extra peace of mind, you can take out Booking Protection cover at the checkout and receive a refund on your booking including service and delivery fees if the event date changes and you cannot attend on the new date.

Event timetable

Fri 9:55
Practice 1
Fri 14:10
Practice 2
Sat 9:55
Practice 3
Sat 13:30
Practice 4
Sat 14:10
Qualifying 1
Sat 14:35
Qualifying 2
Sun 15:00