Sunday, April 8, 2007

Sepang F1

What a great weekend was! Sepang just host another F1 with Alonso come back to winning routine, followed by his teammate, Lewis Hamilton, both from McLaren-Mercedes. Kimi Räikkönen from Ferrari comes third, not a good result for Ferrari since they dominated the qualifying.

Abit info about Sepang Circuit:
Widely regarded as a benchmark for other Grand Prix venues, the Sepang circuit boasts superb pit garage and media facilities, as well as impressive grandstands and patron amenities. Some complaints have been raised regarding the unevenness of the surface, as the track appears to be slowly sinking. This is possibly due to the fact that Sepang was built on the site of a former swamp.

The circuit was designed by renowned German designer Hermann Tilke, who would subsequently design the impressive new facilities in Shanghai, Bahrain and Turkey.

The main circuit, normally raced in a clockwise direction, is 5.54 kilometres long, and is noted for its sweeping corners and wide straights. The layout is quite unusual, with a very long back straight separated from the pit straight by just one very tight hairpin.