The Malaysian Grand Prix which has been held in Sepang uninterrupted since its debut in 1999, will be terminated in the calendar of Formula 1 this year after negotiating an early termination of the contract.
The main causes lie in the economic return does not justify the high price of the Formula 1 required for the conclusion of the test, although the Executive Director of the circuit, Razlan Razali, has not closed the door on a return in the next few years.
“of course, the circuit is there. If all the requirements are met, we will return. We want to see how exciting is the F1 again”, said Razali in a statement to Autosport faced with the question of if you would be required to return to the calendar in the future.
“The new owners need to take back control of the F1 and the competition. Bernie (Ecclestone) was lost with the FIA. The regulatory change drastically in 2014 with the new V6 engines were the beginning of the negative spiral of the F1”, said Razali, blaming the hybrid engines of harm to the show.
Razali ensures that the less sound and lower spectacularity of the cars of that era allowed the hearings to go down. “Competition is less exciting and had its impact on the interest, both on television and in the circuit. They need to bring in the excitement, we will see how he manages the new address”.
Sepang has the cheaper tickets in the calendar, but in 2016 will only be sold over 45,000 locations of the 120,000 possible. Razali admitted that the arrival of the Singapore Grand Prix in 2008 has also had its influence, commenting that, “to have two F1 racing in southeast asia is killing the sport. It would be much better to alternate them”.