Return of Malaysian Grand Prix is possible
The local site Careta has announced the return of the Malaysian Grand Prix to the Formula 1 calendar, starting from the 2026 season.
“According to sources within the circuit, Litar Antarabangsa Petronas Sepang (previously known as SIC) will organize the return of Formula 1 in 2026, coinciding with the introduction of the new sporting regulations,” reads the Malaysian newspaper.
Malaysia in Formula 1
Fans and professionals fondly remember the Sepang track, which joined the Formula 1 calendar in 1999 and remained until 2017. Designed by architect Hermann Tilke, the track saw Ferrari secure 7 victories out of 19 Grand Prix races over the years.
For Scuderia Ferrari, it was notable to achieve these 7 triumphs with 5 different drivers: Eddie Irvine, Michael Schumacher, Kimi Raikkonen, Fernando Alonso, and Sebastian Vettel. The latter holds the record for the most wins at Sepang (4).
Then came the halt to F1 races in Malaysia at the end of 2017, coinciding with the rise in sponsorship costs and a decline in ticket sales.