Malaysia considering calendar return in the future

Published on 19 Jun 2017 10:09

This October, the Malaysian Grand Prix will host its last race for the foreseeable future. The event will be cut in order to pump the money to young drivers and aid promoting them. The race has featured on the calendar since 1999 and has been a favourite of fans and drivers.

Organisers of the event have stated that they would be willing to make a return to the calendar if the quality of racing improved in Formula 1: "Of course we are considering a return, the circuit was recently renovated. However, we want to have exciting races and not boring parades. Liberty Media must ensure that the competition is better," said Razlan Razali, one of the promoters of the race in Malaysia.

Razali also pinned the blame of the uneventful races on the V6 Hybrid engines that were introduced in 2014: "The new rules engines have not helped F1. The races have become less exciting and it creates less interest. The ratings go down and in the stands, we see more empty seats."


Fergal Walsh 

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