Exclusive: Sepang Circuit CEO Looks to Alternate F1 Races with Singapore Grand Prix
By Community | November 27, 2012
Speaking exclusively to iSportconnect, Mr Razali argued that Malaysia are not certain to renew their contract to host the race beyond 2015, due in part to falling demand and interest. To halt this, he suggested alternating the race with Singapore, which has enjoyed tremendous success since its debut in 2008.
“With Malaysia and Singapore, they are in the same region and I think it is bad for Singapore and Malaysia” said Razali. “I think the impact upon audiences could be greater if Malaysia and Singapore alternate races, rather than both being in the same year” he added.
Whether this option materialises is open to debate, especially given Singapore’s incredible success since starting hosting the race four years ago. However, it appears to be something which Malaysia are keen on, given their apparent reluctance to commit to the F1 calendar beyond 2015.