2017 Grand Prix will be Malaysia's F1 swansong

| Updated: Apr 07, 2017 18:38 IST

Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], Apr. 7 (ANI): The Formula 1 and Sepang International Circuit (SIC) has decided that this year's Grand Prix scheduled to be held in October in Malaysia will be country's last. Both Formula 1 and the SIC are determined to make this year's event a fitting finale for the ground-breaking circuit. Formula 1 commercial chief Sean Bratches insisted that Malaysian Formula 1 fans, over a period of 19 years, have proven themselves to be some of the sport's most passionate supporters. "It's always sad to say goodbye to a member of the Formula 1 family," he was quoted as saying by the Formula 1 website. "As we said in Melbourne, we have big plans for bringing our global fan base closer to the sport than ever before, providing an enhanced digital experience and creating new events. We're looking forward to talking more about these plans as the season progresses." "We will have 21 exciting events to look forward to in the 2018 calendar, with the additions of the French and German races. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the Sepang International Circuit for their hospitality and professionalism over the years, and their ongoing commitment to motorsport," Bratches added. (ANI)

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