Multi 21 and the most awkward podium in F1 history, last year’s Malaysian GP was an odd one.Sepang is the first track of the year with International Circuit in the name, a name addition that I hate more than is normal. It is the 16th Malaysian GP, 11 of which have been won from the front row of the grid, eight from pole and three from second. The track is 5.543km long with a race distance of 310.408km, the longest on the calendar. Eight drivers have won in Sepang, with three different drivers having three wins each, Schumacher, Alonso and Vettel.
Ferrari have won the race an impressive six times, with four different drivers, Irvine, Schumacher, Raikkonen and Alonso. But it is Williams and Juan Pablo Montoya that hold the track record, 1:34.223 and an average speed of 212kph or 132mph.
Williams will be making their 600th race start as a constructor in Malaysia. It will also be the 300th combined race start for Stewart-Jaguar-Red Bull.
The Silly Stats
The Petronas Towers in Malaysia are the same height as 476 Mercedes F1 cars. Or the height of 254 Nico Rosbergs or 260 Lewis Hamiltons.