Final Malaysian Grand Prix now revving up
Starting back in 1999, the Malaysian Grand prix has seen its fair share of on-track drama and fantastic wheel to wheel action that made it a fan-, and more importantly, a driver-favorite track.
Ferrari, under the racecraft of the great Michael Schumacher, claimed the Manufacturers title in 1999, and both the Drivers and Manufacturers Championship the following year at Sepang.
Weather has played a key role in the race a number of times. Most notable was the 2009 deluge that stopped the race after it ran for only a couple of laps, giving the win to Jenson Button and the dominant Brawn GP. This was also the year where the famous Kimi-ice cream incident took place.
Recently, Petronas, the title sponsor for the race and the Mercedes team took home back to back to back driver and team titles. Giving the Malaysian conglomerate tremendous boost in their marketing and worldwide brand recall.
It would be a shame to loose a proper circuit in the F1 calendar, but, as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end.
The Malaysian Grand Prix will surely be missed.