user icon

Malaysia Grand Prix to end after 2018

  • Published on 21 Nov 2016 16:11
  • comments 1
  • By: Dominik Wilde

The Malaysia Grand Prix will be off the Formula One calendar after the 2018 season.

That is the claim of the country’s tourism and culture minister, with the race set to turn down an option to extend the contract of the race which has been held annually since 1999.

"The current agreement is from 2016 to 2018. So once that ends, there will be no more [F1]," tourism and culture minister Nazri Abdul Aziz told local media.

"F1 attendance is dropping and there is less attraction now. We are spending RM 300 million a year [$97 million]."

"The cost of hosting F1 has increased 10-fold compared to the first time it was held."

The Malaysia Grand Prix isn't the only Asian race under threat with Singapore Grand Prix organisers also said to be considering axing their race.

Replies (1)

Login to reply
  • ianf1

    Posts: 185

    "The cost of hosting F1 has increased 10-fold compared to the first time it was held." That says it all, Bernie will have to be less greedy or more circuits will follow suit.

    • + 1
    • Nov 21 2016 - 22:13

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

Related news

World Championship standings 2021

Show full world champion standings

Test calendar

Bahrain International Circuit - Winter testing

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Bahrain
26 - Mar 28
Bahrain
16 - Apr 18
Italy
7 - May 9
Spain
21 - May 23
Monaco
4 - Jun 6
Azerbaijan
18 - Jun 20
France
25 - Jun 27
Austria
2 - Jul 4
Austria
16 - Jul 18
United Kingdom
30 - Aug 1
Hungary
27 - Aug 29
Belgium
3 - Sep 5
Netherlands
10 - Sep 12
Italy
24 - Sep 26
Russian
1 - Oct 3
Singapore
8 - Oct 10
Japan
22 - Oct 24
United States of America
29 - Oct 31
Mexico
5 - Nov 7
Brazil
19 - Nov 21
Australia
3 - Dec 5
Saudi Arabia
10 - Dec 12
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
26 - Mar 28
16 - Apr 18
7 - May 9
21 - May 23
Monaco Monte Carlo
4 - Jun 6
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
18 - Jun 20
France Paul Ricard
25 - Jun 27
Austria Red Bull Ring
2 - Jul 4
Austria Red Bull Ring
16 - Jul 18
United Kingdom Silverstone
30 - Aug 1
Hungary Hungaroring
27 - Aug 29
3 - Sep 5
Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort
10 - Sep 12
Italy Monza
24 - Sep 26
Russian Sochi Autodrom
1 - Oct 3
8 - Oct 10
22 - Oct 24
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
29 - Oct 31
5 - Nov 7
Brazil Interlagos
19 - Nov 21
Australia Albert Park
3 - Dec 5
Saudi Arabia Jeddah Street Circuit
10 - Dec 12
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule
show sidebar