Malaysian GP inks new deal


The Sepang International Circuit has signed a new contract that will keep the Malaysian GP on the calendar until 2018.

The race at the Kuala Lumpur track has been part of the Formula 1 season since 1999 and the current deal was due to expire this year, but organisers have penned a new three-year contract with the Formula One Management.

Malaysian Prime Minister YAB Dato' Sri Mohd Najib confirmed the new contract on Sunday while oil and gas giant Petronas also extended its title sponsorship for the duration of the new deal.

The announcement was made shortly after Sebastian Vettel won his first race with Ferrari on Sunday.