Sepang Circuit expands facilitiesPOSTED BY Nigel Andretti ON 27 September 2016
MALAYSIA’S Sepang International motor racing circuit has new team and hospitality facilities– the South Paddock and permanent Paddock Chalets.
The Paddock Chalets replace the temporary chalets previously situated at the same area while the South Paddock is a completely new building built with recycled materials from the temporary chalets.
“The SIC team is always looking for ways to offer improved and expanded options for our clients, especially since our track is fully utilised all year round. The new permanent Paddock Chalets and South Paddock will offer our private clients as well as the racing teams participating in our various events more options in terms of superior facilities to support their team needs. We
will also be able to accommodate more participating teams when we organise homegrown races. With the innovative new design elements, spectators at the south paddock will also enjoy a superior viewing experience,” said Dato’ Razlan Razali, Chief Executive Officer of SIC.
The facility offers a total of 18 pit garages *below) whose sizes can be scaled to teams’ requirements.
With the inclusion of a car lift, the hospitality area on the upper level of the South Paddock has been designed for corporate events as well as car launches. The flexibility in the use of the pit garages extends to the hospitality area as well, further meeting and exceeding the requirements of its diverse users.
Teams using the South Paddock will have full access to facilities including an Operations Room,
Race Office, Timing Room, Race Control and Steward Room amongst others all with full communications infrastructure.
The design of the Paddock Chalets, as a collection of details inspired by motorsports elements
consists of 14 chalets divided into two rows of three modules each with an individual end unit on either side. Each module consists of a mirrored pair of chalets sized at 190m 2 while the larger bookend chalet is sized at 250m 2 . The chalets are designed as a contrast to the dynamic, activity driven Paddock, offering a resort-like ambiance with privacy and an abundance of hospitality areas both internally and externally.