The 15th edition of the Formula 1 PETRONAS Malaysia Grand Prix was officially launched today with the title sponsor PETRONAS and Sepang International Circuit (SIC), introducing a special One Ticket Unlimited (1TU) package that provide fans with a host of privileges for them to enjoy the the three-day events this upcoming March.
Apart from being a passport for additional discounts at the 1Malaysian GP Sale 2013 in March, 1TU would also provide the ticket holders a host of other privileges to enjoy the 2013 event, which SIC has promised to be the best ever and offering an unrivalled experience of shopping, partying, world class racing actions and travelling.
With the 1TU Package, all the grandstand ticket holders will have access to the F1 after race concert featuring the legendary Guns N Roses on 24th March for free. Meanwhile, those with the hillstand tickets will have to add minimum RM120 to catch the legendary rock performance.
“One Ticket Unlimited Package is also a passport for additional privileges including premium packages for transportation with ERL or Skybus, F&B voucher, together with an exclusive 15th years anniversary merchandise as well as additional discounts during the month-long 1Malaysia GP Sale 2013 for certain category of tickets,” said Mokhzani Tun Mahathir at the official launch of the 2013 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS Malaysia Grand Prix in Kuala Lumpur today. Held at Esplanade KLCC, the event was launched by the Youth and Sports Minister, Ahmad Shabery Cheek, and was attended by the Honorary President of Perdana Leadership Foundation, Mahathir Mohamad and the Mayor of Kuala Lumpur, Ahmad Phesal Hj. Talib with the PETRONAS President and Chief Executive Officer Shamsul Azhar Abbas.
The premium merchant for the 1TU package would be the Valiram Group, which would be providing special offers at its chain of outlets and prestigious brands including Tumi, Vertu, Canali, Godiva Chocolate, Shanghai Tang, La Martina and Swiss Watch Gallery. Holders of 1TU passes would also enjoy discounts at a host of five and four star hotels like Putrajaya Marriot Hotel & Spa, Grand Dorsett Subang, G Tower Hotel, Ancasa Allsuites Resort & Spa, Best Western Premier Dua Sentral and the Ambassador Row Serviced Suites by Lanson Place.
“Fans also can get discounts at KL Bird Park, Asian Water Sports Village, Red Box, Cathay Cineplex, Aquaria KLCC and many more outlets,” said Mokhzani, who also declared that 2013 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS Malaysia Grand Prix would be a special event with grand celebrations being the 15th edition of the event.
Recording an attendance of 120,000 spectators for 3 days last year, the SIC Chairman, was hopeful to woo in some 90,000 fans on the Race Day itself or more than 130,000 over 3 days.“I am hoping that more fans will come on Race Day this time around as we are expecting to have at least 40% of foreigners and 60% locals’ spectators on Sunday,” Mokhzani said SIC would be working closely with PETRONAS – being the title sponsor – and all our key partners like Tourism Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur City Hall, Majlis Perbandaran Sepang, BBKLCC Tourism Association and the Ministry of Information Communications and Culture as well as various government agencies and NGOs in making 2013 as the best ever F1 event.
To portray the 15th edition of Formula 1 in Malaysia this year, all 14 PETRONAS F1 cars from year 1999 to year 2012 will be presented to the public nation widely until the race weekend.
SIC will also be offering the Malaysian Schools Pit Lane Walk sessions for ticket holders on 22nd March, Friday and hosting the Autograph Sessions with the drivers on 24th March, Sunday.
“Furthermore, PETRONAS also will be having the glamorous Twin Towers @Live on 22nd to 23rd March at Plaza PETRONAS, KLCC. They also will organize a special event called 2013 PETRONAS Pit Pulse from 16th to 24th March at a few places in Kuala Lumpur which are at Plaza PETRONAS Jalan Ampang & Jalan P.Ramlee, Esplanade KLCC and at the Concourse area, Suria KLCC.
“Then, of course, there will be additional events organized by hotels, shopping complexes, entertainment outlets, automobile associations, car clubs and fan clubs in support of this celebration,” added Mokhzani.
In conjunction with the F1 race, Tourism Malaysia would be having again a month-long 1Malaysia GP Sale 2013 where the shopping outlets offering fans a nationwide sales carnival with fashionable bargains and discounts; and sizzling hot deals and unbeatable offers.
Fans could also indulge themselves in various thrilling off-track activities at SIC’s premises, during the race weekend. They can experience ultimate motorsports-related rides such as drifting, rallying, go karting and ATV at the PETRONAS Primax Experience zones.
Fans also could enjoy a round of shopping experience at the trade and vending areas, which will be massive with F1 merchandise items and paraphilia. There will also include Malaysia pavilion filled with cultural dancers and Malaysian arts & crafts. Hence, spectators also may start planning their visit to Malaysia next year, as there will have an array of in-bound travel packages in support of Visit Malaysia Year 2014.
“With that kind of scenario, we can only expect a very exciting and enjoyable event in Sepang this March and I sincerely believe that fans will not want to miss the event this year,” Mokhzani added.
As in 2012, fans are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets early because seat selection will not be allowed during the ticket purchase process on 22nd to 24th March race days in the interest of serving the larger crowd of patrons present at the circuit grounds.
The 2013 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS MALAYSIA GRAND PRIX tickets can be purchased online at www.sepangcircuit.com or walk-in counters at KL Sentral from 2nd Jan to 24th March and KLCC from 15th Feb to 24th March. Tickets are sold at 25% off when you purchase the grandstand tickets with your Maybank Card Visa and Master Card Credit or Debit.
Students can purchase an affordable ‘Buy 1 free 1 promotion’ with Kad Diskaun Siswa 1Malaysia (KADS1M) for the Main Grandstand ticket of Topaz, Citrine, Tower North & Tower South from now until 17th March. Get your tickets now and unlock your privileges at www.oneticket.com.my to enjoy the ONE TICKET UNLIMITED experience.