This years Malaysian Grand Prix will be the last the country hosts for the foreseeable future, as the country is set to be dropped from the calendar in 2018.
The country has played host to the race for 19 years, however a deal has not been made and F1 will be reduced to 21 races next year with the addition of the German Grand Prix.
“It’s always sad to say goodbye to a member of the Formula 1 family,” said Sean Bratches, Managing Director, Commercial Operations, Formula 1. “Over nearly two decades, the Malaysian Formula 1 fans have proven themselves to be some of the sport’s most passionate supporters.”
“As we said in Melbourne, we have big plans for bringing our global fan base closer to the sport than ever before, providing an enhanced digital experience and creating new events. We’re looking forward to talking more about these plans as the season progresses.”
“We will have 21 exciting events to look forward to in the 2018 calendar, with the additions of the French and German races. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the Sepang International Circuit for their hospitality and professionalism over the years, and their ongoing commitment to motorsport.”