KUALA LUMPUR – The Sepang International Circuit (SIC) today distributed 5,400 Petronas Malaysian F1 Grand Prix tickets for free to youths as an effort to encourage them to watch the race from Sept 30 to Oct 1.
The Department of Special Affairs (Jasa) director-general Datuk Mohd Puad Zarkashi said the tickets would be issued to local youth leaders and distributed to youths in their respective areas.
Mohd Puad said contributing the free tickets was part of SIC’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to give youths an opportunity to watch the F1 Grand Prix which they had only probably watched on TV.
“This will also give youths an opportunity to witness the success of the country in organising world class international events. The F1 Grand Prix hosted this year will be the final edition hosted by Malaysia after having hosted the race for 19 years since 1999.
“Next year the F1 will be replaced with the Moto GP. We hope more youths will be attracted to watch the race after this,” he said in a statement, here today.
In April, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced that the contract to organise the prestigious F1 would not be renewed next year after studying the report and views from the SIC on the financial implications to the relevant parties. – BERNAMA