Malaysian Grand Prix
The Malaysian Grand Prix was first held in 1962 as a Formula 2 race. It was held on the Thompson Road circuit in Singapore. After Singapore seceded from the Malaysian federation in 1965, the Grand Prix continued on at the Shah Alam Curcuit. Malaysia hosted a range of other racing tournaments at the circuit between 1968 to 1995, including the Tasman Series (1968-1972), Formula Pacific (1973-1974, 1978-1982), Formula Atlantic (1975), Formula Two (1977) and Formula Holden (1995).
In 1999, the race was included in the Formula One World Championship. Since then, the race has been held at the Sepang International Circuit. The race was initially held at the end of the season, but since 2001, it has moved to the beginning. German driver Sebastian Vettel won the most recent Malaysian Grand Prix in 2011.