Malaysian Grand Prix Layout
The circuit is specifically designed for overtaking and uses many slow corners and long wide straights to achieve this. Most of the other corners are taken at medium speed which makes the track predominantly high downforce. The run off areas at Malaysia are very expansive so it is hard for the fans to get close, although at least half of the entire circuit can be viewed from anywhere in the main grandstand. The track follows a giant loop around the pits and main straight which is located in the middle of the layout. The rough surface is hard on tyres and has become increasingly bumpy as the track sinks into the swap it was built on. The circuit is also particularly wide so there is always plenty of jostling on the run down to the first corner.