• Sepang has held an F1 grand prix every year dating back to 1999
• Michael Schumacher dominated early years of the circuit, with Jenson Button winning shortened 2009 race
• Lewis Hamilton looking to win at Sepang for second time after triumphing with Mercedes last season
It seems incredible to think Sepang has been hosting the Malaysian Grand Prix since 1999, but it appears one of Herman Tilke’s circuit designs has actually become part of the furniture on the F1 calendar.
Sepang’s sweeping nature can be a challenge to the drivers, but the biggest factor that can have an outcome on the race is the highly unpredictable weather which can leave plans and strategy in absolute ruins.
In the past, race day always threw up a challenge whatever the conditions. If it wasn’t the flash storm catching out the drivers, it was the hot and extremely humid sun which sapped the energy from the drivers.
A later start time since 2009 has limited the factor played by the sun, but race day tends to be an exciting affair as Sportsmail looks back at the archive and memories from the Malaysian Grand Prix.