Improved race track surface in Malaysia
First publishedin World Highways
The race track used for the Malaysian Grand Prix has benefited from a repaving of its surface. This has helped boost the quality of the surface, making it smoother as well as providing more grip and also allowing it to drain more effectively during periods of heavy rainfall. A key component of the work has been the use of the Shell Cariphalte Racetrack material. This is a special high performance version of bitumen specifically developed for use on racing circuits.
The 5.543 km track was resurfaced prior to the recent Grand Prix event held at the track. This helped boost safety for the drivers also, by improving the grip characteristics of the surface. Malaysia is one of the most demanding circuits on the calendar, especially with such high humidity and temperature.