27 March 2014 Last updated at 06:36

Malaysian Grand Prix: What makes Sepang special?

BBC Sport's Ben Edwards assesses what makes the Sepang International Circuit, home of the Malaysian Grand Prix, so special.

This year sees Sepang host its 16th Formula 1 race, having made its debut on the calendar in 1999 when Michael Schumacher handed victory to his Ferrari team-mate Eddie Irvine to help the Northern Irishman in his fight for the world championship.

The race is famous for its sudden storms and high humidity, with the 5.543km Hermann Tilke-designed track built on the site of a former oil palm plantation.

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