Local travel agents who market tour packages for the Sepang race have noticed a slight drop in enquiries and bookings.
'It has been slower compared to past years,' noted Magdalene Ma, operations manager at Fascinating Holidays.
The firm, which has been selling Malaysian F1 packages the past few years, is seeing a 10 to 20 per cent decline compared to previous years.
It usually sees about 150 people snapping up its packages. A three-day, two-night package, including coach transfers and hotel stay, starts from $315. Another established player, Luxury Tours & Travel, reported a similar decline in sales.