SEPANG: The Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix attracted a crowd of 115,000 over the weekend, Sepang International Circuit chairman Datuk Mokhzani Mahathir said.
"A lot more can be done to make the week leading up to the Formula One race more exciting.
"That is very important because that is what makes the F1 weekend different from country to country," he told reporters.
He added that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had asked what else could be done in the next four years that remains in Malaysia's contract to host the race.
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso won in dramatic style on Sunday, giving the Italian team one of its more unlikely victories in its long history.
The race was suspended for 51 minutes due to rain. Alonso looked like being overtaken by Sauber's Sergio Perez until the Mexican driver ran off the track with six laps to go, giving the Ferrari enough of a gap to win.
The Ferrari team had been considered to be in crisis after a poor start to the season, but a superb display of wet-weather driving gave two-time world champion Alonso a memorable victory.
Perez's second place was Sauber's best-ever race finish.
Pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton of McLaren finished third ahead of Red Bull's Mark Webber and Lotus' Kimi Raikkonen.