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Out of the frying pan of Singapore, F1 makes the short hop to the fire of Malaysian Sepang International Circuit, which has moved from its traditional early season slot. Hopefully the rains that gave a miss at Singapore will show up at Sepang.
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Circuit Stats:

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Circuit length : 5.543km/3.444 miles

Race distance : 56 laps (full world championship points will be awarded after 75 per cent distance/42 laps)

Distance to Turn One : 600m/0.373 miles

Longest straight : 920m/0.572 miles, on the approach to Turn 15

Pitlane length : 420m/0.261 miles, estimated time loss 24s

Top speed : 330km/h/205mph, on the approach to Turn 15

Full throttle : 65 per cent, with the longest period of full throttle being 12s

DRS zones : Two, on the approaches to Turns One and 15

Fuel consumption : 1.79 per lap, which is average

ERS demands : Low. There are several slow corners, out of which electrical power has an impact on acceleration, but there are eight significant braking events around the lap where energy can be recovered

Brake wear : Medium. Only 15 per cent of the lap is spent braking

Gear changes : 57 per lap/3,192 per race

Safety Car likelihood : Low. There is only a 20 per cent chance of a Safety Car

Major changes for 2016 : The circuit has been re-surfaced since last year and more than half of the corners have new kerbs and improved drainage. The camber at Turn Nine has been altered, and, most significantly, Turn 15 has been re-profiled to make it slower, in an effort to encourage overtaking

The challenge at this circuit is to maintain good balance throughout the long straights, big stops and sweeping corners, all while taking the tough and often changeable conditions into account. Teams have to strike a delicate compromise between efficient cooling, aerodynamic performance and balance, so Friday running will be important initially in order to assess the impact of the new track surface on the car and the re-profiling of some corners – particularly Turn 15.

Tyres :

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PAUL HEMBERY, PIRELLI MOTORSPORT DIRECTOR:
“In terms of extreme conditions that provide a real test for the tyres, Malaysia is right up there with anything else we see all year. That’s because of the extremely high temperatures as well as the high energy loadings through the fast corners. The big unknown for this year is the track surface, which is completely new. The weather can also change in an instant, turning the track into a monsoon. As a result of all that, Sepang tends to be quite a varied weekend where track evolution is hard to follow. We’ve seen a high number of pit stops in the past and we would probably expect multiple stops from most drivers again this year: this of course opens up an even wider array of variables when it comes to potential race strategies, now that teams have three compounds to choose from.”

History:
There is a long history of motorsport in Malaysia, with a non championship Johore Grand Prix being staged around public roads around Johor Bahru as far back as 1940. The Jahore Grand Prix was revived in 1948, with a revised course around the streets of Johor Bahru that ran along the seafront and through the town. A purpose built track was eventually realized when the Selangor government leased land for the construction of a permanent course at Batu Tiga, which was later renamed the Shah Alam Circuit. The circuit is now gone, with the land being sold on for development after the lease was not extended by the government, houses now occupying the site of the former circuit.
In the early 1990s the idea of a staging a Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix started to gain traction, and after state-owned Petronas entered the sport backing Sauber in 1995, the push for a Grand Prix would eventually lead to a brand new track being constructed. Hermann Tilke designed the new track (His first) to be situated at Sepang close to Kuala Lumpur airport. The track, built onto an oil palm plantation. It’s first grand Prix was staged in 1999. The track has hosted a Grand Prix every year since, and with the possibility of serious rain at the event has seen plenty of exciting action over the years.
Up until last year there were no major revisions to the Hermann Tilke track, but since the Grand Prix last year a major resurfacing job has been carried out at the track. In addition to giving a new asphalt surface, the works aimed to remove some of the existing bumps and re-profile the track to help improve drainage – so the nature of a number of the corners have changed for this year. The new surface caused concern during a MotoGP tyre test in July, with water seeping back through the track surface – officials are confident the problems have been resolved – but with sudden downpours an ever present possibility in Malaysia the performance of the track will be under scrutiny this weekend.

What to expect in 2016?
Nico Rosberg has never won the Malaysian Grand Prix, but that was also the case for each Grand Prix since this summer break – and Nico has won them all so far, reversing his mid-season slump in form. Malaysia should provide another installment in the battle between the Mercedes duo. While Nico seemed to find another gear in his performance, Lewis seemed out of sorts, and will need to get his act together if he is to prevent Nico taking a decisive lead in the title battle. The run into the first corner could well prove critical in this years driver’s championship, with the long run to T1 providing plenty of scope for one of the Mercedes to become engulfed in traffic should they struggle away from the line again.

Drivers Standings:
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It will be Mercedes who once again start as the overwhelming favorites. Red Bull will try to continue to prove a thorn in the side of whichever Mercedes driver that makes a bad start – and Ferrari will, as at every other race so far this year, desperately seek to unlock their potential and put a perfect weekend together to claim their first win of the season.

Constructors Standings:
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Sources : FIA media kit, Teams & Pirelli previews

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Fernando Alonso

“The Malaysian Grand Prix is always a fun event and among the drivers’ favourites on the calendar. There’s great food, lively fans and good racing so I hope we can put up a strong fight there. I’ve won this race three times before so I have happy memories, and we’ll be aiming to continue the momentum from the past couple of races and get a strong result there again this year.
“I’m looking forward to heading back to Malaysia after 18 months since the last race there. It’ll be interesting to see how the cars cope on the newly-resurfaced track, and I imagine the weather conditions will be different from our last visit. Still, we expect it to be a tough race in the heat and humidity, but there’s a good combination of slow and high-speed corners and fast straights, so it has a little bit of everything. It tests every part of the package, and the driver too, so hopefully there’ll be some close racing and an entertaining weekend for the fans.”
Jenson Button
“We always think of Singapore being tough because it’s the longest race of the year, but Malaysia will almost certainly be the hottest race on the calendar. Not only that, but the humidity is immense and the cockpit reaches very high temperatures. As drivers, we’re all well equipped for these conditions as part of our training, but it does take its toll by the end of the weekend. You definitely need to be in peak physical fitness to cope with the heat. I’m ready and excited to get out there and start my 300th Grand Prix, and hopefully have better luck than I did in Singapore.
“Sepang is becoming a modern classic - although it’s a relatively new circuit, it’s one of those tracks that drivers enjoy going back to. The conditions are like nothing else we experience, the circuit is quite technical and fun to drive, and the atmosphere is always great. Although it’s traditionally seen as a high-speed circuit which isn’t usually something that our package favours, we do have a good car under braking which is necessary to handle the tight corners after the long, fast straights.”
Eric Boullier, Racing Director
“The challenge at this circuit is to maintain good balance throughout the long straights, big stops and sweeping corners, all while taking the tough and often changeable conditions into account. After a recent run of mixed fortunes on one side of the garage, our aim for the remaining races has to be to iron out reliability niggles and finish with both cars.
“Since the inaugural Malaysian Grand Prix at this circuit in 1999, Sepang has become a popular venue for drivers and fans alike. There have been a number of memorable races there and thanks to the climate and the nature of the technical layout, it often produces unpredictable results. There are good overtaking opportunities to be had and ample run-off, which once again promises interesting racing.
“The Sepang circuit poses a tough technical challenge for our mechanics and engineers, who have to strike a delicate compromise between efficient cooling, aerodynamic performance and balance, so Friday running will be important initially in order to assess the impact of the new track surface on the car and the re-profiling of some corners - particularly Turn 15. If we can achieve reliability on both sides of the garage, I’m hopeful for a positive weekend. We’ve proved recently that our package is a firm contender in the midfield pack and we have the potential to finish ahead of some strong teams, so we’ll keep fighting to maintain our position and move closer to the front of the grid.
“Finally, I’d like to congratulate Jenson on his 300th Grand Prix start - a spectacular achievement for a great world champion, and we look forward to celebrating this incredible milestone with him and the team this weekend.”
Yusuke Hasegawa, Honda R&D Co Ltd Head of F1 Project & Executive Chief Engineer
“The Malaysian Grand Prix will no doubt be another hot and humid battle to be fought amongst the drivers. The changeable conditions mean it will be tricky to find a good balance with the car, and the rain can of course give us an added challenge. The circuit in Sepang is an undulating mix of long straights and sweeping corners, which all make for an exciting race with lots of good overtaking battles. We are not 100 percent certain if we will install any power unit updates for this race, but we’ll look to make our final decision at the track based on the balance of performance and reliability.
“More importantly, this will be a race to celebrate as Jenson makes his 300th Grand Prix start, which is an incredible milestone and achievement in such a demanding sport. We’re lucky to have two world champion drivers in the team with such experience, and hope that we can finish with a strong result for everyone in the team.”

Mercedes
Nico Rosberg

“Singapore was a perfect weekend for me. I felt great in the car, had a fantastic qualifying, made a strong start and then came out on top after a really intense battle with Daniel [Ricciardo] at the end of the race, which made the win all the more fulfilling. The team did such an impressive job understanding what went wrong last year and turning it around. I’m massively proud of everyone for that. It’s an incredible position to be in as a driver, knowing you have a shot at winning every weekend. I won’t take it for granted. I’ve had a good run lately and I’m enjoying the moment. But as far as the next race goes, or the next one after that and so on… it’s anyone’s game. Red Bull and Ferrari are both pushing us really hard, so there will be some tough weekends ahead. It’s exciting for the fans and pushes us even harder to keep improving, so that’s a great thing. Malaysia didn’t work out perfectly for us last year, so if we can win it this time against such tough opposition that would be really awesome. I can’t wait to see all the guys from Petronas who work so hard to give us that extra competitive advantage and hopefully give them something to cheer about at their home race.”
Lewis Hamilton
“Singapore was a difficult weekend for me, so to come away with a podium in the circumstances was pretty good damage limitation. Ultimately, Nico did an exceptional job and I didn’t have my best weekend. But that’s the way it goes. We’re both fiercely competitive. Some weekends he does great, some weekends I do great. It’s a combination of things that all come together to make a strong weekend and every one is different. I have no idea if the momentum will swing back to me or when it might. But we still have six races left, so I just have to keep giving it my all and hope for the best. That’s all you can do as a sportsman. It’s going to take some good results to get back in front and stay there - but I’ve had plenty of those in the past, so there’s no reason to think they won’t come back to me again. Sepang is my first shot at it and I’m really looking forward to getting out there. It’s a track I usually go pretty well at - plus we have some really fantastic support from the Malaysian people, including all the guys and girls from Petronas. It should be a great weekend, so if we can get a result to match that would be awesome. Let’s see how it goes…”
Toto Wolff, Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport
“We saw Formula One at its best in Singapore. Just like in football, where you have good games and bad ones, this was a classic. I’m proud of the team for how we bounced back after last year and we take our hats off to Red Bull and Daniel [Ricciardo] too, as they made it a huge battle. This is how Formula One should be and, although it was extremely tense, I thoroughly enjoyed the race. Now we go to Malaysia, which is a big weekend for us. To win in what feels like our second home, in front of thousands of friends and partners from Petronas, would be very special. But, like Singapore, this was a race where we underperformed last year, so we will need to push hard to put that right. We can guarantee that the drivers will be doing just that. This year more than ever, we’ve seen that they are pushing each other to new heights. We’re entering a gruelling phase of this record 21 race season, where the physical and mental challenge of a championship reaches its absolute peak. We’re in good shape - but we must remain on our toes to get the ball over the line.”
Paddy Lowe, Executive Director (Technical)
“We’re all very much looking forward to Malaysia. With Kuala Lumpur being the home of Petronas, we very much see this as one of our home Grands Prix. In 2015 we didn’t manage to secure the win, which was hugely disappointing to us, so we have all the more motivation to come back and get it right this time around. Focusing on the technical aspects of the circuit, it’s a very challenging weekend. The heat and humidity make life tough for drivers, team and cars alike, while the track action can often be affected by rain, which tends to be very heavy and arrive very suddenly. As such, we’ve seen some very eventful races in Malaysia over the years. The nominated tyre compounds for this event are the hard, medium and soft, with the unusual scenario of the hard as the obligatory race compound - meaning that, if the race remains dry, every driver must use that tyre. The characteristic of the circuit itself is more ‘normal’ than that of Monza or Singapore, which were more focused on more specific areas of car performance. Sepang places an even emphasis on power, aero efficiency and mechanical grip, so we’re looking forward to seeing how we fare and aiming to put in a strong performance for the Malaysian fans.”

Toro Rosso
Daniil Kvyat

“Sepang is an interesting track. As we already saw in 2010, the first two corners offer a good opportunity for racing and overtaking. It's also very hot, like in Singapore - you could cook a fried egg on the tarmac!
“It will be a challenging race, so let's see what we are capable of. The only negative part for us this year is that maybe Sepang has too many long straights. We should build chicanes halfway through every straight! (Laughs) It would be nice, eh?! Anyway, having chicanes or straights, nothing changes… Their race mode for Malaysia is ON!”
Carlos Sainz
“The start there is always exciting as you can take different lines and go very wide into braking. What I'd point out is that they've resurfaced the track this year, so the amount of grip might change a bit and let's see how it goes with the soft (tyre) compound over there.
“I remember that last year, the track temperature for the race was 64 degrees! But it's still not as tough as racing in Singapore. I'd say Malaysia is the second toughest race, after Singapore. We really like the corner sections like Turns 1 and 2, 7 and 8 or the section that goes from Turn 9 to 14… But not the long straights!”

Force India
Nico Hulkenberg

"It feels strange to be going to Sepang at the end of the season, but it’s also a nice change to mix up the calendar. It's one of the hottest events of the year and the temperatures make it quite tough on tyre degradation. The tyres will be important here, managing them throughout the race is crucial and it’s an area we really concentrate on understanding with the engineers.
"Coming after Singapore, I hope we will be a bit more acclimatised to the hot weather - it may even feel like a relief after the real oven of Marina Bay! I'd rank these two events as the toughest races of the season from a physical point of view - you really need to be at the peak of you fitness to do well here.
"Most of the races I remember in Malaysia have seen crazy weather conditions, in April, with monsoon rain, red flags and aquaplaning everywhere. I am quite curious to see how it will change now that the race is in October. It's a track where I have scored some good points and where I had a strong race in 2014, so I hope to go there and create some more special memories."
Sergio Perez
“Kuala Lumpur is a very interesting and busy city. There are many things to do and see so it’s always cool to be there. The weather usually plays a big role in the race and it will be interesting to see how this year’s changes to the calendar affect the weekend, with the race going from April to October.
“Sepang is usually a circuit where rain is a certainty rather than a possibility. It’s where I scored my first podium in Formula One, in 2012, thanks to making the most of the weather conditions. Being in a position to fight for the win came as a shock for me as we did not expect it, but the emotions of that day will stay with me forever.
“It’s another physical race, with the heat and humidity. The track itself is very long and there are a several technical corners. There are long straights with big braking zones that require precision and the high temperatures take the life out of the tyres quickly, especially the rear ones. We have done well in similar hot conditions this season so hopefully we can be on the pace once again.”

Renault
Kevin Magnussen

“It will again be a very hot and humid race weekend so it will be physically demanding just like it was in Singapore. I like Sepang Circuit and besides being a great venue, the track has some great high speed sections and the last section is especially one I like very much. Tyre management will be a key aspect in Sepang.
“My first race in Sepang was in 2014 but it didn’t leave me with any particular good memory but hopefully we can change that next weekend!
“Unfortunately on a race weekend there's not too much time available to explore and sample the local cuisine and I'll most likely be headed back to the hotel every evening. It's a long day at the track then you have to train, relax and ensure you get enough sleep to be at your best for the race. Sadly sometimes sampling the local culture has to wait until you're on holiday.”
Jolyon Palmer
“It’s hot and humid just like Singapore! It’s a nice place to visit and Sepang Circuit is modern. It’s nice and flowing with a couple of long straights, some fast corners and there are big braking zones. A strong finish was not possible on the streets of Singapore so I’m pumped up for this coming race and determined to gun for points.
“I raced in Sepang twice when I was in GP2 but for various reasons at the time I didn’t have any memorable finishes, although one year I came up to ninth from the back of the grid. There’s some good overtaking opportunities at this circuit and hopefully this experience will be useful for me this year!
“I’ve been lucky enough to see a bit of [Kuala Lumpur in the past]; we don’t always have time to see the places we visit much because we have busy schedules. Kuala Lumpur is a really nice city to explore and downtown you can visit the very modern areas with the big famous towers and then you have the more traditional areas and the markets. The city’s got a great vibe.”
Cyril Abiteboul, managing director
“The faster circuits suit us better than the slower ones and we should be able to take full use of the small power unit and mechanical upgrades introduced for the first time in Singapore. We are now focussing on the smaller details for the end of the season, and making sure we are exploiting everything to its maximum, including within our operations. We’re on a positive trend and want to take this momentum forward into the final rounds in Asia.”

Haas
Romain Grosjean

“With the resurfacing, you’ve got to go through with the cars and see if the grip is different. There’s also a lot of rain at Sepang, so we could see some big aquaplaning. We’ll be working as hard as we can to deal with all the conditions.
“It can rain at one point of the circuit and not at all on the other side. I think that was the case last year. In qualifying, in Q2, I told my guys, ‘It’s raining,’ and they replied, ‘No, it’s not’. For me, it was pouring down and I could barely keep the car on track. I was on the edge. Suddenly the guys then got the rain and were like, ‘Yes, we can see it’. So yes, Malaysia can be very variable with the rain, and in a short amount of time. It’s part of the show and part of the game.
“Even though I didn’t get much racing in Singapore, you get your body used to the heat regardless with your overall fitness and training. That helps you feel good when you get there. Your body is better prepared to accept the temperatures you encounter. As I didn’t race in Singapore, I’m absolutely ready, physically, to race in Malaysia.
“I think it’s pretty much the hardest race of the year [physically]. Singapore is a slower track with slower corners, whereas Malaysia has high speed with high loads. Again, it’s a great challenge, a great track, and when you have a good car, it’s an amazing experience.
“There are plenty [of overtaking opportunities]. There are some big straight lines with good top speed, and then some big braking zones. It’s a track with high tyre degradation. Overtaking is really good fun at Sepang.
“I remember GP2 Asia in 2008. I had the pole position in Sepang by around a second or something like that. It was a very fast time. I stalled on the grid, came back from last and almost climbed back up to first, but I was pushed out by a backmarker. I finished ninth, while the top eight were then reversed on the grid for the second race. I started the second race from ninth and finished second. It was a weekend where I should’ve won both races but, unfortunately, didn’t. I love the track though.”
Esteban Gutierrez
Describing a lap of Sepang: “You approach Turn 1 with a lot of speed. After a long straight, at the first corner you brake and turn in with a lot of lateral load. It’s a fairly long corner that goes into Turn 2, which has a change of surface angle which makes it a bit tricky on the apex to get the right grip for the exit. Then you come down flat out and into Turn 3. You approach Turn 5, which is basically a 90-degree corner to the right where you can use all the kerbs available. Then you come to Turns 6 and 7, which is my favourite part of the circuit - high-speed corner left and right. Turns 8 and 9 comprise a right-hand corner, which is basically two apexes on one whole corner. Then you arrive into Turn 10, which is a hairpin. Big braking, and there’s also change in the surface which makes it pretty difficult to get the right traction out of that corner. By that time the tyres are pretty hot, so you struggle with the traction out of the hairpin. Then you go into Turn 11, which is not really a corner but preparation for Turn 12, which is a medium-speed corner. Then you have (Turn) 13, which is a left-handed, very high-speed corner where you’re flat out. Then you come to the famous corner from Sepang, which is a very long corner to the right with a lot of braking. It’s a very technical corner because it has so many different lines which you can really use depending on the setup of the car and depending if you are on a qualifying lap or in the race. Then you come down the straight and into the last corner, braking pretty late into a medium-speed corner. It’s important to carry the speed in where you really go deep and then prepare with a right line for the exit and come to the straight line.”

Red Bull
Max Verstappen

“Malaysia is very humid and very hot, a bit like Singapore. I like the Sepang circuit, it’s pretty cool. It has a nice combination of fast corners at Turn 5 and 6 and good overtaking opportunities at Turn 9. The weather can vary quite a bit as well. We can get some pretty big storms, but then the track can dry up very quickly because of the high temperature. Last year I did a bit of sightseeing while I was there, and Malaysia seems like a very beautiful country. I really enjoyed it.”
Daniel Ricciardo
“I like back to backs. Looking at Malaysia and Japan they are both very challenging circuits. Malaysia physically is a hot one. We usually go there at the beginning of the season so it is going to be interesting going there now with a lot more development on the car and seeing how it performs. I checked the weather and it seems pretty constant all year round so that shouldn’t change much, but Sepang has been resurfaced so that could be interesting for tyre life."

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Good to have you back, jfxavier .

Thanks to Rosberg's superb driving, the championship is wide open. Things have just gotten better for us fans & this is going to be a fight to watch. He drove like a master throughout the Singapore weekend and today, has more wins than Hamilton. With 6 races to go, this could swing either ways.

What Rosberg has in his favour is the momentum and resultant confidence. Hamilton, on the other hand, is on the back foot now. Neither driver can afford to make a single mistake nor suffer a mechanical failure.
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What Rosberg has in his favour is the momentum and resultant confidence. Hamilton, on the other hand, is on the back foot now.
I'm rooting for Rosberg to get the drivers' championship this time around. Not just for him, but to reward Mercedes for such stellar powertrain and car, by having both drivers as WDCs in their current cars.

That said, I do fear for Nico's chances. When Hamilton does string together a good weekend, he's able to deliver at a level that Nico cannot rise to and match.

We can only hope that the future races also keep the drivers' championship battle wide open. There's a few tasty battles in the constructors' championship for the 2nd (Ferrari vs. Red Bull), 4th (Williams vs. Force India) and 6th places (Toro Rosso vs. McLaren) to also look forward to. Sauber will also be desperate to score 2 or more points to get out of last place in the constructors' championship.

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Good to have you back jfxavier. I'd have been grumpy at your lack of a report after having attended the Singapore GP, but frostbite911 put in a comprehensive thread, so you're forgiven.

We know that Mercedes are taking the constructors' championship, but one point I've not seen mentioned here is that they could take the WCC at this race itself.

Currently, the gap between Mercedes and the #2 constructor (Red Bull) is 222 points, and there is a maximum of 258 points on offer for a single team in the next 6 races (including the Malaysian GP) and 215 points across the last 5 races. Red Bull needs to beat Mercedes by 8 or more points in this race to keep the WCC battle open, and Ferrari need to beat Mercedes by 23 or more points. For simplicity, I've excluded a tie on scores (which will go Mercedes' way due to a higher number of race wins) and half-point finishes.

Mathematically doable, but realistically improbable
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I will be glued to the TV set this weekend. The season has come alive. And it is not just the driver's championship that is close.

Look down order to the mid-field in the constructor's championship. The race between Force India and Williams is as close as it can get - they are separated by one point. So apart from Nico R-Lewis in the front, we can expect some really keen racing between Nico H/Sergio and Filipe/Valtteri.
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Here is a report from Motorsport on the changes made to the track at Sepang.

http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/an...-teams-830812/

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Good to have you back jfxavier. I'd have been grumpy at your lack of a report after having attended the Singapore GP, but frostbite911 put in a comprehensive thread, so you're forgiven.
I was also beginning to feel the need to write something when I saw the excellent report from frostbite911

My slight urge for posting something vanished very quickly

A big drawback that I have is my failure to document or take pictures even when I travel. That kind of makes it difficult for doing write-ups and reports later.

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I was also beginning to feel the need to write something when I saw the excellent report from frostbite911
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Thanks,I'm glad you guys liked it!

The results of Singapore just made this season a whole lot more interesting! Can't wait to see what unfolds at Sepang!
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Alonso will be starting at the back with the new Honda PU
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Here are the results for FP1

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Kevin Magnussen's car caught fire during FP1! He managed to get out in less than 3 seconds. Shows how safety and FIA regulations (a driver should be able to get out of the car in less than 5 seconds in case of an emergency) have come a long way! Glad to see that he and everybody in the pits are okay!

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This incident will re-open the discussion on Halos. Would the result of this accident be any different had there been a Halo on his car?

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This incident will re-open the discussion on Halos. Would the result of this accident be any different had there been a Halo on his car?
Short answer, in a similar situation, no. The 5 second exit rule remains, so the halo will be designed with easy exit in mind. The situation will be different in case of accident with halo device on, might hinder the drivers exit, if the halo gets in the way.
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FP2 comes to a close. Lewis Hamilton comes out on top, edges past Rosberg. Sets the stage for an interesting session tomorrow!

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Anyone know if this f1 race will be aired on star sports hd or sd? Or only on select hd
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So Hamilton gains the physcological edge over Rosberg going into the race tommorrow having rocketed his way into pole. The fastest at Sepang in over 10 years.

Vestappen in the second row with Riccardo has locked out the Ferraris. Would be interestin what Vettel has to say for that in tomorrow's race.

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Anyone know if this f1 race will be aired on star sports hd or sd? Or only on select hd
Yup it's there on Star Sports 4 at 12:30 PM. Apparently the buggers may not have met their TRP rating having shifted it to HD.

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Yup it's there on Star Sports 4 at 12:30 PM. Apparently the buggers may not have met their TRP rating having shifted it to HD.

Drive on,
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I am watching on Hotstar at 720p resolution. Far better than SD on TV.
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