Denso Divas: Asian beauty is in full bloom as the F1 circus goes to Sepang for round two, the Malaysian Grand Prix. Forecast calls for heavy rain and we all know it’s slippery when wet. That is good news for Herr Vettel and Hamilton. The McLaren World Champion can sure use the “great equalizer” as his package is unable to deliver against the new Sheriff in town, the Brawn boys.
Eddie Irvine, courtesy of Michael Schumacher, won the inaugural Malaysian Grand Prix in 1999. Fernando Alonso scored his first career pole position here in 2003 and in the same race Kimi Raikkonen won his first Grand Prix.
The Sepang track is the first of what is now known as Tilke-drome.
On February 13, 2008, the management of the Sepang International Circuit announced its aim to become Formula One’s second night race from 2009 after Singapore, following discussions about buying a floodlighting system. Its plans seem to be moving forward when Datuk Mokhzani Mahathir, the chairman of the circuit, revealed that they were in the process of securing a lighting system. He was quoted as saying, "They might be custom made for the circuit." However, since then, the organizers have confirmed that they will not be making the race a night race, but will be adopting a late-afternoon start time.
Malaysian Meteorological Department is predicting thunderstorms at Sepang all week, worsening between Friday and Sunday.
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