F1 victim of its own greed as Malaysian GP fails to go the distance after late start

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The Malaysian Grand Prix failed to run its full distance after a massive downpour made racing conditions impossible F1 races have always been at the mercy of the weather and everyone understands the impact that can have on them. But Bernie Ecclestone’s decision to start the race so close to sunset was a serious mistake. … Continue reading F1 victim of its own greed as Malaysian GP fails to go the distance after late start

Malaysian Grand Prix grid

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Here is the Malaysian Grand Prix grid following the application of penalties. The drivers’ starting weights have been published – see here: Malaysian GP fuel weights and strategies 1. Jenson Button 1’35.181 2. Jarno Trulli 1’35.273 3. Timo Glock 1’35.690 4. Nico Rosberg 1’35.750 5. Mark Webber 1’35.797 6. Robert Kubica 1’36.106 7. Kimi Raikkonen … Continue reading Malaysian Grand Prix grid

Should F1 have ‘twilight’ races? (Poll)

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The Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend will, like the Australian Grand Prix last weekend, be another ‘twilight’ race. These two races have later start times in an effort to improve television audiences in Europe. But is it safe to start races so late, and does it make any difference to the television figures?

Malaysian Grand Prix weather forecast

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Early forecasts indicate the Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend is likely to be affected by rain. Over on the F1 Fanatic Forum ccolanto has been checking out the weather forecasts for Kuala Lumpur and thunderstorms are predicted throughout the weekend. The chance of precipitation is rated around 60% for Friday and Saturday, rising to around … Continue reading Malaysian Grand Prix weather forecast

Australian GP hit by sponsor withdrawals

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Several major F1 sponsors have cut their spending on the opening round of the season in Australia, facing its promoters with the prospect of losing significant amounts of money. According to the Herald Sun BMW has axed its 450,000 (??507,000) corporate hospitality budget for the race, joining Foster’s in cutting its spending on the race. … Continue reading Australian GP hit by sponsor withdrawals

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