Malaysian GP pictures: Thursday

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F1 has arrived at Malaysia – here’s a small gallery showing some of what the teams and drivers were up to in and around Kuala Lumpur. Force India’s Vitantonio Liuzzi won a kart race – surprise, surprise, he’s a former karting world champion – and Robert Kubica entertained crowds in a Formula BMW car.

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

2008 Malaysian Grand Prix review: Raikkonen routs the opposition

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There was an irresistible inevitability about Kimi Raikkonen’s Malaysian Grand Prix victory. No distractions deflected him from his course – not the embarrassment of running out of fuel during first practice, not his team mate’s fuel-aided pole position. It was McLaren’s turn to feel the pain Ferrari suffered in Melbourne as both their drivers were … Continue reading 2008 Malaysian Grand Prix review: Raikkonen routs the opposition

Video: Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen investigated over blocking

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Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen have been summoned to appear before the Malaysian Grand Prix stewards to answer questions about why they apparently delayed BMW’s Nick Heidfeld and Renault’s Fernando Alonso on their final qualifying laps. The penalty for delaying other drivers in qualifying is typically five grid places – which would move the back … Continue reading Video: Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen investigated over blocking

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