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Malaysia 2009 - Free Practice 1 // Ninety more minutes of practice action in Sepang

Published by Christine

It may just be us, but we are feeling the effects of back to back races this weekend. What with the non-stop news during the week, it feels as though we haven't had a moment to catch our breath. However, Malaysia is upon us and we descend upon the heat and humidity to find out who can improve their performance from last week.

Weather update

Most of the forecasts suggest that it is going to be relatively dry in the morning, but there could be some showers in the afternoon. Free Practice 2 will be especially important if this does happen, as the later start time will reflect more on how the race will be, and we will find out if Nico's complaints are correct.

One to watch

Sebastian Vettel didn't manage to complete a single free practice session in Melbourne, so he will be desperate to actually complete the programme that Red Bull have in store. He still seemed to have the edge over Webber, but that incident in the race itself means he's got some Brownie points to try and regroup.

Predictions please

Predicting was so much fun last time, that it's only right we do it again. Will we see any noses lost in Practice? Will anyone bin it? Will Alonso make it out okay, seeing as he has flu? And most important of all, who will be fastest?




It may just be us, but we are feeling the effects of back to back races this weekend. What with the non-stop news during the week, it feels as though we haven't had a moment to catch our breath.

Event start

03:00GMT +01:00

3 April 2009