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Malaysia 2011 - Free Practice 2 // The heat plays a significant factor in increasing F1's challenge

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The rain comes down hard in Malaysia
The rain comes down hard in MalaysiaCredit: Paul Gilham/Getty Images

90 minutes running has been completed in the heat and humidity of Sepang, and the weather forecasts suggest that if it hasn't already started raining, then it may do so any moment. The Pirelli tyres won't be used to working in these conditions, so there's plenty of data to be gathered by the teams.

Free Practice 2 gets underway at 7:00am GMT+1, with is about two o'clock local time.

Statistics

showers

Sepang International Circuit, Friday

30℃

  • Low 28℃
  • Humidity 81%

Heavy rain shower

2010 Session Results
PosDriverTeamTimeLaps
1L HamiltonMcLaren1:34.17527
2S VettelRed Bull1:34.44127
3N RosbergMercedes1:34.44330
4J ButtonMcLaren1:34.53824
5M SchumacherMercedes1:34.67430

One to Watch

Felipe Massa seemed out of sorts at the opening race in Melbourne. Whilst Ferrari were not as fast as they had hoped, blaming the tyres for most of their problems, it wasn't enough to hold back a fiesty Fernando Alonso. Massa, meanwhile, took longer to understand the car, and seemed scrappy throughout. Can he improve this weekend?

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90 minutes running has been completed in the heat and humidity of Sepang, and the weather forecasts suggest that if it hasn't already started raining, then it may do so any moment. The Pirelli tyres won't be used to working in these conditions, so there's plenty of data to be gathered by the teams.
Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Event start

07:00GMT +01:00

8 April 2011