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Bernie Ecclestone has told reporters that next year’s Malaysian race is more than likely going to be a night race. He said he had come to an agreement with organisers that it would start at 7pm local time in a bid to raise viewing figures. It may also boost the response to the race with the Malaysian public, as the grandstands are notorious for not being at full capacity.
Alonso has said he is not surprised by the outcome of his team in Malaysia, and that he never expected a massive boost in performance as soon as he arrived. He said everything happened as they expected and it is much too soon to talk about rumours of him moving on to another team.
It has been speculated that Alonso could join Kimi Räikkönen at Ferrari, but the red team have defended Massa’s performance this weekend. Team principal Stefano Domenicali said: “Felipe has all the qualities and the capabilities to do well. The championship is long and the team are united, so I see no worries from this aspect.”
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References Kimi Räikkönen, Stefano Domenicali
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