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Malaysia 2010 - Race information - Get yourself prepared for the upcoming F1 weekend at Sepang

Published by Christine

We've had one bad race and one fabulous race, and whilst we're all still debating the direction F1 is heading in, there's the third Grand Prix about to start. Last year, the Malaysian race was halted by the weather and it looks like 2010 will be no different, but we shall see.


The weather

So far, all three days appear to have heavy rain, and the temperature is up at about 30 degrees. To every extent, it would appear that we are in for a good few wet sessions.

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The circuit

The Malaysian GP has been held at Sepang since 1999, and has seen seven different winners since then. Last year it was all about Jenson Button, can he repeat that this year?

Circuit Information
LocationSepang International Circuit
TimezoneGMT +8
First Race1999
Total Grand Prix11
Length5.543 km
Circuit Records
Pole Position1m 33.074sMichael Schumacher (Ferrari)2004
Fastest Lap1m 34.223sJuan Pablo Montoya (Williams)2004
Race Time1hr 30m 40.529sGiancarlo Fisichella (Renault)2006
Malaysia Circuit Map
Malaysia Circuit MapCredit: Bridgestone Corporation

Event schedule

An F1 weekend comprises of events spanning three days. Action begins on Friday and ends on Sunday.

Event Schedule
DaySessionStart Time (GMT +0100)Start Time (Local)
FridayFree Practice 103:0010:00
Free Practice 207:0014:00
SaturdayFree Practice 306:0013:00
SundayDrivers Parade07:3014:30
The Race09:0016:00

Support racing for this event includes Formula BMW Pacific.

Press conference schedule

Official press conferences are organised by the FIA and happen four times during the weekend.

Press Conference Schedule
DayTime (GMT +0100)Time (Local)Attendees
Thursday08:0015:00Rubens Barrichello
Karun Chandhok
Kamui Kobyashi
Nico Rosberg
Friday05:0016:00Tony Fernandes
Heikki Kovalainen
Vitantonio Liuzzi
Otma Szafnauer
SaturdayPost qualifyingThree fastest drivers
SundayPost raceFirst three finishing drivers

The qualifying and post race press conferences will take place after the television unilateral interviews.

Podcast schedule

Sidepodcast provides comprehensive coverage of every Grand Prix weekend with free audio podcasts.

Podcast Schedule
DayShowRelease Time (GMT)
WednesdayF1 Digest Preview21:00
F1 Digest21:00
MondayF1 Digest21:00
F1 Debrief21:00

Following live

A thread will be created on for every session and every thread is live enabled, meaning you can follow along and contribute to the conversation without refreshing the page.

Additionally, for every session this weekend we'll be providing up-to-the-minute F1 information via the all new Factbyte Factbox.

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