Following on after Australia, is the Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang circuit. Last year the heavens opened and the qualifying became a shambles as both Ferrari and McLaren decided to wait and prayed that the rain would stop. It didn’t. Hopefully that will not happen this year, and with the (Thai time) 3 p.m. earlier start, we should (hopefully) miss the late afternoon monsoon. Vettel supreme again? Let’s wait and see.
Qualifying is on the Saturday at 3 p.m. and there will have been some feverish work for a couple of the teams to get ready for Malaysia, with only a few days break since Melbourne two weeks ago. Will we see the Hispania again? Will they get within the 107 percent rule? We will know all the answers by Saturday afternoon.
The race begins at 3 p.m. (Thai time) on the Sunday and we will be watching as usual in front of the big screen at Jameson’s Irish Pub, Soi AR, next to Nova Park. Join us for (very) late lunch and a couple of beers before the GP starts. The easiest way to find us if you haven’t been to Jameson’s is to turn right into Soi 4 from Pattaya Second Road and follow it up and around for 200 meters and Jameson’s is on your left hand side.