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F1 figures back Sepang red flag

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Mar.26 (GMM) Two Formula One figures have backed the decision to red flag Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix.

Paul di Resta, Sahara Force India Formula One Team leads Nico Hulkenberg, Sahara Force India Formula One Team
Paul di Resta, Sahara Force India Formula One Team leads Nico Hulkenberg, Sahara Force India Formula One Team

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A handful of laps into the Sepang race, FIA race director Charlie Whiting instructed the event be halted due to the torrential track conditions.

The race did not restart for approaching an hour.

"Did you enjoy the race," former driver and British commentator Martin Brundle asked his followers on Twitter, "or did the 50 minute red flag spoil it for you?"

Force India's Nico Hulkenberg backed Whiting's decision.

"I was screaming into the radio that I couldn't drive anymore. And (teammate) Paul (di Resta) did the same," he is quoted by German's Auto Motor und Sport.

Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali agrees.

"There were small streams and lakes all over the track and also the lack of visibility was a major topic. It was just too dangerous," said the Italian.

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