Red Bull Malaysian GP - Sepang preview

Red Bull Racing press release

We leave Melbourne and head for Sepang where the weather's going to be hot and humid and - if round one was anything to go by - the racing tight. Here's our drivers' view of the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Mark Webber, Red Bull Racing
Mark Webber, Red Bull Racing

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Mark Webber:

“Malaysia is obviously very, very hot, so the track temperature is very hard on the tyres, which needs managing. The track is beautiful to drive on; you really get to feel the sensation of a Formula One car, particularly in the middle sector. It’s a great venue and, as a track, it has different demands to the Melbourne circuit, so that’s something we’ll be looking to get on top of very quickly.”

Sebastian Vettel:

“The Malaysia Circuit is actually more difficult than it seems. It has big run off areas and a broad track, meaning it appears easy, but it's not. The heat, high humidity and weather aren’t the only challenges, as the main thing is to find the ideal car set up. There are two straights of almost one kilometre, but you also need a lot of wing on the car to create enough downforce for the corners, so it requires skill to find the right compromise. It’s good to go there off the back of Australia and I hope we get another strong result.”

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Mark Webber , Sebastian Vettel
Teams Red Bull Racing
Tags red bull, renault, vettel, webber