Yoong on the heat of Sepang

AlexYoong.Com spoke to Alex on track yesterday and asked him for some comments on what his thoughts are for this weekend. He shares with us the following insights: Alex Yoong on Sepang's heat: "At Sepang this year the heat will be the biggest ...

AlexYoong.Com spoke to Alex on track yesterday and asked him for some comments on what his thoughts are for this weekend. He shares with us the following insights:

Alex Yoong on Sepang's heat: "At Sepang this year the heat will be the biggest problem. The teams will be working to ensure there will be as much cooling as possible, to ensure that the cars do not over heat."

Alex Yoong on his qualifying lap.
Photo by Minardi Formula 1.

"For us drivers, unfortunatly the only thing we can do is to make sure that we keep rehydrating whenever all the time. With triple layer fire retardent race suits we will be sweating a heck of a lot so it is going to be vital that the drivers keep on replentishing thier fluids. Even with the water bottles I think we will lose 3 to 4 kg in weight over the course of the race."

On the circuit: "Sepang is quite a tricky circuit. It is easy to push too hard and end up being incredibly slow. I think with the circuit being as wide as it is there is not much point to push too hard into the corners. It will be more important to be on the throttle as early as possible to take advantage of the width of the track. Schmacher (Michael) seems to have got this technique down pat as for the last two years he has been on pole by over a second."

"Even though there are long straights here there are also some quick corners so I guess most of the teams are expected to be running to near full downforce."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Alex Yoong
Teams Minardi