Saturday night fever: Pre-race analysis

Saturday night fever: Pre-race analysis

Adam Cooper analyses a chaotic day of qualifying at Sepang and explains how things are shaping up for tomorrow's Malaysian Grand Prix

We had an extraordinary qualifying session in Malaysia today and we can expect tomorrow's race to be at least as dramatic. Whether the final result bares any relation to the grid remains to be seen, and even all the combined might of all the teams' supercomputers cannot predict what will happen on Sunday.

With impeccable timing, the rain began falling just minutes before the start of the session, just as it appeared in Melbourne when the cars were on the grid. This time it was rather heavier, but the FIA's weather forecasters suggested that it would go away within a few minutes and the track would dry.

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