You may remember the Australian Grand Prix was characterised by what can only really be referred to as chaos. And the newly resurfaced very hard circuit that Malaysia has would seem destined to create the kind of tire ware that will cause even more problems. Except the surface won’t be the main talking point of the grand prix weekend. The main topic will probably be the 90% chance of rain on Saturday and Sunday.
Driving in the rain without traction control looks to be quite a spectacle especially as very few of the teams have opted to keep testing when it rains – having wanted to save testing miles.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see a completely random grid and race result which makes the predicting harder but I’m sure we’ll work something out. As Clive likes to say, “perhaps it will throw a Spaniard in the works”. It might also be good for Jenson if you subscribe to the theory of his smooth driving style working well post traction control. He often does go well in the wet. Lewis did rather well at Fugi too last year don’t forget.
So the result might be a lottery, but we want your pole sitter and top eight finishers in the race. Good luck!
Note: The Qualifying will be early on Saturday morning for those of us in the UK, so make sure you get your predictions in early!