The 2009 Malaysian GP was an embarrassing washout

While it’s still a few days out before the start of the next round of the Formula One World Championship, the Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix, weather forecasts are pointing towards a very wet and eventful weekend.

Showers are forecast for all three days of running at the Sepang circuit and surrounding Kuala Lumpur.

Despite race organisers shifting the start time forward one hour to 4pm local time in a bid to dodge the tropical evening showers that are so prevalent at this time of year, it looks like their efforts could backfire anyway!

Last year’s race was curtailed before half-distance due to the appalling weather conditions, and it was the first race since the 14-lap 1991 Australian GP where this had occurred.

What are the odds of a repeat?

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.