Sauber F1 Team driver Felipe Nasr is looking forward to taking to the track in Malaysia this weekend, and feels having raced in Singapore last time out, he has already had good preparation for acclimatising to the hot and humid conditions the Sepang International Circuit is renowned for.
“When talking about the Malaysian Grand Prix, the first thing that comes to my mind is the heat and the high humidity.
“During the last race weekend in Singapore we were already able to acclimatise to the high temperatures – in Malaysia this will help us as the conditions will be the same.”
The Brazilian, like many of the F1 drivers, chose to remain in hot conditions ahead of the Malaysian Grand Prix, taking time out for some surfing in Bali.
— Felipe Nasr (@FelipeNasr) September 28, 2016
The rain falls almost every day in Kuala Lumpur, but it can be difficult to predict exactly when it is going to make an appearance and often catches people out. The unpredictability can make for some exciting racing and is a nuance Nasr particularly enjoys about the South-East Asian event.
“The weather makes it an exciting race weekend, as you never know when the rain will come into play.”
The 2015 race, which was a dry affair, saw the Brazilian came home in twelfth place after a troublesome weekend. Technical issues in the practice sessions hampered Nasr’s preparations, and after starting from sixteenth on the grid, a coming together with the Scuderia Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen saw the Brazilian damage his front wing early on.
This year the 24-year-old will be hoping for a much cleaner race, as well as a strong result, following a further point’s drought for the Swiss team in Singapore last time out.