Malaysia Grand Prix Preview
This weekend is the Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang circuit in Kuala Lumpur. Another exciting race that is sure to be hot and very likely stormy. According to the all knowing Wikipedia, "the circuit is known for its unpredictable humid tropical weather, varying from clear furnace hot days to tropical rain storms." I'm banking on both furnace hot and tropical rainstorms to bring the most excitement!
This will be the farewell race for Malaysia since F1 did not renew a contract to continue racing at Sepang next year. This is disappointing as the drivers love the circuit and it's unpredictability always makes for some interesting podiums and fun races.
Formula1.com has a great feature on what you need to know leading up to the Malaysian GP including this:
"Sepang was the first F1 track to be designed by renowned circuit architect Hermann Tilke. It has an interesting mix of medium and high-speed corners, but the biggest single challenge for the teams is cooling. The ambient temperature rarely drops below 30 degrees Celsius (high 80s F) at this time of year.... They also have to watch out for the rain – when it rains in this part of the world, it usually pours. In 2009 the race had to be stopped after 31 laps due to a flooded racetrack and the later-than-normal start time of 3pm leaves the race vulnerable to a late-afternoon thunderstorm."
As for what we are eating, since this is a farewell race I plan to stick with a classic: Laksa Curry. It is one of the first dishes I ever made for F1 Cookbook and remains one of our favorites.
We're definitely ready for the race weekend. Excitement is building on team twitter feeds including teams sharing these awesome posters, which are gorgeous as ever.
Get ready for exciting racing, laksa curry, fried bananas, and jungle bird cocktails!