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Sunday weather - hot, humid and dry 20 Mar 2005

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Formula One World Championship, Rd2, Malaysian Grand Prix, Sepang, Malaysia, 19 March 2005 (L to R): Christian Horner (GBR) Red Bull Racing Sporting Director talks with Nick Fry (GBR) BAR Team Principal after the team principal's meeting.
Formula One World Championship, Rd2, Malaysian Grand Prix, Race Day, Sepang, Malaysia, 20 March 2005 Alan Permane (GBR) Renault Race Engineer talks with Fernando Alonso (ESP) Renault and Giancarlo Fisichella (ITA) Renault.
Formula One World Championship, Rd2, Malaysian Grand Prix, Sepang, Malaysia, 19 March 2005 Tsutomu Tomita (JPN) Chairman of Toyota Racing and Toyota Team Principal after the team principal's meeting.
Formula One World Championship, Rd2, Malaysian Grand Prix, Race Day, Sepang, Malaysia, 20 March 2005

Welcome back to Sepang, as things are reaching boiling point - figuratively and literally - at the 2005 Malaysia Grand Prix.

It is already a warm and humid day as these words are written, and an ambient temperature of 40 degrees Celsius is predicted later in the day. That means track temperatures reaching almost 60 degrees by the time the race starts at 3pm local time.

The humidity is also going to be high, so it won’t just be the cars, and in particular the tyres, that take a beating this afternoon, but also the drivers.

The one thing that could upset all of the careful calculations is rain, but though there have been showers elsewhere in the region none have thus far visited the Sepang track and the forecast is for stable conditions for the seventh Malaysian Grand Prix.