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Saturday weather update - stable at Sepang 18 Mar 2006

Sunset in Malaysia.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 2, Malaysian Grand Prix, Practice, Sepang, Malaysia, 17 March 2006 Michael Schumacher (GER) Ferrari.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 2, Malaysian Grand Prix, Practice, Sepang, Malaysia, 17 March 2006 BMW Sauber catering girl.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 2, Malaysian Grand Prix, Practice, Sepang, Malaysia, 17 March 2006 Tyres in the shade.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 2, Malaysian Grand Prix, Practice, Sepang, Malaysia, 17 March 2006

Consistency is the name of the Sepang weather game. The humidity will again be around 94 per cent on Saturday and Sunday, and the ambient temperature on both days is expected to reach between 32 and 34 degrees Celsius.

Everyone knows it is going to be very tough, but at least they should be able to plan their strategies around consistent conditions.

There is still a high probability of rain in the region on both days, but any thunderstorms tend to come late in the afternoon/early evening.

The 5.543 kilometre Sepang International Circuit is unchanged since Fernando Alonso put his Renault on pole and won last year. The race will run over 56 laps (310.408 kilometres) and will start at 1500 hours local time (0700 GMT).