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Sunday weather update - rain could be key to race result 05 Apr 2009

The FIA Safety Car caught in a heavy thunderstorm.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 2, Malaysian Grand Prix, Preparations, Sepang, Malaysia, Thursday, 2 April 2009

Welcome to race day at the second round of the 2009 F€A Formula One World Championship, the Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang.

The weather here has returned to its usual heat and humidity, with an ambient temperature high of 32 degrees Celsius expected. However, serious concerns remain about the likelihood of the same sort of torrential rain we saw around 1800 hours on Saturday, which would mean it arriving two-thirds through the race's scheduled distance.

The 5.543 kilometre (3.444 mile) circuit is unchanged since Kimi Raikkonen won for Ferrari last year. The race will run over 56 laps or 310.408 kilometres (192.887 miles).