Thursday, 15 January 2015

Malaysian Grand Prix could start one hour earlier

(Alastair Staley for the Lotus F1 Team)

The organisers of the Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang circuit in Kuala Lumpur have confirmed that they are in discussions with Formula One Supremo Bernie Ecclestone about the possibility of changing the start time of the race.

The news of a possible change in the start time comes in the wake of Jules Bianchi’s accident at last Year’s Japanese Grand Prix which took place in horrendous conditions. Bianchi remains in hospital in Nice following the accident.

The race at the Sepang circuit is scheduled to commence at 4PM local time, however Razlan Razali, the boss of the Sepang International circuit suggested that they would fully support Ecclestone if they were to move the start time of the race to 3PM, that way, Razali stated that the race organisers would support any decision that Ecclestone makes.

He revealed that an earlier start makes more sense for everyone as they can have their lunch before the race and then they will be out of the circuit by 5PM. The Malaysian Grand Prix is famous for throwing up extremely unpredictable weather conditions.

© Ben Johnston 2015

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