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#1 Hames Junt

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 12:58

It looks like we may not have to wait too long for the first wet race minus the traction control, just checked a couple of forcecasts for Kuala Lumpar on Sunday at there is an 80% chance of rain!

Although how accurate these extended forecasts are, I don't quite know.

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#2 brett_sequeira

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 13:32

Sadly becasue it is easter i will be missing this race, but it would be awesome to see the cars perform without TC in the rain. :clap:

#3 Hacklerf

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 13:38

ah that would be awesome, also a good thing for Ferrari with the reliability

#4 femi

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 13:47

7 cars finished the race in Melbourne. We may have a situation where only the leading car completed the installation lap.
That will be awesome not to say the least!

#5 karlth

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 13:48

Originally posted by Hames Junt
It looks like we may not have to wait too long for the first wet race minus the traction control, just checked a couple of forcecasts for Kuala Lumpar on Sunday at there is an 80% chance of rain!

Although how accurate these extended forecasts are, I don't quite know.


Unfortunately extended forecasts always show increased likelyhood of "bad" weather.

Hopefully there will be a drizzle, just enough to wet the circuit. Although the Malaysian definition of a drizzle is probably similar to standing under a waterfall.

#6 djellison

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 13:48

One thing that has frustated me over the past few years was the number of races forcast to be wet, but turned out to be dry as a bone.

Last year we got what, three? That's about a nice balance. One in 5-ish is nice. Of course in KL - their idea of rain is somewhat different to most other places :) I'd like to see LH have the chance to re-visit the challenges of Shanghai and get it right this time. Perhaps KL will provide it.

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#7 Owen

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 13:49

7am start (UK time). I can handle that. Much better than Australia. :up:

#8 kar

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 13:49

Hope so, the Ferrari is better in the changeable conditions can run on inters much longer.

#9 Josta

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 13:52

Originally posted by Owen
7am start (UK time). I can handle that. Much better than Australia. :up:


I hate the morning races. Watching a GP with a coffee in hand just isn't the same as beer in hand.

#10 jokuvaan

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 13:53

Near equator at certain time of the year there will be systematic rain almost clock precision as far as I know.

So weather guys can put that 80%, entirely other matter is will it come when F1 race is one because track will dry very fast on hot climate.

#11 UPRC

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 13:58

Originally posted by Owen
7am start (UK time). I can handle that. Much better than Australia. :up:


Seriously? That would be 3:00 AM here.. Ugh. I stayed up for Australia which started at 1:00 here, but 3:00 in the morning?? Not when I have to get up at 5:00 AM the morning after.

Here's hoping for a late morning/early afternoon re-run on SPEED (forget TSN, I don't want to hear James Allen).

#12 brett_sequeira

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 14:01

Originally posted by Josta


I hate the morning races. Watching a GP with a coffee in hand just isn't the same as beer in hand.


IN canada EST all races are in the morning thank you. I always have coffe in my hand : (

and Malaysia is at 2:00 am

#13 markf

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 14:06

Originally posted by Josta


I hate the morning races. Watching a GP with a coffee in hand just isn't the same as beer in hand.


:rotfl: :up:

#14 color

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 14:11

Originally posted by Josta


I hate the morning races. Watching a GP with a coffee in hand just isn't the same as beer in hand.


well, I'll be watching @ around 3AM in Chicago... with BEER in my hand.
there is another solution though. make your coffe "IRISH".

#15 hello86

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 14:11

Originally posted by Josta


I hate the morning races. Watching a GP with a coffee in hand just isn't the same as beer in hand.


Who said that you can´t drink a beer in the morning? :confused:

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 14:12

Originally posted by hello86


Who said that you can´t drink a beer in the morning? :confused:


my thoughts exactly. make it "very late evening" instead of "morning" - and you are good to go.

#17 markf

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 14:15

Originally posted by color


my thoughts exactly. make it "very late evening" instead of "morning" - and you are good to go.


only heineken please

#18 color

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 14:28

Originally posted by markf


only heineken please


come on... good pilsener (I mean Plzen, Czech), good european lager (German, Austrian, Dutch, Czech, Polish) will do even better.

#19 Frank Booth

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 15:19

Originally posted by Josta


I hate the morning races. Watching a GP with a coffee in hand just isn't the same as beer in hand.


:confused:

Love my morning coffee with a race, kids & wife are still sleeping so it's just me & the dog relaxing with some quiet time.

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#20 D A

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 15:24

It will begin to rain after the race has finished. So move the start time up a few hours (5pm local?) and you'd probably get a wet race.

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 17:01

Weather forecasts for Malaysia are often deceiving as it rains almost every day, but usually only at the end of the afternoon. To predict rain therefore is not exactly taking a huge guess, but the real question is if it's going to rain during the race.

#22 shays

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 17:12

For the past week its been raining daily in KL. Usually a slight "drizzle" early afternoon and thunderstorm around 4.30 pm.

I'm not sure what time the race will start (it's either 2pm or 3 pm), but if its the latter...we might see some showers especially at the end of the race.

:clap:

#23 F1_conman

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 17:12

not sure if I would want to see we race this early in the season given new regulations... remember just two days ago 7 cars crossed the finish line in australia. I reckon it would be 3 or less if it rains in Malaysia :D

#24 Risil

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 17:23

Originally posted by shays
For the past week its been raining daily in KL. Usually a slight "drizzle" early afternoon and thunderstorm around 4.30 pm.

I'm not sure what time the race will start (it's either 2pm or 3 pm), but if its the latter...we might see some showers especially at the end of the race.


It'll be the 1975 British GP again. :eek:

#25 NineOneSeven

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 17:24

I am also an early morning race fan. No one can ask me to do something or distract me with idle conversation while the race is on. Happy days indeed.

On the issue of rain; I hope it does rain half way through the race, so dry in the beginning and then wet halfway through (no massive rooster tails though) and dry at the end. I want to see the real talent shine, also I got a big kick out of seeing the drivers correcting the oversteer in Melbourne and would love to see some of the same in Malaysia, however a little more sideways please!

#26 stevvy1986

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 17:37

would like to think at the very least that the track at some point during the race will be damp,if not sodden. also love the early morning races,forget the reruns or taping it,theres nothing better than watching a race at silly o'clock in the morning

#27 krferrari07

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 17:42

If it rains i just hope Ferrari wins, if anything to just keep the championship tight.

Would be nice to see a wet race. Just hope i don't get up 2 hours after ITV start the bleeding broadcast like Aus GP!! :rotfl:

#28 Tomecek

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 17:44

off topic slightly:

Jarno Trulli:

in my opinion the best corner is after the hairpin, turn 10, where there is a double left hander

what the hell which corner he is talking about? :confused:

#29 Perigee

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 17:48

Originally posted by Owen
7am start (UK time). I can handle that. Much better than Australia. :up:

At least, to paraphrase Monty Python, for you waking up half an hour before you went to bed for the Australia GP gave you the result you wanted.

For us Ferrari lot, it was a midnight nightmare, and when I woke up the second time (at about 10.30) it was particularly distressing to wake up and find that the nightmare was true!

I'm quite happy waking up at 3, 4, 5 am etc. but could the Ferrari team please remember to get their f*cking act together next time please!

Rain in Malaysia....let's hope so :clap:

#30 tahadar

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 17:56

Originally posted by Tomecek
off topic slightly:

Jarno Trulli: what the hell which corner he is talking about? :confused:




hahah yes! i thought the same! if you invert everything he says, you get a nice, quick double right-hander before the hairpin..probably referring to that! :lol:

#31 Locai

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 18:00

Living in the eastern US, most of the races are morning races.

My usual routine is this: 6-year old son wakes me up wanting breakfast sometime between 8:00am and 9:00am. Go downstairs. Get him something to eat. Get myself some breakfast. Turn on the TV. Hit "List" on the TiVo. Start the race (which has normally started about an hour or so before). Skip all of the commercials (gotta love TiVo). Get through most of the race before the wife wakes up. Get "the look" from her (the one that says, "I don't understand why you are so in love with that crap.") And, hopefully, get the race finished before she says, "Can I see the remote?" (wifespeak for "I want to turn the channel").

I won't be getting up at 3:00am to watch Malaysia. It will still be there in the morning waiting for me.

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 19:01

Originally posted by hello86


Who said that you can´t drink a beer in the morning? :confused:


Morning drink makes you free for the rest of a day :rotfl:

#33 Youichi

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 19:53

Originally posted by shays
For the past week its been raining daily in KL. Usually a slight "drizzle" early afternoon and thunderstorm around 4.30 pm.

I'm not sure what time the race will start (it's either 2pm or 3 pm), but if its the latter...we might see some showers especially at the end of the race.

:clap:


According to www.f1.com the race starts at 3pm local time....

But as Mr Jellison says, it's too early to be getting excited, long range forecasts are always wrong.

#34 rage2

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 21:38

Originally posted by kar
Hope so, the Ferrari is better in the changeable conditions can run on inters much longer.

Only if they don't spin off :).

#35 Josta

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 22:09

Originally posted by hello86


Who said that you can´t drink a beer in the morning? :confused:


Obviously, you can. I am in the denial stage of alcoholism though, whereby I can say I am not an alcoholic because I wait till noon before cracking open a beer :)

#36 shays

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 07:08


Just a little update, its 3pm here in Malaysia and the weather pattern seem changed for the worse.

Its dark, cloudy and raining cats & dogs (and probably with several kitchen sinks as well)

:cat:

#37 shays

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 07:22


Another update,

Its a serious monsoon rain here at the moment...so probably we gonna see some F1 cars turn boats this Sunday?

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 07:27

Originally posted by shays

Just a little update, its 3pm here in Malaysia and the weather pattern seem changed for the worse.

Its dark, cloudy and raining cats & dogs (and probably with several kitchen sinks as well)

:cat:

3.15pm - it is raining cats and dogs now in Sepang/KL. If this happens during race day, I am sure the safety car would be deploy for safety reason. It was 90F an hour ago...

It is very likely to be a wet race this Sunday, or at least part of the race.

-KB

#39 Hames Junt

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 09:31

So it is looking like we will see at least a part wet race! Well lets hope so anyway! :)

Remember Sepang 2001? :D

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 11:33

if its as wet as it was in 2001,the safety car will definitely be out,as like murray walker said during commentary,it was more like a powerboat race than a formula 1 car race-traction control or not,those sort of conditions would require the safety car,but would be interesting to see if itd just be a 5-10 minute downpour like in that race and at the nurbrugring last year,or monsoon conditions all the way through

#41 F1_conman

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 12:16

Originally posted by Locai
Living in the eastern US, most of the races are morning races.

My usual routine is this: 6-year old son wakes me up wanting breakfast sometime between 8:00am and 9:00am. Go downstairs. Get him something to eat. Get myself some breakfast. Turn on the TV. Hit "List" on the TiVo. Start the race (which has normally started about an hour or so before). Skip all of the commercials (gotta love TiVo). Get through most of the race before the wife wakes up. Get "the look" from her (the one that says, "I don't understand why you are so in love with that crap.") And, hopefully, get the race finished before she says, "Can I see the remote?" (wifespeak for "I want to turn the channel").

I won't be getting up at 3:00am to watch Malaysia. It will still be there in the morning waiting for me.


what you wrote above is exactly why I WILL BE WAKING UP AT 3:00 to watch the race. Undisturbed in the middle of the night - kids & wife asleep - just me, live timing on PC, speed channel on tv - what else could I ask for???

#42 Dmitriy_Guller

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 06:57

Do you people really expect F1 to actually hold a race in the wet in Malaysia?

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 07:55

Originally posted by Dmitriy_Guller
Do you people really expect F1 to actually hold a race in the wet in Malaysia?


:( Sadly, you ask a seriously valid question there.

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 08:49

Originally posted by Dmitriy_Guller
Do you people really expect F1 to actually hold a race in the wet in Malaysia?


Might wanna check out the 2001 Malaysian Grand Prix... :-) One of my favourite races at that too :)

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 09:11

That really was a great race, despite the guy who won it of course! :up:

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 09:17

Originally posted by shays

Another update,

Its a serious monsoon rain here at the moment...so probably we gonna see some F1 cars turn boats this Sunday?


Thanks! Please keep the local updates coming :)

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 09:32

That really is very funny because every F1 preview i've read is warning record breaking temps and Ferrari to struggle etc. because they failed in Aus GP.

Sorry, just makes me chuckle.

:rotfl:

#48 karlth

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 09:33

Originally posted by Dmitriy_Guller
Do you people really expect F1 to actually hold a race in the wet in Malaysia?


Why not Dmitriy?

#49 KLN

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 09:49

have attended the last 2 years and no rain until late arvo each year. NOT this year (despite urban myth that i'm am going to surprise them).

at this very moment (due to gadgets via microsoft), thunderstorms and 28' and it's 6.46pm.......(I think 2 hours behind).
numerous Atlas members due to arrive in the next 2 hours so expect weather updates soon, i'm sure that Sith, Matt and Paul will oblige asap..............
Kathe

#50 gerry nassar

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 09:58

Please continue weather discussion here:

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