Rain expected in Sepang
Forecast for thunderstorms

Apr.2 (GMM) Formula one teams are bracing for a rain affected Malaysian grand prix this weekend.

After the Sepang test was hit by rain last week, the south east Asian country's Meteorological Department now predicts that more showers and thunderstorms will coincide with round two of the world championship near Kuala Lumpur.

Interestingly, the bad weather is tipped to strike Sepang on the afternoon of all three days of official F1 action, with the mornings expected to be fine.

The worst weather is forecast for Saturday, but Sunday is likely to also be affected by rain.

"We have to see how the field adapts to wet conditions," said Sepang boss Datuk Azmi Murad.

Michael Schumacher won a wet Malaysian GP in 2001.

"I've experienced some incredible downpours before in Sepang," BMW Sauber driver Nick Heidfeld commented last week.

"Here, the rain is far from normal. When the heavens open, everything disappears under water in no time."

Written: Mon, 02 Apr 2007 08:11:19

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