Malaysia says no to night race

Malaysia says no to night race

The Malaysian Grand Prix will not become the next F1 night race, despite talk earlier this year and pressure from Bernie Ecclestone to make the event take place at a more hospitable hour for European television audiences.
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2008 Malaysian Formula 1 Grand Prix
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  1. Wednesday 1 October 2008

  2. Malaysia says no to night race 13:45

    Malaysia says no to night race

    The Malaysian Grand Prix will not become the next F1 night race, despite talk earlier this year and pressure from Bernie Ecclestone to make the event take...

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  3. Sunday 23 March 2008

  4. Red Bull off the mark with seventh 17:54

    Red Bull off the mark with seventh

    Red Bull Racing got off the mark in the constructors' championship in Malaysia as Mark Webber brought his car home in seventh place to take two points....

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  5. Ecclestone confirms Malaysian Grand Prix will be at night 15:30

    Ecclestone confirms Malaysian Grand Prix will be at night

    The Malaysian Grand Prix will most likely be raced at night next season Bernie Ecclestone told reporters at Sepang on Sunday. The Formula 1 boss has said...

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  6. Strong result keeps BMW second 14:03

    Strong result keeps BMW second

    In the humid heat of Sepang the BMW Sauber F1 Team scored 11 championship points - the best result for the young crew so far. Robert Kubica finished second...

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  7. Ferrari happy, but rues lost one-two 14:02

    Ferrari happy, but rues lost one-two

    A win and a retirement is the final outcome of the Malaysian Grand Prix for Ferrari. Kimi Raikkonen took the sixteenth win of his career, bringing Ferrari's...

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  8. Briatore not satisfied with Renault's result 14:00

    Briatore not satisfied with Renault's result

    The Renault Formula 1 team had hoped for more points in Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix. Fernando Alonso finished the race in eighth position, scoring one...

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  9. Top ten for Honda 12:45

    Top ten for Honda

    Honda achieved a top 10 finish in today's Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang Circuit in Kuala Lumpur. Jenson Button brought his RA108 home in 10th place and...

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  10. 12:39

    Photos: Sunday at Sepang

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  11. Double retirement for Toro Rosso 12:30

    Double retirement for Toro Rosso

    Scuderia Toro Rosso suffered a double retirement at Malaysia as both Sebastian Vettel and Sebastien Bourdais failed to finish the race. "I started to have...

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  12. Two-car finish for Super Aguri 12:22

    Two-car finish for Super Aguri

    Super Aguri drivers Anthony Davidson and Takuma Sato endured extremely hot and humid weather conditions to bring both cars home at the end of the 2008...

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  13. Kovalainen reasonably happy with third 12:05

    Kovalainen reasonably happy with third

    McLaren Mercedes drivers Heikki Kovalainen and Lewis Hamilton finished the Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang Circuit in third and fifth positions...

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  14. Fisichella finish a positive for Force India 12:01

    Fisichella finish a positive for Force India

    The Force India Formula One Team has finished the Malaysian Grand Prix with Giancarlo Fisichella in 12th position. Unfortunately, after moving from 20th on...

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  15. Super Aguri team delighted with double finish 11:59

    Super Aguri team delighted with double finish

    The Super Aguri Formula 1 team was happy to see both Takuma Sato and Anthony Davidson finish the Malaysian Grand Prix. The team finished in fifteenth and...

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  16. Disappointing weekend comes to an end for Williams 11:35

    Disappointing weekend comes to an end for Williams

    After a poor qualifying session on Saturday in Sepang, the Williams team was not able to score points in Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix as various events...

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  17. Renault claims final point 11:10

    Renault claims final point

    The Renault Formula 1 team scored Sunday's final point as Fernando Alonso finished the Malaysian Grand Prix in eighth position. The Spaniard completed his...

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  18. Trulli enjoys strong finish in Malaysia 10:59

    Trulli enjoys strong finish in Malaysia

    Jarno Trulli finished the Malaysian Grand Prix in fourth position. The Italian enjoyed a solid weekend and showed Toyota made good progress over the winter...

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  19. Raikkonen back to winning ways 10:30

    Raikkonen back to winning ways

    Kimi Raikkonen was delighted with his return to winning ways after claiming just one point in the Australian Grand Prix. The Finn trailed team mate Felipe...

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  20. Hamilton - I did the best I could 09:59

    Hamilton - I did the best I could

    Lewis Hamilton was insistent that he got the most he could out of the Malaysian Grand Prix today after finishing in fifth place behind Jarno Trulli. The...

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  21. Kubica savours return to podium 09:48

    Kubica savours return to podium

    Robert Kubica was delighted with his first podium finish since the 2006 Italian Grand Prix as he fought back from a pointless Australian Grand Prix to...

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  22. Massa none the wiser after spin 09:39

    Massa none the wiser after spin

    Felipe Massa suffered a peculiar spin in between the quick turns seven and eight while running a strong second in the Malaysian Grand Prix. The Brazilian...

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  23. Raikkonen fights back with victory in Malaysia 09:31

    Raikkonen fights back with victory in Malaysia

    Kimi Raikkonen fought back from his disappointing Australian Grand Prix by taking victory in Malaysia and closing to within three points of Lewis Hamilton...

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  24. Saturday 22 March 2008

  25. 50 per cent chance of rain on race day 18:34

    50 per cent chance of rain on race day

    Concerns about the weather at Sepang caused a number of teams to complete their qualifying laps earlier than they would have liked, guarding against being...

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  26. McLaren accepts grid penalty 14:05

    McLaren accepts grid penalty

    Heikki Kovalainen and Lewis Hamilton will start Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix from eighth and ninth position respectively after both drivers were given a...

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  27. Hamilton and Kovalainen punished for blocking 13:49

    Hamilton and Kovalainen punished for blocking

    Both McLaren drivers will be moved five places down the grid for blocking other drivers in Saturday's qualifying session. Both Hamilton and Kovalainen were...

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  28. Alonso breaks into top ten for Renault 10:51

    Alonso breaks into top ten for Renault

    Renault enjoyed a reasonably satisfying afternoon as Fernando Alonso and Nelson Piquet qualified in 9th and 13th places for tomorrow's Malaysian Grand Prix....

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  29. Kovalainen nudges out Hamilton 10:39

    Kovalainen nudges out Hamilton

    McLaren Mercedes drivers Heikki Kovalainen and Lewis Hamilton will start Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang Circuit from the second row of the...

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  30. Honda happy with solid qualifying 10:34

    Honda happy with solid qualifying

    Honda enjoyed a solid qualifying session in Malaysia today, once again coming close to achieving a position in the top 10. Jenson Button will start...

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  31. Kubica edges out Heidfeld on good day for BMW 10:28

    Kubica edges out Heidfeld on good day for BMW

    BMW Sauber drivers, Robert Kubica and Hick Heidfeld, came sixth and seventh respectively in the qualifying session for the Malaysian Grand Prix. The BMW...

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  32. Ferrari excited with front row in Malaysia 10:21

    Ferrari excited with front row in Malaysia

    Both Ferraris will start the Malaysian Grand Prix from the front row: Felipe Massa set the best time in Q3 and alongside him on the grid will be his team...

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  33. Red Bull happy with qualifying 10:19

    Red Bull happy with qualifying

    Red Bull Racing got more than it expected in qualifying at Sepang as Mark Webber put his car eighth on the grid and David Coulthard recovered from his...

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  34. Toyotas impress again in qualifying 10:11

    Toyotas impress again in qualifying

    Toyota put in another impressive qualifying performance as Jarno Trulli put his car fifth on the grid and Timo Glock was tenth.  "This has been quite a...

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  35. Toro Rosso struggles in qualifying 10:04

    Toro Rosso struggles in qualifying

    After a good run in the Australian Grand Prix, Scuderia Toro Rosso landed back down in Malaysia with a thump as Vettel and Bourdais could not manage any...

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  36. Major qualifying upset for Williams 09:59

    Major qualifying upset for Williams

    Williams endured a tough qualifying session today that will see the team start tomorrow's Malaysian Grand Prix from P16 and P22. However, with the freedom...

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  37. Super Aguri encouraged by qualifying 09:52

    Super Aguri encouraged by qualifying

    Super Aguri experienced an encouraging day, as both Takuma Sato and Anthony Davidson found a small improvement in pace for the second day of the 2008...

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  38. Force India only just missed out on Q2 09:49

    Force India only just missed out on Q2

    The Force India Formula One Team again got within touching distance of making it through to Q2 in the qualifying session for Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix....

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  39. Massa storms to Malaysian pole 08:01

    Massa storms to Malaysian pole

    Felipe Massa stormed to pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix on Saturday, leading a Ferrari fight-back with Kimi Raikkonen 0.5s behind in second...

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  40. Heidfeld fastest in final practice 05:06

    Heidfeld fastest in final practice

    BMW Sauber F1 driver Nick Heidfeld was the fastest driver on track at Sepang on Saturday morning. The German even managed to complete the fastest lap of the...

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  41. 04:52

    Photos: Saturday at Sepang

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  42. Friday 21 March 2008

  43. Split day for two Toro Rossos 13:31

    Split day for two Toro Rossos

    Scuderia Toro Rosso had a split day today between Sebastian Vettel who ended up fifth fastest overall and Sebastien Bourdais who suffered a gearbox problem...

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  44. Super Aguri encouraged by practice 12:51

    Super Aguri encouraged by practice

    Super Aguri had an encouraging first day at the 2008 Malaysian Grand Prix. Despite limited running, the team was able to complete its testing programme and...

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  45. Troubled first day for Red Bull 12:21

    Troubled first day for Red Bull

    It was a difficult day for Red Bull Racing at Sepang today with David Coulthard damaging his car in the first session and Mark Webber going on to finish...

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  46. Williams looking for more pace 11:52

    Williams looking for more pace

    Williams team completed a full programme of preparatory work in today's two practice sessions for this Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix, interrupted only by a...

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  47. Mixed day for Renault 11:44

    Mixed day for Renault

    Hot and humid conditions remained throughout the day as both drivers completed busy programmes of set-up work and tyre evaluation. Fernando was hampered...

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  48. Impressive early pace for Honda 11:31

    Impressive early pace for Honda

    Honda enjoyed a positive start to what is one of the most demanding grand prix weekends of the year for both car and driver. At the conclusion of the...

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  49. 11:15

    Photos: Friday at Sepang

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  50. Ferrari reasonably positive 11:08

    Ferrari reasonably positive

    Over the two free practice sessions for the Malaysian Grand Prix, the two F2008 of Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa completed around one hundred laps. The...

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  51. McLaren comfortable after first day in Malaysia 10:46

    McLaren comfortable after first day in Malaysia

    The Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team completed today's two 90-minute test sessions without any major problems. Lewis Hamilton faced a small gearshift problem...

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  52. Gearbox problems for Kubica 10:32

    Gearbox problems for Kubica

    In Friday's first free practice session Robert Kubica suffered from a gearbox problem. The team decided to change his gear box which lost Kubica some...

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  53. Hamilton fastest on Friday 08:42

    Hamilton fastest on Friday

    Australian Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton completed the fastest lap on Friday in the second free practice session. The Briton was just ahead of Ferrari...

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  54. Coulthard to miss second practice 06:58

    Coulthard to miss second practice

    David Coulthard will not be able to compete in Friday's second free practice session. The Scotsman's RB4 sustained substantial peripheral damage in the...

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  55. Horner still confident after double trouble in free practice 05:12

    Horner still confident after double trouble in free practice

    The Red Bull team faced a difficult start of the Malaysian Grand Prix weekend. David Coulthard's session ended after 45 minutes when he flew off the track...

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  56. Massa dominates first free practice 04:38

    Massa dominates first free practice

    Felipe Massa was clearly the fastest man on Friday morning at the Sepang International Circuit. The Brazilian's fastest lap time, a 1m35,392, was over a...

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  57. Thursday 20 March 2008

  58. Gascoyne expects another step forward 15:41

    Gascoyne expects another step forward

    Force India F1's chief technical officer Mike Gascoyne expects to see the team to make another step forward in this weekend's Malaysian Grand prix. At last...

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  59. Sutil aims for better grid position 14:01

    Sutil aims for better grid position

    Adrian Sutil hopes he can join the second qualifying session for the first time in his career this weekend in Malaysia. The German driver, who is in his...

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  60. AirAsia presents Williams aircraft 12:03

    AirAsia presents Williams aircraft

    Airline AirAsia today revealed the world's first commercial A320 aircraft with a Formula One team livery. The aircraft, whose livery is an exact look-alike...

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  61. Heavy showers expected in Malaysia 11:26

    Heavy showers expected in Malaysia

    According to the latest weather forecast there are heavy showers expected Friday, Saturday and Sunday near Kuala Lumpur. Temperatures will climb up to 32...

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  62. 10:38

    Photos: Thursday at Sepang

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  63. Wednesday 19 March 2008

  64. Sepang to wait and see on night race 13:44

    Sepang to wait and see on night race

    Organisers of the Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang International Circuit are to wait and see how teams feel about the event becoming a night race from...

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  65. Renault expects Piquet to improve 12:02

    Renault expects Piquet to improve

    Nelson Piquet jr. faced a difficult first Formula 1 Grand Prix weekend. The rookie driver missed out for most of the first free practice session and his car...

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  66. Malaysian Grand Prix snapshot 08:30

    Malaysian Grand Prix snapshot

    A purpose-built facility, Sepang's 5.543km lap provides a blend of medium and high speed corners interspersed with several slow speed sections and...

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