Keep twilight starts, says Ecclestone

Keep twilight starts, says Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone remains a keen fan of racing at twilight hours, despite issues raised at Sepang over the weekend. The first two races of the season in Australia and Malaysia both saw their start times modified for 2009, with the red lights going out at 5pm as a method of encouraging a greater number of European television audiences. Read more…

2009 Malaysian Formula 1 Grand Prix
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  1. Monday 6 April 2009

  2. Keep twilight starts, says Ecclestone 11:44

    Keep twilight starts, says Ecclestone

    Bernie Ecclestone remains a keen fan of racing at twilight hours, despite issues raised at Sepang over the weekend. The first two races of the season in…

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  3. Malaysian organisers to change start time? 11:30

    Malaysian organisers to change start time?

    Organisers of the Malaysian Grand Prix are looking into the starting times of their event, after a modification was made for this season. Malaysia, like…

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  4. Brawn mentioned diffusers a year ago 06:00

    Brawn mentioned diffusers a year ago

    Ross Brawn has stated that the ongoing controversy over diffusers used in Formula One could have been avoided over twelve months ago, had teams now protesting…

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  5. Shareholders to decide Whitmarsh destiny 05:00

    Shareholders to decide Whitmarsh destiny

    The fate of McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh will be decided by the team's shareholders, he has admitted. Whitmarsh, who assumed the role from Ron Dennis…

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  6. Sunday 5 April 2009

  7. Buemi disappointed to spin out 20:51

    Buemi disappointed to spin out

    Sébastien Buemi was disappointed to spin out of the Malaysian Grand Prix, having finished seventh to score two points in Australia a week ago. The Swiss…

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  8. Ferrari still with no points 17:20

    Ferrari still with no points

    The Ferrari team is disappointed to have completed the first two races of the season with a failure to score any points. Kimi Räikkönen was running fifth…

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  9. Williams sets leading pace 16:39

    Williams sets leading pace

    The Williams team was happy to be back leading a Grand Prix in Malaysia, as Nico Rosberg's storming start saw the German propelled into the lead of the race…

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  10. 16:30

    Photos: Sunday at Sepang

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  11. Bourdais hoped for restart 16:18

    Bourdais hoped for restart

    Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Sebastien Bourdais was one of the few drivers who actually hoped to see a restart of Sunday's red flagged Malaysian Grand Prix. The…

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  12. Both Renault drivers outside top ten 16:08

    Both Renault drivers outside top ten

    The Malaysian Grand Prix weekend came to a disappointing end for the Renault team as both Fernando Alonso and Nelson Piquet ended up outside the top ten. A…

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  13. Webber: Right decision to stop the race 15:57

    Webber: Right decision to stop the race

    Red Bull driver Mark Webber was happy with the stewards' decision to bring an early end to the rain-affected Malaysian Grand Prix. The GPDA-chairman could have…

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  14. 'Most dangerous conditions ever' - Hamilton 15:43

    'Most dangerous conditions ever' - Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton was thankful for the stoppage of the Malaysian Grand Prix after experiencing what he described as the most dangerous conditions possible. The…

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  15. One-stopping Heidfeld grabs second 15:40

    One-stopping Heidfeld grabs second

    Nick Heidfeld was more than pleased with second place in the Malaysian Grand Prix; the German, who started the race with the heaviest car, was able to complete…

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  16. Button delighted to survive and win 15:26

    Button delighted to survive and win

    Jenson Button was both ecstatic and relieved to take a second win from two races in the Malaysian Grand Prix. Despite running as low as fourth after a bad…

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  17. Malaysian GP stopped due to rain 13:19

    Malaysian GP stopped due to rain

    The Malaysian Grand Prix has been halted due to heavy rainstorms striking the Sepang circuit. The red flag made an appearance after 33 laps as drivers attempted…

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  18. Whitmarsh admits to making mistakes 13:00

    Whitmarsh admits to making mistakes

    McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh had admitted to making his own mistakes towards to controversial situation involving Lewis Hamilton and Dave Ryan;…

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  19. Hamilton not quitting, says McLaren 11:26

    Hamilton not quitting, says McLaren

    McLaren denies that Lewis Hamilton has considered leaving the team following the recent 'lying' controversy, principally involving the World Champion and team…

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  20. Ferrari made mistake with Massa 04:30

    Ferrari made mistake with Massa

    An error from his team is what left Felipe Massa sixteenth and out of the first phase of qualifying in Malaysia, the Brazilian has admitted. Massa, who was…

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  21. 'Ferrari behind after 2008 battle' 00:41

    'Ferrari behind after 2008 battle'

    Ferrari's team principal has explained how part of the reason the Scuderia is lagging behind this year is that much attention was put towards last year's title…

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  22. Saturday 4 April 2009

  23. Glock frustrated by last flying lap 20:58

    Glock frustrated by last flying lap

    Timo Glock starts Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix from a career-best third position, although the German can't help feeling disappointed with his efforts. Having…

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  24. FIA releases car weights 18:48

    FIA releases car weights

    Governing body the FIA has released the starting weights of the twenty cars following qualifying on Saturday afternoon at Sepang. The procedure is standard…

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  25. Malaysian diffuser protest rejected 18:06

    Malaysian diffuser protest rejected

    Race stewards have unsurprising denied a new protest lodged by the BMW Sauber team in Malaysia; the German team put the protest forward against the diffusers of…

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  26. New diffuser protest from BMW 16:08

    New diffuser protest from BMW

    The BMW team has launched a fresh protest against the radical diffusers used by the Brawn, Wiliams and Toyota teams. A previous protest from Ferrari, Renault…

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  27. Rosberg aiming for the podium 15:43

    Rosberg aiming for the podium

    Nico Rosberg will be starting from the second row of the grid for the Malaysian Grand Prix, as the penalties of Sebastian Vettel and Rubens Barrichello take…

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  28. Vettel hoping for rain 15:09

    Vettel hoping for rain

    Sebastian Vettel will be praying for rain on Saturday night following a promising qualifying session, which finished with the Red Bull being dropped ten places…

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  29. Second place unexpected for Trulli 14:39

    Second place unexpected for Trulli

    Jarno Trulli admits he is surprised to find himself on the front row of the grid for tomorrow's Malaysian Grand Prix. The Italian driver is enjoying a…

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  30. Hamilton 'expected' lowly qualifying 14:17

    Hamilton 'expected' lowly qualifying

    Lewis Hamilton has explained how failing to make the cut for the third and final segment of qualifying in Malaysia was of no surprise, considering the pace of…

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  31. Button takes second pole for Brawn 13:29

    Button takes second pole for Brawn

    Jenson Button has cruised to his second pole in a week at Sepang. With expected rain failing to fall, the English driver made the most of the Brawn car's…

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  32. BMW to attend diffuser hearing 11:26

    BMW to attend diffuser hearing

    The BMW Sauber team has announced that it is to join three others in travelling to Paris on Tuesday 14 April, in order to appeal against the FIA's decision to…

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  33. Eight teams change engines 11:05

    Eight teams change engines

    Eight of the ten teams have changed their drivers' engines ahead of the hot and humid Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend. This year, engine rules state that each…

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  34. BMW and Heidfeld to run KERS 10:47

    BMW and Heidfeld to run KERS

    The BMW team has elected to continue running the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) on the car of Nick Heidfeld this weekend. The German team has debated…

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  35. Rosberg fastest in final practice 10:08

    Rosberg fastest in final practice

    Nico Rosberg has placed himself back at the top of the timesheets after final practice in Malaysia. The Williams finished a tenth of a second ahead of Mark…

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  36. 09:58

    Photos: Saturday at Sepang

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  37. Glock needing more feedback 07:30

    Glock needing more feedback

    German Timo Glock is not yet happy with the setup of his car heading into third and final practice at Sepang. Despite setting twenty-nine laps in Friday's…

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  38. Buemi all fired up 06:45

    Buemi all fired up

    Formula One rookie Sébastien Buemi is confident of his second successful Grand Prix in a week in Malaysia. The Swiss driver, who finished sixth in last year's…

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  39. Ferrari ready for more quick times 06:00

    Ferrari ready for more quick times

    The Ferrari team is confident that its good pace can be retained on Saturday having been fastest in yesterday's second session in Malaysia. The red cars topped…

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  40. BMW may not run KERS 04:30

    BMW may not run KERS

    The BMW team may take the decision not to run the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) at Sepang this weekend. Due to the weight of the device, the team…

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  41. McLaren 'lies' a repeat of the past, says Alonso 04:00

    McLaren 'lies' a repeat of the past, says Alonso

    Fernando Alonso has hit out at former team McLaren, by claiming that the scenario involving the team in Australia last week was not the first time that the…

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  42. 'Sad day' for McLaren - Whitmarsh 03:30

    'Sad day' for McLaren - Whitmarsh

    Martin Whitmarsh has expressed his sadness over the ongoing issue surrounding the McLaren team. The Englishman, who took over from Ron Dennis as team principal…

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  43. McLaren could be in more trouble 02:00

    McLaren could be in more trouble

    The McLaren team could find itself receiving more punishments for its role in the situation which resulted in the team being disqualified from last Sunday's…

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  44. Friday 3 April 2009

  45. McLaren making steady progress 16:36

    McLaren making steady progress

    With political issues somewhat overshadowing proceedings in Malaysia, it is easy to overlook McLaren's performances on the track at Sepang. The team finished…

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  46. Fisichella annoyed after crash 16:07

    Fisichella annoyed after crash

    Giancarlo Fisichella is disappointed to have missed out on running time from Friday's second practice session in Malaysia, having crashed his Force India at…

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  47. 5-place grid penalty for Barrichello 15:30

    5-place grid penalty for Barrichello

    Rubens Barrichello has been handed a grid penalty of five positions for the Malaysian Grand Prix, after his Brawn team were required to change his gearbox.…

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  48. Hamilton apologises for Australia situation 15:14

    Hamilton apologises for Australia situation

    Lewis Hamilton has said 'sorry' for his involvment in the scandal surrounding the McLaren team, after its disqualification from last Sunday's Australian Grand…

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  49. BMW focussing on race setup 14:51

    BMW focussing on race setup

    The BMW team had an experimental day in Malaysia on Friday, as drivers Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld finished the day in only seventeenth and twentieth…

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  50. Ferrari relieved to be back on top 14:22

    Ferrari relieved to be back on top

    The Ferrari team was satisfied to be back on top of things in second practice for this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix. Kimi Räikkönen, who won at Sepang last…

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  51. Brawn collect data for higher temperatures 13:14

    Brawn collect data for higher temperatures

    The Brawn GP team has a new challenge ahead of them this weekend, as the BGP 001 takes to a track with higher temperatures than anything witnessed during their…

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  52. Renault fine tuning setups 12:49

    Renault fine tuning setups

    The Renault team is looking to perfect the individual configurations of its cars in Saturday's final practice before qualifying. The second practice session on…

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  53. Williams looking impressive at Sepang 12:24

    Williams looking impressive at Sepang

    The Williams team shone once again in practice at Sepang, with both Rosberg and Nakajima heading the timesheets at the end of the first pracice session, as they…

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  54. Both Red Bull cars in top five 12:00

    Both Red Bull cars in top five

    The Red Bull Racing team completed a positive start to its Malaysian Grand Prix weekend by finished third and fifth in Friday's second practice session at…

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  55. McLaren's Dave Ryan suspended 10:56

    McLaren's Dave Ryan suspended

    McLaren have confirmed that team manager and veteran David Ryan has been suspended, following a decision taken by team principal Martin Whitmarsh at Sepang. The…

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  56. Ferrari on top of second practice session 10:49

    Ferrari on top of second practice session

    The Ferrari team has found good pace in Sepang's second free practice session, as Kimi Räikkönen set the fastest time of the weekend so far to lead home…

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  57. Hamilton fined for speeding in pits 08:48

    Hamilton fined for speeding in pits

    Lewis Hamilton's Malaysian Grand Prix weekend started with the British driver being disqualified from last weekend's Australian Grand Prix, and the World…

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  58. Williams fastest again in free practice 06:35

    Williams fastest again in free practice

    The Williams team continued its strong performance in the first free practice session at Sepang. Nico Rosberg completed the fastest lap of the Malaysian circuit…

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  59. 05:47

    Photos: Friday at Sepang

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  60. Button going for it again 00:00

    Button going for it again

    After finally taking his second Formula 1 victory in Melbourne last weekend, Jenson Button is more determined that ever to suceed, and is looking to retain his…

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  61. Thursday 2 April 2009

  62. Massa looking to kickstart campaign 21:47

    Massa looking to kickstart campaign

    Felipe Massa is looking to revive his championship after a disappointing Australian Grand Prix, starting this weekend in Malaysia. The Ferrari driver ran in…

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  63. No appeal from McLaren 13:44

    No appeal from McLaren

    The McLaren team has elected not to appeal against the decision of the stewards to disqualify the team from last Sunday's Australian Grand Prix. The…

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  64. Heavy rain at Sepang 11:35

    Heavy rain at Sepang

    An unpredictable race is definitely on the cards this weekend, as the Sepang circuit is continuously battered by heavy rain. Most Formula One personnel remained…

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  65. Vettel to talk to stewards over penalty 11:05

    Vettel to talk to stewards over penalty

    Sebastian Vettel is to visit race control in Malaysia, to discuss his race-ending incident with Robert Kubica in last Sunday's Australian Grand Prix. The two…

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