Welcome to Sepang!
Welcome to Malaysia, for the final time in PSF1 history. Unfortunately, Malaysia couldn’t be saved on the calendar in real life, and therefore that means no more Malaysia for us either. It’s a fantastic track, great for overtaking and general racing, but after this weekend, it is no more in PSF1.
As you can see from the photo below, Malaysia is full of overtaking spots to entertain our drivers throughout this race. You’ll find the layout to be very similar to China, with a long swooping turn 1, which gives overtaking chances into turn 2 before powering on the gas through 3, and and another overtaking spot appears at turn 4. Turns 5, 6, 7 and 8 are super fast and provide drivers with a technical part to manage during the lap. Turn 9 is a great place to overtake in the heavy braking zone, before going up hill through 10 and 11. More swooping corners through 12 and 13 before approaching 14 where you can overtake, but many drivers may want to use the long straight and DRS into 15 to get a move done.
We really are approaching the final stages of season 9, with four drivers going for the title, all separated by just 16 points. Lego leads the way on 146, as he has done for most of the season, whilst Sean and Cliffy are on 131, and just behind on 130 is Louis. This title battle is hotting up with every passing round and it is certainly going to be an exciting climax to season 9, and F1 2017.
Season 9 went a full 8 rounds without a drop of rain, and since then we’ve had two races full of wet weather. And it appears the same will happen in Malaysia. Qualifying in all three leagues has some element of rain, and the races themselves look to be wet too with storms in the air.
That’s all for this week, but check out Lego’s hotlap below.