After a controversial win at Albert Park, Lewis Hamilton and the rest of the FF1M Circus travel across the ocean to the Malaysian peninsular for the second round of the 2014 FF1M Season at the Sepang International Circuit near Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.
His Australian Grand Prix victory was Lewis Hamilton’s 33rd career win, whilst it was Gojira’s 7th, or 74th if you count the entire history of Gui Racing. It was an unfortunate race for Fernando Alonso who looked in control of the race until a Suspension Failure caused a terrifying shunt which sprayed debris acrosss the circuit. Alonso will be hoping for better luck this weekend.
The Sepang International Circuit was designed by Herman Tilke and opened in 1999, making its FF1M debut the same year in a race won by Jarno Trulli driving for MRD Racing. The circuit is located 45 kilometres from Malaysia’s capital city Kuala Lumpur. The city was founded by Chinese tin miners in 1857 and its name means “muddy confidence” in Malay. The city’s skyline is dominated by the Petronas Twin Towers which were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 at 451 meters. The towers were featured in the 1999 film ‘Entrapment’ which starred FF1M favorite Sean Connery.
For the first time in the 2014 season, FF2M Asia joins the FF1M Circus on track this weekend for the penultimate round of the 2013-14 season with qualifying on Friday, the Feature Race on Saturday, and Sprint Race on Sunday. Meanwhile, across the Pacific Ocean the 2014 AFIA Indycar Series gets underway at St. Petersburg on Sunday with Juan Pablo Montoya looking to begin his championship defence with a victory.
Meanwhile with FF1M Classic we continue our look at the 1998 FF1M Season with a look back at the second round of the championship from Interlagos, Brazil. Highlights of the race can be found below in which James Brickles is joined by a special guest for the race which made Ralf Schumacher an honorary Brazilian citizen.