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Jean-Eric Vergne sufffered more than his share of bad luck at the Spanish Grand Prix, but he intends to take it in his stride as he makes steps toward Monaco...
Small windows - Daniel's blog May 14, 2013
With upgrades on the STR8, Toro Rosso looked stronger in Barcelona, and after productive practice sessions, Daniel qualified 11th. In the race he advanced on that to finish 10th and snatch the final...
The enduring passion of karting | JEV's blog May 1, 2013
In the week since the Bahrain Grand Prix, Jean-Eric Vergne has gone back to college and taken some of the Toro Rosso team karting for his birthday...
The ups and downs of F1 - Daniel's blog Apr 22, 2013
After a career-best result last week in China, this week Daniel Ricciardo experienced the other side of things as his Bahrain Grand Prix was ruined by a suspiciously reluctant Toro Rosso STR8.
A little desert rain storm | JEV's blog Apr 18, 2013
The rain in Bahrain falls mainly on Toro Rosso's Jean-Eric Vergne as he reveals in his latest blog...
- Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia
- MAR 23, 2012 at 12:00 AM
- MAR 25, 2012 at 11:59 PM
- The state-of-the-art Sepang International Circuit was officially opened on March 9, 1999 (having been completed in a record 14 months) in time for the first Malaysian Grand Prix. Situated 85km from Kuala Lumpur and a stone’s throw from the city’s international airport, it is perfectly placed for hosting world-class events. Designed by Hermann Tilke, the 5.543km-long track has 15 turns and 8 straights with access speeds of more than 300kph and plenty of overtaking spots while 130,000 fans can shelter under the enormous Hibiscus-shaped grandstands. Sepang has seen some memorable racing from its first GP when the disqualification of the Ferraris of Eddie Irvine and Michael Schumacher saw Mika Hakkinen take his second F1 crown – only to have to hand it back when the disqualification was overturned. As well as high humidity, heavy rain has also played a big role at Malaysian Grands Prix with the race abandoned in 2009. Kimi Raikkonen claimed his first win here (in 2003) and Giancarlo Fisichella his last (leading a Renault one-two in 2006). No driver has yet managed three wins in a row, but Sebastian Vettel is well placed to do exactly that having won in 2010 and 2011.