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Lewis Hamilton: "F1 losing toughest race on calendar"

  • Published on 26 Sep 2017 15:12
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  • By: Rob Veenstra

Lewis Hamilton on Tuesday said F1's "toughest race" will be missing on next year's calendar. He is referring to Malaysia, where after almost 20 years in formula one the government has decided that 2017 will be the last race at the Sepang circuit.

Sepang has become known as one of the hardest races physically for the drivers, thanks to its long fast corners and Malaysia's heat, humidity and often torrential rain. "It is definitely sad to think this is our last race (here)," said the Briton at an event in Kuala Lumpur for Petronas, Mercedes' title sponsor. "They are taking away one of the toughest, if not the toughest race of the season and it will be hard to replace," Hamilton added. (GMM)

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  • Malaysia do tend to have some pretty good races. I'll definitely miss it.

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    • Sep 26 2017 - 16:05
  • It is very sad that Malaysia is going away. As much as I hated the first race in 1999 with FIA overlooking a Ferrari violation to give them the constructors championship and keep the driver's championship alive.

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    • Sep 26 2017 - 18:49
    • boudy

      Posts: 1,168

      Rules are rules(unless you are ferrari or mercedes)

      The whole oil burning thing shows that FIA is not interested in applying. They could proof that oil is/was used for fuel. Yet they put an restriction in which was bypassed by mercedes. There is too much disparity between penalties across teams.

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      • Sep 27 2017 - 07:54

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