(ISN) – Mumbai, This Sunday, the Sepang International Circuit will host the second race of the 66th edition of the Formula 1 World Championships, as all ten teams will line up the grid for an exciting race at the 2015 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix. Close on the heels of the Australian Grand Prix held at Melbourne a fortnight ago, the Malaysian GP will be aired LIVE on Sunday, March 29 on Star Sports 4 and Star Sports HD 4, 11:30 am onwards.
The season started with a bang for Mercedes AMG Petronas as they extended their 2014 dominance with a 1-2 finish at the Australian Grand Prix. Four-time World Champion Sebastain Vettel in a resurgent Ferrari debuted with a podium finish after a first winless season for the Scuderia in over 20 years. Along with Williams Martini Racing, the Italian team will be looking at to end Mercedes AMG’s domination at the fast paced and unpredictable Malaysian Grand Prix.
The Sepang International Circuit, which hosted its first grand prix in 1999, is known for its hot and humid climate and 56 laps on the 5.543 km long circuit will prove to be a test for the drivers and their machines. While the long straights and fast corners of the Sepang circuit are expected to play more to the strengths of the Mercedes team, the ever present possibility of rains will add to the excitement of fans and level the playing field. Racing on wet tracks could unsettle the Mercedes’ winning juggernaut offering the rest of the pack a glimmer of hope for the top spot on the podium.
The Malaysian Grand Prix will also take forward the brewing rivalry between the young German driver pair of Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, following the war of words between the two post Mercedes’ triumph in the season opener at Australia. The race will also mark the return of McLaren driver Fernando Alonso, who skipped the season opener in Australia after suffering from concussion in a pre-season testing crash. With McLaren and Honda renewing one of the most successful partnerships in the sport earlier this season, the Spaniard will look to throw his Honda powered McLaren in the favorites’ mix for the season at the Malaysian Grand Prix.
A fast paced track, five former World Champions and the possibility of rain ups the excitement quotient for the 2015 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix. Star Sports, the official broadcaster for Formula 1 in India would present its viewers live action from the qualifying and the race this season in standard as well as high definition.