Lewis Hamilton shelters from torrential rain in Sepang
Just back from an interview with Lewis Hamilton in the McLaren paddock home in Sepang. I arrived a bit of a wet mess as the short walk from the media centre provided ample time to get drenched in Malaysia's regular afternoon downpour. This picture doesn't do it justice but believe me, it was absolutely tipping it down. Today the rain started at 3.50pm, 10 minutes before this weekend's qualifying and race start times. Suffice to say, the weather is likely play a significant role over the next few days with tyre wear (the drivers have never used the new Pirelli tyres in this sort of heat, or indeed in the wet) a big talking point once again. Could Red Bull's use of KERS for the first time hamper them? Was Mark Webber's form in Australia just an anomaly or has Vettel got him in his pocket? Will Ferrari and Mercedes hit back and challenge McLaren as Red Bull's main threat? It promises to be a fascinating weekend.