Twitter seems to be overloaded at the moment, so this is just a brief post to say that it’s just started hammering down with rain here in Kuala Lumpur.
That doesn’t mean it’s going to rain on Sunday afternoon, although there is a 60% chance, apparently, as afternoon turns to evening.
It does mean that the weather has broken. I’ve been here since the early hours of Tuesday and it’s been sunny and dry the whole time, Now I’m sitting in the open sided lobby of the hotel (the only place you can get a wireless signal) and we have a full on electrical storm going on around us, with rain streaming down the gulleys. Sadly my room is the other side of the gardens, so I’ll have to stay here for a while longer.
I note a few people posting about jenson Button’s ability in the wet. He’s pretty handy as far as I’m aware. He was very strong, but went off at the Nurburgring in 2007 and of course he rode his luck and tyre choices at Budapest in 2006 to win. I don’t think people need to worry about him in the rain, not least because he has the most downforce of any car in the field and downforce is critical in the wet. Vettel has a 10 place penalty (as my correspondents have pointed out) but he is outstanding in the wet, so……
The Bridgestone wet tyres are more or less the same this year as last, by the way, even though the dry tyres are totally different now.