We haven't seen a dry race there yet, so this could be interesting. I'm expecting another closely matched RBR/McLaren affair with Istanbul-like overtaking opportunities that should ensure that the faster cars shouldn't find themselves out of position for too long.
Button was strangely erratic around there last year. Let's see if he can maintain his recent form and how his teammate reacts to the ever-growing list of recent hardships. Even though Massa and Schumacher scored a good result around here last year, I'm not expecting anything special from them this time around. Alonso will probably keep outperforming his car but I doubt that'll be enough to clinch a second win.
As François said, we haven't seen a dry race there yet, so maybe the start will be like in Fuji 08, where everybody missed their braking point in the first corner hairpin. It can be an interesting start! The last sequence of corner in practice/qualifying could be very tricky for those who can enable the DRS there so there will be maybe some cars off... ^^
unfortunately half of last year's race was under the saftey car due to heavy rain but it seems that this weekend it's gonna be dry, according to official formula 1 website forcast it will be sunny on saturday and sunday but we'll see some rain on friday
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