Rain in Melbourne and Malaysia on Monday
More of the same weather is forecast throughout the week
The weather turned wild in Melbourne on the day after the thrilling Australian grand prix.
Light rain at the start of Sunday’s race ensured an exciting race at Albert Park, but Monday’s weather was so bad that the red flags would have waved had it fallen 24 hours earlier.
Similar weather halted last year’s Malaysian grand prix at Sepang, the scene of this weekend’s third round of the 2010 world championship.
As in Melbourne, it is also raining in Kuala Lumpur on Monday, and more of the same weather - including uncomfortably humid temperatures in the mid 30s - is forecast throughout the week.
"I hope we don’t get the same weather as last year," said Sauber’s Kamui Kobayashi, who in 2009 was Toyota’s reserve driver.