The clockwise track is 2.56km long, with 12 turns. The fastest lap was timed at 1:21.779 last season.
“This year is going to be a bit more complicated because we need to work on our car a bit more before we start thinking about podiums but nevertheless it’s a track where it demands more of the driver than the car compared to Beijing, so I’m looking forward to the race.”
“I have a little idea of what to expect as I did a few laps on the simulator before Beijing and it looks like a good track. It looks exciting, challenging and has a lot of gradient changes. The result we got in Beijing was very good so if we can score points again in Malaysia that would be our aim.”
“I think that's sort of going to be the plan for the whole year. Oliver did it in Beijing and got some points and I did it here. That’s our reality, to try to score points where we can. It’s tough coming off the back of a world championship but we’ll keep going and doing the best possible.”
“The car switched off in the hairpin on the first two laps so I was trying to manage and get round the laps to swap cars as soon as possible. But then I came into turn 5, which is a tight corner, and it just drove me straight forwards into the wall unfortunately.”