Malaysian Grand Prix ‘has put us on the map’ – PM

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Start, Sepang, 2013In the round-up: The Malaysian prime minister gives a strong endorsement of his country’s race after the 15th running of it last weekend.

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Ensuring future of Sepang F1 (Business Times)

Malaysian prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak: “Organising the Formula One has put Malaysia on the world map. It shows that Malaysia can organise an international event of this stature.”

Pic: no regrets over Caterham move (Autosport)

“I had a great year with Marussia but now I am very happy to be with Caterham for this year and the future. It’s not frustrating at all.”

Don’t be like my dad: Jacques Villenueve warns Vettel and Webber feuds between team-mates can be lethal (The Mirror)

“Ignoring is just plain wrong. The best ??example is my father and Didier Pironi. Just look at the problems that caused.”

Van der Garde to miss four FP1 sessions (GP Update)

“As it stands I will lose four Friday sessions. The first one I won’t be driving is Bahrain.”

Comment of the day

Among my favourite suggestions for yesterday’s Caption Competition were those from Dragoll, Steve Lockwood, Rambler and FunkyF1.

But I think many of you will already know what the wiunner is – this one from @Bpacman:

Mark Webber, Red Bull, Sepang, 2013

“Helmet Marko has accepted your friend request”

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On this day in F1

Damon Hill won a rain-soaked Brazilian Grand Prix on this day in 1996:

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