When and Where: The 2012 Formula One Malaysia Grand Prix gets under way in Sepang on Sunday at 4 a.m. EDT. The race will be shown on Speed. Detailed timing and information will be available on Formula1.com.
For those in the United Kingdom, a live stream will be available via SkyGo.
Preview: Just as in the first race of the season last weekend, McLaren secured the front row in qualifying, with Lewis Hamilton getting the edge on teammate Jenson Button.
Hamilton will be desperate to get off the line better than in Melbourne where Button got to the initial corner first and never looked back on his way to a dominant victory.
Tomorrow, there's a long haul down to Turn One, but I'll be making sure to get a good launch and stay ahead cleanly, Hamilton said after landing in pole position on Saturday, according to Formula1.com.
Despite the danger of their drivers' determination to get to Turn One first, McLaren has insisted there will be no orders for its drivers to play it safe.
Jenson and Lewis are free to race into the first corner, said McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh, according to Formula1.com. After last weekend, I'm sure that Lewis will want to come out of the first corner in the lead, but it's a long and difficult race ahead of both of them tomorrow.
Looking to take advantage of any mistakes at the start by the McLarens is Michael Schumacher, who lies in third place on the grid.
Schumacher has a habit for getting quick starts, and he would love to make the most of his good qualifying performance.
But there remains a strong suspicion with the Mercedes team that its strong showing will, as in Melbourne, not be replicated in the race.
The Mercedes' controversial aerodynamic system on the rear wing, which has helped on a single-lap basis, takes its toll on the car's tires during the demands of the race. With the heat and humidity in Sepang, that toll could be even greater than it was in Melbourne.
But Schumacher expressed the belief that the team has found a suitable compromise between qualifying pace and race durability.
I guess all of us have concerns because those temperatures are pretty new to us, Schumacher said in the post-qualifying press conference, according to Formula1.com. We have had some preparation yesterday, but I guess we have done a decent job. We have learned quite a lesson in Australia, we have reacted.
Behind the top three, after another disappointing qualifying performance, the Red Bulls will receive much attention.
Sebastian Vettel surprisingly ran on the harder of the tire compounds in qualifying in the hope that it will give him an edge in the race. Although Mark Webber managed to get the fourth spot, with Vettel starting fifth, the Red Bulls still look some way short of the pace of the McLarens.
Prediction: While the grid remains very competitive, with little seemingly to choose between the Mercedes, Red Bull, Lotus, and perhaps Ferrari teams, it appears the McLaren team still has an edge over the rest.
Provided both get away reasonably cleanly, it is hard to see McLaren not making it two wins out of two in Sepang on Sunday. Again, it could be Button, the smoother and more consistent of the two, who gets the edge over Hamilton.
1. Button2. Hamilton3. Vettel