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Malaysian Grand Prix: What time does it start, what TV channel is it on and what are the odds?

What is it?

It is the Malaysian Grand Prix, the 15th race on the 2017 Formula One calendar and the last one at the Sepang International circuit for the foreseeable future.

When is it?

Qualifying takes place on Saturday September 30 and the race takes place the following day, Sunday October 1.

What time does the race start?

Qualifying will start at 10:00am on Saturday, with the race starting at 8:00am on Sunday.

What TV channel is it on?

This race will feature on both Channel 4 and Sky Sports F1.

For qualifying the terrestrial channel will commence their live show at 8:55am, while Sky’s dedicated channel will be live five minutes later.

On race day, Martin Brundle and the Sky Sports team will be with you from 6:30am; with David Coulthard and co starting Channel 4’s coverage just over an hour later at 7:35am.

What happened last time out?

Lewis Hamilton took the win and extended his championship lead in Singapore after a first corner collision saw Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen and Max Verstappen out of contention, and the race by the second corner.

Hamilton was joined on the podium by Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull, who got his seventh podium of the campaign with his second-placed finish and Valtteri Bottas finished third for the fourth time this season.

What are they saying?

Pierre Gasly on making his Formula One debut for Toro Rosso in Malaysia:

It feels amazing, honestly. Starting my first Formula One race this weekend is just a dream coming true for me. I worked really hard these past few years to make it happen and had to be patient but yeah, it’s worth it and I’m just so excited and really looking forward to this weekend.

Fernando Alonso, on whether he will sign a new deal at McLaren:

It is still ongoing. We are talking. My intention is to study everything to see that we have a competitive package – that the idea that I have for next year will come true: I want to be competitive in 2018. And I know that the team has all the ingredients to be competitive.

Lewis Hamilton, on a disappointing Friday session for him and Mercedes:

“I’ve been struggling with the car, so we have to review and try to understand where we have gone wrong with the balance”

What are the odds?

Lewis Hamilton 6/4

Sebastian Vettel 6/4

Valtteri Bottas 12/1

Daniel Ricciardo 14/1

Max Verstappen 14/1

Kimi Raikkonen 16/1

What’s our prediction?

If there is rain on Sunday, it will may give Red Bull driver Max Verstappen the luck he needs after only managing to finish one of his last three races.

The Mercedes team have admitted they have issues that require attention and Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo will want to take advantage of that and hopefully beat the pair of Ferraris.

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