Salo gets the feel of Malaysia's F1 circuit

Mika Salo, who will be racing for the first time in Malaysia, got a taste of the Sepang Formula One circuit in Kuala Lumpur today.

Mika Salo, who will be racing for the first time in Malaysia, got a taste of the Sepang Formula One circuit in Kuala Lumpur today.

"I really like the track ... It's quite difficult to handle but looks as if it will be very enjoyable to race on," Salo said. "I'm really surprised by how wide it is."

The Finn, 33, who has competed in almost 100 F1 grand prix events, has yet to race at the Malaysian circuit, which opened last year.

He jumped at the chance to take several laps in a road car with the circuit's F1 executive consultant, Philippe Gurdjian, the Malaysian national news agency said.

Turn five is the most difficult corner, he said.

"That's the long, long one before the back straight. It seems to go on forever and very difficult to find the clipping-point for that turn. So ... I will be looking at that closely once I am out there in the race car," Salo said.

The Malaysian Grand Prix, with 22 cars, takes place on Sunday to end the season.

Salo will race with Red Bull-Sauber-Petronas on Sunday.

Comments