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2006 Malaysian GP Technical Review

Excessive heat, reliability and wings were the technical talking points throughout the Malaysian Grand Prix weekend. Craig Scarborough analyses these issues, and more

The second round of the 2006 championship was always going to be a test for the new V8 engines' durability. However, that test proved extra challenging in Malaysia, where the high temperatures and the demanding nature of the Sepang circuit meant the cars were already on the edge of reliability.

Bahrain, normally a weather-challenging race in itself, proved rather reliable for the teams and engines - which all the more put strain on the V8 engines that have arrived at steamy Sepang with half their lifespan already run.

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