Bernie Ecclestone in Malaysia seemed nonplussed when it was put to him that Sunday's 'twilight' race was a disaster.

Bernie Ecclestone in Malaysia seemed nonplussed when it was put to him that Sunday's 'twilight' race was a disaster.

When the race director finally pulled the plug on the Sepang event after 32 laps, it was only the fifth time in modern F1 history - and the first time since 1991 - that weather had shortened a grand prix.

F1 chief executive Ecclestone's 'twilight' concept thus immediately came under the radar, because evening monsoonal rain is common near Kuala Lumpur, and the 5pm start-time meant that fading light was another concern.

Malaysia's prime minister and the local boss of the track on Sunday admitted the episode has endangered the future of twilight racing.

But Ecclestone told Germany's Bild newspaper: "It was a good show anyway, wasn't it?"

 

 

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