Now that we've all had a chance to catch out breath after Australia, it's time to start all over again. The championship now moves on to Sepang, for one of the most physically-demanding races of the season. Round II of the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship is the ... XIV Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix from the Sepang International Circuit in Sepang, Selangor One lap of Sepang with Sebastian Vettel: Giampaolo Dall’Ara, Suaber's Head of Track Engineering, explains the challenges of the Sepang circuit: Seven-day forecast: Intermitted showers all week, clearing on Sunday. Moderate, stable temperatures (22-24°C) predicted for the rest of the week. Lap Record ~ 1:34.223 (Juan Pablo Montoya, Williams-BMW, 2004) 2011 Results: 1st ~ Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull-Renault) 2nd ~ Jenson Button (McLaren-Mercedes) 3rd ~ Nick Heidfeld (Renault) 2012 standings (after one race): 1st ~ Jenson Button (McLaren-Mercedes) ~ 25 points 2nd ~ Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull-Renault) ~ 18 points 3rd ~ Lewis Hamilton (McLaren-Mercedes) ~ 15 points 4th ~ Mark Webber (Red Bull-Renault) ~ 12 points 5th ~ Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) ~ 10 points 6th ~ Kamui Kobayashi (Sauber-Ferrari) ~ 8 points 7th ~ Kimi Räikkönen (Lotus-Renault) ~ 6 points 8th ~ Sergio Pérez (Sauber-Ferrari) ~ 4 points 9th ~ Daniel Ricciardo (Toro Rosso-Ferrari) ~ 2 points 10th ~ Paul di Resta (Force India-Mercedes) ~ 1 point One down, nineteen to go. The Australian Grand Prix demonstrated that Red Bull can be caught, but there will be plenty of attention up and down the grid as no clear running order has been established. The big questions for this weekend are: Will Red Bull bounce back, or will McLaren keep them honest? Can Pastor Maldonado and Romain Grosjean repeat their Melbourne performances? Will Mercedes' rear wing be declared legal? And can they get over their tyre degradation problems? What can Kimi Räikkönen do in the race with a proper qualifying lap? Is the Ferrari really as undrivable as it seems, or is it just Felipe Massa's problem? Which of the midfield teams has genuine top-six pace? When will Caterham (and Marussia) make it to Q2 on merit? Can HRT qualify for the race this time? And if not, when will they? Whatever the case, the 2012 season is shaping up for some fascinating battles as we're witnessing one of the most competitive midfields in years. Even if one driver runs away with it, there's still a lot of wrestling over the minor places that made for some great racing in Australia.