This year's F1 race had everyone on the edge of their seats with the rain affecting the race and the live telecast foggy due to rain as racers struggle to finish the race. The F1 hype got everyone geared up for the race at the Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia. Last Friday, the F1 drivers had their practice before the big Malaysian Grand Prix race on Sunday, 5th April. Here is a gallery of shots of the drivers at the track:



Ferrari Formula One driver Felipe Massa of Brazil puts on his head protector during the first practice session in the Sepang race track on Friday.



Brawn GP Formula One driver Jenson Button takes a turn.



McLaren Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton making last minute preparations with his crew.




Seven-time Formula 1 World Champion Michael Schumacher on standby.



Michael Schumacher chats with a Ferrari crew during the first practice session.



Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel at the Sepang International Circuit.



Brawn GP driver Jenson Button in his car at the first practice session.



Ferrari's Felipe Massa looking on from the team garage.



Felipe Massa puts on his helmet for the practice.



Brawn GP driver Rubens Barrichello watches his car's engineering at the Sepang Circuit.



Toro Rosso's Sebastien Buemi prepares to go out on track during the first practice session.



Nick Heidfeld pictured at the Sepang race track.



Lewis Hamilton speeds into a turn to clock the seventh fastest time during the first timed practice session.

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Workers putting up banners.

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McLaren driver Heikki Kovalainen at the pit lane.

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Sebastien Buemi (pictured center) talking to technicians.

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F1 drivers at a press conference on Thursday.

Front row from left: Brawn GP's Jenson Button, Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen, and Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel;

Back row from left, Williams' Nico Rosberg, McLaren's Lewis Hamilton, and Toro Rosso's Sebastien Bourdais.

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Jenson Button and other team members at the race track.

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Nick Heidfeld making his way to the Formula 1 paddock.

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McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton walks out of a stewards hearing investigating the incident between him and Toyota Formula One driver Jarno Trulli at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

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Toyota Formula One driver Jarno Trulli (pictured left) and a Toyota team member walk out of a stewards hearing.

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BMW Sauber's Robert Kubica (pictured center) poses with his teammate Nick Heidfeld (pictured on the far right) and reserve driver Christian Klein in front of Malaysia's landmark, the Petronas Twin Towers during a photo call in Kuala Lumpur.

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Kimi Raikkonen at the Sepang International Circuit.

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Felipe Massa in the city of Kuala Lumpur.

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Felipe Massa and teammate Kimi Raikkonen in Kuala Lumpur.

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A model poses beside a Ferrari F1 car.

Source: AP photos