F1 Paddock Pass: Malaysian Grand Prix (VIDEO)

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Following a rather anti-climatic start to the 2015 season in Australia, Formula 1 now ventures to Malaysia for one of the most physically-demanding races in the sport. Ahead of the weekend, NBCSN’s Will Buxton brings you all of the latest news and insight from Sepang in the latest edition of digital series Paddock Pass.

The extreme heat and humidity of Malaysia means that drivers face a challenge to keep their cool when racing at Sepang, but arguably the chasing pack faces an even bigger task to try and reel in Mercedes at the front of the field.

This weekend sees both Fernando Alonso and Valtteri Bottas return from injury after missing the first race of the year in Australia. We catch up with both drivers ahead of the weekend ahead of their comebacks.

Nico Rosberg has his sights firmly set on beating Lewis Hamilton to the title this year, but he will not have the luxury of racing at his home grand prix. We hear the German driver’s thoughts on the absence of his home grand prix before catching up with the two outstanding rookie performers in Australia, Felipe Nasr and Carlos Sainz Jr.

For full broadcasting information for this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix, click here.