Fernando Alonso, Sergio Perez, Sepang, 2012

Top ten pictures from the Malaysian Grand Prix weekend

F1 picturesPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Here are ten great pictures that tell the story of the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Fernando Alonso, Thursday press conference

Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Sepang, 2012

Ferrari began the weekend facing some sharp questions about the performance of their F2012, especially from the Italian media. Few could have guessed Fernando Alonso’s stern demeanour in the Thursday press conference would be replaced by joy a few days later.

Kimi Raikkonen, Friday practice

Kimi Raikkonen, Lotus, Sepang, 2012

Kimi Raikkonen showed the potential of the Lotus. He was quickest in Q2 and set the fastest lap of the race.

Pedro de la Rosa, Qualifying

Pedro de la Rosa, HRT, Sepang, 2012

Some cheer for HRT: Pedro de la Rosa led both their cars into the race, beating the 107% rule.

Lewis Hamilton, Qualifying

Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, Sepang, 2012

This lock-up didn’t stop Lewis Hamilton taking pole position for the second race in a row.

Malaysian Grand Prix start

Start, Sepang, 2012

The McLarens held position at the start as the race began in slippery conditions.

Bruno Senna, Malaysian Grand Prix

Bruno Senna, Williams, Sepang, 2012

Heavy rain fell, bringing out the safety car and then causing the race to be stopped. Bruno Senna had fallen to 24th, but climbed to sixth by the chequered flag.

Paul di Resta, Malaysian Grand Prix

Paul di Resta, Force India, Sepang, 2012

The Force India pair were closely-matched: Paul di Resta came home just three seconds ahead of his team mate, both finishing in the points.

Vitaly Petrov and Timo Glock, Malaysian Grand Prix

Vitaly Petrov, Timo Glock, Sepang, 2012

Timo Glock took advantage of Heikki Kovalainen’s delay to split the Caterhams, finishing 17th behind Vitaly Petrov.

Fernando Alonso and Sergio Perez, Malaysian Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso, Sergio Perez, Sepang, 2012

Alonso came under pressure from the flying Sauber of Sergio Perez, but held on to claim a surprise win for Ferrari.

Sergio Perez, Malaysian Grand Prix

Sergio Perez, Sauber, Sepang, 2012

Perez celebrated second place for Sauber, their best ever finish as an independent team.

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Images ?? Ferrari spa/Ercole Colombo, Lotus F1 Team/LAT, HRT F1 Team, McLaren/Hoch Zwei, McLaren/Hoch Zwei, Williams/LAT, Force India, Caterham, Ferrari spa/Ercole Colombo, Sauber F1 Team

15 comments on “Top ten pictures from the Malaysian Grand Prix weekend”

  1. Nice picture of Alonso looking in his mirrors for Perez!

    1. You can almost see the “oh ****” on his face!

    2. He is not looking in his mirrors. He is looking at the upcoming part of the track, which is the small straight after the hairpin.

    3. @adrianmorse Well spotted! That’s a brilliant picture. There can’t be many around like that.

  2. Love Senna’s pic despite the low amount of light. I’m still very impressed with his performance, spent a long time at the back but drove superbly past the Force Indias and Toro Rossos, he showed pace and skill when overtaking!

    1. Yeah, that is a beautiful shot! I just set it as my lock screen.

  3. kenneth Ntulume
    26th March 2012, 19:35

    Ballistic Images

  4. For all you whingers that complain about to many images from 1 team, there are no Red Bull pictures in there. Hope your happy.

    1. @macca You seem upset.

      1. No, I’m just sick of people complaining about Keith’s choices all the time instead of appreciating the amount of work he puts into it.

        1. No one is complaining in this thread…usually people complain about lack of McLaren pictures (broken record comes to mind), but that’s usually during the weekend. A great set of top 10 pictures though.

  5. I like how Perez is lurking in the background in the press conference photo only to be continued more ominously during the race….

    1. Indeed! It makes for an even better set of pictures. A serious Alonso with Perez behind him, and later in the race, 1-2.

  6. So much colour in this selection, particularly the picture of De La Rosa.

    Some great desktop wallpaper material right there.

  7. Am I the only one who thinks the HRT is one of the prettiest cars this season? After the McLaren obviously.

    But that Red white and gold colourscheme is really something, and the shape is rather fetching too. Probably helps that they don’t have many sponsor logos to break the flow, though I’m sure they’d like more!

    Pity it isn’t faster though.

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