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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