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Championship standings after Malaysia

Drivers’ championship 1. Jenson Button 15 2. Rubens Barrichello 10 3. Jarno Trulli 8.5 4. Timo Glock 8 5. Fernando Alonso 4 5. Nick Heidfeld 4 7. Nico Rosberg 3.5 8. Sebastien Buemi 2 9. Mark Webber 1.5 10. Sebastian Bourdais 1 10. Lewis Hamilton 1 Constructors’ championship 1. Brawn 25 2. Toyota 16.5 3. […]

F1 victim of its own greed as Malaysian GP fails to go the distance after late start


The Malaysian Grand Prix failed to run its full distance after a massive downpour made racing conditions impossible F1 races have always been at the mercy of the weather and everyone understands the impact that can have on them. But Bernie Ecclestone’s decision to start the race so close to sunset was a serious mistake. […]

Rate the race: Malaysian Grand Prix

Dramatic racing, rain, race stoppages – the Malaysian Grand Prix had more going on in half a race distance than we see in most full races. Rate the Malaysian GP below.

F1 links: Button “revitalised”

Brawn hails 'revitalised' Button Brawn on Button: "I don't think last year with the equipment he had… I commented a few times, I saw some good races, I saw some races that were not great. You know him, you can see he is revelling in it and he is driving very well. He is such […]

Malaysian GP: thoughts on the start

The Malaysian Grand Prix is less than 12 hours away. Will we get another action-packed encounter as we saw in Melbourne – and will the rain we’ve expected all weekend finally arrive? Let’s take a look ahead to the crucial opening lap of the race and see how the start, the first stint, and the […]

Moveable wings making any difference?

We’ve had no shortage of stuff to talk about since the F1 season got started again last week: KERS, tyres, the look of the cars, the emergence of Brawn GP, the BBC, McLaren’s lack of pace, twilight races and the usual controversies. But we’ve hardly heard anything at all about the new adjustable wings. Before […]

Malaysian GP Pictures: Qualifying


The rain stayed away during Malaysian Grand Prix qualifying – here’s a selection of pictures from today’s action at the Sepang circuit.

Malaysian GP fuel weights and strategies

Here are the starting weight of each car and their projected first stint length. At Sepang the cars use fuel at a rate of approximately 2.38kg 2.64kg per lap (figures revised below accordingly). Grid Qualifying Name Weight Fuel (kg) First stint (laps) 1 1 Jenson Button 660 55 20 2 2 Jarno Trulli 656.5 51.5 […]

Button takes second pole position of 2009 (Malaysian Grand Prix qualifying)

Jenson Button made it two pole positions in a row as he beat Jarno Trulli by less than a tenth of a second in qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix. But Felipe Massa will start from 16th after he and Ferrari made a disastrous mistake early in the session.

Malaysian Grand Prix grid

Here is the Malaysian Grand Prix grid following the application of penalties. The drivers’ starting weights have been published – see here: Malaysian GP fuel weights and strategies 1. Jenson Button 1’35.181 2. Jarno Trulli 1’35.273 3. Timo Glock 1’35.690 4. Nico Rosberg 1’35.750 5. Mark Webber 1’35.797 6. Robert Kubica 1’36.106 7. Kimi Raikkonen […]