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Well what a fantastic Malaysian Grand Prix, full of action, excitement and controversy! Sadly, after qualifying well in third and fourth spots on the grid both Mc Larens were pinged 5 places for, apparently, obstructing cars during qualifying. This of course gave the Ferraris of Massa and Kimi Raikkonen a clean set of heels in the race. Raikkonen showed why he is the master by sitting comfortably behind Massa saving his machinery and staying out of dirty air. Knowing that Massa would pitting first Kimi turned up the wick in no uncertain terms and after the first round of stops it was The Flying Finn out in front. Massa later spun into the gravel ending his race and handing Raikkonen an unchallenged victory.

McLaren’s day was a mixed bag but considering the grid positions they were handed they could well be pleased with coming away from Malaysia with points for both cars. Heikki Kovalainen finished a fine third behind Robert Kubica with Lewis Hamilton surging through the field only to have a drama at his first pit stop which relegated the Briton back to 11th finally finishing fifth in what has to said, was a spirited drive.

So all in all quite a good race with all podiums filled by different drivers from the opening GP in Melbourne. So it’s off to the Sakhir Circuit in Bahrain next for more F1 action and excitement!

Written by gadgetfreaks

March 27, 2008 at 2:57 am

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  1. Good point about Raikkonnen’s pursuit of Massa.

    It was a shame there was so little overtaking in Malaysia. I remember when they announced the track as being “modern, wide, and designed for overtaking”. Ha! It may be wide, but there is seldom any overtaking on it these days. Maybe they should get a new track designer? The current main F1 circuit designer built his fame on designing tracks with lots of slow second gear corners ideal for TV cameras, but useless for making racing exciting.


    March 27, 2008 at 12:25 pm

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