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Jenson wins shortened Sepang race

1. Button Brawn GP (B) 55:30.622 2. Heidfeld BMW Sauber (B) + 22.722 3. Glock Toyota (B) + 23.513 4. Trulli Toyota (B) + 46.173 5. Barrichello Brawn GP (B) + 47.360 6. Webber Red Bull-Renault (B) + 52.333 7. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes (B) + 60.733 8. Rosberg Williams-Toyota (B) + 71.576 9. Massa Ferrari (B) + 76.93210. Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) + 102.16411. Alonso Renault (B) + 109.42212. Nakajima Williams-Toyota (B) + 116.13013. Piquet Renault (B) + 116.73114. Raikkonen Ferrari (B) + 142.84115. Vettel Red Bull-Renault (B) + 1 lap16. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) + 1 lap17. Sutil Force India-Mercedes (B) + 1 lap18. Fisichella Force India-Mercedes (B) + 2 lap

This was turning out to be a great race. It’s a shame it had to get shortened by the track was far too wet, and it was getting dark due to the late start time.

Button drove brilliantly today. Those 2 laps before his first pit stop were just MEGA. That is exactly what Schumacher was so good at doing.

What was also extremely impressive was that move on Alonso. To overtake a cars with KERs (when he didn’t have it himself) was going to take some doing, and he managed it, and then stayed ahead down the straight. It was a very good opportunistic move. He could have ended up being stuck behind Alonso for ages otherwise, just as Raikkonen was.

Overall Button impressed me immensely today. Such a shame there was only half points today because he deserved all 10.

Button is going to take some beating. I see no reason why he can’t get the hat-trick in China.

Still no points for Ferrari though. Two bad calls this weekend. One to not send Massa out for another lap in Q1, and putting inters on Kimi’s car when the track was still dry. It’s ok to gamble when you are in 20th place, but Kimi was running solidly in 5th place.


April 6, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment