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Malaysian Grand Prix 2012 Results

What an awesome GP, was great to see Sergio Perez chasing down Alonso if only he hadn’t run wide, Lewis Hamilton was allot happier with this third place than the one in Melbourne.

Bruno Senna drove a great race to bring the Williams home in 6th place in doing so scored more points for the team in one race than they did all last season, the news also continues to get better for Williams with news that Adam Parr is to leave his role with the team.

Felipe Mass could only mange to get this Ferrari home in 15th place and with Perez in 2nd the pressure will not really be on Massa.

The Chinese GP is now the next on the schedule and look for the teams to start bringing some small updates with a two week gap between GPs before Bahrain the week after before returning to Europe where the serious upgrades will be rolled out for the Spanish GP.

Full Malaysian Grand Prix Results below:

Classified:

Pos  Driver        Team                       Time

1.  Alonso        Ferrari                    2h44:51.812
2.  Perez         Sauber-Ferrari             +     2.263
3.  Hamilton      McLaren-Mercedes           +    14.591
4.  Webber        Red Bull-Renault           +    17.688
5.  Raikkonen     Lotus-Renault              +    29.456
6.  Senna         Williams-Renault           +    37.667
7.  Di Resta      Force India-Mercedes       +    44.412
8.  Vergne        Toro Rosso-Ferrari         +    46.985
9.  Hulkenberg    Force India-Mercedes       +    47.892
10.  Schumacher    Mercedes                   +    49.996
11.  Vettel        Red Bull-Renault           +  1:15.527
12.  Ricciardo     Toro Rosso-Ferrari         +  1:16.826
13.  Rosberg       Mercedes                   +  1:18.593
14.  Button        McLaren-Mercedes           +  1:19.719
15.  Massa         Ferrari                    +  1:37.319
16.  Petrov        Caterham-Renault           +     1 lap
17.  Glock         Marussia-Cosworth          +     1 lap
18.  Kovalainen    Caterham-Renault           +     1 lap
19.  Maldonado     Williams-Renault           +    2 laps
20.  Pic           Marussia-Cosworth          +    2 laps
21.  Karthikeyan   HRT-Cosworth               +    2 laps
22.  De la Rosa    HRT-Cosworth               +    2 laps

Fastest lap: Raikkonen, 1:40.722

Not classified/retirements:

Driver        Team                         On lap

Kobayashi     Sauber-Ferrari               47
Grosjean      Lotus-Renault                4


World Championship standings, round 2:               

Drivers:                    Constructors:            

1.  Alonso        35        1.  McLaren-Mercedes           55
2.  Hamilton      30        2.  Red Bull-Renault           42
3.  Button        25        3.  Ferrari                    35
4.  Webber        24        4.  Sauber-Ferrari             30
5.  Perez         22        5.  Lotus-Renault              16
6.  Vettel        18        6.  Force India-Mercedes        9
7.  Raikkonen     16        7.  Williams-Renault            8
8.  Senna          8        8.  Toro Rosso-Ferrari          6
9.  Kobayashi      8        9.  Mercedes                    1
10.  Di Resta       7      
11.  Vergne         4      
12.  Hulkenberg     2      
13.  Ricciardo      2      
14.  Schumacher     1  

Highlight of the Weekend

Highlight of the Weekend

Nice start to the Indy car season

Helio Castroneves won from Scott Dixon who finshed 2nd for the 3rd time

Full results:

Results - 100 laps:

Pos  Driver               Team/Car                           Time/Gap
1.  Helio Castroneves    Penske DW12-Chevrolet         1h59m50.9863s
2.  Scott Dixon          Ganassi DW12-Honda                + 5.5292s
3.  Ryan Hunter-Reay     Andretti DW12-Chevrolet           + 7.5824s
4.  James Hinchcliffe    Andretti DW12-Chevrolet          + 10.6526s
5.  Ryan Briscoe         Penske DW12-Chevrolet            + 11.7854s
6.  Simon Pagenaud       Schmidt-Hamilton DW12-Honda      + 31.2623s
7.  Will Power           Penske DW12-Chevrolet            + 34.6582s
8.  EJ Viso              KV DW12-Chevrolet                + 35.5943s
9.  Charlie Kimball      Ganassi DW12-Honda               + 43.1425s
10.  Justin Wilson        Dale Coyne DW12-Honda            + 44.3141s
11.  Josef Newgarden      Fisher Hartman DW12-Honda        + 44.8275s
12.  Graham Rahal         Ganassi DW12-Honda               + 45.1080s
13.  Dario Franchitti     Ganassi DW12-Honda               + 45.8468s
14.  Marco Andretti       Andretti DW12-Chevrolet             + 1 lap
15.  Alex Tagliani        Herta DW12-Lotus                    + 1 lap
16.  Oriol Servia         Dreyer & Reinbold DW12-Lotus        + 1 lap
17.  Rubens Barrichello   KV DW12-Chevrolet                  + 2 laps
18.  Ed Carpenter         Carpenter DW12-Chevrolet           + 2 laps

Did not finish:

     JR Hildebrand        Panther DW12-Chevrolet              96 laps
     Mike Conway          Foyt DW12-Honda                     75 laps
     Sebastien Bourdais   Dragon DW12-Lotus                   73 laps
     Takuma Sato          Rahal DW12-Honda                    73 laps
     Katherine Legge      Dragon DW12-Lotus                   59 laps
     Simona de Silvestro  HVM DW12-Lotus                      22 laps
     Tony Kanaan          KV DW12-Chevrolet                   21 laps
     James Jakes          Dale Coyne DW12-Honda               19 laps

2012 F1 Spotters Guide, thanks to www.spotterguidecentral.com

2012 F1 Spotters Guide, thanks to www.spotterguidecentral.com

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Some great onboard footage supplied by Highcroft racing

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