Whatever you may say about how the cars look, there is no doubt that between the funky wings, the tires and the KERS, there is a lot more overtaking in Formula 1 this year. The start and the first lap were fantastic and there were many exciting battle on track, while it lasted anyway.
The Malaysian GP was cut off early because of rain but also because since as the race had a 5pm local time start in order to accommodate european television audiences, it simply became too dark to race.
Once again the "diffuser" cars were the class of the field with Heidfeld coming in second solely based on strategy and the luck of the draw.
Throwing the dice did not pay off at all for Ferrari who made a wild gamble running Raikkonen on full wets when the track was not yet even wet. If the downpour had come that lap, Ferrari's crew would have been heroes, but it was not to be. Last Year Ross Brawn said you have to race for the condition you have, not the ones you think you may get. Simple, effective.
Jenson Button was again flawless, a performance more impressive considering nobody had yet driven the Brawns in the wet..ever!
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