Its amazing to consider that before the start of the 2009 season, Jenson Button had won only 1 race. Now that we are 2 races down in the 2009 season, this man has 3 races in his kitty. The race was abandoned after 31 laps after red flags were waived to stop the dangerous race in torrential rain. Later on the race could not be started as a lot of time had been wasted.
“What a crazy race, it really was,” said Jenson Button
“My start was really bad, I had a lot of oversteer and maybe I didn’t get enough heat in the rear tyres.
“Choosing the tyres here was difficult because unusually when it rains here it pours, but it didn’t.”
And what about Brawn GP, the new outfit is the 1st to win their 1st 2 races since Alfa Romeo who won their 1st 2 races in 1951.
After the race ended, half points were awarded to the top eight finishers as not enough of the race had finished, which is also happening only for the fifth time in formula one history.
Ferrari continued their overly dismal performance. After they had dominated practice the Tifosi were hoping that they would be stronger in the race. But Ferrari would only manage to get Kimi 16th place and Felipe Massa was DNF.
Nick Heidfeld was 2nd with an exceptional pit strategy. After being disqualified from the last race for lying, Lewis Hamilton finished 7th in the race, gaining a few places since the start.
Timo Glock for Toyota was 3rd.
Malaysia GP result – at the end of 31 laps
1. BUTTON Brawn
2. HEIDFELD BMW
3. GLOCK Toyota
4. TRULLI Toyota
5. BARRICHELLO Brawn
6. WEBBER Red Bull
7. HAMILTON McLaren
8. ROSBERG Williams
9. MASSA Ferrari
10. BOURDAIS Toro Rosso +1 lap
11. ALONSO Renault +1 lap
12. NAKAJIMA Williams +1 lap
13. PIQUET Renault +1 lap
14. RAIKKONEN Ferrari +1 lap
15. VETTEL Red Bull +1 lap
16. BUEMI Toro Rosso +1 lap
17. SUTIL Force India +1 lap
18. FISICHELLA Force India +2 laps
R. KUBICA BMW +30 laps
R. KOVALAINEN McLaren +31 laps
Fastest lap: Jenson Button,Brawn GP: 1m36.641s