Sunday, April 05, 2009

F1 Sepang 2009: Half the Points

Another terrible end of F1 race in Sepang, Malaysia with only 31 laps completed out of 56. Not even reached the minimum 75% laps for full points. With the race started so late in 5pm compared to 3pm for the past years, by 6.30pm, it was dark and almost impossible to continue the race till 7pm. It is not night race mah. So you find the weird points of 0.5 in this 2009 seson.

The rain only started after 1 hr of race, but it became so heavy that the race has to stopped and safety car was employed. With Button went for 4 pits stop, changing the type from slick into itermediate into wet, and he still managed to get P1. Heifeild of BMW was lucky with only one pits stop and end up P2. Glock of Toyota was P3.

Again this race, Ferrari gains no points, both in constructor and championship points. Mclaren only has one points after 2 races. Another dissapointed 2009 season which saw supposed stronggest teams losing the race. Amazingly Button from Brawn (ex-Honda) won P1 for consercutive race, his 3rd in his carrier.

This year also saw PM Najib presented the trophy, his 1st time as PM of Malaysia.

Till then, wait for next race in China, 19 April 2009.

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