2009 Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix

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Who will win the 2009 Malaysian Grand Prix?

Jenson Button
40
37%
Rubens Barrichello
6
6%
Lewis Hamilton
5
5%
Heikki Kovalainen
0
No votes
Timo Glock
2
2%
Jarno Trulli
0
No votes
Felipe Massa
9
8%
Kimi Raikkonen
20
19%
Fernando Alonso
3
3%
Nico Rosberg
3
3%
Robert Kubica
17
16%
Sebastien Vettel
3
3%
Other (Specify in thread)
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 108

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2009 Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix

Post by Fergie1 » 29 Mar 2009, 20:44

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2009 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX

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First included in the Formula One World Championship in 1999, the current Malaysian Grand Prix is held at the hyper-modern Sepang International Circuit at Sepang, Malaysia. FIA-sanctioned racing in Malaysia has existed since the 1960s.
The 1962-1965 seasons of the original Formula 2 Grand Prix held on the Thomson Road circuit in Singapore is regarded as an earlier precedence of the Malaysian Grand Prix, when Singapore was originally part of the Malaysian federation from 1963 to 1965. After Singapore seceded from the federation in 1965, the Grand Prix continued on until 1973.

Between Singapore's departure from the Malaysian federation and the opening of Sepang Circuit, Malaysia hosted a range of other racing tournaments at Shah Alam's own circuit between 1968 to 1995, including the Tasman Series (1968-1972), Formula Pacific (1973-1974, 1978-1982), Formula Atlantic (1975), Formula Two (1977) and Formula Holden (1995).
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Race Date: 05 Apr 2009
Number of Laps: 56
Circuit Length: 5.543 km
Race Distance: 310.408 km
Lap Record: 1:34.223 - JP Montoya (2004)


2008 Results
1- Kimi Raikkonen
2 - Robert Kubica
3 - Heikki Kovalainen
4 - Jarno Trulli
5 - Lewis Hamilton
6 - Nick Heidfeld
7 - Mark Webber
8 - Fernando Alonso


Previous Winners
2008 - Kimi Raikkonen
2007 - Fernando Alonso
2006 - Giancarlo Fisichella
2005 - Fernando Alonso
2004 - Michael Schumacher


Timetable

Fri 03 April 2009
Friday Practice 1 03:00 - 04:30
Friday Practice 2 07:00 - 08:30

Sat 04 April 2009
Saturday Practice 07:00 - 08:00
Qualifying 10:00

Sun 05 April 2009
Race 10:00
All times in BST (GMT + 1)

Drivers Championship
01 Jenson Button 10
02 Rubens Barrichello 8
03 Lewis Hamilton 6
04 Timo Glock 5
05 Fernando Alonso 4
06 Nico Rosberg 3
07 Sebastien Buemi 2
08 Sebastien Bourdais 1


Constructors Championship
01 Brawn-Mercedes 18
02 McLaren-Mercedes 6
03 Toyota 5
04 Renault 4
05 Williams-Toyota 3
06 STR-Ferrari 3


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Less than a week to go until the Free Practice 1 gets underway in Sepang. Vettel has a 10 place grid penalty and Brawn come here after a 1-2. Can Brawn pull the same thing off, will Vettel come through the field, will Ferrari be on the pace and will it be an overtaking filled race? They are the talking points to get this topic started. :wave:
Please try to leave the discussion of penalties out of this topic unless they are given in Malaysia
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Re: 2009 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX

Post by Rachael The Great » 29 Mar 2009, 20:45

i literally can't wait. :)
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Re: 2009 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS Malaysian Grand Prix

Post by Califax » 29 Mar 2009, 21:18

I was thinking Kubica or Vettel, and neither one of those is in the poll, so > Other.

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Re: 2009 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS Malaysian Grand Prix

Post by ric.rios » 29 Mar 2009, 21:29

The best race in my opinion.
I love the Malaysian GP.
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Re: 2009 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS Malaysian Grand Prix

Post by Fergie1 » 29 Mar 2009, 21:31

Poll reset to include Kubica and Vettel, no more drivers can be added now.

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Re: 2009 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS Malaysian Grand Prix

Post by AzShadow » 29 Mar 2009, 22:04

I thought Glock got penalized so that he was put out of points? It says so here http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/74053 but on the otherhand it shows Glock 4th and having 5 points. Weird...
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Re: 2009 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS Malaysian Grand Prix

Post by Fergie1 » 29 Mar 2009, 22:20

It was Trulli.

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Re: 2009 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS Malaysian Grand Prix

Post by AzShadow » 29 Mar 2009, 22:30

Ah yes &doh &doh &doh I'll crawl back hiding then.
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Re: 2009 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS Malaysian Grand Prix

Post by newtrex » 29 Mar 2009, 23:28

it looks like it will rain there.. Barrichello is good in rain so as Button.
So Brawn GP (Virgin GP) will be again strong.
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Re: 2009 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS Malaysian Grand Prix

Post by I Love Crashes » 30 Mar 2009, 02:49

Rain???
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Re: 2009 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS Malaysian Grand Prix

Post by syafiqa » 30 Mar 2009, 03:15

Hooray..this weekend at my country. :shhh:
hope kimi will done his job well here. :pray:
But its good to watch others team oso fight for winning. Championship are more open this year. :wave:

Possibility of rain? I'm not so sure.But in south of Malaysia, most of days in a week, rain comes in the evening.
One things that i'm sure, no more heat sunny day for the race to start.Now race start at 5p.m in the evening. The weather are more windy in the evening. :thumbsup:

I'm pity to the drivers, they looked they'v been cooked if race start at 3p.m as usual. :zz:

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Re: 2009 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS Malaysian Grand Prix

Post by blizzard » 30 Mar 2009, 09:15

Looking forward to this one. In the past the Malaysian GP was often quite unspectacular, hopefully it´ll be different now with the new rules.

Melbourne was a fantastic race, but Melbourne has always been great. I think in Malaysia we´ll really see how the new rules changed F1, and if they can turn races into spectacles, which have been quite eventless in the past.

I also think that a lot of teams will learn from their strategy mistakes in Melbourne and we won´t see something like Kubica in Melbourne, chasing through the pack in the final laps. Strategies will be very similar in terms of when to use which tyres in my oppinion.
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Re: 2009 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS Malaysian Grand Prix

Post by TwistedArmco » 30 Mar 2009, 13:07

I would hope we get a race like 2005 which had a fair amount of position swapping in the last and first corners, not to mention the brilliant Fisi-Ralf-Webber-Nick battle for 3rd.

E: Which, I should add, would seem possible given the amount of close following that happened in Melbourne.
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Re: 2009 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS Malaysian Grand Prix

Post by fn1m » 30 Mar 2009, 16:13

If it rains Lewis will dominate. 8)

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Re: 2009 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS Malaysian Grand Prix

Post by phil1993 » 30 Mar 2009, 16:21

I cannot see anything but a Jenson Button win. In the two years since we really saw him drive, he has matured so much, driven without complain or whinging of the bad cars (at the time) and is still sooo smooth, never sliding the car and he was faultless yesterday and basically all weekend.

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