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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Re: 2009 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS Malaysian Grand Prix

Post by MP4/4#12 » 05 Apr 2009, 18:06

Thanks Phil, didn`t notice the 1000th post really. Now i`m going to back some pages to find your review, i`ll let you know all my critics in a minute :p

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Re: 2009 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS Malaysian Grand Prix

Post by phil1993 » 05 Apr 2009, 18:07

I'm watching the 1 hr BBC highlights (even though the race was officially 55 minutes :rofl: )

strange to watch it without posting on the forum about what happened

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Re: 2009 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS Malaysian Grand Prix

Post by Rachael The Great » 05 Apr 2009, 18:16

i'm ashamed to say i didnt see it all.
i saw the start, about 5 laps, then i had to go. when i got back there was about 30 laps to go. then it started raining and there was the discussion time and stuff when they were waiting on the grid.
i didnt think they would restart, like. it was treacherous!
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Re: 2009 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS Malaysian Grand Prix

Post by phil1993 » 05 Apr 2009, 18:18

Race Highlights currently on BBC3

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Re: 2009 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS Malaysian Grand Prix

Post by firdausrzk » 05 Apr 2009, 18:20

quite disappointing GP...the rain was too heavy...end up with a cars stop at starting grid..if they install stadium light like singaporeGP..i think they will restart the race..very2 disappointed...

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Re: 2009 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS Malaysian Grand Prix

Post by Rachael The Great » 05 Apr 2009, 18:38

phil1993 wrote:Race Highlights currently on BBC3

now?
c**p. my dads watching some geography program. I'll go on bbc iplayer. :lol:
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Re: 2009 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS Malaysian Grand Prix

Post by phil1993 » 05 Apr 2009, 18:47

Brawn GP first team since Alfa Romeo in 1950 to win back to back races on their debut

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Re: 2009 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS Malaysian Grand Prix

Post by Ali » 05 Apr 2009, 18:50

blizzard wrote:it´s like a "coitus interruptus", isn´t it? :p
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:lol: You mean!

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Re: 2009 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS Malaysian Grand Prix

Post by swca92 » 05 Apr 2009, 18:50

And as F1 started in 1950 that doesn't really count-Brawn have made history.

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Re: 2009 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS Malaysian Grand Prix

Post by phil1993 » 05 Apr 2009, 18:56

Does anyone think McLaren/Ferrari will win a race this year seeing as Brawn/Toyota/Red Bull are very strong

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Re: 2009 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS Malaysian Grand Prix

Post by Rachael The Great » 05 Apr 2009, 19:02

I'm saddened to say, (on the McLaren front) no.
They're extremely strong.
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Post by swca92 » 05 Apr 2009, 19:10

I think Ferrari and McLaren will win races, they've got the money and resources to improve and also have lots of development potential.

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Re: 2009 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS Malaysian Grand Prix

Post by kimi and mika » 05 Apr 2009, 19:45

Saw the first 15 laps or so, then had to go (but I knew this so I was recording it). Went to where I was going and found out the result, then got back and saw the middle of the race that I missed. The most important bit.

Ferrari's call on Kimi was stupid. The track was dry! If it was starting to rain, then myabe...but why not inters. Kimi lost 20s+ a lap and had to make 1 extra pit stop. So he lost at least 1 minute, 20 seconds. Kimi made the right call though, don't bother waiting in the rain for nothing, have a ice cream and coke. :lol:
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Re: 2009 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS Malaysian Grand Prix

Post by Rachael The Great » 05 Apr 2009, 19:47

kimi and mika wrote:Saw the first 15 laps or so, then had to go (but I knew this so I was recording it). Went to where I was going and found out the result, then got back and saw the middle of the race that I missed. The most important bit.


wish i'd done that. didnt even know i was going anywhere :lol:
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Re: 2009 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS Malaysian Grand Prix

Post by shailf1 » 05 Apr 2009, 19:53

Q & A with Felipe Massa

By Jonathan Noble Sunday, April 5th 2009, 14:21 GMT

Q. Was it a good decision to not restart the race?

Felipe MassaFelipe Massa: Well I think when the decisions come for the safety of the drivers, it is always good. We had a very difficult situation on the track, so when the decision is done because of safety we cannot be against it. I think it was a good decision.

Q. What were the last few laps like before the red flag?

FM: It was a nightmare. We could not stay on the track. At one stage I was going slower than the safety car, I could not go quicker. So it was impossible. I was fighting on the radio - asking for the safety car but it was not possible. And afterwards I was fighting to ask for the red flag. And then it came a little bit after. It was impossible to keep the car on the track. There were so many people going off.

Q. Your team changed Kimi Raikkonen onto wet tyres very early, before the rain. Did you have the same option?

FM: It was a mistake for sure. They bet on the rain and the rain did not come straight away. It came just a bit later. Then when I came into the pits, and I put the rain tyres, expecting as well the big rain, the rain stayed the same so it was raining very little. And the people on the intermediate were just flying.

I said, listen, if we stay three more laps like that it is enough already to use one stop – so maybe it would be better to stop and put on the intermediates. Otherwise we would be completely behind these guys. I put on the intermediates and then came the big rain. I needed to stop again and put on the rain tyres, so it was very difficult.

Q. Melbourne had a late start and here had a late start. In Australia there was a problem with the sun, and here we had a problem with the rain. What are your comments about this?

FM: You should either do the race in the night or do the race in the day. You cannot try to go in the middle. That is clear. I said before, and I think many people said it before [that there would be a problem], and now there is a clear message.

Q. Will you discuss this at GPDA level?

FM: We can, but I think maybe it is not the GPDA who need to change things – that is another meeting!

Q. Ferrari made two mistakes in two days. Do you think there is a problem?

FM: Yeah, for sure it is a problem. It is always a problem when you don't score points. So, for sure in this kind of race our aim is to score points, but it was not possible. Anyway, it is a bad result.

Q. Your team has had a terrible start. What do you do now to improve things for China?

FM: We need to start from zero. We need to get together to understand point by point what is going wrong. And, try to improve everything. That is the idea.

Q. Did KERS work well today?

FM: I did a great start. I passed from 16th to 12th straight away, so it helped me.

Q. Do you think something needs to be changed at Ferrari?

FM: No, I think we need to get together and we need to improve. We were not great before and stupid now. For sure the car is not strong enough. We need to work on that, and we did some mistakes on the strategy and this kind of thing. We need to get together and understand the problem, but as I said, we were not great in the past and stupid now. That is my point of view.

Q. It is the same situation for you as last year – zero points after two races. But how must hope do you have for the championship this time?

FM: For sure, last year we had a better car. It will be better to improve the situation and get in the fight again. This time we had a difficult car, so it will be a little bit more difficult. If something changes between this race and next race, then maybe we will have a chance.

Q. How vital for your championship is that diffuser ruling?

FM: You can see – no? I think everybody can see. The guys who have the diffuser have a lot more downforce. So it is completely difficult to fight with them. If we get a championship that is the same for everybody at the next race, then for sure it will be more competitive. But if we don't, then it will take quite a bit of time to have the diffuser on our car, so it will be very difficult.

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