Posted by : Muzaffar Sunday, April 5, 2009

Who could've predicted the end of the race would turn out like this? With just 33 laps completed they had to "red flag" the race and stopped at the starting line because of the bad weather. Well it was disappointing really that the race had to end like this but no one predicted how bad the weather it would be. Almost everyone says it would rain but mother nature had other plans in mid and threw completely one hell of a storm. Although I do have to say those 33 laps before the red flag was pretty awesome. Its just sad that half points are awarded since they didn't completed the required 75% race distance but then again I don't think most of the drivers would risk taking their chances racing with the weather as bad as this.

Again it was Jenson Button's week who qualified on pole and to win the race for the second time this season, but he did not lead the entire race at the front and had to fight for the position against the like of Toyota and Williams. In the end with the right strategy and Button's sheer pace on the track what gave him back first position even when Timo Glock had the better tires during his stint. But the biggest surprise for me has definitely been Nick Heidfeld who was in 10th and managed to finish 2nd at the end of the race, with remarkably just 1 pit stop! Another job well done for quick Nick eh?

Was quite weird really that the storm actually went this bad but then again with Malaysia being in the center of the equator and currently during our monsoon season it does rain quite frequently during the evening with the occasional thunderstorms, having the race at the normal time could have avoided the race being a totally wet race and could just been better for everyone to enjoy.....

Button wins halted Malaysian Grand Prix

2 Responses so far.

  1. I wonder when will there be an F1 race here in the Philippines...

    The weather hear really bad too, since we're much closer in the Pacific

  2. I've no idea why it was pushed to 5pm, knowing our weather and we do not have the capabilities to organize a night race yet.

    I left the circuit after 20 laps.

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