Saturday, April 4, 2009

The Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix Qualifying Result

Me during press conference. Photos are from Moe Nasrul's Personal Collection

Photos are from Moe Nasrul's Personal Collection

The Qualifer had just ended and here are the latest results:

1) Jenson Button from Brawn GP with 1:35.181

2) Jarno Trulli from Toyota 1:35.273

3) Sebastian Vettel from Red Bull Racing 1:35.518

Now for the favorites:

Kimi Raikkonen is in 9th place

Fernando Alonso is in 10th

Lewis Hamilton is in 13th place.

Why are the top guns doing so poorly? One of the reasons is change in regulations which affected the general design of the car as well as the use of slick tyres instead of grip tyres which had been used for the last 10 seasons. The new regualtions decreased the downforce of the F1 cars and decrease turbulence making the car easier to over take but made the focus on the skill of the drivers and not the power of the engine.

Whatever it is, it seems like a new dawn maybe on the horizans where new teams are taking the top three places. I guess we would only find out in tomorrows race at 5pm. I'll update with more info then.

Button is looking set to show that the win at Melbourne is no fluke while Ferrari and McLaren will be looking to reclaim the throne that Brawn GP so comfortably control this season.

Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix Qualifying Results courtesy of Mike Yip.

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