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|2011 Malaysian Grand Prix|
|Date:7-10 Apr 2011, Weather|
From this race…
Lost his right front wheel whilst under braking.
|Webber, Mark (Red Bull Racing)||6 pts||Webber got off to a poor start when the lights went out
Webber’s issues were caused by a KERS failure even before the race had got underway
|Barrichello, Rubens (Williams)||5 pts||Picked up a puncture after a collision with Sutil.
|Sutil, Adrian (Force India)||1 pts||Collided with the back of Barrichello and lost part of his front wing.
|Petrov, Vitaly (Renault)||1 pts||Under pressure from Alonso, Petrov went off and then rejoined.
|Maldonado, Pastor (Williams)||10 pts||Retired with engine failure.
|Ferrari||5 pts||Trouble getting one of the front wheels off during Massa’s first stop.
|Karthikeyan, Narain (Hispania Racing)||10 pts||Retired with an overheating car.
|Trulli, Jarno (Team Lotus)||3 pts||When exiting the pits on fresh clean and cold tyres, Trulli went straight on.
It is a characteristic of the Pirelli tyres that they are quite slippy when first out of the packaging. Trulli forgot this and went straight on after joining the track from the pits. Trulli was able to recover and rejoin.
|Buemi, Sebastien (Scuderia Toro Rosso)||9 pts||Handed a stop and go penalty for speeding in the pit lane.
|Barrichello, Rubens (Williams)||6 pts||Retired with hydraulic failure.
|Perez, Sergio (Sauber)||6 pts||Retired with electrical failure.
|Heidfeld, Nick (Renault)||1 pts||Decided to do some cross country and off the track briefly.
|Vettel, Sebastian (Red Bull Racing)||4 pts||Vettel suffered a KERS problem.
The team communicated the failure with a warning “not to use it at this time”. After Webber’s start line KERS failure, the Red Bull’s were not having a great time with the KERS at Malaysia.
Vettel’s rivals took the opportunity to turn up the heat and pressure Vettel’s position at the front.
|Trulli, Jarno (Team Lotus)||4 pts||Retired with clutch failure.
|McLaren||0 pts||A pit stop blunder saw the front left wheel refuse to come loose.
Hamilton’s delay in the pits caused the the sticky front left, meant that he rejoined behind teammate Button effectively costing him a podium position.
|Ferrari||5 pts||A poor stop for Alonso threw the Spaniard down the order and into a fight with Hamilton.
It was the second time this race that Ferrari blundered with a pit stop; this time it was for Alonso. In a repeat of the delay the Massa suffered, Alonso was delayed getting out of the pits with fresh shoes and ended up tailing the Mclaren of Hamilton.
|Schumacher, Michael (Mercedes Grand Prix)||1 pts||Ran wide whilst fighting with Kobayashi.
|d’Ambrosio, Jerome (Virgin Racing)||6 pts||Retired with electrical failure.
|Alonso, Fernando (Ferrari)||9 pts||Collided with the back of Hamilton’s Mclaren whilst trying to overtake.
Alonso made contact with Hamilton’s right-rear tyre after a good exit from Turn 2. Alonso moved into the slipstream but failed to move across in time and clipped the back of Hamilton’s Mclaren. Alonso was then forced to pit for a new front wing, and rejoined in 7th.
Alonso received a 20-second time penalty from the stewards for this incident, but he remained in 6th place after the penalty was applied
|Hamilton, Lewis (McLaren)||5 pts||Hamilton was deemed to have changed his track position to defend against the hard charging Alonso, too many times.
The penalty was enough to drop Hamilton a place in the final standings.
|Alonso, Fernando (Ferrari)||6 pts||DRS failure.
|Liuzzi, Vitantonio (Hispania Racing)||10 pts||Retired with rear wing failure.
|Hamilton, Lewis (McLaren)||1 pts||Unexpected cross country forced Hamilton to pit.
With his tyres clearly suffering from Hamiltonâ€™s ability to handle tyres that degrade quickly, Hamilton pitted in the final few laps to get new tyres after his old set helped him off the track between turns 7 & 8.
|Petrov, Vitaly (Renault)||7 pts||Petrov ran wide and went off track and recovered with less that graceful consequences.
The Russian, going wide decided to floor the throttle to make the best of a bad deal. Passing over the rain water gutter at speed in an F1 car is never a good idea. The resulting impact send Petrov high in to the sky! On impact the Renault’s steering column became detached from the car leaving Petrov with no steering.
|Buemi, Sebastien (Scuderia Toro Rosso)||4 pts||During qualifying part of the side pod cover, detached itself
This meant that the red flags were brought out for the first and only time of the qualifying session. Buemi seemed quite excited about the whole thing on his team radio.
|Petrov, Vitaly (Renault)||10 pts||Suffered suspension failure whilst on his first flying lap of the day
Petrov, in the sister Renault, suffered the failure of suspension under braking at Turn 9
After much of the session spent in the garage, Petrov was on his first flying lap of the morning, but his off added to the early woes for the Enstone-based outfit during the weekend.
|d’Ambrosio, Jerome (Virgin Racing)||10 pts||Lost his right front wheel whilst under braking.
Jerome d’Ambrosio suffered loss of a front wheel during practice. The Marussia Virgin Racing driver had just passed one of the HRT cars while approaching the braking zone for the final corner, only to lose his front right wheel at high speed. He ended his session in the gravel trap, with suspension failure the suspected cause.
|Maldonado, Pastor (Williams)||6 pts||“Coulthard’ed” the pit entrance
Pastor put 1 wheel on the grass coming into the pitlane, did a 360 spin and went into the barrier ‘Allianz’ sign.
|Liuzzi, Vitantonio (Force India)||6 pts||Ignition failure.
Liuzzi parked up his HRT after launching himself off a kerb and killing the ignition.
|Heidfeld, Nick (Renault)||10 pts||Brake failure during practice.
In a similar incident to his teammate’s, Heidfeld suffered failure with his right front brake setup.
|McLaren||15 pts||Copying the Red Bull exhaust system.
Adrian Newey, designer of the RB7, made clear his assumption that Mclaren’s big leap forward in performance is due to Mclaren team copying Red Bull’s new exhaust system.