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    #211
    Natatwa lang sa Mercs. Yung mga nauna sa kanila only work on a fraction of their annual budget and get better results. And all they have to show is 10th place,,,Mercs Sucks!

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    F1 message boards flooding conspiracy theories especially from the Alonso "haters".
    I wonder why they can't accept the fact that drivers makes mistakes. If Vettel made a mistake last year when under pressure, isn't it possible for a younger driver like Perez to commit one also.

    Sauber just want the points and podium finish which may not come on a regular basis so they have to tell Perez that they need that position. It's a team strategy considering the condition of the track.

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    not a good day also for team mclaren.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fourtheboys96 View Post
    F1 message boards flooding conspiracy theories especially from the Alonso "haters".
    I wonder why they can't accept the fact that drivers makes mistakes. If Vettel made a mistake last year when under pressure, isn't it possible for a younger driver like Perez to commit one also.

    Sauber just want the points and podium finish which may not come on a regular basis so they have to tell Perez that they need that position. It's a team strategy considering the condition of the track.
    Haters gonna hate. Idiots. It's obvious that it was still very wet off the racing line. Sergio went off because he drove onto the wet part of the track on slicks. They wanted him to keep pushing and possibly crash out?

    Dolts.

    Terrific drive from Perez. Good work keeping it in and maintaining second. Too bad. If he didn't have that off, he might have had tires enough left to overtake Alonso in the last two laps.

    Worst luck of the day has to go to Narain Karthikayen. First Button runs into him then Vettel tries to take him out. Boys, boys... you can take pieces of Force India home for free! No need to try knocking them off!

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    Traditional race-end report.

    2012 Malaysian GP Results:
    Ferrari pull upset at rain-soaked Sepang!


    A most amazing race this weekend at Sepang. The race, starting under wet conditions, was red-flagged within nine laps due to a *******ial downpour that threatened to stop the race entirely. Thankfully, in the waning hours of the afternoon, the race was restarted, and went the full distance.

    Fernando Alonso, despite the ultimate lack of pace in his Ferrari F2012 in dry conditions, was a man on a mission. Up to fifth at the start, he managed to jump pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton's McLaren in a mad pit-lane shuffle. From then on, he was untouchable. In the treacherous conditions, Alonso was the fastest man on wet and intermediate tires, and dominated the middle of the race convincingly. Near the end, his Ferrari looked very vulnerable on a drying track, as Sauber's Sergio Perez started eating whole seconds out of his lead on every lap, but Alonso eventually held on to win. A truly masterful drive from perhaps the best driver on the grid today.

    But the man of the race has got to be Sergio Perez. In the dry, his Ferrari-powered Sauber is probably the sixth fastest car out there, but during the race, he made fastest lap after fastest lap. He seemed set to overtake Alonso at the end, but with his front tires nearly destroyed and the overtaking lines around most of the track still very wet, he couldn't make a go of it. Second place will be very sweet, but the Sauber team nearly won its very first race today. Shame.

    Despite once again landing in third place from pole position, Hamilton is a little less unhappy here at Malaysia than he was at Melbourne. His race pace was excellent, and the McLarens had a commanding lead at the start. He outdrove his team-mate Jenson Button and conserved his tires better, and was the only front-runner within shouting distance of the incredibly quick Alonso and Perez. He ends the weekend second in the championship, but it's unlikely Alonso will hold onto that lead for very long.

    Mark Webber did a great job bringing in his Red Bull car in 4th, just four seconds off of Hamilton. Great pit-work from Red Bull and excellent pace once the track was dry brought Mark home in his second fourth place in two races.

    Lotus Renault's Kimi Raikkonen, on the other hand, once again showed masterful driving, coming in fifth from a tenth place grid start (with a five place penalty for a gearbox change). He even found time to set the fastest lap of the race. Fantastic driving.

    The other surprise of the day was Bruno Senna's sixth place for Williams. Like his countryman, Felipe Massa, Senna is under incredible pressure to improve his performance. Unlike Massa, he came through.

    Rounding off the points-scorers, Di Resta, Vergne and Nico Hulkenberg get gifted points due to the misfortunes of the top teams. Michael Schumacher was lucky to reclaim tenth for a Mercedes team that once again seemed very vulnerable at the end of the race due to extreme tire degradation. Ross Brawn's boys will have to fix that problem right quick if they're to remain in the hunt for the championship.

    The usual suspects are absent from the top ten. A rare mistake from McLaren's Jenson Button saw him ram into Narain Karthikayen's Force India as he outbraked himself into the corner. He had to pit for a new front wing, and had to work his way back up from the back of the field, but was unable to make his car work the way he wanted. He finished outside the points. Nico Rosberg's day was wretched, too. He struggled for grip everywhere.

    Sebastian Vettel's race went from bad to worse as he fell behind at the start, scrapping with the midfield, eventually gaining a puncture as he overtook and collided with Karthikayen (bad luck for the Indian driver), and then finally succumbing to a gearbox failure near the end of the race. Confusion on the pit wall as the Red Bull team couldn't decide whether to let him finish (in a non-scoring 12th) or retire the car to avoid a gearbox change penalty. Wiser heads finally prevailed and brought him in before the checkered flag.

    Felipe Massa was lost in a sea of backmarkers. With Fernando Alonso winning the race and Massa nowhere near the points, it seems more certain now that this could be Massa's last year at Ferrari.

    Ferrari's Fernando Alonso now leads the championship after two rounds, with what is arguably the slowest car in the upper midfield of F1. Who would have thought? Sauber falls to fourth in the Constructor's Championship, but is still close to Ferrari, and after this race, it seems certain that Sauber has the more complete and quicker race package.

    The big question is: will Sergio Perez be going to Ferrari this year? While he may not want to trade an obviously excellent Sauber for a questionable Ferrari, it's likely that Ferrari's pace will improve as the season goes on. And, come on, what driver doesn't dream of wearing those iconic red coveralls?

    For certain, all eyes will be on Perez come April at the Shanghai Grand Prix, whatever uniform he will be wearing, but it's Lewis Hamilton who goes into China with the strongest chances of winning the 2012 Championship. But if Shanghai is just as topsy turvy as Melbourne and Sepang were, you won't find me complaining!

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    Narain drives for HRT Racing. Sauber won their first GP in 2008 Canada with Robert Kubica.
    Last edited by Monseratto; March 25th, 2012 at 11:14 PM.

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    The race started at 4PM and ended around 6:30PM(?)....

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    The race was red flagged due to rain. The red flag conditions lasted almost an hour.

    Quote Originally Posted by Monseratto View Post
    Narain drives for HRT Racing. Sauber won their first GP in 2008 Canada with Robert Kubica.
    Thanks for the corrections. Should have proofed earlier. Too late to edit.

    But this is still the best news for Sauber for the longest time.

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    Sauber denies suggestions that Perez was ordered to not attack Alonso in Malaysian GP

    Peter Sauber has denied any suggestions that Sergio Perez was ordered to not attack Fernando Alonso for victory in Malaysia - because it would prevented engine partner Ferrari taking an important win.

    Perez was closing in on Alonso for the lead of the race in Sepang when a call came on the radio late on for him to take care.

    His engineer told him: "Checo, be careful, we need this position, we need this position"

    Shortly after that order was made, Perez ran off the track and lost valuable time – which cost him any chance of overhauling Alonso for a shock win.

    more......
    Sauber denies suggestions that Perez was ordered to not attack Alonso in Malaysian GP - F1 news - AUTOSPORT.com

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    ^

    conspiracy? or accident lang talaga ang nangyari kay Perez sa lap 50?

FIA Formula 1 Championship 2012