It was another one of those Malaysian GP's. Rain-soaked, red flagged, like in 2009, remember? Well, this one was a little more unpredictable though, and it turned out to be a race of upsets, something like the 2003 Brazilian GP where Giancarlo Fisichella won the race for the Jordan team. So how did things pan out at the 2012 Malaysian GP? Here it is:
Hamilton on pole
It was the second race in a row where Lewis Hamilton managed to start from the first slot on the grid. Lining up next to him was team-mate Jenson Button, who so masterfully had gotten past Lewis and taken victory at the Australian GP. And third on the grid was Michael Schumacher, proving that while Mercedes does have tyre wear woes, they still have the pace needed to dice with the front runners. When the five red lights went out though, it was Lewis and Button at the head of the order, while Romain Grosjean muscled his way past Schumacher and Webber to take third. When Webber and Schumacher tried challenging the Frenchman to retake position, though, Grosjean clipped the Mercedes' front wing. Result? A spin that dropped both cars out of the top 10.
How the race was red-flagged on Page 2>>