Mar 24, 2008
Race 2 Malaysia : Kimi triumphs
He was rampant all weekend and it almost looked like he'll walk away with it until Felipe claimed pole by a staggering o.4 sec margin. But then you have to rely on the iceman to get pass his teammate sometime during the race especially when the latter is struggling big time with loss of TC. I am very much pleased with the way the world champion drove precisely just before and after Felipe went to the pits. In the first stint, Kimi was able to hold onto a 2 sec gap with his teammate but after that the real Kimi stole the limelight with a scorcher of a lap.
McLarens though were clearly off the pace with Hamilton struggling to get temperature on tyres during the first stint and Kovalainen enjoying a race of his own. BMW was again throwing some surprises with jaw dropping pace just when it mattered. Kudos to Kubica and Heidfeld. Trulli is upbeat after an unexpected 4th.
Force India finally finished a race with Fisichella on 12th position. Let me tell you, Vijay Mallya with all the money in the world would be ecstatic after this result as he is aware of the fact that a point finish is not too far away. On the whole, Malaysian GP wasn't a great race but was definitely a come back one for the champions from Maranello
Keep flying Kimi!
Drivers' standing after 2 races
1. Lewis 14 points
2. Kimi 11 points
3. Nick 11 points
4. Heikki 10 points
5. Robert 8 points
Next Race : Bahrain GP, Sunday April 6th