Sorry for being so late to post about this, but it has been quite a week. After all, the Malaysin Grand Prix was on at 2am Sunday morning here in Toronto. After going to bed a 5am posting to the blog was replaced by family obligations, which took up the rest of my day. Monday arrives and the week leaves me away from this blog and doing other things. I'll try not to repeat this in the future.
So, Kimi Raikkonen?? I'm telling you that if Kimi did not have bad luck he would have no luck at all. In a position to win the race and he gets punted out of the Malaysian Grand Prix by Christian Klien and on the FIRST lap no less!! He has got to be the unluckiest F1 driver that I can recall.
My team fared no better with both Williams cars retiring before the race ended. Both Rosberg, who started 3rd, and Webber looked good for points and they both came away with none. On the bright side Canada's favourite F1 son (who resides in Monaco), Jacques Villeneuve, got BMW Sauber's first points of the season by finishing seventh. Good on you Jacques!!
Oh, the race was won by Giancarlo Fisichella of Renault, who started from the pole. His team mate and reigning world champion, Fernando Alsonso, was second while Jenson Button of Honda was third. The Ferraris were respectable with Massa in fifth edging out Michael Schumacher in sixth.
Full official race results are as follows:
Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired 1 2 Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 56 1:30:40.529 2 1 Fernando Alonso Renault 56 +4.5 secs 3 12 Jenson Button Honda 56 +9.6 secs 4 4 Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes 56 +39.3 secs 5 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 56 +43.2 secs 6 5 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 56 +43.8 secs 7 17 Jacques Villeneuve Sauber-BMW 56 +80.4 secs 8 7 Ralf Schumacher Toyota 56 +81.2 secs 9 8 Jarno Trulli Toyota 55 +1 Lap 10 11 Rubens Barrichello Honda 55 +1 Lap11 20 Vitantonio Liuzzi STR-Cosworth 54 +2 Laps 12 19 Christijan Albers MF1-Toyota 54 +2 Laps 13 18 Tiago Monteiro MF1-Toyota 54 +2 Laps14 22 Takuma Sato Super Aguri-Honda 53 +3 LapsRet 16 Nick Heidfeld Sauber-BMW 48 EngineRet 21 Scott Speed STR-Cosworth 41 ClutchRet 23 Yuji Ide Super Aguri-Honda 33 MechanicalRet 15 Christian Klien RBR-Ferrari 26 HydraulicsRet 9 Mark Webber Williams-Cosworth 15 HydraulicsRet 14 David Coulthard RBR-Ferrari 10 Hydraulics Ret 10 Nico Rosberg Williams-Cosworth 6 EngineRet 3 Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 0 AccidentFastest Lap: Fernando Alonso 1:34.803
The current points standings for the drivers championship are:
Points Driver Team - Engine 18 ALONSO Renault 11 M.SCHUMACHER Ferrari 11 BUTTON Honda 10 FISICHELLA Renault 9 MONTOYA McLaren Mercedes 6 RAIKKONEN McLaren Mercedes 4 MASSA Ferrari 3 WEBBER Williams Cosworth 2 ROSBERG Williams Cosworth 2 VILLENEUVE BMW Sauber 1 R.SCHUMACHER Toyota 1 KLIEN RedBull Ferrari
The current points standing for the constructors championship are:
Points Team - Engine 28 Renault 15 Ferrari 15 McLaren Mercedes 11 Honda 5 Williams Cosworth 2 BMW Sauber 1 Toyota 1 RedBull Ferrari