Why the top teams scored an own goal

Why the top teams scored an own goal

Once again the weather played its part in spicing up the action at Sepang, but as Tony Dodgins explains, Ferrari and McLaren have only themselves to blame for letting Red Bull back in the title hunt

Ferrari and McLaren paid a heavy price for a senseless gamble in Malaysia. The football equivalent would be a defender walking the ball out of his own penalty area instead of planting it in row Z. It was over elaborate and it let Red Bull Racing straight back into the championship battle.

When you're in Malaysia, close to mountains, where predicting rain patterns with any degree of certainty is nigh on impossible, how is it that the two most experienced teams in F1 failed to put in banker laps and found themselves eliminated in Q1?

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