Unravelling the Malaysian GP intrigue

Unravelling the Malaysian GP intrigue

Sepang provided a taste of just how fascinating F1 2011 will be - with multiple strategies and pace fluctuations creating plenty of wheel-to-wheel action. Adam Cooper analyses how it unfolded

After the finish of the Malaysia GP the paddock was buzzing. The identity of the winner might not have been much of a surprise, but everyone had just witnessed one of the most extraordinary dry and safety car free races that we have seen in many a year.

Melbourne was never going to be a true litmus test for Formula 1, 2011-style, but at Sepang we got the full load. Multiple tyre stops, passing precipitated by use of the DRS, and KERS also playing a role, not just in the action on the track, but due to the fact that it didn't always work.

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