How Perez rocked F1 - but fell short of a famous win

How Perez rocked F1 - but fell short of a famous win

Sergio Perez nearly eclipsed Fernando Alonso at the Malaysian Grand Prix in one of the most thrilling races of recent times. Adam Cooper looks at the extraordinary circumstances that turned the Sepang race into a nail-biter

The Malaysian Grand Prix was an extraordinary race. Any event where the guys who started eighth and ninth finish first and second has to be something exceptional – especially when there is only one retirement among the cars that started ahead.

It was a shame that we didn't see a fully dry race on a more-typical F1 track than Melbourne, as the grid had an interesting look to it, especially with Sebastian Vettel starting on the harder tyre. But the race more than made up for that.

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