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Bob Varsha, David Hobbs and Steve Matchett review the results from Malaysia. Jenson Button takes his second win in as many races but only half points are awarded due to rain.
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Hello again everyone on Bob Marshall -- David -- and Steve match at the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix is in the books and once again it provided history David I don't think anybody would expected not only would -- GP dominate the early part of this year. But that in Malaysia in round two we would see for only the fifth time in Formula One history a race stopped short of full distance by rain with half point. Awarded -- so I didn't expect to see the wrong team just twice so dominant drive the topless show you have my. The storyline was you know who's who -- school you know like just. -- thought a month ago that coming to race to you be talking about -- -- team being on the pole twice. One and two in Australia. -- on the pole again in my age I mean just look too good beaches. This causes stuffing getting hop point 20 we didn't think that might happen because the weather in Malaysia's notoriously bad as speculation album and it goes. Full of 1000 there was and decide to put the racial by the company often in which -- what is all mothers almost guaranteed terrain. Goes right in Malaysia usually means that really heavy rain which by the government. Steve I hate to keep coming do you -- Ferrari follies recently I -- In with with Felipe Massa being relegated the back of the grid because the team wasn't paying attention really in qualifying. Now we get into the race and they take this extraordinary gamble of putting Kimi Raikkonen on to be. -- sensitive. Full wet weather tire before the first rain -- falls and of course the result was Raikkonen winds up on the garage before it's all over yup and make. Look like geniuses if it didn't really have not been done and portly right about point but. The Showtime's above released they took -- gamble they do they're in trouble Kimi had to come in and take humble fuel yeah. In the weather disco amount they feel will welcome we do but it just throw the dice and see what happens and it just didn't work out for the more speculation this is we saw the guy. On the full what trot and what. Dreaded tie as the amount of rain they would -- -- within 23 laps and sure enough it was on the radio sympathizer completed destroyed surprise surprise but it just didn't work out -- My early thoughts on the race I thought it was a pretty entertaining affair which we always seem to have when raindrops fall it was very anti tank -- one -- Did matches earlier on Glen Weber and Alonso and Barrett kind of was racing together. It's obviously still very didn't look to overtake these guys is still very upset when they're following somebody else is awake long we know we were hoping that -- -- front wing in the small -- was going to help the other taking in Australia is certainly seems that that was going to be the case that. So now he is them high speed corners may be in them more home. That says it -- he's still not very easily -- when -- get behind somebody he just can't close the goodness that could be -- The McLaren Jane was guy and you know okay LO. Lewis was -- sliding backwards pretty much -- them. The rain got to save his bacon and the funny -- point. For the next two races in China and Bahrain are on racetracks very similar to the one we had here in Malaysia. And a lot is going to depend on what happens a week from Tuesday when that international court of appeal here's the issue of the -- users on the Williams the Toyota. And the brawn. Steve what do you think we can expect well -- I think we can expect to the FI will uphold that were original decision that the three -- -- causing question perfectly legitimate legal to race a funny impossible to think that the FY -- turn around. Bearing in mind as well in the BMW during the course of this weekend lodged a protest against the three teams out. That protest was turned down. They have appealed that decision which now means technically that the resort from the opening -- race is will be called into question that's the reason the millions of people not. Palin but I funny impossible to believe in the F -- now we'll turn round gunning to round three and say your ups and -- become obvious and overturn the decisions of two races seems. Beyond unlikely even for the F -- Bizarre to see what it's it's it's also seems to me to be just another foale who the FI they would they would even half. The hearing from. -- the second right through him Willis came up before Australia I mean they should adhering. Right then then and made a decision you know run before the rice and apply to be perfectly honest I read. We all knew this was going to blob before we got to Melbourne senator and after the testing so that -- essential that we could have a decision made by FIA told the guys just got together calmly sensibly. Went to max and FI say look. Let's make a decision before go to press -- because we can see who's going to be trouble ahead. But they didn't do that you know for whatever reasons now -- -- into round three and just -- -- -- -- point -- -- sent David about the problems of the the -- -- haven't been -- despite these new regulations. I think a lot of not. He's become us. The big advances of the guys have made in lower in the -- that I lost nine with these -- -- -- fuses but he's thrown the -- out behind the -- -- these weights 888. The car hall. But he does destroy the chance of the -- behind series by the thought of every written regulations. Parted Imus this will always do what they -- to make that call that. Just so they did disclose files economy is. Friend because told we lead the world championship. -- and all those wonderful statistics we about it about all night long and we'll go out the window is -- title will get his first victory was a great day for Toyota in Malaysia finishing the third with Timo Glock and fourth with Jarno Trulli. You know that you can think about how the mighty have fallen Ferrari -- -- problems mostly. As you pointed out Steve they're losing gambles they seem to have the inherent pace but there's just you know silly things going wrong McLaren on the other hand. Qualifying badly the car is such a handful we saw -- global -- just go flying off the racetrack all by himself on the first lap one and then. Lewis Hamilton who's recognized as one of the most talented drivers when raindrops fall couldn't keep the McLaren going and a straight line but when it got wet. Low -- -- -- was that it did. Tell Patriot wins that you know the downforce was so poor on the college team in the right it it was a Reagan's Rangel -- is a bit of level I don't know. In the end -- -- -- blocked out of it sit in the LA again and got in the points just so he picks up one point. Instead it to authorities seven spot but Ferrari evident have a point yet. Some has been strategy but I can't think the Cubs again doesn't -- -- a huge amount of pace remainder Raikkonen qualified what seventh. And was flapping around in eighth seventh and he how many managed to get by Alonso who -- of qualified about fourteenth long been rushed to put the beginning then. So the Ferrari itself to the -- to have a funnel a lot of pace but it goes both. Those guys summed up the big diffuse is either. Yeah well we knew about -- mistake remember Raikkonen was having problems with his -- device I think Raikkonen could have been quicker in qualifying but recall he didn't go out in the second part of Q three. And just settled on seventh place knowing that -- hello and -- we're going to be penalized form another guy who has a missed opportunity and gamble that went wrong with Fernando Alonso who looked to be in great shape on dry tires just as the rain was starting to fall. He could have ducked in if you pick the right tire he would have been. In the catbird seat but as it was he threw it off the road wound up in the kitty litter and tossed the ball away from well. There again in case -- -- issue body you take committed gamble that they were going to try and get right the end of that run. Before they change came in made based on the change up to what title forty man. Its threat to -- the track at turn seven because you know the first. 42. On his fine guess a seven wood and that is all wet and it -- it just suddenly swept across the track. I mean he end up 30 AM the way to the end up not in the points over the eleventh of them I don't know. They race was a -- mass destruction just was an analyst. United Methodist dry within the rains come and how much fuel we got on the board is it going to be a heavy rain on my right what would that put him on to full west because he's usually. Very very heavy right power semi -- now put them on the wrong times put him onto in the media's. And then this guy's really -- -- -- temper or McNamee is the blunder Reiss of maple pit -- let's -- what was the last time that happened on -- to park and 93 when senate did it. Well certainly an eventful race if Jenson button loses the world championship by a half point this is the race he'll be talking about. Next up will be China but that's two weeks down the road we have that all important defuse -- hearing coming up before then. But let's plan on a good outcome now we can all go to Shanghai for a great weekend Friday practice comes your way April 17 2 AM eastern time that's Thursday night out west. Qualifying knockout qualifying is Saturday also at 2 AM eastern and then the wrong -- itself on Sunday April 19 beginning at 2:30 AM with the -- -- ratio we hope you'll join us then until then for Stephen David I'm Bob -- we'll see around the web.