2011 Malaysian Grand Prix: complete race weekend review

2011 Malaysian Grand Prix

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Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Sepang, 2011

Find all the F1 Fanatic Malaysian Grand Prix coverage in one place below – from Friday practice to the post-race review and all the pictures from Sepang.

Race results and reaction

Malaysian Grand review – Vettel takes fourth win in a row in hectic race

Hamilton and Alonso handed penalties – Controversy as stewards hand out 20-second time penalties

Hamilton crash cost me a podium – Alonso – But the Ferrari driver was happy with the team’s race pace

"We pitted too early" – Hamilton – Strategy a concern for Hamilton after falling from second to seventh

Vettel: Tyres going off made race a challenge – Vettel also said he lost KERS at times during the race

2011 Malaysian Grand Prix result – Vettel leads home Jenson Button and Nick Heidfeld

2011 Malaysian Grand Prix championship points – A 24-point lead for Vettel after two races

Race analysis

Who was the best driver of the Malaysian Grand Prix weekend? – Vote for your driver of the weekend

Rate the race: 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix – Lots of passes and pit stops but was it a good race?

Malaysian Grand Prix analysis – Ferrari stronger in race but Hamilton struggles

Heidfeld sets record for most podiums without a win – He also scored Renault’s 100th podium finish

Detailed analysis of every team and driver in the Malaysian Grand Prix

Red Bull stay ahead but KERS is still a weakness
Ferrari on form in race after poor qualifying
Hamilton called for his extra tyre stop at McLaren
Renault recover from Friday drama for podium
Schumacher scores for struggling Mercedes
Two more retirements "not acceptable" at Williams
Kobayashi battles to eighth for Sauber’s first points
Di Resta scores points again for Force India
Two-stop strategies yield no points for Toro Rosso
HRT pull both cars out of race with failures
Virgin two seconds off Lotus’s pace
Lotus get within range of midfield teams


Malaysian Grand Prix qualifying report – Vettel snatches pole from Hamilton in closely-fought qualifying

2011 Malaysian Grand Prix grid – The top five line up in the same order as Melbourne

Malaysian Grand Prix qualifying analysis – Red Bull’s eight-tenths of a second advantage in Melbourne was cut to one-tenth

Hamilton believes he could have been on pole – McLaren driver made an error on his fastest lap

Lotus disappointed to miss out on Q2 – Heikki Kovalainen came within half a second of getting through Q3

"Ferrari have talented people and they are peed off" – Costa – Ferrari’s heads were down after being a second off the pace in qualifying

Sepang may prove 2011 will be closer than expected – The grid promised a closer race than Melbourne offered


Practice one report – Webber fastest by 1.6 seconds in first practice

Practice one analysis – Lap times much slower at Sepang this year

Practice two report – Webber stays on top in Sepang by tiny margin

Practice two analaysis – Red Bull show superior performance in race stints

Alonso says Ferrari are not fast enough for win or pole – Ferrari’s struggled continued in Sepang

Practice three report – Hamilton sets fastest time in final practice

Find coverage of every race this season here: F1 2011 Season

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Keith Collantine
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8 comments on “2011 Malaysian Grand Prix: complete race weekend review”

  1. Another brilliant set of articles and pictures to get us through the race weekend.

    1. Yes, time passes quicker with F1F, and when I go on F1.com it says: 2 days till FP1, and I’m happy because I always think races are once a week, but the GP spreads across three days!

  2. Where can I find fastest laps in race for each driver?

  3. Good weekend I think, let’s keep them coming :)

    And thanks again Keith, brilliant stuff!

  4. Top stuff as usual this weekend. Just glad China is so close now :) The photo updates are brilliant too – keep them coming!

  5. I must say, I love back-to-back race weekends. Just as I’m done sifting through all the content on here, Friday practice is upon me again :D

  6. Thanks, great stuff!

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