The Malaysian GP for the 2010 season is up and it’s going to be a very wet affair from what we could see from the qualifier. With a handful of upsets with Button and both the Ferrari drivers couldn’t manage a good time in Q1. The race will look to be an exciting one with the teams looking at ways to overcome their qualifying disappointment to come up tops.
It’s all down to the race strategies employ by each time and I’ll definitely be looking forward to it. Here’s how the top 10 drivers line up look like prior to the race.
Mark Webber , Team Red Bull (1:49.327) on pole.
Nico Rosberg, Mercedes Grand Prix (1:50.673) came in 2nd.
Sebastian Vettel, Team Red Bull (1:50.789) was 3rd and sits nicely behind Webber.
Adrian Sutil, Force India F1 (1:50.914) was 4th and Nico Hulkenberg, Williams F1 (1:51.001) is in 5th.
Robert Kubica, Renault (1:51.051) is 6th with Ruben Barrichello, Williams (1:51.511), the Brazilian Rain Master is 7th.
Michael Schumacher, Mercedes Grand Prix (1:51.717) never fail to give some excitement in the qualifying by making it to the 10th spot in Q2 and the chalk up the 8th spot while Kamui Kobayashi, Sauber (1:51.767) takes up the 9th spot. Vitantonio Liuzzi, Force India F1 (1:52.254) completes the top 10 with the final spot.
Lotus F1′s Heikki Kovalainen did fantastic to clock 1:52.270 and bring the 1Malaysia team into the 15th spot.
Jenson Button, the current World Champion only managed a lowly 17th after spinning out in Q1 and but managed to chalk up a good time before sitting out in Q2.
Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa didn’t do well as they only managed to chalked up 19th and 21st spot respectively with Lewis Hamilton between them at 20th.
I predicted that it’s going to be a very wet race tonight as the flag off will be at 4pm Malaysian time. For the rest of the photos, you can check out the photos I’ve taken on my flickr account here.