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Malaysian Grand Prix, Sepang, March 22-24


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Round 2 - Sepang I Editorial

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sepang EDITOR: Stefan Bartholomaeus ART DIRECTOR: Steven Neumann

A salivating start Formula 1 could hardly have hoped for a better season-opener than last weekend’s Australian Grand Prix.

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Fears after Friday practice that Red Bull had a comfortable performance margin over the field proved unfounded, with a four-way battle between the reigning champions, Ferrari, Mercedes and Lotus now appears to be in the offing this season.

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McLaren is currently a fair way behind the eight-ball, but the resources and in-season development ability of the Woking-based operation ensures it shouldn’t be counted out, either.

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Conversely, Lotus is the least well funded out of the heavy-hitters, and will be doing well to maintain its early performance over the season. For Formula 1’s sake, let’s hope that Lotus does have the ability to maintain its status as a genuine front-runner. There’s no doubt that Kimi Raikkonen brings something a little unique to grid in the personality department. The team has also strived to be different over the last 12 months, often poking fun at the Finn’s typically dour public demeanour through everything from short online videos featuring the man himself, to ice cream shaped USB press kits.

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Round 2 - Sepang I Cover Story

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Melbourne master heads to Malaysia

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K

imi Raikkonen may be the least likely driver on the grid to get carried away with talk of title chances after winning the opening race of the season, but there’s undoubtedly plenty to smile about right now for the characteristically dead-pan Finn. The 2007 World Champion has already achieved what many have failed to do in the past in making a winning comeback to the pinnacle of his sport. Lotus arguably produced exactly what Raikkonen needed in his return season last year - a car that was a consistent contender, but one that didn’t bring with it the

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expectations of a drive at Red Bull, Ferrari or McLaren. The 2012 campaign yielded a single victory and a seemingly over-the-odds third in the world title. Having already equalled the former statistic at the opening race of 2013 in Melbourne, beating the latter is a real possibility. As it is each season, the Malaysian Grand Prix will be a solid test of the Albert Park race winner’s credentials. From the cold, bumpy and relatively tight streets of Melbourne to the smooth sweeps of a sizzling Sepang; those who can make their cars work on both are

almost guaranteed to be in the contest for the long haul. “It feels good but it’s only after one race,” says Raikkonen of his current status as Formula 1 World Championship leader, an accolade he has not held since the 2008 Turkish Grand Prix. “It doesn’t really change our aim and how we approach this year. Definitely, we are happy with the win but there is an awful lot to still to do to win the championship. We seemed to have a good car in Albert Park, so hopefully it works well in the next races also. “(Malaysia) is a difference place, it’s All-In-One Security


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going to be much hotter there so it’s very difficult to say how the cars will feel, who will be fastest after having done just one race,” he adds. “I think we have to do two or three races before we really know who is where and what’s going to happen. It’s probably going to rain again in Malaysia at some point but it will be a different circuit, different conditions. Our car worked well in Australia and usually – at least last year – in hot conditions it’s been good for us so hopefully it will turn out to be a good weekend.” The signs are certainly suggesting that the Lotus E21 is a genuine threat this year. Tyre life, which was a strength of last year’s E20, is essentially what scored Raikkonen the AGP win, with his two-stop strategy requiring two long runs on the medium rubber, something that the likes of Red Bull’s RB9 appeared unable to achieve. The Red Bull, though, was the outright pace-setter in Melbourne, with Sebastian Vettel appearing mighty in Friday practice, the mixed weather Sunday morning qualifying, and the early phase of each stint in the race. With the Ferrari and Mercedes teams also proving close to the pace in Australia, there’s no doubt that it’s still perilously tight at the top. The Malaysian event has been good to Raikkonen in the past. It was the scene of his first victory, with McLaren in 2003, while he also won there with Ferrari in 2008. Predictably, any notion that the race might hold sentimental value to the Finn is quickly quashed. “I would not say that circuit is more important for me – it’s not that special for me - but it’s quite a nice place to race at,” he says. “I like it and the challenge is always at the highest level in the beginning of the year in the heat. It’s also one of those circuits where it usually rains sometime during the weekend. So you have to plan the programme with that possibility, too.” Looking even further down the 19 race road that leads to the world championship trophy, whether Lotus will be able to keep up the development pace of its better financed rivals is the key question. But this is one that the 33-year-old Raikkonen believes has already been answered. “There was a big question mark last year over whether our team could keep up with the development of the bigger teams and I don’t think we did a bad job,” he says. “Of course it’s not going to be easy for us. I’m sure we have the people and all the tools to make it happen. Budget is always a factor and it’s no secret that we don’t have the same money as Ferrari, Red Bull or Mercedes. If we did have more sponsors I’m sure we’d have a better chance in the battle against those teams. “It’s a long season. If you do things right it will go nicely but one thing can change the whole year. You do a few things a little bit wrong it can turn around and go downhill after that. So we just have to do our normal things, like we did last year and put the good effort into new parts and if we’re happy we keep them and if not we have to look more closely. “But like I said, so far it has been good, so there is no reason why we can’t keep it up.”

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Round 2 - Sepang I Track Details

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Sepang International Circuit Technical preview with the Lotus F1 team.

THE Circuit The track surface is very abrasive, particularly in comparison to Albert Park, which is very smooth. High speed stability is an essential requirement of the tyre in Malaysia due to the circuit layout, which contains some long straights and quick direction changes. Turns 1-2 Good engine tractability required through turns 1 and 2, the second of which leads to a high speed section so a good exit is needed. Turn 3 Strong stability from the tyres is required through the high speed corner to aid driver confidence. Turn 4 Heavy braking here Turns 5-6 These high speed turns require stiff suspension. The car can be run lower and stiffer as there are no high kerbs in Sepang which is beneficial for this.

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Turn 7 Turning whilst braking means this corner can prove punishing for the tyres. Turn 15 Heavy braking from a long straight into the final corner, which is followed by another long straight, means a good overtaking opportunity, and a variety of lines are taken here. Start/Finish straight The KERS is more effective for qualifying in Sepang because of the where the start-finish line is as you get two bites of the cherry with the KERS usage on the out lap. Heavy braking at the end of the start / finish straight. The brakes have cooled along the straight so should not overheat. A good overtaking location.

Suspension Sepang requires a good all round car. There are high speed straights. There are very high speed changes of direction in turns five and six. There are some reasonable traction events with some very low speed tight double hairpin at turn one and turn two. There are no high kerbs so the car can be ran with a lower ride height than otherwise – giving better overall downforce. Tyres Pirelli’s medium and hard tyres are used. The track is very demanding on the tyres due to its aggressive surface, heavy braking areas, long straights and wide variety of speeds and corners.

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THE CAR Rear wing Downforce levels are very similar to the levels in Melbourne. Brakes There are four pretty heavy braking zones – into turn one, in to turn four, into turn 14, and then into turn 15. High temperatures are not such a threat as there are long straights between the braking events to cool the brakes.

Front wing The threat of understeer is not as prevalent as in Albert Park so we can run with slightly less front wing. Engine Malaysia sits to the upper end of the ‘power tracks’ with 60% of the lap spent at full throttle, but the main challenge is preparing the engine’s cooling systems to cope with the intense heat and humidity. Ambient temperatures can reach over 40°C so engine cooling becomes crucial.


Round 2 - Sepang I Bagman

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The Bagman says... The Lotus F1 team made a powerful statement at Albert Park. They may not have had the outright fastest car, but Kimi Raikkonen won, and won convincingly. Expect the black-and-gold entries to be even stronger this weekend, with higher track temperatures expected to play further into the hands of the tyre-friendly E21s. All eyes will be on Raikkonen, but teammate Romain Grosjean could also fare well after struggling with a handling imbalance during the Australian Grand Prix.

Red Bull and Ferrari will make Lotus earn every point in Malaysia, with the former having been the outright pace-setter in Australia. Another front-row lock-out could be on the cards for Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber, but winning the race will require better tyre usage than that seen at Albert Park. The fact that both Ferraris were on the pace last weekend should give Ferrari great confidence. Fernando Alonso brilliantly won in Sepang last year with a car that was far less competitive than what he will enjoy

this time around. A weather-effected race this year could be to the benefit of Mercedes, whose cars - particularly that of Nico Rosberg appeared sublime during the wet running last weekend. Further back, the Force India was stronger at Albert Park than many expected, leaving the team to again target a double points finish. McLaren, Toro Rosso and Williams were arguably the opening round disappointments and will be doing well to score points.

2013 Formula 1 World Championship Entry List #

Driver

Team

Chassis

Engine

1

Sebastian VETTEL (DEU)

Infiniti Red Bull Racing

Red Bull Racing

Renault

2

Mark WEBBER (AUS)

Infiniti Red Bull Racing

Red Bull Racing

Renault

3

Fernando ALONSO (ESP)

Scuderia Ferrari

Ferrari

Ferrari

4

Felipe MASSA (BRA)

Scuderia Ferrari

Ferrari

Ferrari

5

Jenson BUTTON (GBR)

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

McLaren

Mercedes

6

Sergio PEREZ MENDOZA (MEX)

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

McLaren

Mercedes

7

Kimi RAIKKONEN (FIN)

Lotus F1 Team

Lotus

Renault

8

Romain GROSJEAN (FRA)

Lotus F1 Team

Lotus

Renault

9

Nico ROSBERG (DEU)

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team

Mercedes

Mercedes

10

Lewis HAMILTON (GBR)

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team

Mercedes

Mercedes

11

Nico HULKENBERG (DEU)

Sauber F1 Team

Sauber

Ferrari

12

Esteban GUTIERREZ (MEX)

Sauber F1 Team

Sauber

Ferrari

14

Paul DI RESTA (GBR)

Sahara Force India F1 Team

Force India

Mercedes

15

Adrian SUTIL (DEU)

Sahara Force India F1 Team

Force India

Mercedes

16

Pastor MALDONADO (VEN)

Williams F1 Team

Williams

Renault

17

Valtteri BOTTAS (FIN)

Williams F1 Team

Williams

Renault

18

Jean-Eric VERGNE (FRA)

Scuderia Toro Rosso

Toro Rosso

Ferrari

19

Daniel RICCIARDO (AUS)

Scuderia Toro Rosso

Toro Rosso

Ferrari

20

Charles PIC (FRA)

Caterham F1 Team

Caterham

Renault

Caterham F1 Team

Caterham

Renault

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Jules BIANCHI (FRA)

Marussia F1 Team

Marussia

Cosworth

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Max CHILTON (GBR)

Marussia F1 Team

Marussia

Cosworth

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Round 2 - Sepang I Driver Profiles

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Infiniti Red Bull Racing Chassis: RB9 Engine: Renault RS27-2013 Base: Milton Keynes, UK Team principal: Christian Horner Chief technical officer: Adrian Newey Chief designer: Rob Marshall World Championships: 3

Sebastian Vettel

Mark Webber

Nationality: German Date of Birth: 03/07/1987 Debut: Indianapolis, 2007 Wins: 26 Best championship finish: 1st (2010-2012) Other career Highlights: 2nd 2009 Formula 1 World Championship, 2nd 2006 Formula 3 Euro Series, 2nd 2004 Formula BMW ADAC

Nationality: Australian Date of Birth: 27/08/1976 Debut: Albert Park, 2002 Wins: 9 Best championship finish: 3rd (2010 & 2011) Other career Highlights: 2nd 2001 International F3000, , 3rd 1998 FIA GT Championship, 1st 1996 British Formula Ford Festival

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Round 2 - Sepang I Driver Profiles

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Scuderia Ferrari Chassis: F138 Engine: Ferrari 056 Base: Maranello, Italy Team principal: Stefano Domenicali Chassis director: Pat Fry Chief designer: Nikolas Tombazis World Championships: 16

Fernando Alonso

Felipe Massa

Nationality: Spanish Date of Birth: 29/07/1981 Debut: Albert Park, 2001 Wins: 30 Best championship finish: 1st (2005 & 2006) Other career highlights: 2nd 2010 & 2012 F1 World Championship, 3rd 2007 F1 World Championship, 1st 1999 Euro Open by Nissan

Nationality: Brazilian Date of Birth: 25/04/1981 Debut: Albert Park, 2002 Wins: 11 Best championship finish: 2nd (2008) Other career highlights: 3rd 2006 F1 World Championship, 4th 2007 F1 World Championship, 1st 2001 Euro Formula 3000, 1st 2000 Formula Renault Eurocup

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Round 2 - Sepang I Driver Profiles

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Vodafone Mclaren Mercedes Chassis: MP4-28 Engine: Mercedes-Benz FO 108Z Base: Woking, UK Team principal: Martin Whitmarsh Technical director: Tim Goss Chairman: Ron Dennis World Championships: 8

Jenson Button

Sergio Perez

Nationality: British Date of Birth: 19/01/1980 Debut: Albert Park, 2000 Wins: 15 Best championship finish: 1st (2009) Other career highlights: 1st 1998 British Formula Ford Festival, 1998 British Formula Ford Champion

Nationality: Mexican Date of Birth: 26/01/1990 Debut: Albert Park, 2011 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: 10th (2012) Other career highlights: 2nd 2010 GP2 Series, 4th 2007 British F3 Championship Class, 1st 2007 British Formula 3 National Class

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Round 2 - Sepang I Driver Profiles

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Lotus F1 Team Chassis: E21 Engine: Renault RS27- 2013 Base: Enstone, UK Team principal: Eric Boullier Technical chief: James Allison Gerard Lopez: Chairman World Championships: 4 (1994, 1995, 2005, 2006)

Kimi Raikkonen

Romain Grosjean

Nationality: Finnish Date of Birth: 17/10/1979 Debut: Albert Park, 2001 Wins: 20 Best championship finish: 1st (2007) Other career highlights: 2nd 2003 & 2005 F1 World Championship,3rd 2008 & 2012 F1 World Championship, 2000 British Formula Renault champion

Nationality: French Date of Birth: 17/04/1986 Debut: Valencia, 2009 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: 8th Other career highlights: 2011 GP2 and GP2 Asia Series champion, 2010 Auto GP champion, 2007 F3 Euro Series champion

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Round 2 - Sepang I Driver Profiles

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Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Chassis: F1 W04 Engine: Mercedes-Benz FO 108Z Base: Brackley, UK Team principal: Ross Brawn Technical director: Bob Bell Head of motorsport: Toto Wolf World Championships: 0

Nico Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton

Nationality: German Date of Birth: 27/06/1985 Debut: Sakhir, 2006 Wins: 1 Best championship finish: 7th (2009, 2010 & 2011) Career Highlights: 2nd 2008 Singapore Grand Prix, 2005 GP2 Champion, 1st 2002 Formula BMW ADAC

Nationality: British Date of Birth: 07/01/1985 Debut: Albert Park, 2007 Wins: 21 Best championship finish: 1st (2008) Other career highlights: 2nd 2007 F1 World Championship, 2006 GP2 champion, 2005 Formula 3 Euroseries champion

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Round 2 - Sepang I Driver Profiles

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Sauber F1 Team Chassis: C32 Engine: Ferrari 056 Base: Hinwil, Switzerland Team founder: Peter Sauber Team principal: Monisha Kaltenborn Chief designer: Matt Norris World Championships: 0

Nico Hulkenberg

Esteban Gutierrez

Nationality: German Date of Birth: 19/08/1987 Debut: Sakhir, 2010 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: 11th (2012) Other career highlights: Pole Position for 2010 Brazilian Grand Prix, 2009 GP2 Series Champion, 2005 Formula BMW ADAC champion

Nationality: Mexican Date of Birth: 05/08/1991 Debut: Albert Park, 2013 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: Career Highlights: 2010 GP3 Series champion, 3rd 2012 GP2 Series, 1st 2008 Formula BMW Europe, 3rd 2008 Formula BMW World Final

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Round 2 - Sepang I Driver Profiles

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Sahara Force India F1 Team Chassis: VJM06 Engine: Mercedes-Benz FO 108Z Base: Silverstone, UK Team principal: Vijay Mallya Deputy team principal: Bob Fernley Technical director: Andrew Green World Championships: 0

Paul Di Resta

Adrian Sutil

Nationality: Scottish Date of Birth: 16/04/1986 Debut: Albert Park, 2011 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: 13th (2011) Career Highlights: 2010 DTM Champion, 2006 Formula 3 Euroseries Champion, 1st 2006 Masters of Formula 3

Nationality: German Date of Birth: 11/01/1983 Debut: Albert Park, 2007 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: 9th (2011) Other career highlights: 2006 All-Japan Formula 3 champion, 3rd 2006 Macau Grand Prix, 2nd 2003 Formula 3 Euro Series

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Round 2 - Sepang I Driver Profiles

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Williams Chassis: FW35 Engine: Renault RS27- 2013 Base: Grove, UK Team principal: Frank Williams Technical director: Mike Coughlan Chief engineer: Xevi Pujolar World Championships: 9

Pastor Maldonado

Valtteri Bottas

Nationality: Venezuelan Date of Birth: 09/03/1985 Debut: Albert Park, 2011 Wins: 1 Best championship finish: 15th (2012) Career Highlights: Pole position for 2012 Spanish Grand Prix, 2010 GP2 Champion, 3rd 2006 Formula Renault 3.5, 1st 2004 Formula Renault 2000 Italia

Nationality: Finnish Date of Birth: 28/08/1989 Debut: Albert Park, 2013 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: - Career Highlights: 1st 2011 GP3 Series, 3rd 2009 & 2010 Formula 3 Euro Series, 1st 2009 & 2010 Masters of Formula 3

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Round 2 - Sepang I Driver Profiles

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Scuderia Toro Rosso Chassis: STR8 Engine: Ferrari 056 Debut: Sakhir, 2006 Base: Faenza, Italy Team principal: Franz Tost Technical director: James Key Chief designer: Luca Furbatto World Championships: 0

Jean-Eric Vergne

Daniel Ricciardo

Nationality: French Date of Birth: 25/04/1990 Debut: Albert Park, 2012 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: 17th (2012) Career Highlights: 2nd 2011 Formula Renault 3.5 Series, 2010 British Formula 3 champion, 2nd European Formula Renault 2.0 series

Nationality: Australian Date of Birth: 01/07/1989 Debut: Silverstone, 2011 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: 18th (2012) Career Highlights: 2009 British Formula 3 champion, 2nd 2010 Formula Renault 3.5 series

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Round 2 - Sepang I Driver Profiles

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Caterham F1 Team Chassis: CT03 Engine: Renault RS27-2013 Base: Hingham, UK Team principal: Cyril Abiteboul Technical director: Mark Smith Team owner: Tony Fernandes World Championships: 0

Charles Pic

Giedo Van Der Garde

Nationality: French Date of Birth: 15/02/1990 Debut: Albert Park, 2012 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: 21st (2012) Other career highlights: 4th 2011 GP2 Series, 3rd 2008 and 2009 Formula Renault 3.5

Nationality: Dutch Date of Birth: 25/04/1985 Debut: Albert Park, 2013 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: Career highlights: 3rd 2011 GP2 Asia Series, 5th 2011 GP2 Series, 1st 2008 Formula Renault 3.5 Series, 2nd 2006 Masters of Formula 3

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Marussia F1 Team Chassis: MR02 Engine: Cosworth CA2012 Base: Banbury, UK Team principal: John Booth Technical director: Pat Symmonds Sporting director: Graeme Lowdon World Championships: 0

Jules Bianchi

Max Chilton

Nationality: French Date of Birth: 03/08/1989 Debut: Albert Park, 2013 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: Career Highlights: 2nd 2012 Formula Renault 3.5 Series, 2nd 2011 GP2 Asia Series, 3rd 2010 & 2011 GP2 Series, 1st 2008 Formula 3 Euro Series

Nationality: British Date of Birth: 21/04/1991 Debut: Albert Park, 2013 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: Career Highlights: 4th 2012 GP2 Series, 4th 2009 British Formula 3 Championship, 10th 2008 British Formula 3 Championship

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Round 2 - Sepang I Race Stats

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Previous Malaysian GP Winners Year

Driver

Car

Location

2012

Fernando Alonso

Ferrari

Sepang

2011

Sebastian Vettel

Red Bull-Renault

Sepang

2010

Sebastian Vettel

Red Bull-Renault

Sepang

2009

Jenson Button

Brawn-Mercedes

Sepang

2008

Kimi Raikkonen

Ferrari

Sepang

2007

Fernando Alonso

McLaren-Mercedes

Sepang

2006

Giancarlo Fisichella

Renault

Sepang

2005

Fernando Alonso

Renault

Sepang

2004

Michael Schumacher

Ferrari

Sepang

2003

Kimi Raikkonen

McLaren-Mercedes

Sepang

2002

Ralf Schumacher

Williams-BMW

Sepang

2001

Michael Schumacher

Ferrari

Sepang

2000

Michael Schumacher

Ferrari

Sepang

1999

Eddie Irvine

Ferrari

Sepang

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Championship Standings World Drivers Championship NO

Driver

Nat

Car

Points

1

Kimi Raikkonen

FIN

Lotus

25

2

Fernando Alonso

ESP

Ferrari

18

3

Sebastian Vettel

DEU

Red Bull

15

4

Felipe Massa

BRA

Ferrari

12

5

Lewis Hamilton

GBR

Mercedes

10

6

Mark Webber

AUS

Red Bull

8

7

Adrian Sutil

DEU

Force India

6

8

Paul Di Resta

GBR

Force India

4

9

Jenson Button

GBR

McLaren

2

10

Romain Grosjean

FRA

Lotus

1

11

Sergio Perez

MEX

McLaren

0

12

Jean-Eric Vergne

FRA

Toro Rosso

0

13

Esteban Gutiérrez

MEX

Sauber

0

14

Valtteri Bottas

FIN

Williams

0

15

Jules Bianchi

FRA

Marussia

0

16

Charles Pic

FRA

Caterham

0

17

Max Chilton

GBR

Marussia

0

18

Giedo Van der Garde

NLD

Caterham

0

19

Daniel Ricciardo

AUS

Toro Rosso

0

20

Pastor Maldonado

VEN

Williams

0

21

Nico Rosberg

DEU

Mercedes

0

22

Nico Hulkenberg

DEU

Sauber

0

World Constructors Championship Pos

Constructor

Points

1

Scuderia Ferrari

30

2

Lotus F1 Team

26

3

Red Bull Racing

23

4

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team

10

5

Sahara Force India F1 Team

10

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Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

2

7

Scuderia Toro Rosso

0

Sauber F1 Team

0

Williams F1 Team

0

Marussia F1 Team

0

Caterham F1 Team

0

8 9

10 11

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Recent World Drivers’ Champions Year

Driver

Nat

Constructor

Wins

Poles

Points

2012

Sebastian Vettel

GER

Red Bull

5

6

281

2011

Sebastian Vettel

GER

Red Bull

11

15

392

2010

Sebastian Vettel

GER

Red Bull

5

10

256

2009

Jenson Button

GBR

Brawn

6

4

95

2008

Lewis Hamilton

GBR

McLaren

5

7

98

2007

Kimi Räikkönen

FIN

Ferrari

6

3

110

2006

Fernando Alonso

ESP

Renault

7

6

134

2005

Fernando Alonso

ESP

Renault

7

6

133

2004

Michael Schumacher

GER

Ferrari

13

8

148

2003

Michael Schumacher

GER

Ferrari

6

5

93

2002

Michael Schumacher

GER

Ferrari

11

7

144

2001

Michael Schumacher

GER

Ferrari

9

11

123

2000

Michael Schumacher

GER

Ferrari

9

9

108

1999

Mika Häkkinen

FIN

McLaren

5

11

76

1998

Mika Häkkinen

FIN

McLaren

8

9

100

1997

Jacques Villeneuve

CAN

Williams

7

10

81

1996

Damon Hill

GBR

Williams

8

9

97

1995

Michael Schumacher

GER

Benetton

9

4

102

1994

Michael Schumacher

GER

Benetton

8

6

92

1993

Alain Prost

FRA

Williams

7

13

99

1992

Nigel Mansell

GBR

Williams

9

14

108

1991

Ayrton Senna

BRA

McLaren

7

8

96

1990

Ayrton Senna

BRA

McLaren

6

10

78

1989

Alain Prost

FRA

McLaren

4

2

76

1988

Ayrton Senna

BRA

McLaren

8

13

90

1987

Nelson Piquet

BRA

Williams

3

4

73

1986

Alain Prost

FRA

McLaren

4

1

72

1985

Alain Prost

FRA

McLaren

5

2

73

1984

Niki Lauda

AUT

McLaren

5

0

72

1983

Nelson Piquet

BRA

Brabham

3

1

59

1982

Keke Rosberg

FIN

Williams

1

1

44

1981

Nelson Piquet

BRA

Brabham

3

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