Malaysian GP: wet win

Jenson Button has taken his second win in a row, after a crazy race in Malaysia. It started off excitingly enough, with loads of great racing, and ended, well, under a cloud.

The race was abandoned just after half race distance due to a huge downpour – which even knocked the telly picture out for a bit – and at the end of lap 31, Jenson was in the lead, followed by BMW’s Nick Heidfeld, and then Toyota’s Timo Glock.

Glock benefited hugely when it started to rain thanks to canny tyre choices, being on the right rubber at the right time. Heidfeld got on the wet tyres at an opportune moment and stayed with them to get second, despite having a spin.

Jarno Trulli got up to fourth, Rubens Barrichello ended in fifth, followed by Webber, Hamilton and Rosberg.

Due to the race not going the full distance, the drivers have been awarded half points, which is going to look funny on our screens for the rest of the year. But none of that should take away from the great job Button did today, banging in fastest lap times when he needed to, much like Michael Schumacher would do for Ross Brawn back in the day.

Talking of Ferrari, they finish their second consecutive race in a row without any points, which must be making for a very uncomfortable time in the Scuderia. How bizarre is it to have no Ferraris and no McLarens in the top ten of the World Drivers Championship?

Will Jenson manage to win a race without a safety car some time this year? Judging by his current form, you’d think it likely.

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