Malaysian Grand Prix Proves Exciting but Bad Luck and a Red Bull Strike Kimi Raikkonen

Sorry for being so late to post about this, but it has been quite a week.  After all, the Malaysin Grand Prix was on at 2am Sunday morning here in Toronto.  After going to bed a 5am posting to the blog was replaced by family obligations, which took up the rest of my day.  Monday arrives and the week leaves me away from this blog and doing other things.  I'll try not to repeat this in the future.

So, Kimi Raikkonen??  I'm telling you that if Kimi did not have bad luck he would have no luck at all.  In a position to win the race and he gets punted out of the Malaysian Grand Prix by Christian Klien and on the FIRST lap no less!!  He has got to be the unluckiest F1 driver that I can recall.

My team fared no better with both Williams cars retiring before the race ended.  Both Rosberg, who started 3rd, and Webber looked good for points and they both came away with none.  On the bright side Canada's favourite F1 son (who resides in Monaco), Jacques Villeneuve, got BMW Sauber's first points of the season by finishing seventh.  Good on you Jacques!!

Oh, the race was won by Giancarlo Fisichella of Renault, who started from the pole.  His team mate and reigning world champion, Fernando Alsonso, was second while Jenson Button of Honda was third.  The Ferraris were respectable with Massa in fifth edging out Michael Schumacher in sixth.

Full official race results are as follows:

Pos  No  Driver               Team            Laps  Time/Retired  
 1   2   Giancarlo Fisichella Renault           56  1:30:40.529 
 2   1   Fernando Alonso      Renault           56  +4.5 secs  
 3   12  Jenson Button        Honda             56  +9.6 secs 
 4   4   Juan Pablo Montoya   McLaren-Mercedes  56  +39.3 secs 
 5   6   Felipe Massa         Ferrari           56  +43.2 secs 
 6   5   Michael Schumacher   Ferrari           56  +43.8 secs
 7   17  Jacques Villeneuve   Sauber-BMW        56  +80.4 secs 
 8   7   Ralf Schumacher      Toyota            56  +81.2 secs 
 9   8   Jarno Trulli         Toyota            55  +1 Lap  
10   11  Rubens Barrichello   Honda             55  +1 Lap
11   20  Vitantonio Liuzzi    STR-Cosworth      54  +2 Laps  
12   19  Christijan Albers    MF1-Toyota        54  +2 Laps  
13   18  Tiago Monteiro       MF1-Toyota        54  +2 Laps
14   22  Takuma Sato          Super Aguri-Honda 53  +3 Laps
Ret  16  Nick Heidfeld        Sauber-BMW        48  Engine
Ret  21  Scott Speed          STR-Cosworth      41  Clutch
Ret  23  Yuji Ide             Super Aguri-Honda 33  Mechanical
Ret  15  Christian Klien      RBR-Ferrari       26  Hydraulics
Ret  9   Mark Webber          Williams-Cosworth 15  Hydraulics
Ret  14  David Coulthard      RBR-Ferrari       10  Hydraulics
Ret  10  Nico Rosberg         Williams-Cosworth  6  Engine
Ret  3   Kimi Räikkönen       McLaren-Mercedes   0  Accident
Fastest Lap: Fernando Alonso 1:34.803

The current points standings for the drivers championship are:

 Points Driver       Team - Engine     
    18  ALONSO       Renault         
    11  M.SCHUMACHER Ferrari         
    11  BUTTON       Honda             
    10  FISICHELLA   Renault             
     9  MONTOYA      McLaren Mercedes  
     6  RAIKKONEN    McLaren Mercedes  
     4  MASSA        Ferrari  
     3  WEBBER       Williams Cosworth  
     2  ROSBERG      Williams Cosworth  
     2  VILLENEUVE   BMW Sauber  
     1  R.SCHUMACHER Toyota  
     1  KLIEN        RedBull Ferrari   

The current points standing for the constructors championship are:

 Points Team - Engine     
    28  Renault         
    15  Ferrari         
    15  McLaren Mercedes  
    11  Honda             
     5  Williams Cosworth  
     2  BMW Sauber         
     1  Toyota
     1  RedBull Ferrari   


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