Felipe Massa

Malaysian GP – Felipe Massa scores valuable points

Sepang, 24 March – Felipe Massa came home fifth for Scuderia Ferrari in the Malaysian Grand Prix. Fernando Alonso had to retire on the second lap.

The race got underway with the field on Intermediates, before stopping not long after for dry tyres. Massa ran a four stop strategy, making up no less than three places in the closing stages. Alonso’s race was decidedly short. After a good start took him up to second place, the Spaniard made slight contact but with heavy consequences with the back of Sebastian Vettel’s Red Bull. It damaged the front wing and after going through a few more corners, the wing gave way, sending Fernando into the gravel and into retirement.

Race

Pos. Time Gap Laps FL Lap
MASSA 1:39.22.329 + 25.648 56 1.39.805 50
Pit-stop 1st stop lap  6 Medium
2nd stop lap 20 Hard
3rd stop lap  33 Medium
4th stop lap  47 Medium (used)
ALONSO R 2:05.239 - 17..111 - -

Weather: air 28/29°C, track 33/38 °C. Sunny

 

 

Classification

 

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 56 Winner 1 25
2 2 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing-Renault 56 +4.2 secs 5 18
3 10 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 56 +12.1 secs 4 15
4 9 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 56 +12.6 secs 6 12
5 4 Felipe Massa Ferrari 56 +25.6 secs 2 10
6 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 56 +35.5 secs 11 8
7 7 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 56 +48.4 secs 10 6
8 11 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 56 +53.0 secs 12 4
9 6 Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes 56 +72.3 secs 9 2
10 18 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Ferrari 56 +87.1 secs 17 1
11 17 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 56 +88.6 secs 18
12 12 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 55 +1 Lap 14
13 22 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 55 +1 Lap 19
14 20 Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 55 +1 Lap 20
15 21 Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 55 +1 Lap 22
16 23 Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 54 +2 Laps 21
17 5 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 53 +3 Laps 7
18 19 Daniel Ricciardo STR-Ferrari 51 +5 Laps 13
Ret 16 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 45 +11 Laps 16
Ret 15 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 27 +29 Laps 8
Ret 14 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 22 +34 Laps 15
Ret 3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1 +55 Laps 3

 

 

 

 

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