The Malaysian Grand Prix confirmed what many had suspected during winter testing – Ferrari have a lot of pace in their car.
Kimi Raikkonen – A perfect drive from the Finn after making a few mistakes in the previous round. The high point of his race was a super quick lap near his pit stop to get him track position ahead of his teammate after the stops. The highlight for me personally was what he saidÂ about champagneÂ after spraying some in his eyes on the podium – “we should put it in the mouth not in the eye”. Classic Kimi
Felipe Massa – 2 rounds and more than 2 mistakes. You can see why people are starting to question his position at Ferrari. But with that said, he did do great in qualifying. Overall though I think he’s one driver who is really struggling with the lack of traction control unfortunately.
Lewis Hamilton – Didn’t look that comfortable most of the weekend but still ended up with a fairly good result given the bad things that happened.
Robert Kubica – Another super performance. This guy is getting so close to a pole (sic) position or even a race win…
Fernando Alonso – Soldiering on.
Heikki Kovalainen – Many people were very impressed with Heikki in Malaysia. He certainly is improving quickly so will be exciting to see how he shapes up to Lewis when they’re both feeling good about the car. Is it just me or does he have similar mannerisms to Michael Schumacher in press conferences…?
Jarno Trulli – Wow. Glad to finally see some rewards for all that money Toyota have put into F1. Now we have to get Honda up to speed too…
Nick Heidfeld – Not too bad from Nick, until you compare it to his teammate’s results…
Mark Webber – Did well to keep Fernando behind him. Expect to see more good results from Red Bull and Toro Rosso this year.