Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso won a dramatic Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix, giving the Italian team one of its more unlikely victories in its long history. The race that was stopped for 51 minutes due to rain, Alonso looked like being overtaken by Sauber’s Sergio Perez until the young Mexican driver ran off the track with six laps to go, giving the Ferrari enough of a gap to win.
Pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton of McLaren finished third ahead of Red Bull’s Mark Webber and Lotus’ Kimi Raikkonen. World champion Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull was running in fourth place for most of the latter half of the race, but picked up a puncture when he collided with HRT’s Narain Karthikeyan with nine laps to go, and finished 11th.
1. Fernando Alonso– Ferrari
2. S. Perez– Sauber
3. L. Hamilton– McLaren