2010 Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix

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After the very exciting race in Melbourne, the teams head north to Malaysia. Will this race be better than Australia? Will it go the full race distance? We'll find out in just 6 days. ;)

Here's the current standings in the Driver's Championship:

1. Alonso - 37
2. Massa - 33
3. Button - 31
4. Hamilton - 23
5. Rosberg - 20
6. Kubica - 18
7. Vettel - 12
8. Schumacher - 9
9. Liuzzi - 8
10. Webber - 6

Constructor's Championship:

1. Ferrari - 70
2. McLaren - 54
3. Mercedes GP - 29
4. Renault - 18
5. Red Bull - 18
6. Force India - 8
7. Williams - 5
8. Toro Rosso - 0
9. Sauber - 0
10. Lotus - 0
11. HRT - 0
12. Virgin - 0

Here's the map of the track for the Malaysian GP.



Sepang International Circuit
5.543 Km
15 Corners
56 Laps, 310.408 km

1. Who will take pole?
2. Who will win the race?
3. Will this race go the full distance unlike 2009?
4. Will Sebastien Vettel have any mechanical problems in the race?
5. Will Michael Schumacher finish ahead of teammate, Nico Rosberg?
6. Will either of the Virgin cars finish the race?
7. Will Vitantonio Liuzzi and/or Adrian Sutil score points in the race, and if only one, which one?
8. Since this is Lotus's home race, do you expect them to finish higher up the grid than usual?
9. Will Kamui Kobayashi face any punishment after his wing problems in Melbourne?

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1. Who will take pole? Vettel
2. Who will win the race? Hamilton
3. Will this race go the full distance unlike 2009? Yes
4. Will Sebastien Vettel have any mechanical problems in the race? I hope not!
5. Will Michael Schumacher finish ahead of teammate, Nico Rosberg? Yes
6. Will either of the Virgin cars finish the race? No - unless the race is shortened like 2009
7. Will Vitantonio Liuzzi and/or Adrian Sutil score points in the race, and if only one, which one? Liuzzi will. He seems to be on a bit of form this year..
8. Since this is Lotus's home race, do you expect them to finish higher up the grid than usual? Depends on how many other cars finish. Otherwise they will be the best of the newbies (not including Sauber)
 

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Is this race going to be a stupid twilight race again?
 

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1. Massa
2. Hamilton. He'll be out to make up for Melbourne.
3. Yep.
4. Hope not.
5. No.
6. Only if there's rain and/or a safety car.
7. Both.
8. They'll be best of the newbies.
 

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1. Who will take pole?
Alonso

2. Who will win the race?
Alonso

3. Will this race go the full distance unlike 2009?
No, thunderstorm are predicted for the weekend once again.

4. Will Sebastien Vettel have any mechanical problems in the race?
Yes, gearbox issues.

5. Will Michael Schumacher finish ahead of teammate, Nico Rosberg?
Yes.

6. Will either of the Virgin cars finish the race?
No.

7. Will Vitantonio Liuzzi and/or Adrian Sutil score points in the race, and if only one, which one?
Both will!

8. Since this is Lotus's home race, do you expect them to finish higher up the grid than usual?
Not really.
 

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1. Who will take pole? Vettel
2. Who will win the race? Ferrari or McLaren driver
3. Will this race go the full distance unlike 2009? Yes, but it will still be a wet race
4. Will Sebastien Vettel have any mechanical problems in the race? Likely
5. Will Michael Schumacher finish ahead of teammate, Nico Rosberg? No
6. Will either of the Virgin cars finish the race? No
7. Will Vitantonio Liuzzi and/or Adrian Sutil score points in the race, and if only one, which one? Just Sutil
8. Since this is Lotus's home race, do you expect them to finish higher up the grid than usual? Not really
 

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1. Who will take pole?
I'm going with Vettel Again
2. Who will win the race?
Vettel maybe Hamilton or Massa
3. Will this race go the full distance unlike 2009?
No, rain delay
4. Will Sebastien Vettel have any mechanical problems in the race?
No
5. Will Michael Schumacher finish ahead of teammate, Nico Rosberg?
No he will not
6. Will either of the Virgin cars finish the race?
1 possibly.
7. Will Vitantonio Liuzzi and/or Adrian Sutil score points in the race, and if only one, which one?
hopefully, they have good pace, Liuzzi has a more consistent chance
8. Since this is Lotus's home race, do you expect them to finish higher up the grid than usual?
Maintain best of the rest.
 

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1. Who will take pole? Vettel
2. Who will win the race? Hamilton if it's wet, Alonso if it isn't
3. Will this race go the full distance unlike 2009? Yes
4. Will Sebastien Vettel have any mechanical problems in the race? Probably not actually.
5. Will Michael Schumacher finish ahead of teammate, Nico Rosberg? I think so.
6. Will either of the Virgin cars finish the race? No
7. Will Vitantonio Liuzzi and/or Adrian Sutil score points in the race, and if only one, which one? Sutil will score points this time
8. Since this is Lotus's home race, do you expect them to finish higher up the grid than usual? No, Malaysia is an aero track, I expect the new teams to struggle a lot.
 

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Is this race going to be a stupid twilight race again?
It's one hour earlier compared to last year, so they might get away with a dry-ish race or one that is hit by rain only in the closing stages.

And the Q & A:

1. Who will take pole? Vettel
2. Who will win the race? Massa
3. Will this race go the full distance unlike 2009? Yes
4. Will Sebastien Vettel have any mechanical problems in the race? Yes
5. Will Michael Schumacher finish ahead of teammate, Nico Rosberg? No
6. Will either of the Virgin cars finish the race? No
7. Will Vitantonio Liuzzi and/or Adrian Sutil score points in the race, and if only one, which one? Both will make it into Q3 and both will score points
8. Since this is Lotus's home race, do you expect them to finish higher up the grid than usual? No, but they'll still be the quickest of the three new teams.
 
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1. Who will take pole?
2. Who will win the race?
3. Will this race go the full distance unlike 2009?
4. Will Sebastien Vettel have any mechanical problems in the race?
5. Will Michael Schumacher finish ahead of teammate, Nico Rosberg?
6. Will either of the Virgin cars finish the race?
7. Will Vitantonio Liuzzi and/or Adrian Sutil score points in the race, and if only one, which one?
8. Since this is Lotus's home race, do you expect them to finish higher up the grid than usual?
1. Again, Vettel
2. Vettel
3. Yes
4. No
5. Yes
6. Not a chance
7. Sutil only
8. No
 

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1. Who will take pole?
Alonso
2. Who will win the race?
Alonso
3. Will this race go the full distance unlike 2009?
Wet, but it will
4. Will Sebastien Vettel have any mechanical problems in the race?
No, an accident this time.
5. Will Michael Schumacher finish ahead of teammate, Nico Rosberg?
Yes, because Rosberg will get into a collision with Vettel
6. Will either of the Virgin cars finish the race?
Only if it rains, Glock.
7. Will Vitantonio Liuzzi and/or Adrian Sutil score points in the race, and if only one, which one?
Both will finish, Sutil in the points.
8. Since this is Lotus's home race, do you expect them to finish higher up the grid than usual?
Nah. They'll be the best of the newcomers, but that's it.
 

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1. Who will take pole?
Vettel, the car is just stupid fast.
2. Who will win the race?
Vettel, luck has got to change
3. Will this race go the full distance unlike 2009?
Yes, why? Uhh pure guess
4. Will Sebastien Vettel have any mechanical problems in the race?
No, cross fingers
5. Will Michael Schumacher finish ahead of teammate, Nico Rosberg?
No, he's lost something, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say Michael doesn't score any points this race seeing as I feel more cars will finish this one.
6. Will either of the Virgin cars finish the race?
Only if they're allowed to push them to the finish.
7. Will Vitantonio Liuzzi and/or Adrian Sutil score points in the race, and if only one, which one?
I believe they both will.
8. Since this is Lotus's home race, do you expect them to finish higher up the grid than usual?
No, they're way too slow, their only hope is rain and even then the lack of down force will hinder them.
 

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I'm pretty sure it's going to be a boring race because I'm going to watch it. I heard the Australian race was rather good, but then, I didn't watch it because I thought it would have been boring.

You can blame me if it sucks. Or Tilke.
 

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You can blame Tilke if it sucks. Or Tilke.
:p But to be honest I like this track. For me it is by far the best Tilke design (the only one I really like).

And it seems that there will be rain, so probably we'll see some cars flying off the track.

1. Who will take pole?
Vettel again
2. Who will win the race?
not Vettel again, Massa or Hamilton it's their turn now
3. Will this race go the full distance unlike 2009?
Now it's an hour earlier so I think yes, there is a big chance for the full race.
4. Will Sebastien Vettel have any mechanical problems in the race?
I'm betting now for a pit stop problem. But really, I hope not.
5. Will Michael Schumacher finish ahead of teammate, Nico Rosberg?
Nah, problems with Algersuari in Melbourne proved something IMO.
6. Will either of the Virgin cars finish the race?
no
7. Will Vitantonio Liuzzi and/or Adrian Sutil score points in the race, and if only one, which one?
I hope both, but probably only one of them and don't know which one.
8. Since this is Lotus's home race, do you expect them to finish higher up the grid than usual?
no
 

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Just thought up a new question. It's added to the first post.

9. Will Kamui Kobayashi face any punishment after his wing problems in Melbourne?
 

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No, it wasn't his fault. It was Sauber's fault, and if they don't sort it out, I think it's their responsibility to pull their cars for the race.
 

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1. Who will take pole?
-Vettel
2. Who will win the race?
-Hamilton, he'll be pushing hard after his slight off form in Melbourne
3. Will this race go the full distance unlike 2009?
-Yes
4. Will Sebastien Vettel have any mechanical problems in the race?
-NO! Please no!
5. Will Michael Schumacher finish ahead of teammate, Nico Rosberg?
-No
6. Will either of the Virgin cars finish the race?
-Yes, one of them
7. Will Vitantonio Liuzzi and/or Adrian Sutil score points in the race, and if only one, which one?
-Both will
8. Since this is Lotus's home race, do you expect them to finish higher up the grid than usual?
-Homefield advantage is rubbish in F1
9. Will Kamui Kobayashi face any punishment after his wing problems in Melbourne?
-Don't see any reason why he would, somebody cut into him at the start, rewatching it looked like Petrov whacked his front wing, and the mounts broke.
 

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1. Who will take pole?
Massa
2. Who will win the race?
Alonso
3. Will this race go the full distance unlike 2009?
Yes
4. Will Sebastien Vettel have any mechanical problems in the race?
No. At least I hope not.
5. Will Michael Schumacher finish ahead of teammate, Nico Rosberg?
Not yet.
6. Will either of the Virgin cars finish the race?
lol no
7. Will Vitantonio Liuzzi and/or Adrian Sutil score points in the race, and if only one, which one?
V.Liuzzi will.
8. Since this is Lotus's home race, do you expect them to finish higher up the grid than usual?
No.
9. Will Kamui Kobayashi face any punishment after his wing problems in Melbourne?
No.
 

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1. Who will take pole? Vettel
2. Who will win the race? Alonso
3. Will this race go the full distance unlike 2009? Let's hope so
4. Will Sebastien Vettel have any mechanical problems in the race? Hopefully not
5. Will Michael Schumacher finish ahead of teammate, Nico Rosberg? Probably not
6. Will either of the Virgin cars finish the race? Let's hope so again
7. Will Vitantonio Liuzzi and/or Adrian Sutil score points in the race, and if only one, which one? I want both to score points
8. Since this is Lotus's home race, do you expect them to finish higher up the grid than usual? Nope
9. Will Kamui Kobayashi face any punishment after his wing problems in Melbourne? I don't want him to, but I think he will
 
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