The Chinese GP preview

The Chinese GP preview

With the row over diffusers finally put to bed - we hope - the focus can once again return to where it should be, the sensational on-track action so far this season. Freshly vindicated for its success so far, Brawn will be keen to make hay while it can, while the race is on to see who can catch up first and save their season.

Two races in the book and nobody has come up with an answer to Brawn's pre-season testing pace. Jenson Button looked comfortable again as he made it two wins in a row at Sepang, and there's no reason to suggest that he wouldn't have had things all his own way had the race run its full course.

Brawn has its challengers, though. Nico Rosberg demonstrated the competitiveness of the Williams by leading the first stint in Malaysia, albeit on a slightly lighter fuel load. Toyota once again looked strong and it seems as though Jarno Trulli and Timo Glock are going to be in the hunt for podiums more often than not. And Red Bull continues to shine as the fastest of the non-'diffuser gang' teams. Though none of the three teams have yet shown signs of bridging the gap to the pace-setting Brawn cars.

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