The complete 2011 Malaysian GP review
In Malaysia we finally got to see how Pirelli's new tyres can shape a grand prix weekend, as strategy and DRS-assisted overtaking abounded at Sepang. Read the whole story of Sebastian Vettel's second victory of 2011 in the complete Malaysian Grand Prix review
Friday testing times, we know, mean nothing, but still it seemed Mark Webber came out of the pits with a point to prove in Sepang. Almost from the moment he was on track he was fastest, and it was difficult to see how the Australian could not have been satisfied with the way his programme was developing – which was a demonstrably different scenario to that of two weeks previous.
His Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel was only 17th fastest, tinkering here and there with KERS, and generally clearly not focusing on outright pace. Such is the confidence of Red Bull these days though, that in itself his 1m41.627s lap, was a not a concern but rather indicated its strong race pace.
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