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The 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix (officially XIII Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix) was the second race of the 2011 Formula One Season. It took place at the Sepang International Circuit on April 10 2011. The race was won by Red Bull-Renault driver Sebastian Vettel with Jenson Button for McLaren-Mercedes in second and Nick Heidfeld of Renault in third.

BackgroundEdit

Practice OverviewEdit

FP1Edit

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Practice ResultsEdit

No. Driver Constructor Fri 1 Fri 2 Sat
Time Pos Time Pos Time Pos
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault 1:41.627 17 1:37.090 4 1:37.175 5
2 Australia Mark Webber 1:37.651 1 1:36.876 1 1:36.630 2
3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:39.316 2 1:37.010 3 1:36.340 1
4 United Kingdom Jenson Button 1:40.927 15 1:36.881 2 1:36.762 3
5 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari 1:40.601 9 1:38.583 9 1:37.284 6
6 Brazil Felipe Massa 1:40.453 6 1:38.089 6 1:37.762 8
7 Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Mercedes 1:39.791 3 1:38.088 5 1:38.300 10
8 Germany Nico Rosberg 1:40.646 10 1:38.565 7 1:38.307 11
9 Germany Nick Heidfeld United Kingdom Renault 1:40.525 7 1:38.570 8 1:37.115 4
10 Russia Vitaly Petrov 1:47.932 24 1:39.267 13 1:37.297 7
11 Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth 1:40.581 8 1:39.187 12 1:38.681 16
12 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado 1:40.443 5 1:38.968 11 1:38.597 14
14 Germany Adrian Sutil India Force India-Mercedes 1:40.734 11 1:39.809 17 1:38.464 13
15 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 1:40.377 4 DNP DNP
United Kingdom Paul di Resta DNP 1:39.625 16 1:38.864 18
16 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:40.872 14 1:39.398 14 1:38.059 9
17 Mexico Sergio Pérez 1:41.642 18 1:39.603 15 1:38.448 12
18 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:40.748 12 DNP DNP
Switzerland Sébastien Buemi DNP 1:40.115 18 1:38.665 15
19 Spain Jaime Alguersuari 1:40.770 13 1:38.846 10 1:38.716 17
20 Italy Davide Valsecchi Malaysia Lotus-Renault 1:44.054 20 DNP DNP
Finland Heikki Kovalainen DNP 1:44.866 23 1:39.260 19
21 Italy Jarno Trulli 1:41.620 16 1:41.890 20 1:39.699 20
22 India Narain Karthikeyan Spain HRT-Cosworth 1:46.267 23 1:43.197 21 1:43.383 24
23 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi 1:45.228 22 1:43.991 22 1:43.147 23
24 Germany Timo Glock Russia Virgin-Cosworth 1:42.154 19 1:40.866 19 1:41.414 22
25 Belgium Jerome D'Ambrosio 1:42.540 20 no time 24 1:41.215 21

QualifyingEdit

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Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Sebastian Vettel 2
______________ Lewis Hamilton
Row 2 3 ______________
Mark Webber 4
______________ Jenson Button
Row 3 5 ______________
Fernando Alonso 6
______________ Nick Heidfeld
Row 4 7 ______________
Felipe Massa 8
______________ Vitaly Petrov
Row 5 9 ______________
Nico Rosberg 10
______________ Kamui Kobayashi
Row 6 11 ______________
Michael Schumacher 12
______________ Sébastien Buemi
Row 7 13 ______________
Jaime Alguersuari 14
______________ Paul di Resta
Row 8 15 ______________
Rubens Barrichello 16
______________ Sergio Perez
Row 9 17 ______________
Adrian Sutil 18
______________ Pastor Maldonado
Row 10 19 ______________
Heikki Kovalainen 20
______________ Jarno Trulli
Row 11 21 ______________
Timo Glock 22
______________ Jerome D'Ambrosio
Row 12 23 ______________
Vitantonio Liuzzi 24
______________ Narain Karthikeyan

RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 56 1:37:39.832 1 25
2 4 United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 56 +3.261 4 18
3 9 Germany Nick Heidfeld Renault 56 +25.075 6 15
4 2 Australia Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 56 +26.384 3 12
5 6 Brazil Felipe Massa Ferrari 56 +36.958 7 10
6 5 Spain Fernando Alonso Ferrari 56 +57.248 5 8
7 16 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 56 +1:06.439 10 6
8 3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 56 +1:09.957 2 4
9 7 Germany Michael Schumacher Mercedes 56 +1:24.896 11 2
10 15 United Kingdom Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 56 +1:31.563 14 1
11 14 Germany Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 56 +1:41.379 17
12 8 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 55 +1 Lap 9
13 18 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 55 +1 Lap 12
14 19 Spain Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 55 +1 Lap 13
15 20 Finland Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 55 +1 Lap 19
16 24 Germany Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 54 +2 Laps 21
17 10 Russia Vitaly Petrov Renault 52 Accident 8
Ret 23 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth 46 Rear wing 23
Ret 25 Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 42 Electronics 22
Ret 21 Italy Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 31 Clutch 20
Ret 17 Mexico Sergio Pérez Sauber-Ferrari 23 Electrical 16
Ret 11 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 22 Hydraulics 15
Ret 22 India Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 14 Mechanical 24
Ret 12 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 8 Engine 18

Notes

  1. Fernando Alonso was penalised 20 seconds post-race for contact while trying to pass Lewis Hamilton.
  2. Lewis Hamilton was also penalised 20 seconds post-race, for weaving while being passed by Fernando Alonso.
  3. Vitaly Petrov crashed his Renault on lap 53 of the race, but was classified as he had completed 90% of the race-winner's distance.

MilestonesEdit

  • Nick Heidfeld's Last Podium

Standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel 50
2 United Kingdom Jenson Button 26
3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 22
4 Australia Mark Webber 22
5 Spain Fernando Alonso 20
6 Brazil Felipe Massa 16
7 Germany Nick Heidfeld 15
8 Russia Vitaly Petrov 15
9 Japan Kamui Kobayashi 6
10 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi 4
11 Germany Adrian Sutil 2
12 Germany Michael Schumacher 2
13 United Kingdom Paul di Resta 2
14 Spain Jaime Alguersuari 0
15 Germany Nico Rosberg 0
16 Italy Jarno Trulli 0
17 Belgium Jerome D'Ambrosio 0
18 Finland Heikki Kovalainen 0
19 Germany Timo Glock 0
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 Austria Red Bull-Renault 72
2 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 48
3 Italy Ferrari 36
4 United Kingdom Renault 30
5 Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 6
6 Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 4
7 India Force India-Mercedes 4
8 Germany Mercedes 2
9 Malaysia Lotus-Renault 0
10 Russia Virgin-Cosworth 0

NotesEdit

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V T E 2011 Formula One Season
Teams Red Bull | McLaren | Ferrari | Mercedes | Renault | Williams | Force India | Sauber | Toro Rosso | Lotus | HRT | Virgin
Engines Renault | Mercedes | Ferrari | Cosworth
Race Drivers Vettel | 2 Webber | 3 Hamilton | 4 Button | 5 Alonso | 6 Massa | 7 Schumacher | 8 Rosberg | 9 Heidfeld | 9 Senna | 10 Petrov | 11 Barrichello | 12 Maldonado | 14 Sutil | 15 Di Resta | 16 Kobayashi | 17 Pérez | 17 De la Rosa | 18 Buemi | 19 Alguersuari | 20 Kovalainen | 21 Trulli | 21 Chandhok | 22 Karthikeyan | 22/23 Ricciardo | 23 Luizzi | 24 Glock | 25 D'Ambrosio
Other Drivers Paffett | Fisichella | Bianchi | Gené | Davidson | Grosjean | Fauzy | Tung | Charouz | Bottas | Hülkenberg | Gutiérrez | Vergne | Razia | Valsecchi | Teixeira | Yamamoto | Wickens | Quaife-Hobbs
Cars RB7 | MP4-26 | 150° Italia | MGP W02 | R31 | FW33 | VJM04 | C30 | STR6 | T128 | F111 | MVR-02
Tyres Pirelli
Races Bahrain | Australia | Malaysia | China | Turkey | Spain | Monaco | Canada | Europe | Great Britain | Germany | Hungary | Belgium | Italy | Singapore | Japan | Korea | India | Abu Dhabi | Brazil
Team Reports Red Bull | McLaren | Ferrari | Mercedes | Renault | Williams | Force India | Sauber | Toro Rosso | Lotus | HRT | Virgin
Driver Reports Vettel | Webber | Hamilton | Button | Alonso | Massa | Schumacher | Rosberg | Heidfeld | Senna | Petrov | Barrichello | Maldonado | Sutil | Di Resta | Kobayashi | Pérez | De la Rosa | Buemi | Alguersauri | Kovalainen | Trulli | Chandhok | Karthikeyan | Ricciardo | Luizzi | Glock | D'Ambrosio
Tests Valencia | Jerez | Barcelona 1 | Barcelona 2 | Young Driver
See also 2010 Formula One Season | 2012 Formula One Season | Category
Malaysia Malaysian Grand Prix
Circuits Sepang International Circuit (1999–present)
Sepang
Races 1999 • 2000 • 2001 • 2002 • 2003 • 2004 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014 • 2015 • 2016 • 2017

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