2012 MALAYSIAN GP: ALONSO AND FERRARI FOR FIRST WIN !!!

Fernando Alonso won an enthralling Malaysian Grand Prix holding off the challenge of the relentless Sergio Perez. Ferrari called the perfect strategy in the rain-affected race, and Alonso didn't put a wheel wrong as he held off Perez by just 2.2 seconds. Perez could and probably should have won his first grand prix but ran wide when pressuring Alonso with six laps remaining and couldn't close the gap in the remaining laps.

Pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton was third after a slow pit stop mid-way through the race, while Mark Webber came home fourth ahead of Kimi Raikkonen and the impressive Bruno Senna. It was a bad day for Jenson Button as contact with Narain Karthikeyan dropped him to the back of the grid, while Sebastian Vettel suffered a late puncture after contact with the same HRT and finished 11th.
The Malaysian Grand Prix, Sepang.
56 laps, 310.408km, Weather: Rain.

Classified:
Pos       Driver              Team                    Time
 1.  Fernando Alonso      Ferrari                    2h44:51.812
 2.  Sergio Perez         Sauber-Ferrari             +     2.263
 3.  Lewis Hamilton       McLaren-Mercedes           +    14.591
 4.  Mark Webber          Red Bull-Renault           +    17.688
 5.  Kimi Raikkonen       Lotus-Renault              +    29.456
 6.  Bruno Senna          Williams-Renault           +    37.667
 7.  Paul Di Resta        Force India-Mercedes       +    44.412
 8.  Jean-Eric Vergne     Toro Rosso-Ferrari         +    46.985
 9.  Nico Hulkenberg      Force India-Mercedes       +    47.892
10.  Michael Schumacher   Mercedes                   +    49.996
11.  Sebastian Vettel     Red Bull-Renault           +  1:15.527
12.  Daniel Ricciardo     Toro Rosso-Ferrari         +  1:16.826
13.  Nico Rosberg         Mercedes                   +  1:18.593
14.  Jenson Button        McLaren-Mercedes           +  1:19.719
15.  Felipe Massa         Ferrari                    +  1:37.319
16.  Vitaly Petrov        Caterham-Renault           +     1 lap
17.  Timo Glock           Marussia-Cosworth          +     1 lap
18.  Heikki Kovalainen    Caterham-Renault           +     1 lap
19.  Pastor Maldonado     Williams-Renault           +    2 laps
20.  Charles Pic          Marussia-Cosworth          +    2 laps
21.  Narain Karthikeyan   HRT-Cosworth               +    2 laps
22.  Perdo De la Rosa     HRT-Cosworth               +    2 laps

Fastest lap: Kimi Raikkonen - 1:40.722

Not classified/retirements:
Driver        Team                         On lap
Kobayashi     Sauber-Ferrari               47
Grosjean      Lotus-Renault                4

After 2 races:                
Drivers:                    Constructors:             
 1.  Alonso        35       1.  McLaren-Mercedes           55
 2.  Hamilton      30       2.  Red Bull-Renault           42
 3.  Button        25       3.  Ferrari                    35
 4.  Webber        24       4.  Sauber-Ferrari             30
 5.  Perez         22       5.  Lotus-Renault              16
 6.  Vettel        18       6.  Force India-Mercedes        9
 7.  Raikkonen     16       7.  Williams-Renault            8
 8.  Senna          8       8.  Toro Rosso-Ferrari          6
 9.  Kobayashi      8        .  Mercedes                    1
10.  Di Resta       7       
11.  Vergne         4       
12.  Hulkenberg     2       
13.  Ricciardo      2       
14.  Schumacher     1