It was a good race for most of the eleven drivers I am watching. Here’s what I think of their races:
11 – Pastor Maldonado Again an awful race for the Williams driver. Not his fault, but I would like to see him complete a race before I can improve what I think of him.
10 – Jarno Trulli He was having an okay race, but nothing like as good as his teammate’s. He doesn’t seem to be able to get the best out of the car.
9 – Jaime Alguersuari Despite his teammate’s stop-and-go penalty, he still finished behind. Maybe he should think about taking up DJing as a full time career? Hopefully he will improve through the season, but Daniel Ricciardo is looking more and more likely to replace this guy.
8 – Lewis HamiltonHis race went downhill after the Alonso incident, and a penalty ruined his race. It started well, but my overall impression is not fantastic.
7 – Jerome D’AmbrosioNot really comparable to his last race. He stayed behind Glock for most of it, then crashed out. Some leniency given for his rookie status.
6 – Vitaly Petrov He didn’t quite do as well as in Melbourne, but it was still a good race until he decided to try rallying and crashed off the track. But a classified finish is well-deserved.
5 – Michael Schumacher A much better weekend and a much better race for Schumi, he finished in the points and has shown much better form in the first race where his car has been working.
4 – Felipe Massa Finishing ahead of Alonso is a bonus for the Brazilian driver, though he was being caught up by the end of the race. But he’ll need to improve more than this to really show he deserves his place at Ferrari.
3 – Mark Webber The Aussie still hasn’t got what Vettel has, but a good weekend sees him match Hamilton on points in the championship.
2 – Paul Di Resta Gifted points in Melbourne, Sepang’s were well deserved and he beat his teammate. The first driver since Hamilton (and Prost before that) to earn points in his first two races.
1 – Kamui Kobayashi The Japanese driver was in fine overtaking form and deserves the top place in this table. The gift of seventh place grants Sauber the fifth place they lost in Melbourne.