Vettel Wins Malaysia After Losing KERS

One of the main talking points after the hectic Malaysian Grand Prix (aside from the Alonso & Hamilton penalties) was the continuing troubles of Red Bull and their KERS.

On lap 29 we heard Vettel’s engineer Rocky tell him not to use the system any more.  This was after not being able to use the system at all in Australia.  Yet Vettel was still able to win the race at a canter, so how did it affect his lap times?

For comparison, I have compared Vettel’s lap times to those of Button, who finished in second.  This is because Vettel and Button were racing each other directly and also Webber may have also had KERS problems in the race, leaving some uncertainty over his true pace: Continue reading

Fantasy Racers – Malaysia 2011

Well that was a very action packed, chaotic and exciting race!  I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did :)

Anyway, now the results have been adjusted for Hamilton and Alonso’s penalties, check out the scores on the Fantasy Racers website.  As per the last race in Australia, we are going to focus on Points Per Million, which is best explained at the end of this post. Continue reading

Driver Consistency – Malaysia

Note – this post was written the week after the Grand Prix due to the author being on holiday.  For posterity the post was written so that the data may be used in future Analyses…

So we got a full race then.  There was quite a bit of action on the track caused by faster cars coming through the field, so it was a fairly entertaining race.

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Sepang – Qualifying Analysis

Note – this post was written the week after the Grand Prix due to the author being on holiday.  For posterity the post was written so that the data may be used in future Analyses…

After a rain-shortened race last year, a lot of questions were asked whether it was a good idea to hold the race at a similar time of day just to appease European audiences.  The session times were moved back an hour this year, but qualifying was still affected by rain.

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