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While the Mercedes disappeared into the distance, the real battle was back in the pack - some great driving between Alonso and Hulkenburg, Grosjean and Kimi, and at the death a Williams dual resulting in team orders which Massa either didnt hear, or chose to ignore before the orders were rescinded and the pair fought each other right to the checkered flag.  As the SkyF1 commentators noted, Im sure that was the last thing Massa would have wanted - in a team where clearly he hopes to be an equal, if not a leader.  And Sepang continues to be an unhappy hunting ground for Aussies, with terrible luck again f Daniel with a botched pitstop then front wing damage seeing him retire.

i am glad it didnt rain, although it was so humid most of the crews looked like they had been in a swimming pool in full kit.  And I know that Benedict Cumberbatch is a celebrity, I but seriously - celebrity podium interviews now??  He was a better interviewer than Alan Jones ( OK, thats not saying much) - but if that is a precedent, I wonder which other celebrities we might see during the European summer ( and no, Eddie Jordan and David Coulthard dont really count!) And you gotta love a salesman, Rosberg spruiking their Petronas fuel in the podium interview.

So we are off to Bahrain next weekend for a night race which will be interesting.  Probably very little chance of rain, but tyre degradation might be a factor as will the heat.  Given the two pre-season tests were held at Bahrain, this should be a great chance to see just how fa which teams have come since then......

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