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Red Bull Racing Looking to Continue Dominance in Malaysian Grand Prix


AF News Desk
04-04-2011, 07:35 PM
By Mike Lawrence (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/member.php?u=60524), AutomotiveForums.com - 4/4/11

With the first race of the 2011 season off to a spectacular start, the season is expected to be a long road of dilemmas, triumph, and surprise. The field will next head to Kuala Lampur for the Malaysian Grand Prix. (http://www.formula1.com/races/in_detail/malaysia_846/)

Last year’s World Champion, Sebastian Vettel (http://www.formula1.com/teams_and_drivers/drivers/822/) of Red Bull Racing (http://www.redbullracing.com/cs/Satellite/en_INT/Red-Bull-Racing/001242807156063), won the Australian Grand Prix (http://www.formula1.com/races/in_detail/australia_844/circuit_diagram.html) in Melbourne, with a convincing 22.2 second lead over McLaren (http://mclaren.com/formula1)’s 2008 World Champion, Lewis Hamilton. (http://www.formula1.com/teams_and_drivers/drivers/828/)

The biggest surprise of the race was Renault’s Vitaly Petrov (http://www.formula1.com/teams_and_drivers/drivers/864/) earning his first podium finish in a Formula 1 setting. Conversely, Sauber (http://www.formula1.com/teams_and_drivers/teams/7/) was disqualified after the race when Federation Internationale de l' Automobile (http://www.fia.com/en-GB/Pages/HomePage.aspx) (FIA) Scrutineers noticed their rear wing was in violation of a rule which states that “no part of [this] section in contact with the external air stream may have a local concave radius of curvature smaller than 100mm.”

With the Malaysian Grand Prix up next, fans will likely see a test of technology as teams try to catch the pace of the seemingly unstoppable Red Bull team, who won last year’s constructors championship.

Likewise, it will be an all-out battle of the drivers as this year’s rookies try to show they are a force to contend with.

Stay tuned for coverage of the Malaysian Gran Prix practice and race, less than one week away, right here on AutomotiveForums.com.

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