The 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix, formally known as the 2011 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix, was the second round of the 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship. It took place at the Sepang International Circuit on the 10th of April. The race was won by Red Bull-Renault driver Sebastian Vettel with Jenson Button for McLaren-Mercedes in second and Nick Heidfeld of Renault in third.


Background[edit | edit source]

Entry List[edit | edit source]

The full entry list for the 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB7 Renault RS27-2011 2.4 V8 P
2 Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB7 Renault RS27-2011 2.4 V8 P
3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-26 Mercedes FO 108Y 2.4 V8 P
4 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-26 Mercedes FO 108Y 2.4 V8 P
5 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari 150° Italia Ferrari 056 2.4 V8 P
6 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari 150° Italia Ferrari 056 2.4 V8 P
7 Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team Mercedes MGP W02 Mercedes FO 108Y 2.4 V8 P
8 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team Mercedes MGP W02 Mercedes FO 108Y 2.4 V8 P
9 Germany Nick Heidfeld United Kingdom Lotus Renault GP Renault R31 Renault RS27-2011 2.4 V8 P
10 Russia Vitaly Petrov United Kingdom Lotus Renault GP Renault R31 Renault RS27-2011 2.4 V8 P
11 Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom AT&T Williams Williams FW33 Cosworth CA2011 2.4 V8 P
12 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom AT&T Williams Williams FW33 Cosworth CA2011 2.4 V8 P
14 Germany Adrian Sutil India Force India F1 Team Force India VJM04 Mercedes FO 108Y 2.4 V8 P
15 United Kingdom Paul di Resta India Force India F1 Team Force India VJM04 Mercedes FO 108Y 2.4 V8 P
16 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C30 Ferrari 056 2.4 V8 P
17 Mexico Sergio Pérez Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C30 Ferrari 056 2.4 V8 P
18 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR6 Ferrari 056 2.4 V8 P
19 Spain Jaime Alguersuari Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR6 Ferrari 056 2.4 V8 P
20 Finland Heikki Kovalainen Malaysia Team Lotus Lotus T128 Renault RS27-2011 2.4 V8 P
21 Italy Jarno Trulli Malaysia Team Lotus Lotus T128 Renault RS27-2011 2.4 V8 P
22 India Narain Karthikeyan Spain HRT Formula 1 Team HRT F111 Cosworth CA2011 2.4 V8 P
23 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Spain HRT Formula 1 Team HRT F111 Cosworth CA2011 2.4 V8 P
24 Germany Timo Glock Russia Maurussia Virgin Racing Virgin MVR-02 Cosworth CA2011 2.4 V8 P
25 Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio Russia Maurussia Virgin Racing Virgin MVR-02 Cosworth CA2011 2.4 V8 P
Test Drivers for Free Practice 1 only
15 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India F1 Team Force India VJM04 Mercedes FO 108Y 2.4 V8 P
18 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR6 Ferrari 056 2.4 V8 P
20 Italy Davide Valsecchi Malaysia Team Lotus Lotus T128 Renault RS27-2011 2.4 V8 P

Practice Overview[edit | edit source]

FP1[edit | edit source]

FP2[edit | edit source]

FP3[edit | edit source]

Practice Results[edit | edit source]

No. Driver Constructor Fri 1 Fri 2 Sat
Time Pos Time Pos Time Pos
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault 1:41.627 17 1:37.090 4 1:37.175 5
2 Australia Mark Webber 1:37.651 1 1:36.876 1 1:36.630 2
3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:39.316 2 1:37.010 3 1:36.340 1
4 United Kingdom Jenson Button 1:40.927 15 1:36.881 2 1:36.762 3
5 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari 1:40.601 9 1:38.583 9 1:37.284 6
6 Brazil Felipe Massa 1:40.453 6 1:38.089 6 1:37.762 8
7 Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Mercedes 1:39.791 3 1:38.088 5 1:38.300 10
8 Germany Nico Rosberg 1:40.646 10 1:38.565 7 1:38.307 11
9 Germany Nick Heidfeld United Kingdom Renault 1:40.525 7 1:38.570 8 1:37.115 4
10 Russia Vitaly Petrov 1:47.932 24 1:39.267 13 1:37.297 7
11 Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth 1:40.581 8 1:39.187 12 1:38.681 16
12 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado 1:40.443 5 1:38.968 11 1:38.597 14
14 Germany Adrian Sutil India Force India-Mercedes 1:40.734 11 1:39.809 17 1:38.464 13
15 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 1:40.377 4 DNP DNP
United Kingdom Paul di Resta DNP 1:39.625 16 1:38.864 18
16 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:40.872 14 1:39.398 14 1:38.059 9
17 Mexico Sergio Pérez 1:41.642 18 1:39.603 15 1:38.448 12
18 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:40.748 12 DNP DNP
Switzerland Sébastien Buemi DNP 1:40.115 18 1:38.665 15
19 Spain Jaime Alguersuari 1:40.770 13 1:38.846 10 1:38.716 17
20 Italy Davide Valsecchi Malaysia Lotus-Renault 1:44.054 20 DNP DNP
Finland Heikki Kovalainen DNP 1:44.866 23 1:39.260 19
21 Italy Jarno Trulli 1:41.620 16 1:41.890 20 1:39.699 20
22 India Narain Karthikeyan Spain HRT-Cosworth 1:46.267 23 1:43.197 21 1:43.383 24
23 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi 1:45.228 22 1:43.991 22 1:43.147 23
24 Germany Timo Glock Russia Virgin-Cosworth 1:42.154 19 1:40.866 19 1:41.414 22
25 Belgium Jerome D'Ambrosio 1:42.540 20 no time 24 1:41.215 21

Qualifying[edit | edit source]

Q1[edit | edit source]

Q2[edit | edit source]

Q3[edit | edit source]

Qualifying Results[edit | edit source]

The full qualifying results for the 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
Pos. Time Pos. Time Pos. Time
1 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault 10 1:37.468 3 1:35.934 1 1:34.870 1
2 3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 2 1:36.861 2 1:35.852 2 1:34.974 2
3 2 Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull-Renault 15 1:37.924 4 1:36.080 3 1:35.179 3
4 4 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 6 1:37.033 1 1:35.569 4 1:35.200 4
5 5 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari 3 1:36.897 5 1:36.320 5 1:35.802 5
6 9 Germany Nick Heidfeld United Kingdom Renault 8 1:37.224 10 1:36.811 6 1:36.124 6
7 6 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Ferrari 1 1:36.744 7 1:36.557 7 1:36.251 7
8 10 Russia Vitaly Petrov United Kingdom Renault 7 1:37.210 8 1:36.642 8 1:36.324 8
9 8 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 9 1:37.316 6 1:36.388 9 1:36.809 9
10 16 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 5 1:36.994 9 1:36.691 10 1:36.820 10
11 7 Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Mercedes 4 1:36.904 11 1:37.035 11
12 18 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 12 1:37.693 12 1:37.160 12
13 19 Spain Jaime Alguersuari Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 11 1:37.677 13 1:37.347 13
14 15 United Kingdom Paul di Resta India Force India-Mercedes 16 1:38.045 14 1:37.370 14
15 11 Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth 17 1:38.163 15 1:37.496 15
16 17 Mexico Sergio Pérez Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 14 1:37.759 16 1:37.528 16
17 14 Germany Adrian Sutil India Force India-Mercedes 13 1:37.693 17 1:37.593 17
18 12 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth 18 1:38.276 18
19 20 Finland Heikki Kovalainen Malaysia Lotus-Renault 19 1:38.645 19
20 21 Italy Jarno Trulli Malaysia Lotus-Renault 20 1:38.791 20
21 24 Germany Timo Glock Russia Virgin-Cosworth 21 1:40.648 21
22 25 Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio Russia Virgin-Cosworth 22 1:41.001 22
23 23 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Spain HRT-Cosworth 23 1:41.549 23
24 22 India Narain Karthikeyan Spain HRT-Cosworth 24 1:42.574 24
107% Time: 1:43.516
  • Bold indicates the driver's fastest qualifying time in each qualifying round.
  • T Indicates a driver using a spare car to set their time in that session.

Grid[edit | edit source]

The full grid for the 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix is displayed below:

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 ______________ 1
2 Sebastian Vettel
Lewis Hamilton ______________
Row 2 ______________ 3
4 Mark Webber
Jenson Button ______________
Row 3 ______________ 5
6 Fernando Alonso
Nick Heidfeld ______________
Row 4 ______________ 7
8 Felipe Massa
Vitaly Petrov ______________
Row 5 ______________ 9
10 Nico Rosberg
Kamui Kobayashi ______________
Row 6 ______________ 11
12 Michael Schumacher
Sébastien Buemi ______________
Row 7 ______________ 13
14 Jaime Alguersuari
Paul di Resta ______________
Row 8 ______________ 15
16 Rubens Barrichello
Sergio Pérez ______________
Row 9 ______________ 17
18 Adrian Sutil
Pastor Maldonado ______________
Row 10 ______________ 19
20 Heikki Kovalainen
Jarno Trulli ______________
Row 11 ______________ 21
22 Timo Glock
Jérôme d'Ambrosio ______________
Row 12 ______________ 23
24 Vitantonio Liuzzi
Narain Karthikeyan ______________

Race[edit | edit source]

Results[edit | edit source]

The full results for the 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault 56 1:37:39.832 1 25
2 4 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 56 +3.261s 4 18
3 9 Germany Nick Heidfeld United Kingdom Renault 56 +25.075s 6 15
4 2 Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull-Renault 56 +26.384s 3 12
5 6 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Ferrari 56 +36.958s 7 10
6* 5 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari 56 +57.248s 5 8
7 16 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 56 +1:06.439 10 6
8* 3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 56 +1:09.957 2 4
9 7 Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Mercedes 56 +1:24.896 11 2
10 15 United Kingdom Paul di Resta India Force India-Mercedes 56 +1:31.563 14 1
11 14 Germany Adrian Sutil India Force India-Mercedes 56 +1:41.379 17
12 8 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 55 +1 lap 9
13 18 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 55 +1 lap 12
14 19 Spain Jaime Alguersuari Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 55 +1 lap 13
15 20 Finland Heikki Kovalainen Malaysia Lotus-Renault 55 +1 lap 19
16 24 Germany Timo Glock Russia Virgin-Cosworth 54 +2 laps 21
17 10 Russia Vitaly Petrov United Kingdom Renault 52 Accident 8
Ret 23 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Spain HRT-Cosworth 46 Rear wing 23
Ret 25 Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio Russia Virgin-Cosworth 42 Electronics 22
Ret 21 Italy Jarno Trulli Malaysia Lotus-Renault 31 Clutch 20
Ret 17 Mexico Sergio Pérez Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 23 Electrical 16
Ret 11 Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth 22 Hydraulics 15
Ret 22 India Narain Karthikeyan Spain HRT-Cosworth 14 Mechanical 24
Ret 12 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth 8 Engine 18
  • T Indicates a driver using a spare car.
  • * Alonso and Hamilton both received a 20-second penalty for passing each other.
  • Petrov was still classified despite retiring as he had completed 90% of the race distance.

Milestones[edit | edit source]

  • Nick Heidfeld's Last Podium

Standings[edit | edit source]

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts.
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel 50
2 United Kingdom Jenson Button 26
3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 22
4 Australia Mark Webber 22
5 Spain Fernando Alonso 20
6 Brazil Felipe Massa 16
7 Germany Nick Heidfeld 15
8 Russia Vitaly Petrov 15
9 Japan Kamui Kobayashi 6
10 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi 4
11 Germany Adrian Sutil 2
12 Germany Michael Schumacher 2
13 United Kingdom Paul di Resta 2
14 Spain Jaime Alguersuari 0
15 Germany Nico Rosberg 0
16 Italy Jarno Trulli 0
17 Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio 0
18 Finland Heikki Kovalainen 0
19 Germany Timo Glock 0
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts.
1 Austria Red Bull-Renault 72
2 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 48
3 Italy Ferrari 36
4 United Kingdom Renault 30
5 Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 6
6 Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 4
7 India Force India-Mercedes 4
8 Malaysia Lotus-Renault 2
9 Germany Mercedes 0
10 Russia Virgin-Cosworth 0

Only point scoring drivers and teams are shown.

Notes[edit | edit source]

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V T E 2011 Formula One Season
Teams Red Bull | McLaren | Ferrari | Mercedes | Renault | Williams | Force India | Sauber | Toro Rosso | Lotus | HRT | Virgin
Engines Renault | Mercedes | Ferrari | Cosworth
Race Drivers Vettel | 2 Webber | 3 Hamilton | 4 Button | 5 Alonso | 6 Massa | 7 Schumacher | 8 Rosberg | 9 Heidfeld | 9 Senna | 10 Petrov | 11 Barrichello | 12 Maldonado | 14 Sutil | 15 Di Resta | 16 Kobayashi | 17 Pérez | 17 De la Rosa | 18 Buemi | 19 Alguersuari | 20 Kovalainen | 21 Trulli | 21 Chandhok | 22 Karthikeyan | 22/23 Ricciardo | 23 Luizzi | 24 Glock | 25 D'Ambrosio
Other Drivers Paffett | Fisichella | Bianchi | Gené | Davidson | Grosjean | Fauzy | Tung | Charouz | Bottas | Hülkenberg | Gutiérrez | Vergne | Razia | Valsecchi | Teixeira | Yamamoto | Wickens | Quaife-Hobbs
Cars RB7 | MP4-26 | 150° Italia | MGP W02 | R31 | FW33 | VJM04 | C30 | STR6 | T128 | F111 | MVR-02
Tyres Pirelli
Races Bahrain | Australia | Malaysia | China | Turkey | Spain | Monaco | Canada | Europe | Great Britain | Germany | Hungary | Belgium | Italy | Singapore | Japan | Korea | India | Abu Dhabi | Brazil
Team Reports Red Bull | McLaren | Ferrari | Mercedes | Renault | Williams | Force India | Sauber | Toro Rosso | Lotus | HRT | Virgin
Driver Reports Vettel | Webber | Hamilton | Button | Alonso | Massa | Schumacher | Rosberg | Heidfeld | Senna | Petrov | Barrichello | Maldonado | Sutil | Di Resta | Kobayashi | Pérez | De la Rosa | Buemi | Alguersauri | Kovalainen | Trulli | Chandhok | Karthikeyan | Ricciardo | Luizzi | Glock | D'Ambrosio
Tests Valencia | Jerez | Barcelona 1 | Barcelona 2 | Young Driver
See also 2010 Formula One Season | 2012 Formula One Season | Category
V T E Malaysia Malaysian Grand Prix
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