Seems that my prediction was correct!

In yesterdays ‘blog entry I wrote that I don’t think Jenson Button will have the car under him to win the grand prix in Sepang, Malaysia, and I was right, although it was a close run thing, with Button only finishing the race 9.6 seconds behind pole sitter and eventual winner Giancarlo Fisichella and only 5.1 seconds off Fisichella’s Renault team mate Fernando Alonso. It shows that Honda isn’t that far off the pace, but it also shows that Renault are the team to beat in the coming months. McLaren’s Juan Pablo Montoya finished the race in 4th place 26.7 seconds off Jenson’s Honda. But the surprise of the day was that Ferrari seem to have abandoned team orders as Felipe Massa lead the Ferrari duo home in with Massa finishing in 5th, and Schumacher 0.6 seconds behind in 6th. It was a bittersweet day for McLaren, with Kimi Raikkonen being taken out on the first lap when he was tagged by the Red Bull of Christian Klein, who later retired on lap 26. This leaves Fernando Alonso leading Michael Schumacher and Jenson Button (who are joint second) by seven points, which is one point ahead of today’s winner Fisichella, so it’s looking pretty open at the moment, but I see the Renault’s and McLaren’s running away with it as the season goes on, with Honda, Ferrari and Williams battling it out for positions 4 – 8, unless one or both Renault’s or McLaren’s have failures or incidents, which will let in one of the other big five!

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