Alonso and Perez the Spanish Magic in Malaysia

The Malaysian Grand Prix was full of excitement all because of the force of nature the great equalizer.

Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso gave Ferrari a much-needed win by taking Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix, a race stopped for nearly one hour due to heavy rain.

Perez challenged Alonso for the lead in the closing laps but ran wide off course heading into a turn and lost his momentum. Alonso went on to finish 2.2 seconds ahead of Perez to claim his 28th career F1 win.

“I think we maximized the potential that we had in our hands,” Alonso said. “We were keeping calm in some strange conditions in the beginning, with the intermediate tires and then switching to the dry tires at the perfect moment. We had perfect pit stops. The team deserves this victory. It’s a tough time for us at the moment, but this Sunday we will remember.”

Perez became the first Mexican driver with a podium finish in F1 since Pedro Rodriguez did it in the 1971 Dutch Grand Prix.

Ferrari had it’s game down in the pits, fast, it was a day the game was won in the pits, with multiple tire changes as required.

This race was full of excitement and skillful driving.



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