Vettel Wins In Sepang - Malaysia GP 2010

Vettel Wins In Sepang - Malaysia GP 2010 The lapping of your bedposts by the waters of the Malaccan Straits is a sure way to leave the confines of the Victorian down under behind you. As you slumber in your new found peace, a weekend of sun and bucket loads of water beckon you into the land of unpredictability that is the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Staying at the Avillion Beach Resort about a lazy hour away from the circuit is one of the highlights of the year for sure. Designed in the tradition of an old Malay fishing village, your chalet rests itself on stilts above the waters below, allowing you to unwind in its relaxing rhythms. With the lagoon swimming pool, peacocks, monkeys and time on you hand it's a good job the Sepang Circuit has plenty to offer. Its variable weather and bounty of pictures leaves you no option but to drift along the scenic route that meanders its way through miles of Palm Oil plantations and alternate driving styles to the track.

Upon arrival, a trip out to Turn 12 is a must. With its fast sweeping curves, palm trees and ever changing skies there's so much to enjoy here. Whether it's watching the drivers revelling in the commitment it requires or the sheer amount of pictures to be had, it's a real treat.

After the fantastic race in Melbourne last weekend, we wondered if the momentum would be continued. It was, but with a different race. One made more interesting for the different strategies taken by both the Ferrari and McLaren drivers. After making a bit of a hash of qualifying, they mixed it up for the race and entertained us with some great games of cat and mouse with anyone who fancied it. Hamilton's drive through the field from 20th to 6th was an awesome drive while Petrov's persistence with Hamilton and Algersuari's pass on Hulkenberg around the outside of T5 showed they were also clearly up for it.

It just goes to show though that with all the technology available a bit of logical thinking can work wonders when predicting the rain. Wasn't it Stefano Domenicalli who said that the 'the rain comes when the rain is on the ground'. Shame Ferrari didn't heed his words...

At last Red Bull realised their true potential with a stunning 1-2. Once again Sebastian blew his team mate away and in doing so, enhanced an already fine reputation of a top bloke who can go on to be World Champion. This could well be his year.

To enjoy my images from Malaysia, please visit the formula 1 section of my website and select Malaysia.

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