The 2009 Malaysian Grand Prix was the first race in eighteen years to award half points after it was cut short due to horrendous weather conditions.
The second round of the season got underway on a dry track but with dark clouds looming in the distance. Jenson Button had secured pole position following Brawn GP’s fairy-tale start to the year in Australia, but he got a poor start off the line and dropped to fourth place through the first two corners.
Nico Rosberg had a clean start and powered into the lead. Jarno Trulli moved into second with the Renault of Fernando Alonso jumping up to third. However, the Spaniard was soon passed by Button as the Brit tried to claw his way back to the...
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