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Button wins rain hit Malaysian GP - Jenson takes his second win at Sepang, as rain halts proceedings

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This is F1Minute and today is the 5th April.

Jenson Button won the Malaysian Grand Prix, his second victory in a row, but it wasn’t a simple race. The Brawn driver had a really bad start, and allowed Rosberg to streak into the lead. He managed to claw some time back, unlike Kubica, who was basically at a standstill off the line, and pulled his BMW off track moments before it caught fire.

The rain we have been anticipating all weekend finally arrived, but it took its time. The dark clouds were circling ominously overhead, and most drivers chose to put on wet tyres to prepare for the weather. Glock chose to stay out on inters, allowing him to storm past his rivals.

Ferrari changed to wets way too early, meaning they had little grip by the time the rain finally arrived. When it did, it poured down, and the race was red flagged after just 32 laps. It never restarted, and having not reached three quarters distance, only half points were awarded. Button was joined on the podium by Heidfeld and Glock.

That’s it for today, I’ll be back tomorrow with another F1Minute.