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Malaysia 2008: Updated Grid

Malaysia 2008: Updated Grid

Nick Heidfeld - 2008 Malaysian Grand PrixFollowing the penalties handed out to Heikki Kovalainen and Lewis Hamilton, the top of the grid changed slightly as the McLaren duo fall back five places each to eighth and ninth respectively. The demotion of McLaren promotes qualifying-master Jarno Trulli in the Toyota as he originally went fifth. However, I feel the Italian may be running quite light. If it turns out that Trulli isn’t though, it would be a surprise to me, but once again confirm that Jarno is pretty good in qualifying. Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld receive promotions, the Pole to fourth and the impeded German to fifth. Renault-powered Red Bull driver Mark Webber improves to sixth while Renault factory team driver Fernando Alonso sits just behind in seventh.

Updated Grid

1. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m35.748s Q3
2. Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m36.230s Q3
3. Jarno Trulli Toyota 1m36.711s Q3
4. Robert Kubica BMW 1m.36.727s Q3
5. Nick Heidfeld BMW 1m36.753s Q3
6. Mark Webber Red Bull Racing 1m37.009s Q3
7. Fernando Alonso Renault 1m38.450s Q3
8. Heikki Kovalainen McLaren 1m36.613s Q3*
9. Lewis Hamilton McLaren 1m36.709s Q3*
10. Timo Glock Toyota 1m9.656s Q3
11. Jenson Button Honda 1m35.208s Q2
12. David Coulthard Red Bull Racing 1m35.408 Q2
13. Nelson Piquet Jr Renault 1m35.562s Q2
14. Rubens Barrichello Honda 1m35.622s Q2
15. Sebastian Vettel Scuderia Toro Rosso 1m35.648s Q2
16. Nico Rosberg Williams 1m35.670s Q2
17. Giancarlo Fisichella Force India 1m36.240s Q1
18. Sebastien Bourdais Scuderia Toro Rosso 1m36.677s Q1
19. Takuma Sato Super Aguri 1m37.087s Q1
20. Adrian Sutil Force India 1m37.101s Q1
21. Anthony Davidson Super Aguri 1m37.481s Q1
22. Kazuki Nakajima Williams 1m36.388s Q1**

*Five place penalty given. **Ten place penalty given at last race.

Oliver White

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