F1 swings into Asia with Malaysian Grand Prix

New Delhi, Mar 22 : The Formula 1 action moves on to Malaysia this weekend after a season-opener in Melbourne.

Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen pulled off a remarkable victory at the Australian GP last week, employing a two pit stop strategy. He will be hoping to create an early gap at the top of the standings if he can claim back-to-back victories.

Red Bull driver Vettel finished third in Melbourne and will be one of the favourites at Sepang having won there in 2010 and 2011.

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso finished 12.4 seconds behind Raikkonen in second place at the F1 ROLEX Australian GP and will also be looking forward to Malaysia after taking the chequered flag last year.

The pecking order at Sepang might change dramatically and it promises to be a fascinating race.

The event will be telecast live on ESPN and ESPN HD.

Sahara Force India's team started the 2013 F1 season on a positive note with the pair of Adrian Sutil and Paul di Resta recording a rare double points finish.

This is the best ever start to a Formula 1 season for the team with Sutil and Resta finishing at seventh and eighth spot during the inaugural race at Albert Park.

F1 fans across the country will be looking for a similar spirited performance from the Sahara Force India team during the F1 PETRONAS Malaysia Grand Prix scheduled on Mar 22-24.

In order to make the F1 season more interesting for Indian fans, sports broadcaster ESPN STAR Sports has announced a slew of initiatives.

--IBNS (Posted on 22-03-2013)

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