Ferrari at the Malaysian Grand Prix
Facts and figures
4 the number of times a Maranello car has failed to see the chequered flag in Sepang. On two occasions, with Barrichello in 2002 and Alonso last year, it was down to engine failure, once it was tyre problems (Barrichello in 2005) and in 2008 Massa spun out.
6 top ten finishes for Fernando Alonso from nine starts in the Malaysian Grand Prix. Fernando’s record here includes two wins, one second place and one third. It was here in Sepang in 2003 that the Spaniard secured the first of his twenty pole positions to date.
7 pole positions for the Scuderia in the Malaysian Grand Prix: five for Michael Schumacher (the first four of them consecutively, from ’99 to 2002) and two for Felipe Massa, who was fastest in qualifying in 2007 and 2008.
11 podium finishes for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro from 24 starts: five wins, three second places and the same number of thirds. The first three runnings of this race saw both Ferraris finish on the podium: a one-two in 1999 and 2001, first and third in 2000.
13 the number of fastest laps set so far by Felipe Massa, the most recent in Melbourne in the first race of this season and all of them at the wheel of a Ferrari. The Brazilian is now twentieth overall in this classification, alongside Montoya, Jones and Patrese. Felipe is fourth in the list of Ferrari drivers, equal with Clay Regazzoni: Michael Schumacher is first (53,) Kimi Raikkonen second (16) and Rubens Barrichello is third (15.)
20 the number of races Fernando Alonso has driven at the wheel of a Ferrari. Of those, he has finished on the podium ten times, including five wins and he has failed to make the top ten on only three occasions. Fernando has scored points in the last seven races with his last zero score dating back to last year’s Belgian Grand Prix.
226 the number of fastest race laps set by a Ferrari driver. The Scuderia heads the overall classification by a significant margin: McLaren is second on 143 and Williams third on 129.