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Sun Mar 25, 2012, 08:01 AM

Alonso gives Ferrari unexpected F1 win; Perez best-ever 2nd

SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) Ferrari's Fernando Alonso won a dramatic Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday, giving the Italian team one of its more unlikely victories in its long history.

In a race that was stopped for 51 minutes due to rain, Alonso looked like he'd be overtaken by Sauber's Sergio Perez until the Mexican driver ran off the track with six laps to go, giving the Ferrari enough of a gap to win.

The Ferrari team had been considered to be in crisis after a poor start to the season, but a superb display of wet-weather driving gave two-time world champion Alonso a memorable victory.

Perez's second place was Sauber's best-ever race finish.

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/motor/formula1/story/2012-03-25/Fernando-Alonso-gives-Ferrari-unexpected-F1-win/53765994/1



It has been over 40 years since a Mexican was on the podium

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedro_Rodr%C3%ADguez_(racing_driver)

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Mon Mar 26, 2012, 08:07 AM

1. Great race

First two events of 2012 have been very fun to watch. The rain added extra drama. Driving skill and tire strategy were key.

Next: China April 15th.

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