Despite immense pressure by a superb Sergio Perez, Fernando Alonso showed all of his competence to take Ferrari to far from expected win in the Malaysian Grand Prix.
Mexican Perez was the fastest man on track in the second half of the race and approaching race leader Alonso quickly. But a slight mistake finally made the Sauber drive refrain from a further charge.
Polesitter Lewis Hamilton finished third in a race interrupted by heavy rain, Mark Webber finished fourth ahnead of a yet agan superb Kimi Räikkönen, and Bruno Senna scored his so far berst result in P6. Behind Paul di Resta rookie Jean-Eric Vergne took his first World Champonship points in eighth, with Nico Hülkenberg finishing as berst German driver in ninth.