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Malaysia Grand Prix photos

Jenson Button before the Malaysian Grand Prix

Jenson Button lines up in pole position in Malaysia but the dark storm clouds behind him are an ominous signal of what was to come...

It's an action-packed start in Malaysia as Jenson Button fails to make the most of his pole position

It's an action-packed start in Malaysia as Jenson Button fails to make the most of his pole position

Nico Rosberg squeezes past Jenson Button

Nico Rosberg in the Williams gets off to a flyer and sneaks past Button and into the lead by the first corner

Rosberg leads the Malaysian Grand Prix

Toyota's Jarno Trulli starts well as does Fernando Alonso who passes Button in his kers-boosted Renault after a lightening-quick start

Appalling weather stops the Malaysian Grand Prix after after 32 laps

Rosberg attempts to build up a lead but it's not long before the weather intervenes and the rain starts to fall in Malaysia

The combination of bad light and massive rainfall makes for awful conditions for the drivers

The mixture of bad light and massive rainfall makes for awful conditions for the drivers - but Jenson Button leads in the gloom

The red flag comes out as the rain comes down in torrents at the Sepang circuit

The red flag comes out after 31 laps to signify the suspension of the race as torrential rain soaks the Sepang circuit

Lewis Hamilton trudges back to his McLaren garage in Malaysia

Lewis Hamilton makes the lonely walk back to his garage - the world champion finished a very respectable seventh in Malaysia

There is confusion on the start/finish straight as the teams assemble in the fast-fading light to see if the race will be restarted

There is confusion on the start/finish straight as the teams assemble in the fast-fading light to see if the race will be restarted

The Ferrari team try and shelter one of their cars from the rain

The Ferrari team try and shelter one of their cars as news filters through that the race stewards have abandoned the race

The fading light is also a big concern at the storm-hit Malaysian Grand Prix

The rain stops but the fading light is also a concern for the drivers who seem to unanimously agree with the steward's decision

Jenson Button celebrates winning the Malaysian Grand Prix

So it's more jubilation for Jenson Button who is awarded the race win but gets five because less than 75% of the race had been completed



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Malaysian Grand Prix as it happened
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Malaysian GP practice photos
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Button seals dream Australia win
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Brawn supremacy
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