Quick Word for Monday: Percentages to Remember after Australia

Most Formula One fans are aware that 11 Australian Grand Prix winners have gone on to become the World Champion that season in the 17 seasons that Albert Park has hosted the Australian Grand Prix. (64.7%)  It should also be remembered that since Australia & Malaysia have been run back-to-back in 2001 (Malaysia was run 1st in 2006) only 4 drivers have won both Grands Prix back-to-back (33.4%) but all 4 won the World Drivers' Championship that season. (100%)
     As percentages show, Kimi Räikkönen is at an historical disadvantage at winning in Malaysia but victory at Sepang would make the World Championship his to lose.  For Kimi's opposition at Red Bull,  Sepang historically favors Mark Webber over Sebastian Vettel when it comes to consistency.  In the past 4 seasons, Vettel has either won in Malaysia (2010, 2011) or failed to score points.  While, Mark Webber always finishing in the points (6th in 2009, 2nd in 2010, 4th in 2011, 4th in 2012).  Kimi and Sebastian are both two-time winners at Sepang but the most successful driver on the grid there is Fernando Alonso.  He has won there three times and is the defending Grand Prix winner.  Malaysia is looking to be a great race with a winner being difficult to predict from the drivers that are showing they have pace.     f

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