Alonso edges out dogged Perez to win rain-affected Malaysian Grand Prix
10:50 GMT, 25 March 2012
Fernando Alonso won his first race since last year's British Grand Prix as he held off the challenge of Sauber's Sergio Perez.
The race was red-flagged after just nine laps due to torrential rain but Alonso emerged as the strongest contender after a 40-minute delay.
He led from lap 16 but had to fight all the way to the chequered flag to keep Perez at bay.
Lewis Hamilton finished third after a disastrous pit stop on lap 15 while Jenson came home a disappointing 14th having required a new front wing after colliding with Narain Karthikeyan.
World champion Sebastian Vettel also finished outside the points after suffering a puncture.
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Leading the way: Fernando Alonso held off the challenge of Sergio Perez to win in Malaysia
Slipping: Lewis Hamilton led behind the safety car but had to settle for third after a poor pit stop
Torrential: The race was red flagged after the heavens opened and the McLarens struggled thereafter
Struggling: Sebastian Vettel suffered a puncture and finished outside the points