I'm starting to think there's good a chance we might see
a very strong performance by BMW Sauber at Malaysia ... a good indication would be how reliably they can run the F1.07 at the tests there this week. Since Kovalainen and Hamilton are left to do the testing for their teams, Renault and McLaren hardly have any big changes on the way to Sepang (Though an experienced test driver, Kovy might be assumed to be better versed at making comparisons).
Given that BMW haven't thus far trusted their SSG completely and have run it in "fail-safe mode" (and still, fail it did for Kubica), if they managed to work out the remaining bugs they could gain full tenths per lap without resorting to any major design efforts. That kind of improvement is enough to put them practically on par with McLaren, perhaps emerging as the second best team behind Ferrari (should they continue their form).
There must be added incentive to do well in the home country of Petronas, too.
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