MALAYSIAN GP - SUNDAY - RACE NOTES

Alonso wins Malaysian GP from pole

Start, Malaysian GP 2005

Start, Malaysian GP 2005 

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Renault's Fernando Alonso won the Malaysian Grand Prix, at Sepang, from pole position - taking over the lead in the World Championship from his team mate.

It is the second career victory for the 23-year-old Spaniard - his first win coming in Hungary in 2003.

Jarno Trulli finished second in his Toyota, 24 seconds behind Alonso - the Italian securing the first podium finish for the Japanese carmaker.

Third place went to the Williams-BMW of Nick Heidfeld some 32 seconds behind the winner, in his second career podium finish.

Fourth place went to Juan Pablo Montoya in his McLaren-Mercedes, fifth place went to Ralf Schumacher in the second Toyota, and David Coulthard finished in sixth place in his Red Bull.

World Champion Michael Schumacher struggled to finish in seventh place, while the final points position went to Christian Klien in the second Red Bull.

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