The main battle in Malaysia was Hoskins vs Beckenbauer, but the intra-team battles also provided lots of excitement.
Hoskins 2 Ruiz 0
Will Hoskins is fast becoming one of the best drivers around. Having taken on both the Liverpool drivers (who were arguably in faster cars) and won it's impossible not to give him the point. Hoskins proved his mettle today, Ruiz's day ended early through no fault of his own, but he always looked a tenth or two off his team mate.
Mattson 1 Wagner 1
Elroy Wagner resumed his qualifying supremacy over Mattson in qualifying and drove a sensible solid race to take home some key points for the Team 23 crew. Mattson had a less happy day, he was spun by an overly optimistic Davenport, and tried to make up for it with a speculative move of his own and ended the race in several nasty-looking flips.
Simon 0 Beckenbauer 2
Once again, Adrien Simon was the faster Liverpool. Once again, Karl Beckenbauer beat his more highly-rated team mate. This time it wasn't backmarkers, but a very basic error in the pitlane cost Simon the victory and almost a podium. Beckenbauer continued his renaissance, and was unlucky to find a very determined Hoskins to deny him a second win.
Davenport 2 Phipps 0
The Lucas team aren't having the year that they promised at the end of last year, and they aren't being helped by their drivers. Phipps is struggling in qualifying, but was unfortunate in the race to lose a front wing and thus ruin any chance of a recovery point or two. Davenport seems to be trying too hard, characterised by his half hearted overtake on Mattson, which then ruined his team mate's race. It will be interesting to see how Abott can drive in this car.
Giodano 1 Domencalli 1
Giodano drove much like he did at the beginning of last year - not quick enough to match the front guys, but generally in a comfortable enough 5th, he was helped, however, by his team mate wiping out rival Enrique Ruiz. Domencalli enjoyed a good qualifying but had already slipped behind his team mate by the time his brakes failed.
Ellington 0 Abott 2
Regi Abott once again showed his worth with another good drive this weekend, and this time he was rewarded with points. A disappointing qualifying for both drivers, but Abott showed the car's raw race pace as he worked his way into 10th place. Ellington's race was ruined thanks to his unfortunate joining of the collision also involving Mattson and the two Lucas drivers. In a somewhat unexpected move, neither driver will drive the next three races - despite impressive showings from both.
Kinnumen 2 Boston 0
Kinnumen enhanced his reputation once again this weekend. An excellent qualifying was followed by a fantastic race, sadly lost with a collision with one of the backmarkers - a fight for the podium was on for the Finn. This isn't to say that Boston didn't drive well too, a quiet race brought four more points to the Westwood team.
Dwyer 1 Agostino 1
One of the easier decisions to make. Dwyer had an ok weekend and was another caught up in the Mattson-Davenport incident. In contrast, Romano Agostino drove a fantastic race, almost threatening the lead at one point. It looked like he would bring home a first podium for Fun, until Adrien Simon cruelly denied him on the final corner.
Powers 1 Thunder 1
The reigning champion won't be in the fight for this year's championship, but he took a step towards understanding his new Downton with a slight victory over Thunder. Thunder once again outqualified his team mate, but Powers drove a fine race and eventually beat his team mate by around seven seconds.
Campos 0 Milkovich 2
Both Ingram's looked faster this weekend than last, but didn't take home any points. Both Campos and Milkovich ran within five seconds of Marcus Thunder, but both suffered poor second halves, and Milkovich threw away a potential point with a mistimed move. However, he still beat his team mate despite an unexpected team mate, and Campos needs to step up his game.
Alaniz 1 Beyer 1
Sadly Gerard Alaniz has decided to step away from the sport for a while to get his head right having once again impeded a front runner. Apart from that incident, Alaniz ran very well, and took home 14th place even with a grid penalty and a time penalty. This moved Force Australia ahead of rivals Warrior. Beyer drove another safe race, bar one incident with Kinnumen,
Harding 1 Kubat 1
The Warrior cars were rooted to the back of the grid this week, and never really looked like moving further forward. Unfortunately the main reason the cameras noticed them was a collision between the two drivers which sent Harding into a sickening crash, involving some spectacular roles - and it looks like Harding won't return this year as a result. Having outqualified and outraced Kubat up to that point the point goes to the