Malaysian Grand Prix 2015

Fastest Lap Rosberg
Best Race Team Ferrari
Best Quali Team Mercedes



4 DNF's of 19 starters
Pole: Lewis Hamilton
Lights to flag? Nope!
11th to 4th7Most Places Gained:
Kimi Räikkönen
Female/Male Ratio 0:19, Nationalities: 12, Main Nationalities: Germany & Spain with 3 drivers, Average Driver Age: 27, Oldest Driver: 35, Youngest Driver: 17

Race Results

+/-PosDriverTeamPointsNotes
11stS. Vettel251:41:05.793
12ndL. Hamilton18+8.569
-3rdN. Rosberg15 ()+12.310
74thK. Räikkönen12+53.822
35thV. Bottas10+1:10.409
16thF. Massa8+1:13.586
17thM. Verstappen6+1:39.085
78thC. Sainz Jnr4+1 Lap
49thD. Kvyat2+1 Lap
610thD. Ricciardo1+1 Lap
111thR. Grosjean+1 Lap
412thF. Nasr+1 Lap
113thS. Perez+1 Lap
114thN. Hulkenberg+1 Lap
415thR. Merhi+1 Lap
4DNFP. MaldonadoMechanical
-DNFJ. ButtonMechanical
-DNFF. AlonsoMechanical
10DNFM. EricssonSpin

* indicates fastest lap

Qualifying - The Grid

Race Report

Vettel surprised the world by pulling off a surprise victory against the previously dominant Mercedes. Read race report on Formula Spy

Qualifying

Rain thundered down to give F1 in 2015 the equalizer it needed. Lewis Hamilton faced stiff opposition from team-mate Nico Rosberg and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. McLaren’s pace grew but they were still ultimately the slowest car ahead only of Manor GP.  Malaysian GP Qualifying report

Practice 3 report

Rosberg returns to the top of the timesheets as the battle at the front tightens up. > Read Full report here

Practice 2 report

Hamilton back to the top of the time sheets despite P1 setbacks. Vettel and Merhi spin. Sky Sports FP1 report  here.

Practice 1 report

Lewis Hamilton hit’s troubles as his engine fails. The non-starters from Melbourne (Alonso, Bottas, Merhi, Stevens) all managed to get out on track. Nico Rosberg goes fastest > Read Full report here

Race Preview
circuit-infographic-malaysiaA hot and humid race, Malaysia is often the land of extremes with a tendency for the race to be either bone dry or monsoon season wet.

The track features long sweeping corners and straights, providing the ultimate testing ground for both the cars and drivers, who have to deal with the extreme weather conditions.

In 2014 the Malaysian Grand Prix was unfortunately marked as ‘the most boring race’ due to its processional nature, Malaysia saw Hamilton take the top spot which Rosberg tailing in to second place. It was the first race of the year where Mercedes showed their dominance with a flawless front row lockout.