Malaysian Grand Prix 2015
Formula One, 29 Mar, 2015 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS MALAYSIA GRAND PRIX (Kuala Lumpur)
Best Race Team Ferrari
Best Quali Team Mercedes
4 DNF's of 19 starters
|-||3rd||N. Rosberg||15 ()||+12.310|
|7||8th||C. Sainz Jnr||4||+1 Lap|
|4||9th||D. Kvyat||2||+1 Lap|
|6||10th||D. Ricciardo||1||+1 Lap|
|1||11th||R. Grosjean||+1 Lap|
|4||12th||F. Nasr||+1 Lap|
|1||13th||S. Perez||+1 Lap|
|1||14th||N. Hulkenberg||+1 Lap|
|4||15th||R. Merhi||+1 Lap|
* indicates fastest lap
Qualifying - The Grid
Vettel surprised the world by pulling off a surprise victory against the previously dominant Mercedes. Read race report on Formula Spy
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
A 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.