Malaysian GP (2015)

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Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari: From red barren to red baron

Ferrari hadn’t won a race in almost two years, but Sebastian Vettel shows up and wins after just two starts. How did he do that? Charles Bradley investigates.

Ferrari fears Mercedes backlash in China

The Ferrari Formula 1 team is not expecting to continue with its winning form in next month's Chinese Grand Prix despite Sebastian Vettel's victory at Sepang.

All four Renault-powered cars finished in the points in today’s Malaysian GP

Max Verstappen became the youngest-ever driver to score points in a Formula 1 race when he brought his Scuderia Toro Rosso home in P7.

Red Bull surprised by amount of brake issues

Red Bull admits it was surprised by the amount of brake problems it suffered during the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Button claims McLaren front wing breakthrough

Jenson Button believes that McLaren made a major step forward with the understanding of its MP4-30’s front wing just before he was forced to retire from Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix.

F1 analysis: Ferrari is back! But is it really?

Sebastian Vettel gave Ferrari its first win in nearly two years at Sepang, and he beat the Mercedes on pure pace. But can the Scuderia keep it up in future? Kate Walker investigates...

Ferrari claims first win since spain 2013 with a two-stop strategy in extremely hot conditions

Different tactics for Mercedes and split strategies for Hamilton and Rosberg: on the podium for the second time this year.

Sahara Force India battled hard in the Malaysian GP

Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg finished in P13 and P14 respectively.

Sauber do not score points in Malaysia

Felipe Nasr finished in P12 and Marcus Ericsson’s race ended on lap four.

Lotus' Grosjean finished just shy of the points in Malaysia

Pastor Maldonado had to retire from a promising but ultimately rather frustrating Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit.

Hamilton regrets F1 strategy decisions

Lewis Hamilton believes he lost his chance to challenge Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel for victory in the Malaysian GP because he lost too much time after pitting his Mercedes under the safety car.

In a difficult Malaysian GP, Red Bull is top ten

Christian Horner: "Sebastian drove an incredible race, so congratulations to him and Ferrari. Hopefully we will give them a harder time soon."

Amazing result for Toro Rosso at Sepang

Max Verstappen: "I really enjoyed that! I’m very happy to have scored my first ever points in F1 and to end seventh!"

Bottas finished fifth and Massa sixth in today’s Malaysian GP

Valtteri Bottas: "I made the most of the performance of the car and it was great to be able to race Felipe at the end."

Double podium for Mercedes in enthralling Malaysian GP

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg claimed a second consecutive double podium today, finishing P2 and P3 respectively.

Ferrari reborn as strong championship contender winning the Malaysian GP

For Scuderia Ferrari, today's win is the 222nd, the first since the 2013 Spanish GP, while Sebastian Vettel is now on 40 wins.

Malaysian Grand Prix: News round-up

All the news from the Malaysian Grand Prix, the second round of the 2015 season.

Vettel gives Ferrari its first win since 2013

Sebastian Vettel gave Ferrari its first Formula 1 win in nearly two years with a fantastic drive in the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Malaysian GP: Post-race press conference

Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari), Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) and Nico Rosberg (Mercedes).

Lauda: “Vettel is not boring any more!”

Niki Lauda made no excuses as he said that Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel simply did a better job than Mercedes to win the Malaysian Grand Prix – and quipped that the German, who won four world titles with Red Bull, is "not boring any more!"

Raikkonen thinks conditions helped Ferrari

Kimi Raikkonen believes the conditions may have flattered Ferrari in the Malaysian Grand Prix, but he reckons the Italian team is not too far behind Mercedes.

Horner admits Toro Rosso "better" than Red Bull

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has admitted that the junior team Toro Rosso “deserved” to finish ahead of them in today’s Malaysian Grand Prix.

Ferrari can "push on" after Vettel’s first victory

Ferrari’s first victory in two years could be the catalyst for a championship challenge, with technical chief James Allison hoping “we can push on from here”.

Malaysian Grand Prix race results: Vettel stops Mercedes domination

Sebastian Vettel managed to pipe both Mercedes drivers being on better tire strategy. Second Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen is in fourth.

Wolff: Vettel win the "wake-up call we needed”

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff says that Sebastian Vettel's first win for Ferrari was "deserved" and that "perhaps it's the wake-up call we needed."

Drivers' and constructors' standings after Malaysian GP

Check out how the standings changed after today's race. Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes still in the lead.

Toro Rosso's Verstappen surprises and takes the third row to start tomorrow's Malaysian GP

James Key: "Max did an outstanding job considering that we’ve never faced these conditions with him in the past and he nailed it."

Ferrari: Front row of the grid for Vettel in Malaysia

Kimi Raikkonen, eleventh at the time in 1.42.173, was unable to make the cut into the top ten.

Red Bull grabs 4th and 5th on grid positions for the tomorrow's Malaysian GP

Daniel Ricciardo: "We’re behind Mercedes and Ferrari, but we are ahead of the Williams..."

Lotus' Grosjean is P8 on qualifying at Sepang

Romain Grosjean qualified eighth and Pastor Maldonado twelfth after a rain-affected qualifying for the Malaysian GP

Sauber: Only Ericsson is top ten on qualifying at Sepang

Marcus Ericsson: "It has been a great weekend so far. I was able to finish every session in a top ten position,"

Massa qualified seventh and Bottas ninth for tomorrow’s Malaysian GP

Valtteri Bottas: "I am a little disappointed with how the day turned out."

Rainy qualifying in Sepang with Hamilton in pole and Rosberg in third

Dramatic afternoon session in Sepang sees Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg take first and third position during qualifying for tomorrow's Malaysian Grand Prix.

Malaysian GP: Post-qualifying press conference

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) and Nico Rosberg (Mercedes).

Hamilton takes Malaysian GP pole, as Vettel splits Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton will start from pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang in a rain-affected session.

Vettel claims Ferrari can win Malaysian GP

After qualifying on the front row for Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix, Ferrari’s new star Sebastian Vettel believes he can win the race.

Malaysian Grand Prix Qualifying results: Hamilton gets the pole in rain interrupted session

Lewis Hamilton managed to post fastest lap of 1:49.834 with Sebastian Vettel just less the a tenth slower. Nico Rosberg in third.

Button hails McLaren's progress

Jenson Button has hailed the progress made by his McLaren-Honda team despite being knocked out in Q1 in qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Malaysian GP 2015 - Starting grid

Check out the starting grid for tomorrow's race at Sepang. Sebastian Vettel managed to stop Mercedes' first row domination, posting a time just less than a tenth of a second slower than Lewis Hamilton.

Alonso upbeat despite Q1 exit for McLaren

Fernando Alonso has given his most positive message yet about his future at McLaren by shrugging off his Q1 exit in Sepang qualifying.

Rosberg pips Hamilton in final Sepang practice

Nico Rosberg set the pace in the final practice session for the Malaysian Grand Prix, leading a Mercedes one-two ahead of qualifying.

Malaysian Grand Prix FP3 results: Mercedes duo lead the way

Nico Rosberg edges his teammate by almost two tenths. Kimi Raikkonen is in third.

Sahara Force India started its Malaysian GP weekend with two productive practice sessions

Robert Fernley: "We obviously still have a lot of work to do ahead of qualifying, but from a learning perspective we’ve achieved a lot today.”

Ferrari: Allison wants Improvements on both sides

Kimi Raikkonen made the second best time on both Friday free practice sessions.

Is Manor back on the right track at last?

Manor lived up to its promise after its Australian Grand Prix no-show and took to the track in practice at Sepang. Kate Walker takes a closer look at how it all went for the struggling team.

McLaren see the results of its efforts during the practice sessions today at Sepang

Fernando Alonso: "The car feels consistent and easy to drive, and it’s giving me the confidence to push it to the limit."

Red Bull's Kvyat scores a good time on Friday practice for the Malaysian GP

Daniil Kvyat: "There is definitely potential and things are looking better compared to Melbourne,"

A busy Friday for Williams at Sepang

Valtteri Bottas: "The changes that we have made to my driving positon have been positive and it was nice to be able to drive without any pain."

A modicum of frustration in the first day of running for the Malaysian GP

Lotus F1 Team opened-up strongly but Romain Grosjean experienced a loss of power in the afternoon.

Mixed bag for Mercedes on a hot and humid opening day at the Sepang

Nico Rosberg topped the times during the morning session, with Lewis Hamilton claiming top spot in the afternoon.

Renault admits leaving F1 is a possibility

Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul says the French manufacturer is open to quitting Formula One, in a move that could leave the Red Bull team in trouble.

Malaysian GP: Friday press conference

Robert Fernley (Force India), Matthew Carter (Lotus), Paul Hembery (Pirelli), Franz Tost (Toro Rosso), Cyril Abiteboul (Renault Sport F1), Christian Horner (Red Bull Racing)

Button: McLaren can take “massive step forward”

Jenson Button believes McLaren-Honda can become a factor in the bottom-end of the midfield in Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix, rather than being consigned to the back of the field like in Melbourne.

Hamilton back on top in second practice

Lewis Hamilton recovered from his troubled FP1 to top the times in the second Friday practice session for the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Happy Alonso still not 100 percent fit

A delighted Fernando Alonso admits he is still not feeling 100 percent after returning to the cockpit of his McLaren in practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix.