Both Mercedes drivers in top 3 splitted by Ferrari's Vettel.
German edges his teammate by one tenth, both Ferrari behind them with Raikkonen in P3. Teams were working through their tyre programs.
Ferrari ends the session 1-2 with Williams' Bottas in third.
Sky Sports F1 pundit Martin Brundle is convinced that Toro Rosso driver Max Verstappen has shown himself to be a future world champion in the mould of Ayrton Senna or Michael Schumacher.
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.
Different tactics for Mercedes and split strategies for Hamilton and Rosberg: on the podium for the second time this year.
Toro Rosso’s rookie Max Verstappen finished seventh in Malaysia, setting a new record as the youngest F1 points scorer – one that looks likely to stand for all time given that the superlicence age will be set at 18 next year.
Sebastian Vettel managed to pipe both Mercedes drivers being on better tire strategy. Second Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen is in fourth.
James Key: "Max did an outstanding job considering that we’ve never faced these conditions with him in the past and he nailed it."
Carlos Sainz: "I’m happy with my first race weekend, I feel that I’ve achieved all my objectives and I look forward to the next race in Malaysia"
James Key: “What’s important to highlight from today is the fact that it was both Max and Carlos’ first ever Formula 1 qualifying session."
Carlos Sainz: “I’m happy with today, I had been waiting for this day for a very long time and it was definitely a decent first day."