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!"
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”.
Sebastian Vettel managed to pipe both Mercedes drivers being on better tire strategy. Second Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen is in fourth.
Check out how the standings changed after today's race. Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes still in the lead.
James Key: "Max did an outstanding job considering that we’ve never faced these conditions with him in the past and he nailed it."
Sahara Force India survived the rain storms in Sepang today.
Kimi Raikkonen, eleventh at the time in 1.42.173, was unable to make the cut into the top ten.
Daniel Ricciardo: "We’re behind Mercedes and Ferrari, but we are ahead of the Williams..."
Marcus Ericsson: "It has been a great weekend so far. I was able to finish every session in a top ten position,"
Valtteri Bottas: "I am a little disappointed with how the day turned out."
Dramatic afternoon session in Sepang sees Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg take first and third position during qualifying for tomorrow's Malaysian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton will start from pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang in a rain-affected session.