Pastor Maldonado had to retire from a promising but ultimately rather frustrating Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit.
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."
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg claimed a second consecutive double podium today, finishing P2 and P3 respectively.
For Scuderia Ferrari, today's win is the 222nd, the first since the 2013 Spanish GP, while Sebastian Vettel is now on 40 wins.
Increase in performance confirms the data collected in pre-season testing.
Daniel Ricciardo: "In terms of where we need to improve, the main issue is the drivability and the power,"
Kevin Magnussen: "Finishing is a small victory for the team – I don’t think we expected to be able to do that."
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"
Nico Hulkenberg racing to seventh place and Sergio Perez picking up the final point in tenth.
Pastor Maldonado was pitched into a spin from behind and Romain Grosjean suffered from a loss of power.
Felipe Nasr took the best finish position ever for a Brazilian driver in a Formula One's debut race.
The Brazilian driver, Felipe Massa, showed consistent pace to bring the car home with 12 points to start the 2015 season.
The result marks the 30th Formula One victory for the Silver Arrows
Different strategies set up a grandstand finish between Hamilton and Felipe Massa.
Monisha Kaltenborn: "We were not able to score points, which has never happened before in the history of the team."
Pastor Maldonado had to park his car early after flames from the rear of his E22.
Daniil Kvyat: "I think we would have deserved much better results, but very often we have just been unlucky."
The team’s first double podium finish since 2005 secured third in the Constructors’ Championship with Valtteri Bottas fourth and Felipe Massa seventh in the Drivers’ Championship.