Vettel performed good race finishing 3rd, while Ricciardo retired.
“We got the best from the car, but still need to improve”
Felipe Massa finished in 7th and Valtteri Boittas is right behind him in 8th.
Second top-10 finish in second race of the season for Daniil Kvyat, Jean-Eric Vergne suffered issues with car performance.
“We can do a better job tomorrow”
No aquaplaning and good durability confirmed for the wet weather tyres in the unique conditions of Malaysia
A wet Saturday afternoon in Sepang saw Sahara Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg qualify in seventh place with teammate Sergio Perez ending the session in P14.
Fernando Alonso was fourth fastest in 2.00.175, with Kimi Raikkonen sixth, stopping the clocks in 2.01.218.
Both drivers left in Q2 due to a wet conditions.
Vergne went on to Q3 and posted a lap time of 2:03.078, while Kvyat left in Q2.
Familiar Friday factors