Both drivers left in Q2 due to a wet conditions.
Felipe Massa qualified 13th and Valtteri Bottas 15th for tomorrow's Malaysian Grand Prix in a rain affected qualifying session. Both cars struggled for rear grip in the wet conditions. The team will be hoping for better conditions tomorrow so that the FW36's better long run pace in the dry can be used to good effect to secure points for both cars.
Felipe Massa: In dry conditions we are normally fighting for a top six position and the car feels good, but when it is wet the car lacks grip and can feel unstable with lots of sliding which is something we need to address. It's a shame as this qualifying result is not really reflective of where we should be. The good thing is that the cars seem to be very close in terms of lap time so that will help us overtake tomorrow, and I'm hoping that we have very different weather conditions as the car feels completely different in the dry.
Valtteri Bottas: It was a difficult qualifying session for us today and it was very reminiscent of our qualifying in Melbourne. The more water there was on track the more we struggled with the rear grip of the car. We tried both the intermediates and the wets but we just couldn't get the grip we needed from either tyre. The wet conditions highlight where our weaknesses are, so we have a clear direction for where we need to improve the car. I still think we have a chance of fighting for some points though if we have a dry race.
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