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Malaysian Grand Prix: News round-up

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Malaysian Grand Prix: News round-up
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Mar 29, 2015, 1:48 PM

All the news from the Malaysian Grand Prix, the second round of the 2015 season.

Race winner Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari celebrates in parc ferme
Podium: race winner Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, second place Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1, third place Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG F1, Diego Ioverno Ferrari Operations Director
Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF15-T on the grid
Fernando Alonso, McLaren MP4-30 leads team mate Jenson Button, McLaren MP4-30
Felipe Massa, Williams FW37 leads Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG F1 W06
Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari SF15-T
Race winner Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W06 leads at the start of the race
Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing RB11 and Max Verstappen, Scuderia Toro Rosso STR10
Max Verstappen, Scuderia Toro Rosso STR10
Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG F1 W06 and Felipe Massa, Williams FW37 battle for position
Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF15-T leads behind the FIA Safety Car
Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF15-T leads behind the FIA Safety Car
Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari SF15-T with a puncture
Roberto Merhi, Manor Marussia F1 Team
Nico Hulkenberg, Sahara Force India F1 VJM08
Podium: race winner Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, second place Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1, third place Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG F1 W06
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W06 leads at the start of the race
Marcus Ericsson, Sauber F1 Team retired from the race

Sebastian Vettel gave Ferrari its first Formula 1 win in nearly two years with a fantastic drive in the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff says that Sebastian Vettel's first win for Ferrari was "deserved" and that "perhaps it's the wake-up call we needed."

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".

Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso admitted they were surprised to be able to fight with other cars during the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has admitted that the junior team Toro Rosso “deserved” to finish ahead of them in today’s Malaysian Grand Prix.

Nico Rosberg is demanding answers from his Mercedes team at the lack of information he received during the Malaysian Grand Prix, in which he finished third.

Kimi Raikkonen believes the conditions may have flattered Ferrari in the Malaysian Grand Prix, but he reckons the Italian team is not too far behind Mercedes.

Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado was handed three penalty points for his safety car incident during the Malaysian Grand Prix.

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!"

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.

Results and standings 

Race results - Malaysian GP 2015
 DriverTeamTimePts
01   S. Vettel   Ferrari 56 laps 25
02   L. Hamilton   Mercedes +8.5 18
03   N. Rosberg   Mercedes +12.3 15
04   K. Raikkonen   Ferrari +53.8 12
05   V. Bottas   Williams +70.4 10
06   F. Massa   Williams +73.5 8
07   M. Verstappen   Toro Rosso +97.7 6
08   C. Sainz   Toro Rosso +1 lap 4
09   D. Kvyat   Red Bull +1 lap 2
10   D. Ricciardo   Red Bull +1 lap 1
11   R. Grosjean   Lotus +1 lap 0
12   F. Nasr   Sauber +1 lap 0
13   S. Perez   Force India +1 lap 0
14   N. Hulkenberg   Force India +1 lap 0
15   R. Merhi   Manor +3 laps 0
16   P. Maldonado   Lotus DNF 0
17   J. Button   McLaren DNF 0
18   F. Alonso   McLaren DNF 0
19   M. Ericsson   Sauber DNF 0
20   W. Stevens   Manor DNF 0

Drivers' standings 2015

 Driver 
01 Hamilton 25 18                                     43
02 Vettel 15 25                                     40
03 Rosberg 18 15                                     33
04 Massa 12 8                                     20
05 Raikkonen -- 12                                     12
06 Nasr 10 0                                     10
07 Bottas -- 10                                     10
08 Ricciardo 8 1                                     9
09 Hulkenberg 6 0                                     6
10 Verstappen -- 6                                     6
11 Sainz 2 4                                     6
12 Ericsson 4 0                                     4
13 Kvyat -- 2                                     2
14 Perez 1 0                                     1
15 Button -- --                                     0
16 Grosjean -- --                                     0
17 Merhi -- --                                     0
Constructors' standings 2015
 Constructor 
01 Mercedes 43 33                                     76
02 Ferrari 15 37                                     52
03 Williams 12 18                                     30
04 Sauber 14 --                                     14
05 Toro Rosso 2 10                                     12
06 Red Bull 8 3                                     11
07 Force India 7 --                                     7
08 McLaren -- --                                     0
09 Lotus -- --                                     0
10 Manor -- --                                     0

 

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