Malaysian GP team-by-team: Mercedes

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Last year’s constructors’ champions enjoyed a largely failure-free 2009 – but Michael Schumacher’s race was ended by an unusual failure in Sepang.

Michael Schumacher Nico Rosberg
Qualifying position 8 2
Qualifying time comparison (Q3) 1’51.717 (+1.044) 1’50.673
Race position 3
Average race lap 1’43.576 (+2.828) 1’40.749
Laps 9/56 56/56
Pit stops 0 1
Malaysian Grand Prix lap times - Mercedes
Malaysian Grand Prix lap times - Mercedes (click to enlarge)

Michael Schumacher

Was a full second behind Rosberg in qualifying, lining up eighth on the grid.

Made a good start to run sixth but his race had barely begun before his left rear wheel nut worked loose, putting him out.

Compare Michael Schumacher’s form against his team mate in 2010

Nico Rosberg

Rosberg impressed in qualifying – he was faster than everyone else on wet tyres in Q3, beaten only by Webber’s intermediate-shod Red Bull.

On race day third was the best on offer as the Red Bulls disappeared into the distance.

Compare Nico Rosberg’s form against his team mate in 2010