Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Sepang International Circuit, 2015

Heatproof Vettel makes Mercedes sweat with surprise Malaysian Grand Prix win

2015 Malaysian Grand Prix review

Vettel and Ferrari defeated the might of Mercedes with a drive which eclipsed the memory of their unsuccessful 2014 campaigns.

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Sepang International Circuit, 2015

Mercedes’ race problems began in qualifying

2015 Malaysian Grand Prix tyre strategies and pit stops

Mercedes’ tyre choice in Q1 one was one of a series of small mistakes which added up to the advantage Vettel needed to grab a surprising win.

Safety Car, Sepang International Circuit, 2015

How Mercedes’ Safety Car strategy backfired

2015 Malaysian Grand Prix lap charts

Mercedes’ executive director Paddy Lowe acknowledged their decision to pit during the Safety Car period cost them time they were unable to make up.

Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Sepang International Circuit, 2015

Mercedes couldn’t sustain their Ferrari-beating pace

2015 Malaysian Grand Prix lap times and fastest laps

Mercedes had a clear performance advantage over Ferrari in Malaysia but couldn’t make their tyres last for long enough to beat them.

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Sepang International Circuit, 2015

Vettel feels emotion of Schumacher connection

2015 Malaysian Grand Prix

Michael Schumacher was on Sebastian Vettel’s mind after the Ferrari driver scored his first win for the team in Malaysia today.

Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Sepang International Circuit, 2015

2015 Malaysian Grand Prix in pictures

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The 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix in pictures.

Pastor Maldonado, Lotus, Sepang International Circuit, 2015

Penalty points mount up for Maldonado

2015 Malaysian Grand Prix

Pastor Maldonado has eight penalty points on his licence following the Malaysian Grand Prix, the highest total any driver has reached.

Roberto Merhi, Manor, Sepang International Circuit, 2015

Merhi thrilled with “huge reward” for Manor

2015 Malaysian Grand Prix

Roberto Merhi says it was a “huge reward” for Manor to reach the chequered flag the first time they started a race this year.

Nico Hulkenberg, Force India, Sepang International Circuit, 2015

Frustration at Force India as penalties cost points

2015 Malaysian Grand Prix

Force India drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez were frustrated after penalties left them out of the points in the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Sepang International Circuit, 2015

Hamilton unsure if early pit stop was the right move

2015 Malaysian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton declined to say whether pitting early during the Malaysian Grand Prix cost him victory to Sebastian Vettel.