Ferrari S.p.A
Ferrari S.p.A

2015 Malaysian GP Post-Race Stats

What a race that was! A bit of a shame that Will Stevens couldn’t take part in qualifying or start the race, but Roberto Merhi’s Manor finished the race! Oh and some German bloke named Vettel won?

Vettel got an early advantage over the two Mercedes by not pitting when the safety car came out, hard to say for sure if he’d have won the race without that, but he’d almost definitely have been fighting for the lead and Mercedes know it.

After 56 laps, Vettel won, Hamilton eight seconds behind in second place and Rosberg a further 12 seconds down in third. After a tricky start and early puncture Raikkonen recovered to fourth, helped a lot by the safety car, but you have to wonder where he’d have finished without that, a podium? Ferrari 1-2? The fastest lap of the race went to Nico Rosberg, a full second quicker than anyone else, but as both Vettel and Hamilton were on the harder tyre in their final stint and Rosberg the medium, it’s not too much of a surprise.

Max Verstappen picked up his first F1 points, becoming the youngest ever point scorer in F1 by over two years, and now that the FIA have changed the age rules for a superlicence it’s unlikely to ever be beaten. Both Toro Rosso cars finished ahead of both Red Bulls, but that’s clearly just because of the poor Renault engines… McLaren and Honda are unsurprisingly still suffering with reliability, a double retirement with both drivers retiring with power unit problems.

Pos Driver Team Nation Points Laps Fastest Lap Grid
1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari GER 25 56 01:43.648 2
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes GBR 18 56 01:43.125 1
3 Nico Rosberg Mercedes GER 15 56 01:42.062 3
4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari FIN 12 56 01:44.124 11
5 Valtteri Bottas Williams FIN 10 56 01:44.088 8
6 Felipe Massa Williams BRA 8 56 01:43.990 7
7 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso NED 6 56 01:44.579 6
8 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso ESP 4 55 01:45.507 15
9 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull RUS 2 55 01:44.514 5
10 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull AUS 1 55 01:45.312 4
11 Romain Grosjean Lotus FRA 0 55 01:44.812 10
12 Felipe Nasr Sauber BRA 0 55 01:43.902 16
13 Sergio Perez Force India MEX 0 55 01:45.345 14
14 Nico Hulkenberg Force India GER 0 55 01:44.822 13
15 Roberto Merhi Manor ESP 0 53 01:49.040 19
RET Pastor Maldonado Lotus VEN 46 01:45.070 12
RET Jenson Button McLaren GBR 40 01:46.056 17
RET Fernando Alonso McLaren ESP 20 01:48.460 18
RET Marcus Ericsson Sauber SWE 2 01:48.760 9
DNS Will Stevens Manor GBR 0 20

 

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