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Posted on Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Could Red Bull beat Hamilton in Sepang?

One of the best Grands Prix of the season featured close racing, heartbreak for Lewis Hamilton with a late race engine failure and a fascinating strategic battle at the heart of it, as Red Bull challenged Mercedes in a war game. For the second season in a row the dominant Mercedes team did not win in Malaysia, as Nico Rosberg fell to 21st at the start and Red Bull split the strategies across its two cars to attack Hamilton. There is much to digest and […]

Posted on Sunday, October 2, 2016

Ricciardo wins dramatic Malaysian GP

Daniel Ricciardo held off Red Bull team-mate Max Verstappen to take victory in a breathtaking Malaysia GP and end Mercedes' ten-race winning streak as Lewis Hamilton suffered a costly retirement. Ricciardo snatched the lead on Lap 40 as pole-sitter Hamilton, who held a comfortable advantage, saw his race come to a fiery and devastating end as he ground to a halt at Turn 1 following an engine failure. The Aussie had superbly defended from Verstappen a few laps earlier, holding his own as they sensationally […]

Posted on Saturday, October 1, 2016

Hamilton storms to Sepang pole

An inspired Lewis Hamilton romped to a dominant pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix as Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg pipped the Red Bulls to take 2nd. Hamilton had set a blistering pace in practice, and he carried that momentum into qualifying, topping all three sessions. The Briton clocked a scintillating 1:32.8 in Q3, winding up four tenths quicker than title rival Rosberg. The German, though, will be relieved to be on the front row after an error-strewn first run meant he was only fifth […]

Posted on Friday, September 30, 2016

Mercedes leads the way in Friday practice

Lewis Hamilton established himself as the man to beat heading into the Malaysia GP weekend as he topped second practice at the Sepang International Circuit after team-mate Nico Rosberg was fastest in FP1. Rosberg wound up half a second quicker than his team-mate and title rival in the opening practice session, though he did his set his fastest time on the soft compound tyre, with Hamilton on the slower medium rubber. It was a dominant start for the Silver Arrows, their tenth 1-2 in the […]

Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2016

2016 Malaysian GP - Thursday Press Conference

Drivers - Jenson Button (McLaren), Felipe Massa (Williams), Esteban Ocon (Manor), Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso), Nico Hulkenberg (Force India), Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) PRESS CONFERENCE Jenson let’s start with you. Your 300th Grand Prix, only the third driver to do it, it’s a big number. What does your place in Formula One history mean to you? Jenson Button: That’s a good question that deserves a very long answer and I’m not going to give it to you here. It means I have been around for a […]

Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2016

Vettel praised new track surface

Sebastian Vettel has praised Sepang International Circuit ahead of this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix following a repaving of the legendary venue with a high-performance bitumen specifically developed for use on racing circuits. The four-time World Champion walked the 5.543 km track with his team in preparation for a race at which he has achieved huge success, including four victories and his first win for Ferrari last year. “I walked the track earlier today and from what I see the track surface looks really good. It’s […]

Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2016

2016 Malaysian Grand PrixView

The paddock turns its sights to Sepang International Circuit this weekend, the purpose-built Formula 1 racetrack outside Malaysia’s capital city of Kuala Lumpur. After fifteen editions held in spring, the Malaysian Grand Prix returns to its original October spot on the calendar, same as on its debut in 1999. This first part of a double-header with Japan next week will be held on one of the most technical circuits, that combines long straights with tight and complex corners. Sepang has often been the scene of on-track […]

Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2016

Pirelli to bring hardest compounds to Malaysia

Formula 1's tyre supplier, Pirelli, has announced that it will bring the three hardest compounds from its range to the Malaysian Grand Prix in October. The Soft, Medium and Hard tyres will be used when Formula 1 returns to a resurfaced Sepang circuit later this year. Sepang has traditionally been the second or third round of the campaign but has switched to a late season date in 2016. Pirelli has confirmed that the orange-banded Hard tyre must be used for one stint of the race.

Posted on Monday, March 30, 2015

Malaysian Grand Prix: Driver ratings

Sebastian Vettel ended his and Ferrari's victory drought at the Malaysian Grand Prix. F1Zone.net gives a rundown of the runners and riders at a hot Sepang.

Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2015

Emotional Vettel hails 'incredible' Ferrari win

An emotional Sebastian Vettel hailed Ferrari after he ended his and the squad's barren spell to claim victory in the Malaysian Grand Prix. Vettel used a two stop strategy to beat Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel to return the team to the top step of the podium for the first time since the Spanish Grand Prix in 2013. "A phenomenal day," he said. "It feels incredible. To see the guys when I was on the podium, to look down, it was an incredible […]

Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2015

Alonso: Weekend better than expected

Fernando Alonso says that the Malaysian Grand Prix weekend was 'better than expected' for McLaren, despite neither he nor team-mate Jenson Button finishing the second round of the campaign. Alonso was forced out of the race due to an ERS issue on lap 21 but says that his pace during the early stint of the race gave him encouragement. "This whole weekend has been better than I expected," he said. "The main positive to take away from today is the fact that we were able […]

Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2015

Ericsson accepts blame for early off

Marcus Ericsson took the blame for his early exit at the Malaysian Grand Prix as he spun out of a top 10 position. Having passed Max Verstappen on the opening lap, Ericsson tried to go around the outside of Nico Hulkenberg at Turn 1 but lost the rear end of the Sauber and ended up in the gravel. "It is a very frustrating end to a good weekend," he said, having started from ninth place. "I felt comfortable in the car straight away and had […]