March 28, 2015

Ferrari on front row for the first time in two years

Last time was in 2013,  also in Malaysia..

You can count on rain to mix things up but it looks like Ferrari does have some pace, at least in a straight line which could make tomorrow's 650 meter run to turn one quite exciting.

Shame about Raikkonen,  he should never have been in a position to be stuck behind Ericsson .  

Weird how Rosberg behaved in the closing minutes of Q3,  he certainly made it awkward for Hamilton to pass him and spoiled his lap.   Not sure if Lewis then returned the favor on the final lap  relegating him to P3 but result was a very beaten looking Nico who at the press conference set his sites on Vettel, not his teammate.

Red Bull must be happy with P 4 and P5,  Williams disappointed with 7th and 8th,  the result of being too conservative at the start of Q3.  Bothers and Massa will start behind the Kid in the Toro Rosso,  great job Max!

While you wait for the race you might want to read the interview with Bernie Ecclestone on
Along with his declarations of love for Hamilton, you can see why Bernie liked Putin so much with quotes like this

Q: Formula One racing nowadays seems to be driven by meetings and everyone has their own agenda. If you could start from scratch, what would be number one on your agenda?
BE: I think I would like to get back to a modus where somebody has got the responsibility to make decisions. You need somebody to set the direction. Now it takes too long to get things working. 
Q: Have things turned sour since setting that direction has had to be decided by committee?
BE: Somebody goes into hospital because they’re sick and a surgeon might say that they’ve got to have their arm cut off - and they do it, and that’s it. They don’t have a meeting about it. We have meetings.

1Lewis HamiltonMercedes1m49.834s-
2Sebastian VettelFerrari1m49.908s0.074s
3Nico RosbergMercedes1m50.299s0.465s
4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull/Renault1m51.541s1.707s
5Daniil KvyatRed Bull/Renault1m51.950s2.116s
6Max VerstappenToro Rosso/Renault1m51.980s2.146s
7Felipe MassaWilliams/Mercedes1m52.473s2.639s
8Valtteri BottasWilliams/Mercedes1m53.179s3.345s
9Marcus EricssonSauber/Ferrari1m53.260s3.426s
10Romain GrosjeanLotus/Mercedes1m52.980s3.146s
11Kimi RaikkonenFerrari1m42.173s-
12Pastor MaldonadoLotus/Mercedes1m42.197s-
13Nico HulkenbergForce India/Mercedes1m43.022s-
14Sergio PerezForce India/Mercedes1m43.468s-
15Carlos SainzToro Rosso/Renault1m43.700s-
16Felipe NasrSauber/Ferrari1m41.308s-
17Jenson ButtonMcLaren/Honda1m41.635s-
18Fernando AlonsoMcLaren/Honda1m41.745s-
19Roberto MerhiMarussia/Ferrari1m46.677s-
20Will StevensMarussia/Ferrari--

1 comment:

  1. I bet Seb is polishing his finger right now just in case tomorrow he needs to brandish it in front of the Malaysian crowd. GO SEB!!!

    And yes!!! How'bout Verstappen in P6. Is this Max's equivalent to Schumi qualifying P8 at Spa in the beautiful Jordan191 ?


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