ThisisF1 team did a drivers qualifying performance comparison between the Australian and Malaysian GPs for the top 15 drivers in Malaysia.
The rainy qualifying session yet again proved the Mercedes domination, however, Ferrari surprised once again with their electrifying performance, which took Sebastian Vettel to second position.
Mercedes: Once again a dominating performance from the Mercedes duo; Hamilton finished on the top, however co-driver Roseberg lost one position to nearest rival Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.
Ferrari: A surprising performance from Ferrari on Saturday’s difficult condition, which took them to the second position with a very little gap of .074 seconds from the leader Lewis Hamilton. Vettel has gained 2 positions from the last Australian GP but his team mate Raikkonen went 6 places down to 11th position in the starting grid.
Red Bull: Both Red Bull drivers significantly improved their starting grid position in Malaysia from Australian GP, Ricciardo finished fourth compared to his 7th in Australia, Kvyat improved Australia’s 13th position to 5th in Malaysia.
Toro Rosso: Max Verstappen took Toro Rosso into the top 10 by improving six positions from Australian GP.
Williams: Team was visibly struggling with the car setup in the rain-hit qualifying session. Both drivers could not better their position compared to Australia. Massa will start from 7th in the grid while his team mate Bottas will start from 9th.
Lotus: Grosjean was able to improved his position by one, so to the 8th Position in the grid from the Australian GP, however their gap from the leader is 3.8 seconds. Maldonado also fought to get into the top 10 but he has to start from 12th in the grid tomorrow.
Sauber: Marcus Ericsson did a great job for Sauber and improved his grid position to 10th from 16th in Australia.
Force India: Both drivers failed to get into Q3 but compared to Australia they have improved 1 position here in Malaysia.
McLaren and Manor are not considered in this analysis since they are eliminated in Q1.