Connect with us

2015 F1

Drivers Qualifying Improvement Analysis – Malaysian GP



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.

Drivers Qualifying Improvement Analysis - Malaysian GP

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.


Latest Results

Latest F1 News

2018 F121 mins ago

Wolff admits Mercedes falling behind Ferrari engine power

2SharesMercedes has admitted it is falling clearly behind Ferrari in engine power. Lewis Hamilton’s main problem in Hockenheim qualifying was...

2018 F115 hours ago

Qualifying Analysis: 2018 F1 German Grand Prix

49SharesSebastian Vettel smashed the track record, to claim his maiden pole at the Hockenheim circuit, which is a half an...

2018 F115 hours ago

Ferrari can get first place tomorrow – Vettel

Ferrari qualified in pole position for tomorrow’s German Grand Prix, courtesy of Sebastian Vettel. His team-mate Kimi Raikkonen will start...

2018 F115 hours ago

McLaren bring bigger upgrades to next few races – Alonso

Heavy rain throughout the morning meant neither driver posted a time in the final practice session at Hockenheim. Both drivers...

2018 F117 hours ago

Hamilton reveals Hockenheimring bump didn’t cause car failure

Troubled Lewis Hamilton forced out in the first qualifying session when his car broke down with a heat soak damage....

2018 F119 hours ago

Hamilton Out of German GP Qualifying

1ShareChampionship contender Lewis Hamilton disappointed again with another dark shadows roll over his championship hopes at the German GP after...

2018 F121 hours ago

Hamilton agrees £80m deal with Mercedes until 2020 F1

3Shares  Four-time F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton agreed a new contract with Mercedes this week, promising his future to the...

2018 F122 hours ago

Practice 3 Results: German Grand Prix

166Shares2018 German Grand Prix Practice 3 Results (FP3): Third free practice results and Timings (FP3) for the eleventh round of...

2018 F123 hours ago

Leclerc ready to jump at Ferrari race seat for 2019 F1

1ShareCharles Leclerc says he will not turn down the opportunity to drive for Ferrari in 2019. Some believe the Monaco-born...

2018 F11 day ago

Lance Stroll not denying Force India move for 2019 F1

1ShareLance Stroll is being linked with a move to Force India. The Canadian has sounded frustrated with Williams’ situation recently,...

Most Popular is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media