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2015 Malaysian GP – Practice session analysis vs 2014



2015 Malaysian GP – Practice session analysis vs 2014 has compared the team performances of FP1 and FP2 of this season with the last year performance. The results suggest that Mercedes is going strength to strength while the Red Bull and McLaren are struggling to keep up their performance in par with leaders.


Mercedes: The only team who has improved their lap time in both practice sessions this season from their last year performance. Nico Rosberg registered the best time in the FP1, which was half seconds less than the last year’s FP1 performance. Lewis did another fantastic job in FP2 by finishing at the top and reducing the lap time by one tenth of a second from last year.

Ferrari: Kimi Raikkonen took the Ferrari team to the second best position in FP2, however, they are failed to improve the lap time from last season’s FP2. Their last year FP2 best time was just .154 seconds from the leader Mercedes 1:39:790, a two tenth better than this year’s FP2 time.

Red Bull: Yet another disastrous performance from the Energy drink team, finished two tenths and three tenth second behind the last season lap timing in FP1 and FP2 respectively.The FP2 has also seen Daniel Ricciardo struggling with just 8 laps.

Williams: Bottas and Massa performed consistently in FP2 to finish at 5th and 6th positions, however they were not able to improve their last year’s best FP2 time. The good point is that the gap between the leader and the Williams teamstill remains less than 1 second.

Toro Rosso: The team is still struggling to reach under 1 second gap from the leader Mercedes, but like their peers they also failed to improve the FP2 time compared to last year.

Sauber: Performance was almost consistent with last year’s.

Force India:There is something that is wrong with today’s Force India car setup, they have lost more than one and a half second from last year’s best time. If they cannot change the current car setup then it might be difficult for them to finish in top 10. Hope they can leverage the Mercedes engine consistency and power tomorrow.

McLaren:Another disastrous show from Mclaren, both drivers finished above one and a half seconds compared to 2014 timing. No surprises are expected from them tomorrow for the FP3 and Qualifying.



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