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22px-Flag of Malaysia.svg  2015 Malaysian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 2 of 19 in the 2015 Formula One season
Sepang.svg
Date 29 2015 (2015-03-29)
Official name 2015 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix
Location Sepang International Circuit, Sepang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Course Permanent racing facility
5.543 km (3.444 mi)</td></tr>
Distance 56 laps, 310.408 km (192.879 mi)</td></tr>
Pole position
Driver 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
Time 1:49.834
Fastest lap
Driver Flag of Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes
Time 1.42.062 on lap 43
Podium
First Flag of Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari
Second 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
Third Flag of Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes

The 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix (formally known as the 2015 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix) was a Formula One motor racing that was held on 29 March 2015 at the Sepang International Circuit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.[1] It was the seventeenth running of the Malaysian Grand Prix as a World Championship event, and thirty-fifth overall.[2]

Lewis Hamilton came into the race with the Drivers' championship lead with a seven-point lead over team-mate Nico Rosberg, followed closely by Sebastian Vettel, a further three points adrift. Mercedes entered with a twenty-eight point lead over Ferrari in the Constructors' championship campaign.

Hamilton secured pole position in a rain-soaked qualifying session, the 40th pole position in his career. Vettel won the race, having started from second place on the grid. It was the 40th victory of his career, and first victory for Ferrari since the 2013 Spanish Grand Prix.

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

TyresEdit

As in the previous two years, Pirelli announced they would be supplying teams with the orange-banded hard compound tyre as the prime selection and the white-banded medium compound as the option selection for the event.[3]

DRSEdit

The FIA implemented the use of a second DRS zone along the back straightaway leading to the main start/finish straight, which will retain the first DRS zone as it has in previous years.[4]

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
1 44 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:39.269 1:41.517 1:49.834 1
2 5 Flag of Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:39.814 1:39.632 1:49.908 2
3 6 Flag of Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:39.374 1:39.377 1:50.299 3
4 3 25px-AustraliaFLAG Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault 1:40.504 1:41.085 1:51.541 4
5 26 25px-Flag of Russia Daniil Kvyat Red Bull-Renault 1:40.546 1:41.665 1:51.951 5
6 33 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Max Verstappen Toro Rosso-Renault 1:40.793 1:41.430 1:51.981 6
7 19 25px-Brazilflag Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 1:40.543 1:41.230 1:52.473 7
8 8 22px-Flag of France Romain Grosjean Lotus-Mercedes 1:40.303 1:41.209 1:52.981 10 1
9 77 22px-Flag of Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 1:40.249 1:40.650 1:53.179 8
10 9 22px-Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson Sauber-Ferrari 1:40.340 1:41.748 1:53.261 9
11 7 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:40.415 1:42.173 11
12 13 22px-Flag of Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Mercedes 1:40.361 1:42.198 12
13 27 Flag of Germany Nico Hülkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1:40.830 1:43.023 13
14 11 25px-Mexicoflag Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 1:41.036 1:43.469 14
15 55 22px-Flag of Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso-Renault 1:39.814 1:43.701 15
16 12 25px-Brazilflag Felipe Nasr Sauber-Ferrari 1:41.308 16
17 22 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Honda 1:41.636 17
18 14 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 1:41.746 18
107% time: 1:46.217
98 22px-Flag of Spain Roberto Merhi Manor-Ferrari 1:46.677 19 2
28 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Will Stevens Manor-Ferrari no time 20 2
Source: [5]
Notes
    1. — Romain Grosjean received a two place grid penalty for failing to "leave the pitlane in the order of his arrival."[6]
    2. — Roberto Merhi and Will Stevens were granted permission to start by race stewards.[7]

RaceEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts.
1 5 Flag of Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 56 1:41:05.793 2 25
2 44 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 56 +8.569 1 18
3 6 Flag of Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 56 +12.310 3 15
4 7 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 56 +53.822 11 12
5 77 22px-Flag of Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 56 +1:10.409 8 10
6 19 25px-Brazilflag Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 56 +1:13.586 7 8
7 33 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Max Verstappen Toro Rosso-Renault 56 +1:37.762 6 6
8 55 22px-Flag of Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso-Renault 55 +1 Lap 15 4
9 26 25px-Flag of Russia Daniil Kvyat Red Bull-Renault 55 +1 Lap 5 2
10 3 25px-AustraliaFLAG Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault 55 +1 Lap 4 1
11 8 22px-Flag of France Romain Grosjean Lotus-Mercedes 55 +1 Lap 10
12 12 25px-Brazilflag Felipe Nasr Sauber-Ferrari 55 +1 Lap 16
13 11 25px-Mexicoflag Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 55 +1 Lap 14
14 27 Flag of Germany Nico Hülkenberg Force India-Mercedes 55 +1 Lap 13
15 98 22px-Flag of Spain Roberto Merhi Manor-Ferrari 53 +3 Laps 19
Ret 13 22px-Flag of Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Mercedes 46 Brakes 12
Ret 22 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Honda 40 Turbo 17
Ret 14 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 20 ERS 18
Ret 9 22px-Flag of Sweden Marcus Ericsson Sauber-Ferrari 2 Spun off 9
DNS 28 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Will Stevens Manor-Ferrari 0 Fuel system
Source:

Standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos. Driver Pts.
1rightarrow blue.svg 1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 43
1uparrow green.svg 1 2 Flag of Germany Sebastian Vettel 40
1downarrow red.svg 1 3 Flag of Germany Nico Rosberg 33
1rightarrow blue.svg 4 25px-Brazilflag Felipe Massa 20
1uparrow green.svg 7 5 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen 12
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos. Constructor Pts.
1rightarrow blue.svg 1 Flag of Germany Mercedes 76
1rightarrow blue.svg 2 22px-Flag of Italy Ferrari 52
1uparrow green.svg 1 3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 30
1downarrow red.svg 1 4 20px-Flag of Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 14
1uparrow green.svg 2 5 22px-Flag of Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 12
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit



Previous race:
2015 Australian Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
2015 season
Next race:
2015 Chinese Grand Prix
Previous race:
2014 Malaysian Grand Prix
Malaysian Grand Prix Next race:
2016 Malaysian Grand Prix
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