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MALAYSIA GP – FINAL PRACTICE RESULTS

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PRACTICE THREE

Scuderia Ferrari: The Ferraris finished third and fourth in the final free practice session at the Sepang circuit, with Nico Rosberg once again fastest. Kimi Raikkonen posted a 1.40.245 in his SF15-T, fitted with Medium compound tyres, finishing behind the two Mercedes (Rosberg with a 1.39.690 and Lewis Hamilton in 1.39.875). Raikkonen only did 9 laps, as he had a puncture on his left rear when running the Hards, apparently caused when he ran over a piece of carbon on the track. In the other Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel was fourth fastest in 1.40.266.

FP3 Times:

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m39.690s - 13
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m39.873s 0.183s 10
3 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m40.245s 0.555s 9
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m40.266s 0.576s 13
5 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m40.391s 0.701s 14
6 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m40.406s 0.716s 15
7 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m40.590s 0.900s 19
8 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1m40.601s 0.911s 19
9 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1m40.989s 1.299s 18
10 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m41.200s 1.510s 19
11 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 1m41.206s 1.516s 16
12 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m41.592s 1.902s 18
13 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1m41.775s 2.085s 14
14 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m41.804s 2.114s 15
15 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m41.991s 2.301s 13
16 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m42.099s 2.409s 14
17 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m42.117s 2.427s 18
18 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m42.319s 2.629s 13
19 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 1m46.647s 6.957s 9
20 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 1m47.059s 7.369s 6

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MALAYSIA GP – FRIDAY PRACTICE RESULTS

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PRACTICE TWO

Scuderia Ferrari: Once again, Kimi Raikkonen posted the second fastest time at the Sepang circuit, in the second free practice session for the Malaysian Grand Prix. And also just like in the morning, it was a Mercedes that was fastest, this time that of Lewis Hamilton (1.39.790.) Kimi did a 1.40.163, while in the other SF15-T, Sebastian Vettel was seventh with a 1.40.652. Both Ferrari men worked on a programme that focused on a comparison of the Hard and Medium tyres and some set-up work.

FP2 Times:

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m39.790s - 16
2 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m40.163s 0.373s 29
3 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m40.218s 0.428s 26
4 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1m40.346s 0.556s 17
5 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m40.450s 0.660s 31
6 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m40.560s 0.770s 27
7 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m40.652s 0.862s 29
8 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1m41.220s 1.430s 30
9 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m41.261s 1.471s 30
10 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m41.799s 2.009s 8
11 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m41.877s 2.087s 15
12 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m41.988s 2.198s 30
13 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m42.242s 2.452s 24
14 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1m42.291s 2.501s 31
15 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m42.330s 2.540s 28
16 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m42.506s 2.716s 25
17 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m42.637s 2.847s 24
18 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 1m42.948s 3.158s 7
19 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 1m45.704s 5.914s 12
20 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 1m47.229s 7.439s 6

QUOTES

Kimi Raikkonen: “Today we did all we were supposed to do. In the morning the feeling with the car was better, in the afternoon was a bit more tricky, we had some handling issues and some problems with the wind and the heat, but the laptime were not so bad. Unluckily we had red flag when we went out with new softer tyres.The car is still not perfect, but I’m sure we can improve for tomorrow. We have some work to do on the set up to make everything easier, but we’ll do our best and we’ll see where we end up in qualifying”.

From ESPN: “I don’t know what the others did. I just jumped out of the car and I am here. I will have to look at what the others did, but we have more to do and I think we have to still improve because we are struggling a bit. The car is still not perfect.”

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PRACTICE ONE

Scuderia Ferrari: The Ferraris finished the first free practice session of the Malaysian Grand Prix in second and third places. Nico Rosberg in the Mercedes was fastest in this first bit of action for the second race weekend of the season, with a time of 1.40.124. The two Ferrari men split an aerodynamic evaluation programme, running two sets of the Hard tyre on the demanding Malaysian track. Kimi Raikkonen completed 17 laps, to finish behind Rosberg with a 1.40.497, while team-mate Sebastian Vettel managed just 13, (1.40.985) after having to spend much of the session in the garage while the cooling system was checked.

FP1 Times:

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m40.124s - 20
2 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m40.497s 0.373s 17
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m40.985s 0.861s 13
4 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 1m41.543s 1.419s 14
5 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1m41.596s 1.472s 26
6 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m41.787s 1.663s 15
7 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1m41.803s 1.679s 23
8 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m41.882s 1.758s 23
9 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1m42.055s 1.931s 18
10 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m42.064s 1.940s 16
11 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m42.103s 1.979s 23
12 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m42.567s 2.443s 19
13 Raffaele Marciello Sauber/Ferrari 1m42.621s 2.497s 13
14 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m42.885s 2.761s 20
15 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m42.893s 2.769s 13
16 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m43.054s 2.930s 15
17 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m43.100s 2.976s 19
18 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 1m46.686s 6.562s 8
19 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 1m47.683s 7.559s 8
20 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes - - 4

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AUSTRALIAN GP – FRIDAY PRACTICE RESULTS

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PRACTICE TWO

Report – Nico Rosberg was fastest in the second free practice session just ended at Melbourne’s Albert Park circuit, home to the first round of the Formula 1 World Championship. Behind the German Mercedes driver, who posted a 1.27.697, came his team-mate Lewis Hamilton (1.27.797) and the two SF15-T of Sebastian Vettel (1.28.412) and Kimi Raikkonen (1.28.842.) Both Scuderia Ferrari drivers worked on set-up, running different aero downforce levels and comparing the Medium and Soft compounds chosen by Pirelli for this track. Raikkonen, just over seven tenths slower than his team-mate, admitted over the radio that it was “not a very good lap”. FP2 Times:

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m27.697s - 29
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m27.797s 0.100s 25
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m28.412s 0.715s 33
4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m28.842s 1.145s 33
5 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m29.265s 1.568s 32
6 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1m30.016s 2.319s 27
7 Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso/Renault 1m30.071s 2.374s 41
8 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m30.104s 2.407s 11
9 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 1m30.205s 2.508s 37
10 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m30.473s 2.776s 30
11 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m30.755s 3.058s 33
12 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m30.980s 3.283s 32
13 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m31.387s 3.690s 21
14 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1m31.395s 3.698s 6
15 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m32.303s 4.606s 14
16 Kevin Magnussen McLaren/Honda 1m33.289s 5.592s 4

PRACTICE ONE

Report – The Ferraris of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen finished the opening free practice session of the Australian Grand Prix in fifth and eighth places respectively, to get the 2015 season underway. Vettel completed 13 laps in his SF15-T with a best of 1.31.029, while Raikkonen did 14, the fastest being a 1.31.310. Both drivers used the Medium tyres, working on a programme featuring aero testing and set-up work to suit the car to the semi-permanent Albert Park circuit, which was still too dirty for any more in depth work. FP1 Times:

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m29.557s - 19
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m29.586s 0.029s 19
3 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m30.748s 1.191s 20
4 Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso/Renault 1m31.014s 1.457s 32
5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m31.029s 1.472s 13
6 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1m31.067s 1.510s 31
7 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m31.188s 1.631s 19
8 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m31.310s 1.753s 14
9 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m31.451s 1.894s 22
10 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m31.570s 2.013s 9
11 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1m32.073s 2.516s 18
12 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m32.247s 2.690s 22
13 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m32.261s 2.704s 19
14 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m34.542s 4.985s 6
15 Kevin Magnussen McLaren/Honda 1m34.785s 5.228s 7
16 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 2m17.782s 48.225s 5

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QUOTES

Kimi Raikkonen: “It was a typical Friday of free practice. In the first session I could not drive very well and it was difficult to put a good lap together. So, for the second session, we made some changes to the car before the long-runs and, in the end, the feeling was better. Now if we can put everything together and find a good lap, we should be OK. It was a positive day overall, and the feeling hasn’t changed since winter testing: I think the whole package has improved. On the other hand, it’s only Friday, and we know we still have a lot of work to do”.


ABU DHABI GP – FINAL PRACTICE RESULTS

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PRACTICE THREE

Report – Fourth and tenth places for Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen respectively, in the third free practice session for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit. This afternoon, the Scuderia drivers each had a different programme. Fernando put him in some laps right at the start of the session so that the mechanics could get an early start on the planned power unit change ahead of qualifying and the race. The Spaniard did a run on the Softs and then fitted Supersofts, completing a total of 8 laps, the fastest in 1.42.653.

Kimi continued fine tuning his car, adopting a normal programme, running 14 laps, the best one stopping the clocks in 1.43.038.

FP3 Times:

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m41.424s - 19
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m41.793s 0.369s 17
3 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m42.429s 1.005s 18
4 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m42.653s 1.229s 8
5 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull/Renault 1m42.679s 1.255s 19
6 Jenson Button McLaren/Mercedes 1m42.768s 1.344s 20
7 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m42.773s 1.349s 14
8 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m42.794s 1.370s 19
9 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso/Renault 1m42.809s 1.385s 20
10 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m43.038s 1.614s 14
11 Kevin Magnussen McLaren/Mercedes 1m43.112s 1.688s 13
12 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso/Renault 1m43.352s 1.928s 20
13 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m43.360s 1.936s 19
14 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m43.501s 2.077s 18
15 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber/Ferrari 1m43.643s 2.219s 24
16 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Renault 1m43.718s 2.294s 17
17 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Renault 1m43.778s 2.354s 18
18 Adrian Sutil Sauber/Ferrari 1m44.022s 2.598s 22
19 Kamui Kobayashi Caterham/Renault 1m45.044s 3.620s 16
20 Will Stevens Caterham/Renault 1m45.959s 4.535s 21