Malaysian Grand Prix Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur March 27-29, 2015

Total laps 56
Lap distance 5.543 km
Track Conditions Dry

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Free practice 1  March 27 - 10:00 local | 02:00 GMT
Free practice 2  March 27 - 14:00 local | 06:00 GMT
Free practice 3  March 28 - 14:00 local | 06:00 GMT

Qualifying  March 28 - 17:00 local | 09:00 GMT
Race  March 29 - 15:00 local | 07:00 GMT | 08:00 BST

  Pos Driver Team Laps Pits
1 Vettel GER Ferrari 56
2 Hamilton GBR Mercedes 56
3 Rosberg FL GER Mercedes 56
4 Räikkönen FIN Ferrari 56
5 Bottas FIN Williams 56
6 Massa BRA Williams 56
7 Verstappen NED Toro Rosso 56
8 Sainz ESP Toro Rosso 55
9 Kvyat RUS Red Bull 55
10 Ricciardo AUS Red Bull 55
11 Grosjean FRA Lotus F1 55
12 Nasr BRA Alfa Romeo 55
13 Perez MEX Racing Point 55
14 Hülkenberg GER Racing Point 55
15 Merhi ESP Manor 53
brakes Maldonado VEN Lotus F1 47
turbo Button GBR McLaren 41
engine Alonso ESP McLaren 21
accident Ericsson SWE Alfa Romeo 3
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withdrew Stevens GBR Manor 0

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Vettel waves a yellow Ferrari flag in parc ferme. This victory is his 40th - he's one away from matching Ayrton Senna.

Rosberg looks rather upset in parc ferme. You wonder if Rosberg will be able to compete in a championship battle involving Ferrari as well.

Applause for Vettel as he walks into the weigh-in room. Hamilton shakes the hand of the German and smiles, "We couldn't keep up with you guys!"

Vettel looks pretty emotional.

The German national anthem will be followed by the Italian one on the podium. That takes me back....

It's been a long time since we've heard the Italian national anthem up there!

Rosberg actually looks more disappointed than Hamilton on the podium. He must be starting to wonder how he's going to start turning the tables on not one, but two drivers this year.

Lap 56

Vettel has started his final lap. What a result this is going to be.

Sebastian Vettel wins the Malaysian Grand Prix for Ferrari

Wonderful job from Vettel and Ferrari. Hamilton and Rosberg round off the podium. Raikkonen finishes fourth to leave Ferrari wondering if it could have been even better.

"Yes! Yes! Great drive! Numero uno is back! Ferrari is back!" comes the call to Vettel from the pit wall.

"Woooohooo! Yes!" screams Vettel. Understandably, Vettel sounds absolutely ecstatic.

Lap 55

Hamilton is going to be an interesting interview after this one, considering he immediately told Mercedes they had made the wrong tyre call. He also didn't seem impressed that he could hear that communication from Paddy Lowe.

Bottas tries it around the outside of Turn 1 and Massa holds firm and gives his team-mate a little nudge for good measure! Good racing from the Williams boys.

Massa gets wide on the exit of Turn 4 and Bottas gets alongside through Turn 5 to pass his team-mate! Wonderful stuff.

Lap 54

The Williams boys are duelling for fifth. Massa currently holding station in front of Bottas but the gap is only half a second. I wonder what Williams makes of Ferrari's form today?

Good work from the broadcaster, zooming in on Christian Horner as Vettel lapped the Red Bulls. This performance from Ferrari makes his comments about equalisation look even sillier.

Lap 53

Good news Ferrari fans, Vettel is one lap closer. He's just got to get this car to the finish now but he's sounded as cool as a cucumber in every radio message we've heard all day.

Arrivabene looks pretty nervous on that pit wall. Maybe he should start wearing robes and sandals after this one? Something of a miracle-worker at Maranello.

We could be in for a wonderful season if this carries on.

Lap 52

I'd be interesting to see what would have happened without the safety car today. I think that was probably the difference between first and second for Ferrari, but Mercedes will need to take a long, hard look at its own strategy after this one.

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