Hamilton on pole over Rosberg, Red Bulls in Malaysia

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It wasn’t a case of me betting against Red Bull but I simply felt the track profile at the Sepang Circuit for the Malaysian Grand Prix might favor the Ferrari’s. I was wrong.

While Mercede locked out the front row, I was expecting the Ferrari’s of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen to lock row two but the duo locked row three instead and this was due to seriously quick Red Bull’s of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo.

The Force India team took the fourth row and with the new track surface in Sepang, the race could be interesting as rain is always a threat as well as heat.

Jenson Button will start his 300th career F1 race on Sunday from 9th place.

PosDriverCarTimeGap
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes1m32.850s
2Nico RosbergMercedes1m33.264s0.414s
3Max VerstappenRed Bull/Renault1m33.420s0.570s
4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull/Renault1m33.467s0.617s
5Sebastian VettelFerrari1m33.584s0.734s
6Kimi RaikkonenFerrari1m33.632s0.782s
7Sergio PerezForce India/Mercedes1m34.319s1.469s
8Nico HulkenbergForce India/Mercedes1m34.489s1.639s
9Jenson ButtonMcLaren/Honda1m34.518s1.668s
10Felipe MassaWilliams/Mercedes1m34.671s1.821s
11Valtteri BottasWilliams/Mercedes1m34.577s1.727s
12Romain GrosjeanHaas/Ferrari1m35.001s2.151s
13Esteban GutierrezHaas/Ferrari1m35.097s2.247s
14Kevin MagnussenRenault1m35.277s2.427s
15Daniil KvyatToro Rosso/Ferrari1m35.369s2.519s
16Carlos SainzToro Rosso/Ferrari1m35.374s2.524s
17Marcus EricssonSauber/Ferrari1m35.816s2.966s
18Felipe NasrSauber/Ferrari1m35.949s3.099s
19Jolyon PalmerRenault1m35.999s3.149s
20Esteban OconManor/Mercedes1m36.451s3.601s
21Pascal WehrleinManor/Mercedes

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The headline could read…Hamilton on pole, Rosberg P2 and Grosjean whining and berating his car and team again. I am for a complete new driver team.