Mercedes duo split FP1 & FP2; Renault burn

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The Malaysian Grand Prix weekend got off to a flaming start when a new fuel system apparently caused a blaze on the Renault of Kevin Magnussen. While K-Mags was able to exit the vehicle safely, it was not a good situation for the team.

The first practice session was capped by Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg who looked to be on form but it also saw a competitive Ferrari in the hands of Kimi Raikkonen as well.

POS DRIVER CAR TIME GAP LAPS
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m35.227s 25
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m35.721s 0.494s 25
3 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m36.315s 1.088s 16
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m36.331s 1.104s 18
5 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m36.510s 1.283s 18
6 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m36.753s 1.526s 27
7 Max Verstappen Red Bull/Renault 1m36.973s 1.746s 26
8 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m37.513s 2.286s 26
9 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m37.601s 2.374s 27
10 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m37.613s 2.386s 20
11 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso/Ferrari 1m37.847s 2.620s 29
12 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m37.861s 2.634s 17
13 Romain Grosjean Haas/Ferrari 1m37.886s 2.659s 22
14 Esteban Gutierrez Haas/Ferrari 1m37.921s 2.694s 20
15 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Ferrari 1m38.055s 2.828s 25
16 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m38.184s 2.957s 18
17 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m38.313s 3.086s 20
18 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m38.339s 3.112s 24
19 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1m39.148s 3.921s 23
20 Esteban Ocon Manor/Mercedes 1m40.036s 4.809s 28
21 Pascal Wehrlein Manor/Mercedes 1m40.627s 5.400s 26
22 Kevin Magnussen Renault 2

The second practice session was led by Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton as he topped the time sheets showing that he isn’t far off the pace and seems to be getting more comfortable with the car since Singapore.

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m34.944s 35
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m35.177s 0.233s 36
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m35.605s 0.661s 37
4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m35.842s 0.898s 31
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull/Renault 1m36.037s 1.093s 29
6 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m36.284s 1.340s 33
7 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m36.296s 1.352s 27
8 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m36.337s 1.393s 30
9 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m36.390s 1.446s 37
10 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m36.715s 1.771s 22
11 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Ferrari 1m36.836s 1.892s 30
12 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1m36.940s 1.996s 36
13 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m37.016s 2.072s 37
14 Esteban Gutierrez Haas/Ferrari 1m37.048s 2.104s 28
15 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m37.110s 2.166s 19
16 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso/Ferrari 1m37.297s 2.353s 29
17 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m37.449s 2.505s 28
18 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m37.547s 2.603s 26
19 Kevin Magnussen Renault 1m37.664s 2.720s 19
20 Romain Grosjean Haas/Ferrari 1m37.789s 2.845s 25
21 Pascal Wehrlein Manor/Mercedes 1m37.878s 2.934s 34
22 Esteban Ocon Manor/Mercedes 1m37.990s 3.046s 36

 

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