F1 FP3 - Rosberg edges Hamilton as Mercedes dominates

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Nico Rosberg edged team mate Lewis Hamilton as Mercedes dominated the third and final practice session ahead of this weekend's 2014 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix. Kimi Raikkonen put Ferrari third, albeit more than one second down on Rosberg, while Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo were split by the Force India of Nico Hulkenberg

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In Summary
  • Qualifying under way
  • Torrential rain showers causing delay
  • Rosberg quickest in Q1
  • Maldonado, Sutil out
  1. 09:19:
    SECOND QUALIFYING STARTS
    Here we go, then. It's time for Q2. This session will last 15 minutes
    1. 09:21:
      RED FLAG
      We've got a red flag for debris on track.
  1. 09:22:
    Replays show that Daniil Kvyat and Fernando Alonso made contact out on track. Kvyat locked up and slid into Alonso, breaking the Ferrari's front wishbone.
  1. 09:24:
    The Ferrari mechanics are busy working to fix the front right suspension on Fernando Alonso's car before the session restarts. There will be 12 minutes and 46 seconds on the clock when we get going again.

  2. 09:26:
    SECOND QUALIFYING RESTARTS
    We're back up and running once again..
GET INVOLVED
Tone: OK there was contact that's likely ended Alonso's session, but NOT Red Flag worthy really.

Eden: I've got to go out in an hour. Malaysian weather - please stop being stupid! Drivers - please stop running into things.

Michelle: At this rate, the race will be starting before quali has finished!

  1. 09:40:
    SECOND QUALIFYING ENDS
    Lewis Hamilton finishes fastest in the second part of qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix.

    1. 09:41:
      OUT
      11) Kvyat 12) Gutierrez 13) Massa 14) Perez 15) Bottas 16) Grosjean
    1. 09:43:
      IN
      1) Hamilton 2) Vettel 3) Rosberg 4) Ricciardo 5) Hulkenberg 6) Alonso 7) Raikkonen 8) Button 9) Magnussen 10) Vergne
    1. 09:47:
      FINAL QUALIFYING STARTS
      The two Mercedes cars don't seem to keen to get out first for Q3. Instead, Kimi Raikkonen is the first man out, with Jenson Button not too far behind.


  2. TEAM RADIO
    Lewis Hamilton: "I can't see anything in my mirrors - I can't see where anyone is."

    1. 10:02:
      POLE POSITION

      Lewis Hamilton takes pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix.
    1. 10:04:

      "You're kidding!" says Sebastian Vettel to Lewis Hamilton when he sees how close it was for pole position. Hamilton pipped Vettel by 0.055 seconds.

    2. 10:03:
      Lewis Hamilton matches Jim Clark's all-time British record with 33 pole positions. Can the Briton convert it into his first Malaysian Grand Prix victory?

      1. 10:06:
        THE GRID
        1) Hamilton 2) Vettel 3) Rosberg 4) Alonso 5) Ricciardo 6) Raikkonen 7) Hulkenberg 8) Magnussen 9) Vergne 10) Button

        11) Kvyat 12) Gutierrez 13) Massa 14) Perez 15) Bottas 16) Grosjean

        17) Maldonado 18) Sutil 19) Bianchi 20) Kobayashi 21) Chilton 22) Ericsson
    3. In Summary
      • Hamilton takes pole in heavy rain, Vettel 2nd
      • Hamilton quickest in Q2, Rosberg top in Q1
      • Massa, Perez, Maldonado, Sutil out
      • Ericsson crashes, Bottas out
 
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