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Mar 29

F1: VETTEL KEEPS THE PRESSURE ON HAMILTON AND MERCEDES

 Lewis Hamilton, (C) celebrates in parc ferme after finishing first alongside Sebastian Vettel (R) and Nico Rosberg  (L) during qualifying for the Malaysia Formula One Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty)

Lewis Hamilton, (C) celebrates in parc ferme after finishing first alongside Sebastian Vettel (R) and Nico Rosberg (L) during qualifying for the Malaysia Formula One Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty)

Sebastian Vettel showed just how much progress Red Bull has made by earning second place in wet qualifying in Malaysia – just 0.05s shy of pole man Lewis Hamilton.

With rain likely to stir things up on Sunday, the German has a shot at challenging Mercedes for the win.

Mar 29

F1: Ferrari’s Alonso Takes Impressive Fourth Despite Damaged Car

Fernando Alonso races to a fourth during a wet qualifying session at Sepang. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso races to a fourth during a wet qualifying session at Sepang. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso repaid the hard work of the Ferrari mechanics by earning fourth place on the Malaysian GP grid after a collision with Daniil Kvyat in Q2.

Alonso suffered left front suspension damage, but the team managed to replace the broken part and get him out shortly after the session restarted.

Mar 29

F1: Mercedes’ Hamilton Takes Pole At Malaysian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton drives during a wet qualifying session at Sepang. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton drives during a wet qualifying session at Sepang. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix on Saturday to tie the record for most qualifying wins by a British driver in Formula One.

Tropical rains delayed the start of qualifying for 50 minutes, but even the wet track at the Sepang International Circuit could not prevent Mercedes continuing the dominance it had shown all weekend as Hamilton made it back-to-back poles to start the new season.

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Mar 29

F1: Mercedes Dominates Free Practice Sessions In Malaysia

Nico Rosberg drives during practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nico Rosberg drives during practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mercedes drivers set the two fastest times in Saturday’s pre-qualifying practice session at the Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix, showing they are the team to beat again for pole position and in Sunday’s race.

Nico Rosberg, who won the season-opener in Australia, led the way with a time of 1 minute, 39.008 seconds at the Sepang International Circuit, a quarter of a second ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton.

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