Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton showed the best time in qualifying of the 15th stage of the championship “Formula 1″ Grand Prix of Malaysia. The Briton drove his fastest lap in 1 minute 30,076 seconds and the 70th time in his career he won the pole position.
“For Malaysia, this phase will be the last, but I’ve never seen such support here, so many fans, – quotes Hamilton Motorsport-Magazin. – We didn’t know how things go today. Training Vettel was very fast, but our engineers managed to turn the situation in their favor. I’m surprised he was able to win the pole, but I’m happy.”
The second was Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari (+0,045), and the three locked the pilot of Red bull Max Verstappen (+0,465). Add that to the mechanics of Ferrari did not finish the work on the replacement of the engine before qualifying, Sebastian Vettel, and in the end the German will start from last position.
Russian pilot “Toro Rosso” Daniel Quat on the decision of the team will not perform at the next stages of the championship, it was replaced by the Frenchman Pierre went Out, which became 15-m (+2,482). Race of the Malaysian Grand Prix will be held on Sunday (beginning at 10: 00 Moscow time).