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Race results - Malaysian Grand Prix 2015 - Vettel surprises Mercedes with strategy-fuelled spectacle

Vettel puts Ferrari back on the top step
Credit: Ferrari Media

Sebastian Vettel scooped his first win since 2013, and his first for Ferrari, after taking a different strategy to the two Mercedes driver. Rosberg attempted to get past Vettel off the line but the four times world champion held his ground. Later, he was attempting a passing move on race leader Lewis Hamilton, but the Brit dived into the pit lane handing the win to Vettel.

Neither McLaren driver made it to the end of the race, whilst Pastor Maldonado also failed to see the chequered flag. The Williams pair of Bottas and Massa finished in the top ten, and both Toro Rosso drivers finished ahead of their Red Bull counterparts. Kimi Räikkönen finished fourth despite two delayed pit stops.

BestNico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:42.062Lap 43
1Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:41:05.7932
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team+8.5693
3Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team+12.3103
4Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari+53.8223
5Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing+70.4093
6Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing+73.5863
7Max VerstappenScuderia Toro Rosso+97.7623
8Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso+1 lap2
9Daniil KvyatInfiniti Red Bull Racing+1 lap3
10Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing+1 lap3
11Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team+1 lap3
12Felipe NasrSauber F1 Team+1 lap4
13Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team+1 lap2
14Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team+1 lap3
15Roberto MerhiManor Marussia F1 Team+3 laps3
DNFPastor MaldonadoLotus F1 TeamLap 473
DNFJenson ButtonMcLaren HondaLap 413
DNFFernando AlonsoMcLaren HondaLap 211
DNFMarcus EricssonSauber F1 TeamLap 30