McLaren received a boost to its morale after an improved qualifying performance at the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Mercedes is keeping cool after the testing heat of Malaysian Grand Prix qualifying denied it its tenth consecutive front row lockout.

Lewis Hamilton has taken his 40th career pole position in Malaysia during a rain-affected qualifying session, just one-tenth ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.

Nico Rosberg has turned the tables on teammate Lewis Hamilton by taking honours in the final practice session at the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Scuderia Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost has done little to hose down rumours that Red Bull is considering scaling back its commitment to Formula One in the near future.