Scuderia Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost has confirmed he would be interested in his squad being acquired by Renault as the natural next step in its development.
Daniel Ricciardo remained upbeat with tweaks made to his Renault power unit despite another day of troubled running.
Lewis Hamilton had a somewhat disappointing day in Malaysia during Friday practice, with telemetry problems and engine niggles curtailing his running.
Williams believes it has lost the pace edge over Mercedes it had enjoyed for more than a year as it approaches the Malaysian Grand Prix weekend.
Sergio Perez is staying optimistic in his fifth year in Formula One despite Force India's shaky start to its 2015 campaign.
Fernando Alonso's return to the Formula One paddock has only created more questions than answers as uncertainty continues to swirl his pre-season testing accident.
Jenson Button says he's happy to take away an eleventh place and a full race distance from the Australian Grand Prix after a disastrous pre-season and practice campaign.
Rob Smedley says he has no concerns that his Williams team will be able to keep up in the development race, despite Ferrari making enormous strides during the off-season.
Daniel Ricciardo held onto sixth place at his home race in Australia, but admits there's a lot of work to do before Red Bull Racing is back on pace.
Mercedes has dominated qualifying at the Australian Grand Prix with a scintillating but unsurprising front row lockout.
Sebastian Vettel says Ferrari is pleased to be back to qualifying at the pointy end of the grid after an immensely disappointing 2014, but is keeping his race expectations in check.
Daniel RIcciardo says he extracted the maximum from his RB11 during qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix and has tempered expectations for the race.
There's no light at the end of the tunnel for McLaren after locking out the back row of the Australian Grand Prix grid, but driver Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen are remaining upbeat all the same.
Red Bull Racing is in a world of pain after its third consecutive practice disappointment, while Mercedes continues to press its advantage over the field.
Ferrari is keeping its optimism in check ahead of the opening round of the 2015 season in light of solid pre-season testing and free practice form.
McLaren suffered through a trying Friday practice at Albert Park as it struggles to prepare its car in time for Sunday's race.
Mercedes checked all its Friday boxes at Albert Park to be maximally prepared for the first qualifying session in Melbourne on Saturday.
Mercedes has picked up in 2015 where it left off in 2014 during free practice one at the Australian Grand Prix.