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 turned the tables on Lewis Hamilton in final practice on Saturday morning, with Rosberg leading a Mercedes one-two just five-tenths up the road from Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel.
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.