Has Mercedes' desire to make a quicker all-round car in 2016 cost Lewis Hamilton in his title battle with Nico Rosberg?
Lewis Hamilton has reasserted his authority over Nico Rosberg by beating his title rival to pole position for the Malaysia GP by almost half a second.
Lewis Hamilton set an ominous pace in final practice for the Malaysia GP as he extended his advantage over title rival Nico Rosberg.
Lewis Hamilton is feeling confident about his and Mercedes' pace at the Malaysia GP - but the long runs offered their rivals hope.
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Lewis Hamilton returned to form as he outpaced Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg in Practice Two for the Malaysia GP.
Nico Rosberg set the pace in a Practice One session for the Malaysia GP overshadowed by the Renault of Kevin Magnussen catching fire.
Practice 1 at the Malaysia GP had to be red flagged after Kevin Magnussen's Renault dramatically burst into flames in the pitlane.
Lewis Hamilton dominates the field in qualifying as Nico Rosberg and Max Verstappen finish second and third with Jenson Button ninth.
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Fernando Alonso has hailed McLaren colleague Jenson Button as the "best team-mate I've had" in Formula 1.
In-form Daniel Ricciardo has credited the arrival of Max Verstappen at Red Bull helping him find "a little bit more" performance.
Fernando Alonso will pick up a 30-place grid penalty at the Malaysia GP with Honda trialing a new engine in his McLaren car.
Lewis Hamilton has admitted he is "unsure" if he has the car he needs to win the world championship for a third successive F1 title.
Sergio Perez says he wants to know by next week whether he will be staying at Force India for the 2017 season.
F1 fans will be able to watch Sky F1's coverage of all four grands prix in October for £33.99 - without being a Sky Sports subscriber!
The Formula 1 season continues live on Sky Sports - and there are a host of ways you can watch the Malaysia Grand Prix.
The FIA, motorsport's governing body, have released a provisional 21-race calendar for the 2017 Formula 1 season.
How many points would Rosberg and Hamilton end up with based on their historic results at the final six races of the season?
Sky F1 analyst Johnny Herbert says the momentum is with Nico Rosberg ahead of this week's Malaysia Grand Prix .