Top ten pictures from the 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix | F1 Pictures

Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the Malaysian Grand Prix weekend.

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Sepang International Circuit, 2015

Lewis Hamilton had a special helmet designed for the Malaysian Grand Prix weekend but wasn?t allowed to use it because of the FIA have banned in-season helmet changes.

Raffaele Marciello

Raffaele Marciello, Sauber, Sepang International Circuit, 2015

The massive numbers on the side of the Sauber make it easy to identify their racers, in this case Ferrari development driver Raffaele Marciello who had his first run in an official F1 session during first practice.

Will Stevens

Will Stevens, Manor, Sepang International Circuit, 2015

Manor finally got their cars on track but Will Stevens? participation was confined to practice. A fuel system problem at the end of the Saturday morning session kept him from qualifying and the problem couldn?t be rectified in time for him to start the race.

Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen, Toro Rosso, Sepang International Circuit, 2015

Toro Rosso newcomer Max Verstappen impressed in the rain-hit qualifying session, taking sixth on the grid.

Drivers pre-race

Drivers, Sepang International Circuit, 2015

There was no escaping the blazing sun for the drivers when they were assembled to observe the host country?s national anthem, a practice which was inaugurated at the Russian Grand Prix last year.

Start

Start, Sepang International Circuit, 2015

An unusual angle shows one of the longest dashes to turn one on the F1 calendar.

Felipe Nasr and Kimi Raikkonen

Felipe Nasr, Sauber, Sepang International Circuit, 2015

The evidence of contact is clear on the front-right of Felipe Nasr?s Sauber and on the car he hit ? Kimi Raikkonen?s Ferrari limping in the background with a punctured left-rear tyre. Despite this delay and the damage, Raikkonen recovered to finish fourth.

Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button

Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button, McLaren, Sepang International Circuit, 2015

Both McLarens managed to start the race this time, but both Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button were destined not to finish.

Daniil Kvyat and Daniel Ricciardo

Daniil Kvyat, Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Sepang International Circuit, 2015

There was a full complement of Red Bulls in the race as well ? Daniil Kvyat and Daniel Ricciardo jockeyed for position despite both suffering brake problems.

Sebastian Vettel and Maurizio Arrivabene

Sebastian Vettel, Maurizio Arrivabene, Ferrari, Sepang International Circuit, 2015

Who would have though success would come so soon for Sebastian Vettel at Ferrari with new team principal Maurizio Arrivabene?

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