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Lewis Hamilton may have extended his lead in the title race to 34 points at Sepang, however, he fears Mercedes have “some really big problems” with their W08.
Well short of his team-mate’s performance in Malaysia, Valtteri Bottas says he is going through the “most difficult time” of his F1 career.
Force India have accused rivals of breaking Formula 1’s rules after some teams dried the grid slots on which their drivers started the Malaysian GP.
Lewis Hamilton opened a 34-lead in the standings with a P2 in Malaysia, but conceded after the race Mercedes still have work to do after they were off the pace most of the weekend.
Kimi Raikkonen stopped short of saying he lost the Malaysian GP on his way to the grid when his engine failed but did acknowledge that he had a “very good car”.