Mercedes showed everyone that they are here to stay when their two cars cruised to a dominant one-two finish at the season opening Australian Grand Prix. Their domination over the rest of the field is set to continue, with Ferrari their closest competitor along with Williams.
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Where to watch live
The first practice session of the Malaysian Grand Prix starts at 2am GMT, with Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports F1 HD providing live coverage in the UK.
Real-time internet updates are available on the Live Timing section of the sport's official website. Live coverage of the second practice session starts at 6am GMT.
Live coverage of the practice sessions are also available on BBC Two.
If we go by the season opening Grand Prix in Australia, the only thing which is guaranteed is the Mercedes being ahead of the rest of the field.
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg continued their battle from last season, and it was the Briton, who came out on top yet again, with his German teammate finishing just over a second behind.
Ferrari look to be the biggest winners of the winter, as they seem to have progressed and joined Williams in being the best of the rest.
The McLaren-Honda partnership got off to a poor start as Jenson Button finished back of the pack at Albert Park, but will expect to put a better showing at the Sepang International Circuit. Fernando Alonso makes a return after missing the first race due to medical reasons.
- Circuit Name: Sepang International Circuit
- First F1 Race: 1999
- Circuit Length: 5.543km
- Number of Laps: 56
- Race Distance: 310.408km
- Lap Record: 1:34.223 Juan Pablo Montoya (2004)
- Most Wins: Michael Schumacher (3)
- 2014 Winner: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
- 2014 Pole: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)