Fernando Alonso sought to clarify the situation surrounding the pre-season crash that forced him to miss the season-opening race in Australia, the Spaniard saying he never lost consciousness or suffered memory lapses as a result of the accident.
Valtteri Bottas is confident his back has fully healed and he will be fit for the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend after the Finn missed the season-opening race in Australia despite qualifying sixth fastest in his Williams.
Formula One rolls into Malaysia this week for the second round of the championship at the Sepang International Circuit, where talk surrounding the utter dominance of Mercedes will for once take a back seat to the belated arrival of Fernando Alonso.
Mercedes racer Lewis Hamilton believes that rivals Ferrari and Red Bull will come up good and the Formula One championship will be `hot up`, despite claiming a dominant victory in the Malaysian Grand Prix.
Sebastian Vettel bluntly swore when asked about the new sound of Formula One but a more measured response elsewhere at the Malaysian Grand Prix suggests it is not all bleak for the sport`s quiet, hybrid engines.
Williams driver Felipe Massa stands by his decision to ignore team orders to let teammate Valtteri Bottas pass him in the closing stages of Sunday`s Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix, saying the team should recognize he has his own interests to pursue in the drivers` championship.
Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg impressed once again, securing fifth position in the Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang International Circuit here Sunday. Teammate Sergio Perez failed to start the race due to an engine problem.
Britain`s Lewis Hamilton won the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday, taking a pole-to-flag victory ahead of Nico Rosberg in a first one-two for Mercedes since they returned to Formula One as a works team in 2010.