Sebastian Vettel showed how much he is enjoying life at Ferrari by whooping with delight at securing second on the grid for the Malaysian Grand Prix on Saturday and punching the air at the post-qualifying news conference.
World champion Lewis Hamilton splashed through the puddles at a rain-soaked Sepang International Circuit to secure pole position for Mercedes in a hectic Malaysian Grand Prix qualifying session on Saturday.
Ferrari`s drivers have praised the improvements the team have made after a solid winter of testing and encouraging display in Australia with new recruit Sebastian Vettel claiming he is much happier with the car than he was with last year`s Red Bull.
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.
Mercedes chief Toto Wolff said that rival teams who are "moaning" about his team's commanding success should put their heads down and work harder following the Silver Arrows' domination at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix here on Sunday.
A yawning 34 seconds might have separated third-placed Sebastian Vettel from Australian Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton on Sunday but the podium spot felt like a victory for the four-times world champion on his Ferrari debut.
A podium appearance by Hollywood strong-man Arnold Schwarzenegger seemed a suitable conclusion for a farcical Sunday at the Australian Grand Prix, where only 11 cars finished and Mercedes` dominance was almost embarrassing for the team`s drivers.