So this is it. The last Malaysian Qualifying and tomorrow will be the last race the country will hold. 19 years of throwing crazy races at us and the streak continued this year as well.
2015 Vettel took the win and signaled his and Ferrari’s resurgence after an annus horriblis.
Last year Hamilton’s engine blew in a spectacular fashion becoming the pivotal point in the championship.
This year too the trend sort of continued as Vettel’s turbo gave away in Q1 and Ferrari couldn’t get it ready before the end of the session relegating the German to the back of the grid.
If Singapore did not put an end to his Championship chase, today almost certainly did.
Let’s see what the twitterati had to say on qualifying:
— Formula 1 (@F1) September 30, 2017
A good gesture by the German after a disappointing Malaysian Qualifying:
— Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) September 30, 2017
Once Vettel was eliminated, it was upto Kimi to stop the Merc from taking the top spot and it was pretty close between the Finn and Hamilton but the Brit prevailed by mere 0.045 seconds!
— Sara chaafi LH44 (@sara90193701) September 30, 2017
Lauda certainly agree:
— F1 Madness 🏁 (@F1_Madness) September 30, 2017
So Kimi will start P2 and those who expected a cheeky Kimi comment weren’t disappointed.
#Kimi7: "When you get that close [to pole] it's disappointing. We'll try and get further than 100 metres tomorrow…"
— Kimi Räikkönen #7 (@FansOfKR) September 30, 2017
The Kid prodigy is celebrating his 20th bday today! Being so close to the top step is definitely a good gift for him.
— Sky Sports F1 (@SkySportsF1) September 30, 2017
And once again classic Kimi 😉
Max:"I don't want to be sandwiched"
Kimi: "I don't want to be hit"
F1 at it's best #MalaysiaGP
— Joana 🇪🇺 (@joana_letra) September 30, 2017
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