SEPANG – Following are the 2016 Petronas Malaysian Formula One (F1) Grand Prix
news in brief:
MAGNUSSEN IN 14TH POSITION DESPITE YESTERDAY’S DRAMATIC PIT LANE FIRE
Denmark’s Kevin Magnussen of Renault Sport F1 Team secured 14th position
after clocking one minute 35.277 seconds in the Malaysia Formula One Grand Prix
qualifying session at Sepang International Circuit on Saturday.
Magnussen was a notable 14th quickest for Renault, ahead of both Scuderia
Toro Rosso driver’s, Daniil Kvyat and Carlos Sainz .
Magnussen’s Renault caught fire while being wheeled out of the garage
for the first free practice on Friday morning.
Renault believed an issue with the fuel breather system was to blame for
Kevin Magnussen’s car catching fire during the session.
ALONSO: ENGINE PENALTIES TO MAKE FOR SHORT QUALIFYING
Spaniard Fernando Alonso of Mclaren Honda Formula 1 team have to complete
only minimal running in today’s qualifying session, due to the grid penalties he
incurred for running Honda’s upgraded power unit in his McLaren during Friday’s
Alonso’s engine penalties total 30 grid places, after using his eighth ICE,
turbocharger and MGU-H of the season, and his seventh MGU-K, Energy Store and
Nevertheless, the two-time world champion was not writing off his race
chances eventhough he would start last on the grid tomorrow.
Alonso’s team mate Jenson Button, celebrating his 300th Grand Prix this
weekend, is not running the revised power unit in Malaysia.
RED BULL RACING-TAG HEUER DRIVER’S TO STARTS FROM SECOND ROW
Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Daniel Ricciardo of Australia made
it a third and fourth grid position for the Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer in the
2016 Petronas Malaysian F1 Grand Prix race tomorrow.
Verstappen clocked 1:33.420s and Ricciardo came fourth fastest with
1:33.467s during qualifying today.
“Yesterday we needed to improve and I think we found a good set up with that
today and of course very pleased to qualify behind the Mercedes cars,” said