Starting grid for the 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix


Lewis Hamilton continued his perfect start to the 2015 Formula 1 season on Saturday by scoring his 40th career pole position in qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix.

The defending F1 world champion has lost none of the momentum that took him to six wins in the final seven races of the 2014 season, picking up pole position, the fastest lap and the race win at the Australian Grand Prix two weeks ago.

Even a thunderstorm couldn’t stop Hamilton on Saturday. A deluge of rain partway through Q2 caused a lengthy delay ahead of Q3, and in the tricky conditions, the Briton managed to storm to pole position ahead of Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg.

Ferrari once again enjoyed a strong qualifying session, meaning that Vettel starts P2 today. The German driver believes that he still has a chance of claiming his first win for the Italian marque should more rain strike in the race.

Rosberg’s annoyance at finishing third was evident after qualifying. Although Mercedes should have the pace to secure another one-two finish under normal circumstances, the German driver knows that he risks losing yet more ground to Hamilton on Sunday unless he can beat his teammate – something he has done just once since last year’s Italian Grand Prix.

The other big story heading into the race on Sunday is the return of Manor. The ex-Marussia operation will complete its comeback by lining up on the grid for today’s race, even if Roberto Merhi will be its only starter following a problem on Will Stevens’ car.

You can watch the Malaysian Grand Prix live on NBCSN and Live Extra from 2:30a ET today.


  • Manor has been granted permission to start the race despite neither of its drivers posting a lap time that was within the 107% required to qualify. Roberto Merhi and Will Stevens will occupy the last row of the grid in Malaysia.
  • Romain Grosjean has been dropped two places on the grid for failing to remain in the right place in the queue during Q2 on Saturday.


1. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
2. Sebastian Vettel Ferrari
3. Nico Rosberg Mercedes
4. Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull
5. Daniil Kvyat Red Bull
6. Max Verstappen Toro Rosso
7. Felipe Massa Williams
8. Valtteri Bottas Williams
9. Marcus Ericsson Sauber
10. Romain Grosjean Lotus
11. Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari
12. Pastor Maldonado Lotus
13. Nico Hulkenberg Force India
14. Sergio Perez Force India
15. Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso
16. Felipe Nasr Sauber
17. Jenson Button McLaren
18. Fernando Alonso McLaren
19. Roberto Merhi Manor
DNS. Will Stevens Manor

Max Verstappen is PointsBet favorite to score sixth staight in 2022 Singapore Grand Prix

PointsBet 2022 Singapore odds
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Max Verstappen is the PointsBet Sportsbook odds favorite to win the 2022 Singapore Grand Prix on the Marina Bay Street course to stretch his current win streak to six consecutive. He shows odds of -200 this week.

Formula 1 did not compete in Singapore in 2020 or 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Verstappen has podium finishes in his last two attempts on this track. he was second in 2018 and third in 2019. In the first 15 races of this season, he has failed to stand on the podium only twice and has an average finish of 2.73.

With minus odds, the way to determine a payout is by subtraction. In order for a bettor to earn $100, he must wager $200 this week; with that wager, he will get back his initial stake and winnings of $100.

For bettors more comfortable with fractional odds, a bet of +300 is the same as 3/1.

Charles Leclerc is ranked second this week with +400 odds. He has two previous Singapore GP starts to his credit with a best of second in 2019. He is coming off back-to-back podium finishes with a third in the Dutch GP and a second at Monza.

Ranked third is Carlos Sainz, Jr. with a line of +1100. He has top-five finishes in four of his last five starts, but only one of these, a third in the Belgian GP, was on the podium. Sainz is one of four winners other than Verstappen this season. His victory came in the British GP.

Lewis Hamilton shows a line of +1200. His last win came last fall in the Saudi Arabian GP and the Mercedes team has struggled to contend for victory in 2022. They are improving, however, with eight top-fives in the last nine races. Hamilton has two wins in his last three Singapore starts, which came in 2017 and 2018.

Rounding out the top five is Hamilton’s teammate George Russell at +1800. He has not won, but has shown remarkable consistency with top-fives in all but one race. Notably, his only bad finish came in his home GP in England. Russell has one previous start at Marina Bay; he finished last in the 2019 race. He finished fourth in 2019 as part of a four-race streak of top-fives.

The most recent Singapore GP winner from 2019, Sebastian Vettel is a longshot at +50000.

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