Mercedes slammed their opposition during Saturday’s final free practice session in Sepang, as Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton finished well ahead of the rest of the field.

Nico_Rosberg-Malaysian_GP-2014-P03Hamilton had initially been fastest on the hard Pirelli with 1m 40.552s, but on the mediums Rosberg seized the initiative with a blistering lap of 1m 39.008s.

Hamilton, who also experienced a problem with his F1 W05’s seat, responded with a 1m 39.240s that left him 0.232s adrift. The Mercedes drivers’ laps redefined the ante after Kimi Raikkonen had gone fastest as the first runner to use the mediums, with a lap of 1m 40.156s for Ferrari.

Pos.DriversTeamsTimeLaps
01.06Deutschland Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas1:39.00813
02.44United Kingdom Lewis HamiltonScuderia Ferrari1:39.24013
03.07Finland Kimi RaikkonenMercedes AMG Petronas1:40.15613
04.01Deutschland Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing1:40.38714
05.27 – Deutschland Nico HulkenbergSahara Force India1:40.52315
06.03Australia Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:40.68614
07.14 Spain Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:40.73614
08.19 – Brazil Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:40.78120
09.77 – Finland Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:40.89120
10.11 – Mexico Sergio PerezSahara Force India1:41.02915
11.26 – Russia Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:41.18218
12.25 – France Jean-Eric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:41.44118
13.99 – Deutschland Adrian SutilSauber F1 Team1:41.55215
14.21 – Mexico Esteban GutierrezSauber F1 Team1:42.04117
15.08 – France Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:42.74918
16.13 – Venezuela Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team1:43.53917
17.04 – United Kingdom Max ChiltonMarussia F1 Team1:43.97716
18.17 – France Jules BianchiMarussia F1 Team1:44.17018
19.09 – Sweden Marcus EricssonCaterham F1 Team1:44.45712
20.10 – Japan Kamui KobayashiCaterham F1 Team1:46.0157
21.22 – United Kingdom Jenson ButtonMcLaren F12:05.5554
22.20 – Denmark Kevin MagnussenMcLaren F1no time5