Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel took the first win for Ferrari since Spain in 2013 and his own first victory since Brazil in 2013, using a two-stop strategy in the hottest possible conditions and on very abrasive asphalt to finish in front of both Mercedes drivers.
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Malaysia has got everything it takes to make life difficult for tyres: fast corners with big lateral loads, rough asphalt, high ambient temperatures and a bumpy surface (as the track was originally built on a swamp). As a result, both mechanical and thermal degradation are important factors
A new extra-hard compound rear slick, distinguished by a yellow stripe around the wall of the tyre, will make its debut at the Argentina round of the championship, and Bridgestone believes it will be well-suited to the severe nature of the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit.
Michelin has been particularly successful in the series in recent years and has claimed three of the past four Super GT-GT500 titles in association with its partner Nissan NISMO.