Hamilton fastest in final practice session
Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time on Saturday morning with a 1:36.340. Mark Webber was second, 0.290 seconds adrift of the Briton. Jenson Button (+0.422), Nick Heidfeld (+0.775) and Sebastian Vettel (+0.835) completed the top five. On his fastest lap, the German Red Bull driver faced some traffic, though.
Ferrari seem to have difficulties matching the pace of the frontrunners with Fernando Alonso 0.944 and Felipe Massa 1.422 seconds behind Hamilton. It is possible, however, that Ferrari was on heavier fuel load.
The Mercedes team does not look comfortable around the Malaysian race track. Unless rain plays into their hands, a grid position within the first two or three rows would be a surprise for Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg.
Lotus Renault struggled on Friday, but seem to be back on pace with Nick Heidfeld forth (+0.775) and Vitaly Petrov seventh (+0.957).
Vettel had some difficulties with the DRS on Saturday.
The Hispania drivers might find it difficult to qualify for the race once again. The time limit according to the 107 percent rule for this Saturday morning session would have been a 1:43.084, a time which both Liuzzi and Karthikeyan did not achieve. What could help them, though, is the fact that the fastest drivers usually do their laps on the prime tyre in Q1.
Friday Practice 3 - Final Results