Malaysia - Pirelli Sunday quotes

Paul Hembery: "This race had echoes of Canada last year, which was also suspended due to rain. Once more, that created an intriguing set of circumstances and some stand-out performances, such as Alonso and Perez at the front, who were the class of the field. After the re-start, it was important for the drivers to look after the intermediates - which showed great versatility in very mixed conditions – in order to keep them within their operating temperature range.

"The top two finishers adopted a completely different tyre strategy, with Alonso on the medium tyre and Perez on the hard tyre in the final stint, which shows how our decision to close up the performance gaps between the compounds has led to even closer racing. We'd also like to congratulate Bruno Senna, who scores his best-ever grand prix result in sixth."