Carlos Sainz Jnr was amazed to claim the final point for tenth place despite having started from the pits.
Daniel Ricciardo made the same late pit stop as Lewis Hamilton – but he was able to use it to make a pass on-track and set the fastest lap.
None of Mercedes’ rivals got within 1.6 seconds of Lewis Hamilton’s best lap time in the Spanish Grand Prix.
Sebastian Vettel said it was not Ferrari’s plan to react to Lewis Hamilton changing his strategy during the Spanish Grand Prix.
Mercedes revealed they deliberately delayed Nico Rosberg’s final pit stop to reduce the chance of him and Lewis Hamilton crossing paths late in the race.
Kimi Raikkonen hailed his Bahrain Grand Prix strategy as “perfect” after snatching second place from Nico Rosberg.
Felipe Massa’s race went wrong before it even started – but despite a pit lane start he finished in the points.
The Ferrari drivers headed the fastest laps table at the Bahrain Grand Prix as they took the fight to Mercedes in the race.
Daniel Ricciardo ran the longest stint on the soft tyres as he recovered from a poor start
Ferrari’s attempts to help Sebastian Vettel attack the Mercedes ended up leaving him vulnerable to his team mate.
Although he controlled the pace when it suited him, Lewis Hamilton set the fastest lap of the Chinese Grand Prix.
Mercedes’ tyre choice in Q1 one was one of a series of small mistakes which added up to the advantage Vettel needed to grab a surprising win.
Mercedes’ executive director Paddy Lowe acknowledged their decision to pit during the Safety Car period cost them time they were unable to make up.
Mercedes had a clear performance advantage over Ferrari in Malaysia but couldn’t make their tyres last for long enough to beat them.
Ferrari were sufficiently quicker than Williams that Sebastian Vettel was able to jump ahead of Felipe Massa by pitting three laps later than him.
Lewis Hamilton’s fastest lap in the Mercedes was half a second quicker than any of the teams’ rivals managed despite them not needing to push.
Nico Rosberg made at least two attempts to wrest the lead from Lewis Hamilton in the Australian Grand Prix. But his team mate never let him get within range.