Lewis Hamilton hailed his mechanics following a difficult day of practice that he claims left him "heavily compromised".
Renault could yet quit Formula One if the French manufacturing giant feels it is not getting value from the sport.
John Booth was able to break into a smile after seeing five months of anguish at Manor finally come to an end.
Bernie Ecclestone has suggested next year's German Grand Prix could also fall by the wayside.
Lewis Hamilton bounced back from a troubled first practice ahead of the Malaysian Grand Prix to set the quickest time.
Sebastian Vettel believes Ferrari will eventually prove Mercedes are beatable in Formula One.
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Lewis Hamilton's first practice session ahead of the Malaysian Grand Prix was brought to a halt due to engine problems.
Fernando Alonso has "zero worries" about stepping back into his McLaren this weekend in Malaysia.
Williams driver Valtteri Bottas has been warned by the FIA he must stop driving if he suffers more back pain.