Nick Heidfeld has partially blamed his failure to find a good balance at Sepang on BMW’s driver policy.
The German hit out once again at team boss Mario Theissen’s decision to sit out a race driver on Friday morning so that Sebastian Vettel can turn laps.
After Robert Kubica was sidelined in Australia, in Malaysia it was outspoken Heidfeld’s turn.
But after complaining about the handling of his car in the afternoon, the 29-year-old told Bild newspaper: “I haven’t had enough time to get the car to my liking.
“In my opinion, what happens on Friday does not help us at all. But I can’t do anything about it because it is not my decision.”
Teenager Vettel commented: “I can understand Nick’s frustration.”