There is speculation that McLaren sporting director Dave Ryan who accompanied Lewis Hamilton to the stewards enquiry in Melbourne where Trulli was incorrectly penalised for passing Hamilton behind the safety car has left McLaren after 30 years service.
Dave Ryan was seen leaving the Malaysian Grand Prix track with packed bags.
McLaren Communications director Matt Bishop was unable to confirm anything yet, but team boss Martin Whitmarsh is expected to hold a news conference later today (Friday).
McLaren’s Kovalainen and Hamilton only managed ninth and eleventh after Friday Practice 2 in Malaysia.
Ferrari are back on top with Raikkonen and Massa topping the leader board closely followed by Vettel for Red Bull, Rosberg for Toyota and Webber for Red Bull.
The Brawn GPs of Barrichello and Button, who have not had any testing in the wet were sixth and seventh.