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Max Verstappen celebrated the end of his teens with a victory at the Malaysian Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton was unable to take advantage of Ferrari’s failures.
Lewis Hamilton clinched his fifth pole position in Malaysia as engine troubles meant his title rival Sebastian Vettel did not set a lap time.
Kimi Raikkonen finished quickest of all in what proved to be a dramatic end to an otherwise boring FP3 for the Malaysian Grand Prix.
Sebastian Vettel set a new track record at Sepang as a frantic FP2 session came to an abrupt end after a loose drain cover forced Romain Grosjean to smash into the wall.
Max Verstappen topped a dominant Red Bull 1-2 at a wet Sepang circuit in FP1 on Friday, a session that was delayed due to the weather and, in which, Pierre Gasly make his debut as a race driver.
Daniel Ricciardo made the most of Mercedes’ misfortunes to win the Malaysian GP ahead of Max Verstappen while Lewis Hamilton recorded a DNF and Nico Rosberg was involved in a first lap collision.
Lewis Hamilton claimed his third successive pole position at the Sepang circuit on Saturday, comfortably ahead of his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.
Lewis Hamilton put in a mammoth 1:34.434 to go four-tenths clear of Max Verstappen in final practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton pulled one back against Nico Rosberg as he beat the championship leader by 0.2s in Friday’s second practice for the Malaysian GP.
Nico Rosberg fired the opening salvo for the Malaysian Grand Prix as he went quickest in FP1, a session that was red flagged when Kevin Magnussen’s RS16 caught fire.