Daniel Ricciardo has won the Malaysia Grand Prix having seen off the challenge from teammate Max Verstappen in what was a very eventful Formula 1 weekend. Race started with Vettel crashing into Rosberg resulting in Vettel to withdraw while Rosberg had to crawl his way from the back. Hamilton looked to have had the race in the bag but engine failure forced him out paving the way for Red Bull duo to claim one-two on the podium. Rosberg somehow managed to get third place on the podium and now leads the championship by 23 points with only 5 races to go.
Full race replay for Malaysian grand prix will be available later in the day. if you missed the live action, you can always tune in here for full recap.
You could not have asked for a more unpredictable race as Malaysia produced a result which has put title race wide open. Although Red Bull has claimed the first two positions on podium real winner was Nico Rosberg who had to craw right from the back to claim third place which get him 23 points lead at top of the standings.
This podium finish will be even sweater for the German who at one point looked to have blew away his F1 title chances but Hamilton’s failure to finish the race and Rosberg finishing third has not put him in driving seat with just 5 more races to go.
Malaysia Grand Prix 2016 Results & Highlights: So thats Red Bull one-two with Daniel Ricciardo winning the race and Max Verstappen making it second. Rosberg third and Finish duo of Kimi Raikonnen and Valtteri Bottas finished 4 and 5th on the podium. Below are the official results.
Formula 1 season moves final six races of the season and we will have the Malaysian Grand Prix 2016 this weekend from 30th September to 02 October 2016 at the Sepang international Circuit. Nico Rosberg has won three back to back races after the summer break and now leads the championship table by 8 points ahead of Lewis Hamilton. This is the unsual time of the year for Malaysian Grand Prix which use to take place earlier in the season. It is all shaping up for a bumber weekend of Formula 1 action and we will have live links plus race highlights afterwards.
Malaysian F1 Grand Prix Short Preview: Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel won the 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix which came as a surprise but looking at his record he is the most successful driver on this track having won 4 grand prixs ahead of Michael Schumacher and Alonso both has three to their names. Lewis Hamilton has won once while Nico Rosberg has yet to register a win at this circuit. As far as the title race is concerned there is alot to play for as just 8 points separate the Mercedes duo.
In the recent weeks both Ferrari and Red bull has picked up the pace specially Daniel Riccardio who has been consistently taking podium finishes and gave Rosberg a decent fight towards the end of the race.
Sepang International Circuit: Hosted very first GP back in 1999 and this 5.5km long circuit has established itself a regular in the Formula 1 calendar ever since.
This year slight change of date has made things interesting as weather will be complete different at this time of the year unlike the sheer heat we might have a pleasant weather with some chances of rain.
Malaysian Grand prix Results & Full Race Replay: The weekend start on the early hours of Friday morning at around 03:00 am uk time with first practice session while the second practice session will start at 07:00 am uk time. Saturday will see third practice session at 07:00 am uk time and the qualifying at around 10:00 am uk time. Channel4 and SkyF1 will cover the live broadcasting the UK and we will have live links. However if you missed the live action, you can always tune in here for full race replay video after the race.