Formula 1 season resume after 1 week break and we head to Malaysia where Sepang international circuit host the round 15 of 2017 season. Its a crucial week in respect to drivers championship where with only 5 more races to go after Malaysian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton leads the championship with 263 points thats 28 points ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. Another win for Hamilton and combine that with Vettel failing to take podium finish will really open up a big game which might be enough for Hamilton to cruise to his 4th world title.
Malaysian F1 Grand Prix Short Preview: Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and his Ferrari’s performances have kind of dropped since the summer break and Hamilton has won three back to back races which enabled him to overtake Vettel into a position where it will be incredibly hard for Ferrari’s to turn things around. Even Valteri Bottas might overtake Vettel by the end of the season if the current form continue.
However Malaysia has not been a happy hunting ground for Mercedez where Hamilton has won three back to back pole positions but could only convert one to grand prix win which was back in 2014. However Hamilton was on course to win the 2016 Malaysian GP when Mercedez only race ending engine failure of 2016 forced him out and put a big dent on his chances of winning the F1 title.
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.
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.