Mercedes Triumph - Malaysian GP Results

Dark clouds hovered above the Sepang International Circuit this afternoon as a light rain washed over its edges. Yet the track was never touched and the Malaysian Grand Prix remained dry.

As it has done over the course of the weekend, the Mercedes shone in the dry track conditions and a result of this was Lewis Hamilton being able to lead a one-two victory for the team.

Lewis HamiltonThe Brit was untouchable from beginning to end, though his team mate was challenged from both Red Bulls over the course of the race.

In reality, Sebastian Vettel was never able to come close enough to Nico Rosberg to pass him but even so he took the final step on the podium whilst Daniel Ricciardo in the sister Bull was forced to retire after a series of unfortunate errors.

Reliability issues also made certain that Pastor Maldanado, Jules Bianchi,  Jean-Eric Vergne and both Saubers didn’t finish whilst Sergio Perez was left in the pits from the start.

McLaren also weren’t able to impress as they had done so in Melbourne. However, Jenson Button was at least spared a single overtake due to Felipe Massa ignoring team orders and not allowing his faster Williams team mate, Valteri Bottas, to pass in the final stages of the race to chase Button.

Allowing Bottas to pass or not, Massa was essentially delegated to second driver when the team ordered the passing, a position he appears not to like in the slightest.

Massa at least can take some joy from the fact that he was able to beat the man who replaced him at Ferrari, Kimi Raikkonen.

Race Results

Position

Number

Driver

Team

1

44

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes AMG

2

6

Nico Rosberg

Mercedes AMG

3

1

Sebastian Vettel

Red Bull Racing

4

14

Fernando Alonso

Ferrari

5

27

Nico Hulkenberg

Force India

6

22

Jenson Button

McLaren

7

19

Felipe Massa

Williams

8

77

Valteri Bottas

Wiliams

9

20

Kevin Magnussen

McLaren

10

26

Daniil Kvyat

STR

11

8

Romain Grosjean

Lotus

12

7

Kimi Raikkonen

Ferrari

13

10

Kamui Kobayashi

Caterham

14

9

Marcus Ericsson

Caterham

15

4

Max Chilton

Marussia

Ret.

3

Daniel Ricciardo

Red Bull Racing

Ret.

21

Esteban Gutierrez

Sauber

Ret.

99

Adrian Sutil

Sauber

Ret.

25

Jean-Eric Vergne

STR

Ret.

17

Jules Banchi

Marussia

Ret.

13

Pastor Maldanado

Lotus

DNS

11

Sergio Perez

Force India

Tags: Daniel Ricciardo Lewis Hamilton Malaysian Grand Prix Mercedes AMG Nico Rosberg Red Bull Racing Sebastian Vettel

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