The pilot of Red Bull Racing driver Max Verstappen in the confident style won the Grand Prix of Malaysia, winning a second career victory after the triumph in Barcelona in 2016.
After the problems Kimi Raikkonen before the formation lap, the Dutchman actually started the second and closely pursued the owner of the pole Lewis Hamilton. Early in the fourth round, he attacked the British in the first turn and came forward. The championship leader tried to counterattack, but to no avail, and in the future with each new round behind more and more.
For his first and only pit-stop at mid-race advantage Verstappen has achieved phenomenal eight seconds, then before the start, nobody could have expected. After switching to the Soft tyres, the balance of power has not undergone major changes. To prevent win max could only another fatal misfortune. But this time the machine did not fail, he does not make mistakes, and the weather is not messed up cards. If in Barcelona in may last year he won with an advantage of 0.6 seconds, his second victory was won with a lead of 12 seconds.
The success of Red Bull Racing has strengthened Daniel ricciardo. At the start of the Aussie missed ahead of Valtteri Bottas, but not for long was behind the riders Mercedes, and on the fourth round after fighting side by side for several corners broke the resistance of the Finn. The gap on Hamilton by that time was almost ten seconds so to reach the Briton was hard, and for most of the race the winner of the Grand Prix of Malaysia-2016 spent alone. Only in the last ten circles, his position was under threat. And by whom? Sebastian Vettel started last.
By the end of the first lap, the Ferrari driver climbed to 13th place by the tenth rose into the top 10, and on the 20th came in fifth place. In the future, due to an early pit stop, the German was ahead of Valtteri Bottas, and by the choice of Supersoft received a solid advantage in speed in the second half of the race and even broke the official lap record of the Sepang circuit, set in the distant 2004, Juan-Pablo Montoya.
The first and, in fact, the only attempt to attack ricciardo Vettel was carried out for seven laps before the finish, but your ex-partner is firmly closed trajectory in the first corner. Soon after, the tires on the car of Ferrari driver had “floated”, and to the finish line he dropped behind the Australian in 15 seconds.
Already on the circle of honor occurred a very strange incident, Sebastian received an unexpected blow from the lance Stroll. Rear suspension to drive the Germans was broken, and to the boxes it took Pascal Wehrlein.
Bottas alone finished fifth, losing nearly 20 seconds of ricciardo and the same amount ahead of the nearest pursuer, which turned out to be Sergio Perez, who became the best of the rest.
Seventh, as two weeks ago, finished the race Stoffel Vandorn. Thanks to the next six points, the Belgian has made a very important step in the championship and now, five races before the end of the season, not only ahead in the standings of Kevin Magnussen with Jolyon Palmer, but an experienced teammate Fernando Alonso, who finished in 11th place.
Two pilots Williams lance Stroll and Felipe Massa, despite the start outside the top ten, scored points, finishing in eighth and ninth places respectively.
Rounded out the top 10 Esteban Windows, despite the u-turn after a collision with Carlos Sainz.
Replacement of Russian Daniil Kvyat in the Toro Rosso Pierre went Out without errors spent the race at the last laps of pressing compatriot Romain Grosjean, but remained behind and finished 14th.
Only the checkered flag saw 18 pilots. The company Kimi Raikkonen made up Sainz, whose car also broke down on the middle of the race.
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Text online broadcast of the Grand Prix of Malaysia with pictures you can view on our website.
|1.||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||1:30.01,290|
|3.||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||+22,519|
|6.||Sergio Perez||Force India||+1.18,630|
|7.||Stoffel Vandorn||McLaren||Range -1|
|8.||Lance Stroll||Williams||Range -1|
|9.||Felipe Massa||Williams||Range -1|
|10.||Esteban Windows||Force India||Range -1|
|11.||Fernando Alonso||McLaren||Range -1|
|12.||Kevin Magnussen||Haas||Range -1|
|13.||Romain Grosjean||Haas||Range -1|
|14.||Pierre Went Out||Toro Rosso||Range -1|
|15.||Jolyon Palmer||Renault||Range -1|
|16.||Nico Hulkenberg||Renault||Range -1|
|17.||Pascal Wehrlein||Sauber||Range -1|
|18.||Marcus Ericsson||Sauber||-2 circle|
|Carlos Sainz||Toro Rosso||29 laps|
|Kimi Raikkonen||Ferrari||0 laps|
|4.||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||177|
|6.||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||93|
|7.||Sergio Perez||Force India||76|
|8.||Esteban Windows||Force India||57|
|9.||Carlos Sainz||Toro Rosso||48|
|19.||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||4|
|22.||Pierre Went Out||Toro Rosso||0|
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