Formula 1 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix

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2017-10-01
15
Sepang International Circuit
Max Verstappen VER
Lewis Hamilton HAM
Sebastian Vettel
lap 41 - 1:34.80
VET

The 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix was won by Max Verstappen of Red Bull.
Despite being on pole position in Malaysia, Lewis Hamilton could not convert this into a win.

The race in Malaysia was round 15 of 20 of the 2017 season.

weather conditions

Weather conditions at 1 October 2017 07:00 GMT (raceday).

Humid
rain
89.45°F
67%
mph
°
 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 56 1:30:01.290 25
2 56 +12.770 18
3 56 +22.519 15
4 56 +37.362 12
5 56 +56.021 10
6 56 +1:18.630 8
7 55 +1 Lap 6
8 55 +1 Lap 4
9 55 +1 Lap 2
10 55 +1 Lap 1
11 55 +1 Lap 0
12 55 +1 Lap 0
13 55 +1 Lap 0
14 55 +1 Lap 0
15 55 +1 Lap 0
16 55 +1 Lap 0
17 55 +1 Lap 0
18 54 +2 Laps 0
29 Engine 0
0 Battery 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:30.076
2 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari +0.045
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull +0.465
4 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull +0.519
5 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +0.682
6 Esteban Ocon Force India +1.402
7 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren +1.506
8 Nico Hülkenberg Renault +1.531
9 Sergio Pérez Force India +1.582
10 Fernando Alonso McLaren +1.628
11 Felipe Massa Williams +1.958
12 Jolyon Palmer Renault +2.024
13 Lance Stroll Williams +2.231
14 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso +2.326
15 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso +2.482
16 Romain Grosjean Haas F1 Team +3.232
17 Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 Team +3.358
18 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber +3.407
19 Marcus Ericsson Sauber +3.894
20 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari

driver positions through the laps

2017 Malaysian Grand Prix

The 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix (formally known as the 2017 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix) was a Formula One motor race that was held on 1 October 2017 at the Sepang International Circuit in Selangor, Malaysia. The race marked the thirty-seventh running of the Malaysian Grand Prix, and the nineteenth time that the race has been run as a World Championship event since the championship's inception in 1950, every time at the Sepang International Circuit. This was also the last Malaysian Grand Prix, as the race had not been contracted for the 2018 season and beyond.

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton entered the round with a twenty-eight-point lead over Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in the World Drivers' Championship. Hamilton's team-mate Valtteri Bottas was third, a further twenty-three points behind. In the World Constructors' Championship, Mercedes held a lead of one hundred and two points over Ferrari, with Red Bull Racing a further one hundred and forty-three points behind in third place.


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The Malaysian Grand Prix was bizarre in so many ways: underpowered Red Bull winning on a track with many full-throttle sections; Mercedes struggling badly on a circuit that features enough high-speed corners and straights to ordinarily suit its strengths; Ferrari dropping yet more points in the world championship thanks to freak engine failures on a weekend where it undoubtedly had the ...

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44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes F1 W08Start: 1stFinish: 2ndStrategy: 1 stop (super-soft/soft)Rating: 9Ordinarily, Hamilton should win when he starts on pole and makes no major mistakes, but he sensibly recognised the bigger picture amid Red Bull's prodigious pace and Verstappen's determination to win, on a weekend when Mercedes was not on form.Vettel's misfortune mad ...

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Sebastian Vettel had to start last at Sepang after engine problems affected his Saturday, while Kimi Raikkonen was unable to take up his second place on the grid due to similar issues.Ferrari identified the failure of a component relating to the engine's air intake system as the problem on both cars.Ferrari president Marchionne said that was the consequence of a "young team" in the ...

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Max Verstappen delivered a dominant victory in Sepang which was aided in part by front row starter Kimi Raikkonen suffering an engine problem on the grid and Sebastian Vettel starting from the back after similar woes in qualifying.But despite Ferrari being taken out of the picture on reliability grounds, Red Bull boss Christian Horner thinks his car would not have been beaten even if ...

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But Vettel's fightback from last on the grid to fourth, on a track that was expected to favour Mercedes, gives Ferrari hope that all is not yet lost.Kimi Raikkonen said after Singapore that it is wrong to assume Ferrari will struggle against Mercedes in the upcoming races - and his team proved that in Malaysia.It is why the Italian outfit and Vettel head to this weekend's Japanese ...

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Budkowski resigned from his role as head of the ruling body's F1 technical department last week, in preparation for an expected move to Renault.Up to the point of his resignation, Budkowski remained privy to inside information from all teams, including future R&D ideas which are typically submitted to the FIA for approval.Rivals were alarmed to learn from the FIA's Charlie ...

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Malaysia saw Max Verstappen finally score a long overdue second grand prix victory, and one achieved in considerable style.He not only overtook world championship leader Lewis Hamilton, he subsequently pulled away to win in dominant fashion. As the man himself said, this was the first time that he had a car with which he could win a race on merit, and he took full advantage.Of ...

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Perez admitted he was facing a "massive" physical challenge in Sunday's race, having struggled to breathe during Friday practice, and he continued to feel unwell in qualifying.Though he still felt under the weather on race day, he produced an impressive drive to finish sixth in one of the most physically demanding Grand Prix on the calendar."He didn't feel great," Force India chief ...

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Despite Lewis Hamilton having extended his advantage at the head of the drivers' championship to 34 points with second place in Malaysia, alarm bells have rung at Mercedes about its form against rivals Ferrari and Red Bull.Mercedes had a particularly difficult time in Malaysia, with neither of its drivers able to find a good balance with the W08, as Red Bull took its second win of the ...

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After the end of the Malaysian Grand Prix on the slow-down lap, the left-rear corner of Vettel's Ferrari suffered heavy damage when he tried to go around the outside of Stroll's Williams, which was moving off line to pick up rubber on his tyres.The stewards deemed neither driver was at fault and as a result took no further action.Ferrari has sent Vettel's gearbox back to Maranello ...

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Straight from the paddock, we give you an all-encompassing account of all the action from the race weekend, plus compelling interviews with the sport’s star names.With Mercedes struggling with set-up, the Malaysian GP weekend could have been a chance of Sebastian Vettel to claw back some of the points he lost in Singapore. Instead, Vettel found himself on the back foot after and ...

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PODIUM INTERVIEWS(Conducted by Mark Webber)Max, what a special day, buddy. Second victory; yesterday you turned 20. The previous win was not a gift, but this was… you had to work so hard for it, but what were the main points and how did you get the job done today.Max VERSTAPPEN: I think in the beginning, straight away the car felt good and I saw Lewis struggling a bit with traction ...

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Having endured a challenging start to the second half of the season, Bottas had a particularly difficult time at Sepang on Sunday as he came home fifth and more than 40 seconds behind teammate Lewis Hamilton.With the Finn saying he had little confidence in his car, and yet to find an answer as to why he is struggling, he went as far as to claim that he has never faced such a torrid ...

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There was a heavy rain shower ahead of the race start at Sepang, and although the track dried enough for the field to start on slicks, some damp patches remained.Some teams chose to use hand-held driers to dry the grid slots, but that contravenes article 22.3 of the sporting regulations: "Other than by driving on the track, competitors are not permitted to attempt to alter the grip of ...

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The Briton was running 12th, just over a second behind teammate Nico Hulkenberg, when he lost control of his RS17, dropping a position to McLaren's Fernando Alonso.“I think I was quicker [than Hulkenberg],” Palmer told Motorsport.com. “Then I lost it, because I was too close to him in the end.“We saw there was a big tailwind, which is affecting you in the tow, and you’re in the gust ...

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Vandoorne was running ahead of the pair but pit one lap later than Stroll and two laps later than Massa, which handed them a pace advantage on fresh tyres.However, the Belgian emerged alongside the Williams pair as they appeared to be battling down the start-finish straight, and held on to the place through the opening complex of corners.Vandoorne went on to finish seventh ahead of ...

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Gasly replaced Daniil Kvyat in Red Bull's junior team for this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix and finished 14th at Sepang.The Frenchman, who joined the Red Bull programme in 2014 and is the reigning GP2 champion, said his seat was moving around a lot during the race.He will stay in the car for next weekend's Japanese Grand Prix, alongside teammate Carlos Sainz, and will have a new ...

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Ocon had closed in on Sainz's eighth position around the halfway distance of the grand prix and made a move at Turn 1 around the outside of him, but his right-rear wheel clipped the Toro Rosso and pitched him into a spin.Ocon fell to 12th following the incident, but recovered to 10th at the flag, while Sainz later retired with a suspected engine problem.Ocon says the collision was ...

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Vandoorne outpaced his two-time world champion teammate Fernando Alonso on Saturday, and delivered his second seventh-place finish on the trot in the race.“I can definitely say that, for me, that was my best drive in Formula 1 until now,” said Vandoorne.“To finish seventh on the circuit like this, and being very quick all weekend, to qualify seventh, we thought it was going to be ...

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Verstappen overtook pole-sitter Hamilton by diving down the inside of Turn 1 on the fourth lap, going on to claim the second win of his Formula 1 career.With Hamilton having entered the Malaysian GP 28 points ahead of nearest title rival Sebastian Vettel, Verstappen's teammate Daniel Ricciardo had suggested after qualifying that other drivers could take advantage from the cham ...

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Hamilton extended his lead over Vettel to 34 points with second place in the Malaysian Grand Prix, helped by the Ferrari driver having to start from the back of the grid.But Vettel's pace as he charged through to finish fourth, and the fact that Hamilton had no answer to the speed of race winner Max Verstappen, highlighted that Mercedes is going to face a challenge in the final five ...

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Vettel had finished fourth, with Stroll eighth, as they came together at Turn 5.The impact smashed the left-rear corner of Vettel's car – creating concerns over a potential gearbox replacement penalty for Suzuka.Stewards reviewed the incident, but decided no further action was necessary."The Stewards consider that no driver was wholly or predominantly to blame for the incident and ...

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On the cool-down lap, Vettel moved to the right of Stroll at the Turn 5 left-hander, where the two cars touched.Vettel’s car was launched into the air, wrecking its left-rear wheel and forcing him to a halt and raising the spectre of gearbox damage.He was given a ride back to the pits by Pascal Wehrlein’s Sauber.“Is that possible?” asked Vettel over the radio. “Stroll is not looking ...

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ClaDriverChassisEngineTime1 Max Verstappen  ...

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Red Bull's Verstappen passed pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton into Turn 1 on lap four at Sepang and from there controlled the race to take the second win of his career.Hamilton finished 12.7 seconds adrift in second, with Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo completing the podium in third.Ferrari's Vettel, running a new spec engine, hunted Ricciardo down in the closing laps, but had his challenged ...

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Vettel is starting at the back of the grid for the Malaysian Grand Prix after he was hit by an engine problem during Q1.Overnight analysis of the power unit on Vettel's car has pinpointed the problem to a broken manifold that fed air from the compressor to the internal combustion unit.The issue caught Ferrari by surprise as the power unit had run without problem on the dyno in ...

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The Mercedes driver has already spoken openly about his support for the anti-racism campaign, which has intensified after US president Donald Trump criticised NFL players for their lack of respect in kneeling during the anthems.With the next F1 race taking place in the US, Hamilton is aware of a huge platform he has to show his support on October 22 – although at the moment he remains ...

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In this latest clip from our weekly TV programme The Flying Lap, race-winning F1 car designer Willem Toet explains the problem with the help of the latest animation produced by Motorsport TV.This remarkable visualisation explains the extent to which the airflow is disturbed by the leading car both on the straights and in corners. "It’s really exciting, because normally I would see ...

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TRACK INTERVIEWS (conducted by Johnny Herbert)Lewis, what a great result for you. You must be very happy. That looked like a pretty decent lap?Lewis HAMILTON: Firstly, look at this crowd. I know it’s our last grand prix here but this is the best crowd I’ve ever seen. Thank you so much for all the support. We had no idea how it was going to go today. I’m sorry for whatever happened to ...

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The Mexican was struck down with illness in the build-up to this weekend’s F1 race, and has admitted that his form has suffered as a result.“I’m not so good, man! I’ve had a virus,” Perez told Motorsport.com after qualifying ninth. “On Thursday morning I went for a run and I was not at my normal level. I was struggling to keep up with my trainer.“I went into my room, took a shower ...

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Vettel will start from the back of the grid for Sunday's race at Sepang, with title rival Lewis Hamilton on pole, after a turbo pressure issue meant he could not complete a timed lap in Q1.It comes after the Ferrari driver was involved in a chain reaction crash at the start of the Singapore Grand Prix that ultimately forced him out of the race, while Hamilton won to extend his lead to ...

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Overcoming a torrid start to the Sepang weekend for his Mercedes team, Hamilton narrowly beat Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen to pole position – as the Brit's main title rival Sebastian Vettel was sidelined by a costly engine failure.With Hamilton 28 points clear after Vettel's Singapore crash and the duo set to start on opposite ends of the grid, Ricciardo – who qualified fourth, just ...

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The pair made contact in the final corner at Sepang after Palmer approached on a faster lap, tangling with the slower, Verstappen who appeared to be on a cool-down lap.Palmer damaged his front wing in the incident and Verstappen picked up a left-rear puncture, but no action was taken by the stewards.The Renault driver said that Verstappen was to blame for the coming together as he ...

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Gasly has replaced Daniil Kvyat in Red Bull’s junior team for this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix and qualified 15th, 0.15s slower than experienced teammate Carlos Sainz Jr in 14th.The Frenchman joined the Red Bull programme in 2013 after winning that year’s Formula Renault Eurocup title. As part of the Red Bull Junior Team, he became a race winner in Formula Renault 3.5 and the 2016 ...

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The Maranello squad decided to replace Vettel's engine after detecting an electrical problem at the end of FP3, claiming it was doing it as a precaution.Although the team managed to fit the new engine in time for qualifying, a turbo pressure issue meant Vettel was unable to complete a timed lap and will have to start from the back of the grid.The team fitted a unit that was intended ...

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