Verstappen beats Hamilton to Malaysia win

Ricciardo threw himself into the action and quickly displayed his cocktail making abilities

An engine problem in qualifying left Vettel at the back of the grid and team-mate Kimi Raikkonen, who was due to start second behind Hamilton, did not make the start, also hit by engine failure.

Earlier in the day, FP3 was dominated by Ferrari, with Mr. Raikkonen setting the fastest time ahead of Mr. Vettel, who's engine broke down at the end of the session and could not be replaced in time for a qualifying run.

While that still stretched Hamilton's overall advantage to 34 points, it was better than the German might have feared.

A spokesman said that if only the gearbox casing was damaged, the team could replace that without a penalty, but that would not be the case if the unit also needed internals.

Sunday┬┤s Grand Prix will be the 19th and last at steamy Sepang.

Raikkonen was a first-bend casualty in the Singapore carnage along with Max Verstappen. The Dutchman, son of former Formula One racer Jos who made his debut in 2015 and was promoted to Red Bull part way through last year, took his first win on his Red Bull debut in Spain last year. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Lewis Hamilton is the clear favorite to win this race, as he has -200 odds. "Yeah, it's wonderful. It's a very tough race but of course incredible to win".

Courts remands 60 IPOB Members as FG Gazettes its Proscription
Members of the group have occasionally clashed with members of Nigeria's security apparatus during protests. The motion has the IPOB leader as the only applicant and the Chief of Army Staff as the only respondent.

"Benefiting from Ferrari's problems shouldn't hide that they have caught up 30 seconds this race", he said. Else Hamilton will equal Vettel's record of four world championship titles.

But he reported a loss of power on his lap to the grid and was wheeled back into the pits. A turbo failure on the warm up lap meant that the Ferrari had to be pushed off the grid and out of the race.

Nonetheless, Vettel cut an upbeat figure over his chances of wrestling the title away from Hamilton, citing the pace displayed by Ferrari in recent races.

"There are some issues with the vehicle that we don't fully understand", Hamilton said. "We have to keep pushing".

But he admits luck will have to be on his side if he is to overtake third-placed Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas (212 points) in the final six rounds. Stoffel Vandoorne finished an impressive 7th for the second race in a row in his McLaren-Honda, while Williams Martini Racing had Stroll and Felipe Massa take 8th and 9th, respectively.

The race will disappear from the calendar after Malaysia┬┤s government decided it would no longer cover the $67 million a year cost of the event.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hamilton fears Ferrari backlash in Japan
Oct 04, 2017 - 00:12
The Dutchman is already the F1's youngest ever driver to win an F1 race at the Spanish GP in Barcelona previous year . Mercedes struggled for speed in Malaysia but Hamilton's title hopes were aided by reliability problems for Ferrari.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Narayan Rane Floats Political Party In Maharashtra, BJP Alliance Rumored
Oct 03, 2017 - 01:13
Rane singled out Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee president Ashok Chavan for criticism. A close aide of Rane said, "Though we have launched the party, building a new organisation is a formidable task".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Anthony Martial still faces return to Manchester United bench
Oct 03, 2017 - 01:03
The United boss also confirmed that Lukaku isn't going to receive any respite over the global break. Pogba has been injured since Manchester United's first Champions League group game against Basel.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Is 'SNL' Live Tonight? When To Watch 'Saturday Night Live' Fall Premiere
Oct 02, 2017 - 00:14
Gosling actually broke in multiple sketches , including when he tried to calm down Strong's upset Italian restaurant customer. Gosling's " La La Land " costar Emma Stone joined him to talk about jazz in the opening monologue.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Miami Dolphins: Passing game must improve
Oct 02, 2017 - 00:13
While he acknowledges there is inequality in this nation, he believes the national anthem is there to bring people together. Now they know what the Baltimore Ravens felt like when the Jacksonville Jaguars crushed them in London last week.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Srinagar: Police baton-charge mourners on Muharram, detain some
Oct 02, 2017 - 00:12
Cellular services will remain partially suspended in different cities on 9th and 10th Muharram. Jinnah Road has been divided into 23 sub-sectors, whereas all 287 entry points to M.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Pochettino: I Lack Enough Words To Praise 'One of the Best' Kane
Oct 01, 2017 - 00:13
Kane has 25 league goals in 23 games in 2017, compared with Messi's 34 in 27 and Ronaldo's 15 in 20, and boasts a better shots-to-goals ratio than both.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top San Juan mayor hits out at Trump official
Oct 01, 2017 - 00:12
Mr Trump came under withering fire earlier this week for what some critics said was his slow response to an escalating humanitarian crisis.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Bayern Munich Sack Carlo Ancelotti After PSG Humiliation
Sep 30, 2017 - 01:37
The Italian had come under pressure in the early stages of the new campaign after a 2-0 defeat to Hoffenheim in September. Bayern are now third in the Bundesliga , three points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Miracles needed to unlock next Brexit stage in October:Juncker
Sep 30, 2017 - 00:37
Mr Johnson and Mr Davis often top the list as May replacements. "Backstabbing, betrayal, noble families fighting for power". The major sticking point remains the post-Brexit role of the European Court of Justice .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Seoul urges U.S. to avoid 'further escalation' with N. Korea
Sep 29, 2017 - 00:13
Malaysia banned citizens from traveling to North Korea, citing the escalating tension on the Korean peninsula. The senator said he saw the importance of the US and its allies being unified against the regime.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top There'll be no victor in a war on Korean peninsula, China warns
Sep 29, 2017 - 00:13
The Trump administration is using new sanctions authority to punish eight North Korean banks and 26 bank workers living overseas . Also Thursday, China's foreign ministry appealed for dialogue to defuse the increasingly acrimonious dispute between U.S.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Saudi women will be allowed to drive in the kingdom in 2018
Sep 29, 2017 - 00:12
They must limit the time spent with men who they are not related to in public, at places such as banks and universities. The decision of Saudi Arabia is a great and well-calculated step toward modernity.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sen. Schatz Celebrates GOP Healthcare Bill Quash
Sep 28, 2017 - 00:16
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pulled the plug on the latest version of a bill created to dismantle the controversial health law. John McCain (R-AZ) derailed an Obamacare repeal last week when he announced that he will oppose the bill .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Defence cooperation between India and the U.S. has gone up significantly
Sep 27, 2017 - 00:17
The US had hoped for Delhi to play a bigger role in Afghanistan after unveiling its new strategy for the region last month . Mattis said the talks covered ways to further enhance defense trade and technology collaboration between defense industries.