Daniel Ricciardo wins in dramatic F1 Malaysian Grand Prix

daniel-ricciardo Daniel RicciardoDaniel Ricciardo has claimed an elusive maiden win of the season at a dramatic Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix, handed victory when a race-leading Lewis Hamilton retired with a blown engine. Ricciardo was shadowed across the line by his 19-year-old Red Bull team mate Max Verstappen, a result that gave the former champion team a first one-two finish since the 2013 season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix in their dominant heyday.

Nico Rosberg finished third for Mercedes, fighting back from 21st after being spun around by Sebastian Vettel at the start and also collecting a 10-second time penalty for causing a collision with Kimi Raikkonen in the other Ferrari. The result prevented Mercedes from wrapping up a third straight constructors’ title at the home race for title sponsor Petronas but allowed Rosberg to extend his championship lead over team-mate Hamilton to 23 points with five races remaining.

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