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Mar 30

F1: Hamilton, Mercedes Celebrate Perfect Day In Malaysia

Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium in Malaysia. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium in Malaysia. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton put the massive disappointment of his early retirement in Australia behind him with a faultless performance in Malaysia, heading home Nico Rosberg in a Mercedes one-two in the home country of the team’s main sponsor Petronas.

It was also Hamilton’s first ever victory at Sepang.

Mar 30

F1: Vettel Keeps Pressure On Mercedes Duo

Sebastian Vettel drives during the Malaysian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel drives during the Malaysian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Just a few weeks ago everyone was writing off Sebastian Vettel’s chances of winning a fifth Formula 1 championship in 2014, but his first podium of the year in Malaysia showed that he cannot be counted out yet.

Vettel lost out to Nico Rosberg at the start, but he kept his fellow German in his sights on his way to a reliable third place. It was the first time that he had logged a race distance in the RB10.

Mar 30

F1: Massa Stands By Decision To Ignore Team Orders In Malaysia

Felipe Massa finished seventh in the Malaysian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Felipe Massa finished seventh in the Malaysian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Williams driver Felipe Massa is standing by his decision to ignore team orders to let teammate Valtteri Bottas pass him in the closing stages of Sunday’s Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix, saying the team should recognize he has his own interests to pursue in the drivers’ championship.

Massa was repeatedly told to let Bottas past to enable the Finn to chase the McLaren of Jenson Button, but Massa refused to make way, and finished seventh and Bottas eighth, with Button holding on for sixth.

Mar 30

F1: Hamilton Leads Mercedes One-Two At Malaysian GP

Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the Malaysian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the Malaysian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton broke his drought at Formula 1′s Malaysian Grand Prix and led a one-two finish for the Mercedes team on Sunday.

Hamilton beat teammate Nico Rosberg by 17.3 seconds at the Sepang International Circuit, with defending world champion Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull third.

It was the first one-two by the Mercedes factory team since 1955, when it was a dominant force in the embryonic days of F1.

Mar 29

F1: Ferrari’s Alonso Takes Impressive Fourth Despite Damaged Car

Fernando Alonso races to a fourth during a wet qualifying session at Sepang. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso races to a fourth during a wet qualifying session at Sepang. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso repaid the hard work of the Ferrari mechanics by earning fourth place on the Malaysian GP grid after a collision with Daniil Kvyat in Q2.

Alonso suffered left front suspension damage, but the team managed to replace the broken part and get him out shortly after the session restarted.