2014 Malaysian Formula 1 Grand Prix - Race

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Massa fends off Bottas for seventh, while Magnussen and Kvyat take the final points
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Alonso takes fourth, with Hulkenberg and Button lonely in fifth and sixth
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Nico Rosberg makes it a 1-2 for the Silver Arrows, with Vettel completing the podium
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A brilliant performance from the Mercedes driver
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Lewis Hamilton wins the Malaysian Grand Prix!
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Hamilton rounds the final few corners
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Final lap: Bottas is all over the back of Massa now
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Lap 55/56: Hamilton is told to back off the pace and look after the car
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Button is just ahead, so Williams could be targeting him with Bottas
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Massa is given another order to let Bottas pass him
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Lap 54/56: A new fastest lap from Hamilton
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The crowd have gone wild after that battle
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Alonso makes a move stick! He's up to fourth...
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Hulkenberg and Alonso go side-by-side through the first two corners
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Meanwhile, Massa is told not to hold his team-mate up
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Lap 53/56: Bottas is told that he is clear to attack Massa
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Alonso has closed in on Hulkenberg
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He will be devastated with his afternoon
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Ricciardo has retired in the Red Bull
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He switches on to the Hard tyres
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Lap 52/56: Hamilton pits from the lead
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Rosberg swaps back to the Medium compound
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Lap 51/56: Rosberg now comes in for his final scheduled stop
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Vettel rejoins in third, just ahead of Hulkenberg
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He switches to the Hard tyres
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Lap 50/56: Vettel pits from third
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The front runners will have to pit one more time, but most are holding on in case rain arrives
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Hamilton told he is doing a "great job" with tyre management
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Alonso delivers a new fastest lap
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Vettel is 8.3 seconds further adrift
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Lap 48/56: Hamilton sits 13 seconds clear of Rosberg
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Lap 47/56: Some brilliant defending by Button, who protects sixth from Massa
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Things have gone downhill extremely quickly for the Australian...
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Ricciardo has been given a 10 second stop/go penalty for an unsafe release
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Lap 45/56: Bottas pits from sixth position
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Lap 45/56: Hamilton posts a new fastest lap
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He also switches to the Hard compound
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Lap 44/56: Ricciardo pits for a new front wing
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It's not yet clear if he made contact with something, or if the additional strain in the pit-stop caused problems
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He is told to make it back to the pits
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"What should I do?" Ricciardo asks
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More problems for Ricciardo. His front wing is hanging off!
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He switches back to Mediums
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Alonso pits from fourth position
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Ricciardo and Red Bull are under investigation for an unsafe release
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Meanwhile, Vettel has fallen five seconds behind Rosberg
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Lap 43/56: Hamilton still leading by more than 10 seconds
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Ricciardo shakes his head as he rejoins down in 14th position
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They now check things over, before sending him back out
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Mechanics rush to his car, which is stopped in the middle of the pit lane
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Disaster for Ricciardo! His left-front tyre has not been fitted correctly
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Lap 41/56: Ricciardo pits from fifth
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Magnussen also pits for Hard tyres
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He puts on the Hard compound tyre
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Lap 40/56: Button pits in his McLaren
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Lap 39/56: The clouds are getting much darker now
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Vettel is told that he could be seeing small rain drops
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"Rosberg seems to lose either oil or water, for the last couple of laps," says Vettel over the radio
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Lap 38/56: DRS has been enabled again
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Further bad news for Sauber, as Gutierrez retires his car
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Lap 37/56: Sutil's Sauber has been cleared
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Hamilton told that there is rain on the radar, but that it is very light
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Red Bull is conversing with the FIA to adhere to the regulations
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The Australian's fuel flow sensor has failed
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Ricciardo is told to "hit the beeps"
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Vettel is a further second adrift, but gradually closing
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Lap 36/56: Hamilton leads Rosberg by 11.7 seconds
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"It's raining a little bit on the back of the circuit," says Raikkonen over the radio
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Vettel is applying pressure on Rosberg now
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He switches to the Hard tyres
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Hulkenberg has pitted his Force India
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He's off the racing line, but this could cause issues
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Lap 35/56: Sutil has ground to a halt on the main straight
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"I'm really losing the rear now," reports Hulkenberg
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Vettel posts a new fastest lap of the race
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Hulkenberg is second, but is out of sync
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Hamilton rejoins in the lead
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More Mediums and a clean stop
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Lap 34/56: Race leader Hamilton pits
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Rosberg rejoins just ahead of Vettel
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Lap 33/56: Rosberg pits, putting on another set of Mediums
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Koabayashi has also pitted
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Vettel rejoins in fourth position
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More Mediums for the Red Bull driver
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Lap 32/56: Vettel makes his second stop
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Grosjean passes Kobayashi into the first corner
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Lap 31/56: Ricciardo posts a new fastest lap
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Kobayashi and Grosjean battling over 12th
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He puts on more Mediums, meaning he will have to pit again
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Bottas brings his Williams in for fresh tyres
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It's not an imminent threat, but could play a role later on
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Lap 30/56: Rosberg is warned that there is rain in the area
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Kobayashi has completed less stops than his direct rivals
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Magnussen up to 11th, at the expense of Kobayashi
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Lap 29/56: Ricciardo pits from fourth, switching to Hards
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Magnussen sets a new fastest lap of the race
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Kvyat is back up to 10th place
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Massa also pits in the Williams
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Lap 28/56: Alonso pits from P5
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Lap 27/56: Hamilton now leading team-mate Rosberg by more than 10 seconds
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More Mediums for Button, who rejoins in P9
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Grosjean also comes in for new tyres
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Lap 26/56: Button pits from seventh
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Fresh Hard tyres for Gutierrez and Sutil
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Both Sauber drivers have been in over the past two laps
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More Mediums for the McLaren driver
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He serves his penalty before work is carried out
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Lap 25/56: Magnussen pits from 10th position
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Rosberg is told to increase the gap to Vettel if possible
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Magnussen is back in the points after Kvyat's pit-stop
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The Williams drivers are looking extremely strong in this area
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Lap 24/56: Hamilton still doing well on the fuel saving front
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Lap 23/56: Kvyat pits in the Toro Rosso
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Mercedes has decided to turn down its engines
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Vettel is 2.4 seconds further back in third
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Lap 22/56: Hamilton's lead over Rosberg up to 9.7 seconds
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Lap 21/56: Bottas gets past Kvyat for P9
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After Perez, Maldonado and Bianchi, he is the fourth retirement of the day
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Vergne has retired his Toro Rosso
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Lap 20/56: Raikkonen pits, switching to the Hard tyres
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That should help him later in the race
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Hamilton has used the least amount of fuel of the front runners
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Raikkonen passes Ericsson for P17
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Lap 19/56: Vergne has pitted for a second time
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"If something happens I want to be a part of it," Ricciardo responds
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"Suggest you drop back a bit more to look after the tyres," Ricciardo is told
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He leads team-mate Rosberg by 9.4 seconds
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Lap 18/56: Hamilton sets a new fastest lap of the race
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Having passed Vergne, he's now 18th
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Raikkonen is battling at the back of the field
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Hulkenberg rejoins in sixth position
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Lap 17/56: Hulkenberg now pits
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Hamilton finds a way past Hulkenberg
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Vettel has posted a new fastest lap
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Hulkenberg, who is yet to pit, now leads the race
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Another set of Mediums for the Briton
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He has used around 24% of his fuel allowance so far
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Lap 16/56: Hamilton pits from the lead
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Hamilton is told that he is "good on fuel" and can push
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New Medium rubber for Rosberg
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Bottas also comes in for fresh tyres
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Lap 15/56: Rosberg is the first of the Mercedes drivers to pit
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Magnussen looks set to serve his penalty directly before his next stop, as per the new regulations
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Both Red Bull drivers slip past Bottas, who is yet to stop
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Vettel rejoins just ahead of Ricciardo and Alonso
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Button also pits in the McLaren
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He takes on more Mediums
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Lap 14/56: Vettel pits from third
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Impressive driving from both men
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Ricciardo rejoins just behind Alonso, but the Australian immediately attacks and regains the position
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Massa and Grosjean also make their first stops
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Ricciardo pits from P4, putting on more Mediums
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Lap 13/56: Hamilton continues to pull clear, as Mercedes waits for a suitable pit window
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Alonso quickly passes his Lotus rival
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Alonso rejoins in 10th, just behind Grosjean
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Sutil and Ericsson also dive in
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Lap 12/56: Alonso pits from fifth position
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Kvyat, Gutierrez and Chilton all pit
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Magnussen has been given a five second stop/go penalty for causing a collision
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Lap 11/56: Hamilton lapping comfortably faster than those behind him
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He clearly had damage from his clash with Raikkonen
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More Mediums and a new front wing for the McLaren driver
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Lap 10/56: Magnussen makes his first stop of the day
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Vettel and Ricciardo are running closely in third and fourth
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Lap 9/56: Hamilton now leading by more than five seconds
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A tough weekend for the Venezuelan and Lotus
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Maldonado brings his car back to the garage
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Lap 8/56: Hamilton responds to Rosberg and brings his lead up to 4.7 seconds
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Maldonado is told to retire his car
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The Finn is not particularly happy about the request
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Williams asks Bottas not to attack team-mate Massa, as they close in on Magnussen
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Bianchi has been given a stop/go penalty for causing a collision
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Lap 7/56: Rosberg now posts a new fastest lap
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An unhappy Perez is watching on from the Force India hospitality unit
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The incident between Raikkonen and Magnussen is also under investigation
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Rosberg is 4.3 seconds in arrears
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Lap 6/56: A new fastest lap of the race from Hamilton
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Kvyat pulls a smart move on Gutierrez for P11
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Stewards are investigating the early incident between Bianchi and Maldonado
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Lap 5/56: Rosberg lapped faster than Hamilton last time around
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Remember, the duo dropped out in Q2 on Saturday
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Great start from Williams drivers Massa and Bottas, who are both running in the top ten
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We believe the Dane made contact with Raikkonen
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Magnussen is struggling for grip at the moment
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Vettel uses DRS to pass Ricciardo into the first corner
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Lap 4/56: Hamilton increases his lead by another second
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While Vergne switched to Hards, Raikkonen took on more Mediums
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Raikkonen pits for fresh rubber
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Vergne is another to make an early stop
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Button slips past team-mate Magnussen for seventh
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DRS has been enabled
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Lap 3/56: Hamilton's lead now over three seconds
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Bianchi pits for a fresh set of tyres
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The Finn's Ferrari has a right-rear puncture
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Raikkonen is falling back through the field
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Perez remains in the pits with technical trouble
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Hulkenberg, Raikkonen, Magnussen, Button and Massa are completing the top ten at present
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Ricciardo and Vettel follow closely, with Alonso fifth
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Lap 2/56: Hamilton leads Rosberg by two seconds at the end of the first lap
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Ricciardo has slipped past Vettel for P3!
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Contact at the back of the field as Bianchi and Maldonado collide
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Vettel drops to third, with Ricciardo fourth
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Hamilton makes a strong start from pole, with team-mate Rosberg slotting into second
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The Malaysian Grand Prix is underway!
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1, 2, 3, 4, 5...
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All eyes on the lights now...
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The rest of the grid forms behind him
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After a clean tour, Hamilton returns to his pole position slot
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Hamilton leads the field away on the formation lap
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All drivers bar the Mexican are on the Medium compound tyres
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Mechanics are pushing to prepare Perez's car for a pit lane start
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The first area comes along the back straight, followed by a zone on the main straight
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There are also two DRS zones in place, controlled by separate detection points
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As a reminder, Pirelli has brought its Medium (White) and Hard (Orange) tyres to Malaysia
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With a little over five minutes to go, the drivers get strapped into their respective cars
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Lots of drivers sitting against the pit wall with towels and special drinks, to keep as cool as possible before the start
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We believe he is suffering from a late engine issue
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Force India's Sergio Perez is the only driver who hasn't made it to the grid
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The national anthem of Malaysia now plays over the circuit
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As the field gathers on the grid, we have one minute's silence for the victims of the Malaysian Airlines tragedy
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The Mercedes driver shares the front row with Red Bull rival Sebastian Vettel, with the full grid available on our dedicated race panel
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Lewis Hamilton took pole position 24 hours ago, matching Jim Clark's British pole position record of 33 in the process
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It's another extremely hot and humid day at Sepang, with rain a threat for this afternoon's race
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