Lewis Hamilton wins the Malaysian Formula 1 Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton has won the Malaysian Grand Prix and led Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to a one-two finish.
Lewis Hamilton has won the Malaysian Grand Prix and led Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to a one-two finish. Here Hamilton stands on his car as he celebrates his victory at the Sepang circuit near Kuala Lumpur.
Hamilton was in control from the start, keeping his pole position into a lead at the first corner and controlling the race.
Hamilton was overjoyed with his win and said: "The team were spot on with all the pit stops and calling and timing, the info was spot on. What a great car, what a great job from everyone."
Rosberg struggled in the early stages with overheating rear tyres. Luckily pit crew were on hand to help the Mercedes driver.
Nico Rosberg of Germany, was unable to keep up with Hamilton and concentrated on making sure he stayed ahead of Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel.
The reigning world champion, Sebastian Vettel of Germany finished third. Here Valtteri Bottas of Finland speeds ahead of the Red Bull driver.
Rain threatened as the race headed towards its closing stages, but a few drops, with around 16 laps to go luckily didn't turn into an afternoon downpour.
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso took fourth after Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo hit trouble.
British McLaren driver Jenson Button took sixth place from Felipe Massa's Williams, who ignored a team order in the closing stages to let Valtteri Bottas past so he could challenge Button.