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Ferrari’s Vettel storms to victory in Malaysia

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in action during the race

Sebastian Vettel drove a flawless tactical race to claim his maiden victory for Ferrari at the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday, registering the first Formula One win for the Italian team since 2013.

World champion Lewis Hamilton finished second, 8.5 seconds adrift, with his Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg crossing the line in third place.

Toro Rosso’s Max Verstappen finished in seventh place and at 17-years-old became the youngest points scorer in Formula One.

Result from the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit
1. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Ferrari 1:41:05.793
2. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes +00:08.569
3. Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes 00:12.310
4. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Ferrari 00:53.822
5. Valtteri Bottas (Finland) Williams-Mercedes 01:10.409
6. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Williams-Mercedes 01:13.586
7. Max Verstappen (Netherlands) Toro Rosso – Renault 01:39.085
8. Carlos Sainz Jr (Spain) Toro Rosso – Renault 1 lap
9. Daniil Kvyat (Russia) RedBull – Renault 1 lap
10. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) RedBull – Renault 1 lap
11. Romain Grosjean (France) Lotus – Mercedes 1 lap
12. Felipe Nasr (Brazil) Sauber – Ferrari 1 lap
13. Sergio Perez (Mexico) Force India – Mercedes 1 lap
14. Nico Huelkenberg (Germany) Force India – Mercedes 1 lap
15. Roberto Merhi (Spain) Marussia – Ferrari 3 laps
r. Pastor Maldonado (Venezuela) Lotus – Mercedes 9 laps
r. Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren 15 laps
r. Fernando Alonso (Spain) McLaren 35 laps
r. Marcus Ericsson (Sweden) Sauber – Ferrari 53 laps

Driver and constructor standings after the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit on Sunday
Drivers Points
1. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes 43
2. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Ferrari 40
3. Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes 33
4. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Williams 20
5. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Ferrari 12
6. Felipe Nasr (Brazil) Sauber 10
7. Valtteri Bottas (Finland) Williams 10
8. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) Red Bull 9
9. Nico Huelkenberg (Germany) Force India 6
10. Max Verstappen (Netherlands) Toro Rosso 6
11. Carlos Sainz Jr (Spain) Toro Rosso 6
12. Marcus Ericsson (Sweden) Sauber 4
13. Daniil Kvyat (Russia) Red Bull 2
14. Sergio Perez (Mexico) Force India 1
15. Romain Grosjean (France) Lotus 0
15. Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren 0
17. Roberto Merhi (Spain) Marussia 0

Constructors Points
1. Mercedes 76
2. Ferrari 52
3. Williams-Mercedes 30
4. Sauber – Ferrari 14
5. Toro Rosso – Renault 12
6. RedBull – Renault 11
7. Force India – Mercedes 7
8. McLaren 0
9. Lotus – Mercedes 0
10. Marussia – Ferrari 0

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