Hamilton triumphs following disappointment in Australia
By: Adam Cooper on March 30, 2014
LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC – Lewis Hamilton will get a champagne shower from Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg right after Hamilton won the Malaysian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton place the huge disappointment of his early retirement in Australia behind him with a faultless Formula One particular performance in Malaysia, foremost Nico Rosberg to a Mercedes one-2 finish.
Against the odds, the rain stayed away, and fans enjoyed an entertaining race that noticed some fantastic battles down the area, even if there was only ever going to be one winner.
In contrast to Australia, Hamilton acquired away cleanly at the commence, and thereafter he put in a flawless efficiency to win following pitting on laps 15, 33 and 51. Rosberg beat 2nd qualifier Sebastian Vettel away at the begin, and remained there for the duration, always stopping a lap ahead of his teammate. Rosberg couldn’;t really match Hamilton’;s speed, but in spite of coming under threat from Vettel in the middle of the race, he had plenty in hand. Later he opened up a gap on Vettel’s Red Bull Racing machine as Mercedes manufactured it search easy.
“It’s my eighth yr right here and lastly acquired that win,” Hamilton stated. “I actually just owe it all to the group. They did a amazing work, the guys back at the factory, pushing nonstop to get the automobile to where it is.
“I mean, it’s quite special when you get a 1-2. I’ve not had many occasions in my occupation and so that can make it even more special. I’m really grateful for all the work that’s been completed.
“I would hear that Nico had stepped up the velocity, [it’;s about] reacting to those issues without having damaging your tires, so without having doubt it was nonetheless a great challenge, but 1 that I was capable to do nicely since the auto was spectacular this weekend.
“Fortunately, the crew have been just spot on with all the pit stops and the calling, the timing. Also the information I was receiving was just spot on.”
Behind Rosberg, Vettel appreciated an untroubled run to third to log his longest run to date in the 2014 Red Bull car, after his early retirement in Australia, and issues in testing.
It was a disastrous day for Vettel’s teammate Daniel Ricciardo, however. The Aussie was launched also early from his 2nd pit stop and a whole lot of time was misplaced while his automobile was pushed back, and the front left wheel secured. Later his front wing broke and brought on a puncture, and with the extra burden of a quit-and-go penalty for an unsafe release, the group decided to get in touch with it quits and retire the vehicle. In addition, the unsafe release has triggered a 10-area grid penalty for Bahrain.
His misfortune left 4th location to Fernando Alonso, who had stayed shut to the Red Bulls in the early phases. A uncommon 2-cease approach left Nico Hulkenberg’;s Force India in 4th in the closing laps, but on newer tires Alonso reeled him and reclaimed the spot.
Jenson Button loved a sound race to sixth for McLaren, whilst behind him the Williams vehicles of Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas took 6th and eighth. There was controversy in the closing laps when Massa was informed that Bottas was more quickly and he should allow the Finn previous to assault Button, but the Brazilian chose to ignore the instruction.
Kevin Magnussen damaged his nose on Kimi Raikkonen’;s Ferrari in the 2nd lap, and following losing time with a nose modify and a 5-second cease-and-go penalty, the Danish rookie took ninth. The ultimate point went to Daniil Kvyat soon after an additional good drive from the Toro Rosso new boy.
Lotus last but not least got some miles on the E22 as Romain Grosjean finished 11th, whilst right after an early pit quit with a puncture caused by Magnussen Raikkonen could recover only to 12th.
1. Lewis Hamilton, England, Mercedes, 56 laps, 1:40:25.974, 115.228 mph.
2. Nico Rosberg, Germany, Mercedes, 56, one:forty:43.287.
3. Sebastian Vettel, Germany, Red Bull, 56, one:40:50.508.
4. Fernando Alonso, Spain, Ferrari, 56, one:41:01.966.
5. Nico Hulkenberg, Germany, Force India, 56, 1:41:13.173.
6. Jenson Button, England, McLaren, 56, 1:41:49.665.
6. Felipe Massa, Brazil, Williams, 56, 1:41:51.050.
8. Valtteri Bottas, Finland, Williams, 56, 1:41:51.511.
9. Kevin Magnussen, Denmark, McLaren, 55, +one lap.
8. Daniil Kvyat, Russia, Toro Rosso, fifty 5, +one lap.
11. Romain Grosjean, France, Lotus, fifty 5, +1 lap.
12. Kimi Raikkonen, Finland, Ferrari, fifty 5, +one lap.
13. Kamui Kobayashi, Japan, Caterham, 55, +one lap.
14. Marcus Ericsson, Sweden, Caterham, 54, +2 laps.
15. Max Chilton, England, Marussia, 54, +2 laps.
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