Top ten pictures from the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix

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Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix weekend.

Renault

Renault, Sepang International Circuit, 2016

The drama began early in the first practice session when Kevin Magnussen’s Renault stopped in the pits with a fire which took several minutes to bring under control. The team revealed he had been running development parts for an upcoming race and a fuel breather fault had caused the fire.

McLaren motorhome

Jenson Button, McLaren, Sepang International Circuit, 2016
Jenson Button, McLaren, Sepang International Circuit, 2016

Jenson Button marked his 300 grand prix and McLaren celebrated by turning their motorhome into a British pub.

Felipe Massa

Felipe Massa, Williams, Sepang International Circuit, 2016

The Sepang circuit had a fresh look for 2016, with a new surface and a drastically re-profiled final corner.

Carlos Sainz Jnr

Carlos Sainz Jnr, Toro Rosso, Sepang International Circuit, 2016
Carlos Sainz Jnr, Toro Rosso, Sepang International Circuit, 2016

The new surface made the circuit several seconds quicker.

Start

Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Sepang International Circuit, 2016
Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Sepang International Circuit, 2016

Nico Rosberg’s championship chances appeared to have taken a serious hit when Sebastian Vettel spun him around at the start.

Nico Rosberg and Kimi Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen, Nico Rosberg, Sepang International Circuit, 2016
Kimi Raikkonen, Nico Rosberg, Sepang International Circuit, 2016

Rosberg fought back, elbowing his way past Kimi Raikkonen.

Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo

Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Sepang International Circuit, 2016
Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Sepang International Circuit, 2016

The Red Bull drivers fought spectacularly over second place – and moments later it became a battle for the lead.

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Sepang International Circuit, 2016
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Sepang International Circuit, 2016

Lewis Hamilton’s engine failure cost him a likely victory and handed the initiative back to Rosberg in the championship fight.

Esteban Gutierrez

Esteban Gutierrez, Haas, Sepang International Circuit, 2016
Esteban Gutierrez, Haas, Sepang International Circuit, 2016

Esteban Gutierrez was out of luck too – his Haas shed a wheel.

Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Sepang International Circuit, 2016
Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Sepang International Circuit, 2016

Back on top for the first time in over two years, Daniel Ricciardo celebrated his fourth grand prix victory in the now-traditional fashion.

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3 comments on “Top ten pictures from the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix”

  1. OmarRoncal - Go Seb!!! (@)
    4th October 2016, 16:46

    Dan, that must be a sour drink!!

    1. He has been quoted it tastes quite fruity……. I would imagine it would be more cheesy!!

  2. I wonder how long until they release a Red Bull shoe shaped pitcher like this one from Bacardi http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxMTk1/z/jXwAAOSw5VFWONGc/$_1.JPG

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