Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix weekend.
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.
Jenson Button marked his 300 grand prix and McLaren celebrated by turning their motorhome into a British pub.
The Sepang circuit had a fresh look for 2016, with a new surface and a drastically re-profiled final corner.
Carlos Sainz Jnr
The new surface made the circuit several seconds quicker.
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
Rosberg fought back, elbowing his way past Kimi Raikkonen.
Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo
The Red Bull drivers fought spectacularly over second place – and moments later it became a battle for the lead.
Lewis Hamilton’s engine failure cost him a likely victory and handed the initiative back to Rosberg in the championship fight.
Esteban Gutierrez was out of luck too – his Haas shed a wheel.
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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