Daniel Ricciardo claimed his maiden Formula One win of the season in Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix after reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton retired from the lead with a blown engine.
RIC: "It's been pretty emotional. Two years since my last win. Huge thanks to everyone who has supported me. It's overwhelming" #MalaysiaGPpic.twitter.com/rgZmLnPmcN— Formula 1 (@F1) 2 Οκτωβρίου 2016
The Australian’s Red Bull team mate Max Verstappen finished second to score the former champions’ first one-two finish since the 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix, denying Mercedes the chance to wrap up the constructors’ title at the Sepang circuit.
Nico Rosberg finished third, despite collecting a 10-second time penalty after colliding with Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen, to extend his gap over Hamilton to 23 points in the overall standings.