Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen took his first victory of the 2017 Formula One season in the Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang Circuit in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday.
Verstappen who celebrated his 20th Birthday on Saturday made a fantastic start to the race and soon found himself in the lead.
Championship leader Lewis Hamilton extended his advantage over Sebastian Vettel to 34 points. Daniel Ricciardo made it two Red Bulls on the podium as he ended the race in third place.
Having started the race from the back of the grid following an engine change Sebastian Vettel carved his way through the field to finish the event in fourth place just ahead of Valtteri Bottas, however on the cool down lap after the race he collided with Williams Martini Racing’s Lance Stroll.
Force India’s Sergio Perez finished the race in sixth while McLaren Honda’s Stoffel Vandoorne had a fantastic race as he came home in seventh place just ahead of the Williams Martini Racing team duo of Lance Stroll and Felipe Massa.
Esteban Ocon rounded out the top ten for Force India.
Fernando Alonso finished the race in 11th place just ahead of the Haas F1 Team’s Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean.
On his Formula One race debut for Toro Rosso, Pierre Gasly finished the race in 14th place.
Jolyon Palmer was 15th just ahead of his Renault team mate Nico Hulkenberg. Rascal Wehrlein was 17th just ahead of his Sauber team mate Marcus Ericsson.
Carlos Sainz retired from the race while Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen failed to start the race due to an engine issue.