Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo was victorious at the Malaysian Grand Prix after race leader Lewis Hamilton was forced to retire with engine failure.
Ricciardo claimed what was his first Grand Prix triumph since August 2014 as Max Verstappen finished second and Nico Rosberg third.
However, it was yet another problematic race for reigning Champion Lewis Hamilton’s as his itle hopes were dealt a heavy blow when his engine failed as he led the Malaysian Grand Prix.
The Briton dominated the race until flames started pouring from his Mercedes on lap 43, prompting him to say on the radio: “Oh, no, no.”
After the race, Hamilton told BBC Radio 5 live’s Tom Clarkson: “My question is to Mercedes. We have so many engines made, but mine are the only ones failing this year.
“Someone needs to give me some answers because this is not acceptable. We are fighting for the championship and only my engines are failing. It does not sit right with me.”
His team-mate Rosberg who finished third to extend his lead in the championship to 23 points with five races to go, and 125 points available.