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Malaysian GP (2017)

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Perez feared illness would force him out of Malaysian GP

Sergio Perez feared at one point that he would be forced out of the Malaysian Grand Prix weekend when he was struck down by a virus, prior to him battling through to score points.

Vandoorne column: Sepang my best race, but Suzuka will be amazing

In his latest column, McLaren's Stoffel Vandoorne looks back at the Malaysian Grand Prix, the race he labelled as his best in F1 yet, and forward to the Japanese GP.

Tech analysis: The Mercedes updates Hamilton turned down

The Mercedes W08 car has underwhelmed at the Malaysian GP - and updates not delivering the anticipated step didn't help matters, especially in pure pace comparisons against the ever-improving Ferrari.

Strategy Report: How Mercedes used Bottas to slow Vettel’s charge

James Allen takes a strategic review of the final Malaysian Grand Prix, and analyses the charge of Sebastian Vettel from the rear of the grid and how Mercedes tried to counter it.

Gary Anderson: Ferrari and Vettel are letting Mercedes off the hook

Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari should have won the last two grands prix, which would've turned the title battle around. They only have themselves to blame for failing to do so and handing Mercedes two huge gifts…

Story behind the photo: Flash Max grabs all the attention

After every grand prix, ace photographer Mark Sutton of Sutton Images gives us a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to cover Formula 1 from behind the lens.

Vettel's gearbox given all-clear for Japanese GP

Sebastian Vettel looks set to avoid a grid penalty for a new gearbox in Japan this weekend, after analysis at Ferrari’s factory showed his current one was not damaged in his post-race crash with Lance Stroll at Sepang.

Haas in Grosjean crash compensation talks with Sepang

Haas F1 boss Gunther Steiner is in discussions with Malaysian Grand Prix officials regarding compensation for damage incurred by Romain Grosjean’s car in second practice.

Red Bull chassis now the best on F1 grid - Marko

Red Bull motorsports chief Helmut Marko says the team now has "for sure" the best chassis among the cars making up the Formula 1 2017 grid.

Why volatile Malaysian GP should have Mercedes worried

Mercedes floundering at a circuit where it should've thrived, yet still building its title lead; Ferrari fastest but not on the podium; Red Bull truly dominant for the first in time years. F1's farewell to Malaysia was peculiar…

Malaysian Grand Prix driver ratings

While some earn high marks for their Sepang efforts, there's also a very low score for a driver in a very good car and some disappointing marks for drivers who have starred elsewhere this season...

Red Bull: We would have beaten Ferrari too

Red Bull reckons it would have still won the Malaysian Grand Prix even if Ferrari had started at the front.

Analysis: How Red Bull capitalised on Ferrari's disaster

For the first time this season Max Verstappen had a quick, reliable car – and he didn’t waste it. Behind the Dutchman, title contenders Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel both had to stage great escapes from difficult situations.

Sick Perez on intravenous drip before Malaysian GP

Sergio Perez was on an intravenous drip the night before Formula 1's Malaysian GP as he battled to overcome a virus he picked up in the build-up to the weekend.

Malaysian GP: Issue #18 of GP Gazette now online

Check out Issue 18 of GP Gazette, from the makers of, an in-depth eMagazine covering all the action from the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Malaysian GP: Post-race press conference

DRIVERS: Max VERSTAPPEN (Red Bull Racing), Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes), Daniel RICCIARDO (Red Bull Racing).

Bottas: Recent slump "the most difficult time of my career"

Valtteri Bottas says he is facing the "most difficult" moment in his Formula 1 career, after struggling for form again in the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Teams broke F1 rules by drying grid slots - Force India

Force India chief operating officer Otmar Szafnauer says some rival Formula 1 teams broke the rules by drying their grid slots ahead of the start of the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Palmer blames "big tailwind" for Malaysia spin

Renault Formula 1 driver Jolyon Palmer says a tailwind caught him by surprise and caused him to spin at Turn 14 during the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Williams concedes Massa/Stroll swap allowed Vandoorne through

Williams Formula 1 drivers Felipe Massa and Lance Stroll lost out to McLaren’s Stoffel Vandoorne during the Malaysian Grand Prix because they were executing a place swap.

Gasly suffered back pain during F1 race debut

Toro Rosso's Pierre Gasly said he suffered back pain throughout his Formula 1 race debut in the Malaysian Grand Prix because of an uncomfortable seating position.

Sainz drove straight into me, says Ocon

Esteban Ocon has accused Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz of "driving straight into" him as he battled him in his Force India during the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Vandoorne hails best-ever F1 drive, as Alonso struggles

McLaren’s Stoffel Vandoorne says his seventh position in the Malaysian Grand Prix was his “best drive in Formula 1”.

Verstappen: Hamilton had "more to lose" in Turn 1 move

Malaysian Grand Prix winner Max Verstappen says he took “an extra risk” in passing Lewis Hamilton for the lead because he knew the Briton had “more to lose”.