Organisers of weird F1 support race apologise

Oct 02, 2017, 00:46
Organisers of weird F1 support race apologise

A defiant Sebastian Vettel vowed yesterday not to change the way he drives despite his first-lap exit in Singapore as he prepares for Sunday's last Malaysian Grand Prix.

"I think it would have been more hard if I had lost the auto somewhere in the race, then it's obviously different", he said.

The Formula 4 South East Asia (F4 SEA) race, a support event at the Petronas Malaysia Formula One Grand Prix, ground to an embarrassing halt at the Sepang Circuit today.

Hamilton has a 28 point advantage over Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel thanks to the German crashing out on the opening lap in Singapore from pole position and gifting him a third successive win.

"It's a step toward trying to win this world championship so every point counts", Hamilton said. After hosting the Formula One (F1) World Championship for 19 years, Sepang International Circuit (SIC) today bid farewell to the once most anticipated auto race in the world. "It's over the whole year".

"I really hope that I can give a massive Sunday for my people".

The drain cover was subsequently removed by a marshal with FIA F1 race director Charlie Whiting and FIA safety director Laurent Mekies heading out to assess the damage.

The victory was the second of Verstappen's grand prix career, after a first in Spain previous year, and came a day after his birthday. "I've been struggling with the vehicle today, so we have to review and try to understand where we have gone wrong with the balance", said Hamilton.

"It's not ideal, not what you want when you think you've got it in you".

The reigning GP2 champion replaces out-of-form Daniil Kvyat at Toro Rosso in Sepang as the 21-year-old Red Bull protege is put through his paces.

Hamilton has tasted victory only once in Sepang, back in 2014, and with the race being hosted in the country for the last time this represents his final chance to improve that record. Wolff said: "You can compare Malaysia to Silverstone probably, where we have been very good at high speed".

For Ricciardo it was an eighth podium in 11 races, and another sign that Red Bull is coming back strongly.

Championship leader Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas both lost time after off-track excursions and ended up sixth and seventh respectively, while Fernando Alonso was an impressive fifth. I think it's part of racing. Vettel's nearest non-Ferrari rival was Daniel Ricciardo in the Red Bull - 0.838s off the pace while holding a 0.010s margin over teammate Max Verstappen in fourth.

Vettel has looked like giving Hamilton a run for his money for much of the season but recent results have left him lingering.

"Even if we got the greatest of deals, do it for free for example, what's the product?"

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