Vettel started last on the grid after failing to set a time in qualifying, but drove brilliantly to take fourth place behind Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and limit the damage to his own title hopes. Hamilton also had a good start, staying ahead of Verstappen early, but the Dutchman scored an overtake not long after, with the Brit seemingly bothered by battery issues.
One of the most coveted rounds of the F1 season, the Malaysian Grand Prix hosted its very last race before signing off as an F1 venue.
Verstappen quickly pulled away, building a seven-second lead within 10 laps and, despite problems with his neck muscles in the closing laps on this demanding track, was always in control.
But it's Hamilton winning the war.
With teammate and championship contender Sebastian Vettel failing to set a time in qualifying after suffering with a turbo problem, Raikkonen seemed to be struck by an nearly identical problem on his way to the grid on Sunday. But for sure it's not ideal if you retire one vehicle [on Saturday] and one [before the race], so it's something we need to obviously understand.
Hamilton now leads Vettel by 34 points in the championship with only five races to go, starting with the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka next weekend.
"After a weekend where we have lacked a significant chunk of performance, we couldn't have imagined such a good outcome, but we can't let that distract us from the job we have in front of us", said Wolff.
The Red Bull of Verstappen was third on his 20th birthday, nearly half a second behind Raikkonen.
But that success was tempered by concerns over the pace of his vehicle, with Hamilton failing to convert his pole position into a win and Vettel fighting his way from the back of the grid to take fourth place. Raikkonen then qualified in second place but was unable to start the race as he too suffered power unit trouble on the way to the grid.
Meanwhile Vettel insists he is confident of reeling in Hamilton after Ferrari proved they have the fastest auto heading into the final five races.
Lewis Hamilton didn't win the race, but it was kind of a win nonetheless.
"We were quicker than anticipated, to be honest with you".
Hamilton responded by pitting on lap 27 for the soft tyre, with Verstappen covering the undercut with the same move a lap later. It left his Ferrari with suspension damage and he hitched a lift on the side of the Sauber of compatriot Pascal Wehrlein.
The play was reviewed, though replays provided an inconclusive look at whether Campbell's helmet made contact with Powell's shin. But New York blew a 10-point, fourth-quarter lead because of some big mistakes - and then had to hold on in the extra period.
Liam Brady, while also complementing United's performance, did add that something is missing to make them even better. Now Lukaku's fine run of form has seen himself earn a place in the Old Trafford history books.
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.
He exclusively revealed to The Sun Online that he is already planning a social media dynasty for his little one. The new mom told the magazine that giving birth was "the hardest and most rewarding experience".
The changes were quickly derided by Labour as inadequate compared with its own pledge to scrap tuition fees entirely. And the amount when graduates start repaying the loans will be pushed up to £25,000, from the current £21,000.
What happened Sunday? The Giants won, thanks to Pablo Sandoval's walk-off home run against the Padres in Game 162 ( SF 5, SD 4 ). Ted Barrett, who was behind the plate for Cain's flawless game on June 13, 2012, also called the balls and strikes Saturday .
Gibbs said officials think there are about 700 visitors on the island, which has a year-round population of about 1,000 residents. Wave heights along the shore will increase during the next few days, creating risky surf and increased chances of rip currents.
Ex-Maharashtra CM Narayan Rane launches new party
It is believed that Mr Shah suggested that the former Congress leader form his party and join the Maharashtra government. An alliance with Mr Rane's party will form a safety net for the BJP in case of an exit by its fractious ally Shiv Sena.
Retired Army man asked to prove his Indian citizenship
After serving in the Army for 30 years, an Assam-based veteran has been asked to prove his nationality by a Foreigner's Tribunal. According to media reports, even Hoque's wife Mumtaj Begum, was summoned by the foreigners' tribunal in 2012 on similar grounds.