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Red Bull's Max Verstappen beats Lewis Hamilton to win Malaysian Gran Prix

Ferrari racer Sebastian Vettel finished fourth after being held off by Verstappen's teammate Daniel Ricciardo

ANI  |  Selangor 

Max Verstappen, Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, F1 race
Red Bull's Max Verstappen (left) of Netherlands with teammate Daniel Ricciardo of Australia as they celebrate their respective wins at the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix in Sepang International Circuit in Sepang. (Photo: PTI)

A commanding drive from Red Bull's saw him soundly beat three-time world champion to win Malaysian Grand Prix at the on Sunday.

Verstappen grabbed the lead from then race leader on lap 4. By lap 25, The Red Bull driver had a commanding lead - more than 9 seconds ahead of the Briton and continued to lead the grid throughout the race.

Teammate Daniel Ricciardo held off for third, with the Ferrari driver narrowly missing out on a podium having started from the back of the grid.

Sebastian finished in fourth place followed by Valtteri Bottas. Sergio Perez was sixth for Force India, just ahead of McLaren's Stoffel Vandoorne, who matched his best F1 result in seventh.

Verstappen's second F1 win means extends his championship lead over from 28 to 34 points with five races remaining.

The three-time champion, who won the on Sunday, is currently standing at the top of the drivers' championship after winning six out of 13 races this year.

First Published: Sun, October 01 2017. 18:50 IST