Malaysia was a little bit boring, after the first few laps the podium top three stayed in the same positions for the entire race.
Lewis Hamilton started on pole, won the race, set the fastest lap of the race, led every single lap and won by over 15 seconds from his teammate. It is only the third time in Hamilton’s career that he has started on pole, set the fastest race lap and won the race. The last time was back at the 2008 Chinese GP.
Nico Rosberg finished second for his 13th podium and Sebastian Vettel third for his 63rd podium. After qualifying Hamilton equalled Jim Clark’s record for the most pole positions for a British driver with 33.
Mercedes won their 15th race and scored their first 1-2 finish since the 1955 Italian GP, or the 2009 Italian GP when they were still Brawn GP. Valtteri Bottas gained ten places in the race for the second consecutive time after a poor qualifying performance.
There isn’t really too much point in showing the points and championship position graphs at this point in the season, but there were a lot of changes after Malaysia, Hamilton went from 19th to second, Rosberg leads and of course Mercedes are leading the Constructors’.