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MotoGP 2019: Maverick Vinales pips Marc Marquez, Dovizioso and Rossi slug it out and other talking points from Malaysia
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MotoGP 2019: Maverick Vinales pips Marc Marquez, Dovizioso and Rossi slug it out and other talking points from Malaysia

Maverick Vinales of Yamaha was in a class of his own, breezing into the lead at the start of the race and then staying ahead all the way to the top of the podium.

MotoGP 2019: Maverick Vinales storms to dominant victory in Malaysian Grand Prix, Marc Marquez finishes second
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MotoGP 2019: Maverick Vinales storms to dominant victory in Malaysian Grand Prix, Marc Marquez finishes second

Vinales dominated at the Sepang circuit from the outset, quickly breaking through the pack and taking the lead from the early stages after starting second on the grid.

Formula One: Max Verstappen signs Red Bull contract extension until 2020 season
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Formula One: Max Verstappen signs Red Bull contract extension until 2020 season

Verstappen said in a statement: "Red Bull has supported me from the very beginning. I’m looking forward to accomplishing more with this team."

Japanese Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton vows to hit back strongly as Ferrari, Red Bull step up challenge
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Japanese Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton vows to hit back strongly as Ferrari, Red Bull step up challenge

Lewis Hamilton has promised to hit back in Japan this week following frustration in Malaysia as he looks to close in on a fourth Formula One world title.

Japanese Grand Prix: Ferrari rules out gearbox change for Sebastian Vettel despite Malaysian mishap
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Japanese Grand Prix: Ferrari rules out gearbox change for Sebastian Vettel despite Malaysian mishap

Sebastian Vettel is 34 points behind Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton with five races remaining, including Sunday’s at Suzuka.

Malaysian Grand Prix: Max Verstappen earns much-awaited victory in fitting farewell to Sepang
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Malaysian Grand Prix: Max Verstappen earns much-awaited victory in fitting farewell to Sepang

The final Malaysian Grand Prix had drama, excitement and racing all around as Max Verstappen scored a well-earned victory ahead of championship leader Lewis Hamilton.

Malaysian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton admits Mercedes have some 'real big problems' to fix with their cars
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Malaysian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton admits Mercedes have some 'real big problems' to fix with their cars

Hamilton, now 34 points clear of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and well on his way to a fourth title, started in pole position but lost out to Red Bull’s 20-year-old Dutch driver Max Verstappen.

Malaysian Grand Prix: Max Verstappen credits 'unbelievable' Red Bull car for perfect 20th birthday gift
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Malaysian Grand Prix: Max Verstappen credits 'unbelievable' Red Bull car for perfect 20th birthday gift

Third on the grid, Verstappen was second by the end of the pit straight after Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen retired from second spot before the start with engine problems.

Malaysian Grand Prix: Max Verstappen wins ahead of Lewis Hamilton in final edition of race
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Malaysian Grand Prix: Max Verstappen wins ahead of Lewis Hamilton in final edition of race

Max Verstappen won the final edition of the Malaysian Grand Prix, as Lewis Hamilton finished second to extend his championship lead over Sebastian Vettel to 34 points.

Malaysian Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel smiles through pain of another setback to championship challenge
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Malaysian Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel smiles through pain of another setback to championship challenge

Vettel will start Sunday’s race deadlast after power unit problems prevented him from setting a time. Hamilton, meanwhile, will begin on pole.

Malaysian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton capitalises on Sebastian Vettel's misery to claim 70th career pole
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Malaysian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton capitalises on Sebastian Vettel's misery to claim 70th career pole

Hamilton, 28 points clear of Vettel with six races remaining, has now been on pole for four years in a row in Malaysia and five times in total - equalling Michael Schumacher’s record at the circuit.

Malaysian Grand Prix: Sepang circuit given all-clear by FIA after shock tyre explosion mars practice session
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Malaysian Grand Prix: Sepang circuit given all-clear by FIA after shock tyre explosion mars practice session

Romain Grosjean's Haas was flung into the barriers at high speed on Friday after a drain grille, which should have been welded down securely, popped up at a kerb on turn nine after Kimi Raikkonen's Ferrari drove over it.

Malaysian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton clinches pole position, Sebastian Vettel suffers engine woes to start last
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Malaysian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton clinches pole position, Sebastian Vettel suffers engine woes to start last

Sebastian Vettel's world championship hopes suffered a huge blow when his Ferrari failed to set a time in the first qualifying session, meaning he will start last.

Formula One teams fear that expensive and closely-guarded secrets could leak to rivals
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Formula One teams fear that expensive and closely-guarded secrets could leak to rivals

Formula One teams fear leak to rivals once the former head of the governing body’s F1 technical department has served a period of gardening leave.

Malaysian Grand Prix: Officials to conduct safety check on track after disloged drain cover causes crash
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Malaysian Grand Prix: Officials to conduct safety check on track after disloged drain cover causes crash

Formula One officials launched an inspection of every drain cover at the Sepang circuit Friday after Romain Grosjean suffered a frightening tyre explosion during Malaysian Grand Prix practice.

Malaysian Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel moves on from Singapore crash, hopes to narrow championship gap
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Malaysian Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel moves on from Singapore crash, hopes to narrow championship gap

Vettel told reporters at the Malaysian Grand Prix on Thursday that he felt he still had time to close the gap on his Mercedes rival.

Mexican Grand Prix: Sergio Perez hopes race gives country 'moment of happiness' after deadly earthquake
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Mexican Grand Prix: Sergio Perez hopes race gives country 'moment of happiness' after deadly earthquake

“It will give a lot of energy, having the grand prix in Mexico,” Perez told reporters ahead of this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix.

Malaysian Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel look to bounce back after falling 28 points behind rival Lewis Hamilton
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Malaysian Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel look to bounce back after falling 28 points behind rival Lewis Hamilton

After blowing pole position by causing a crash at the Singapore GP, Sebastian Vettel threw away a golden chance to regain the championship lead from Lewis Hamilton.

Malaysian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton says battle with Sebastian Vettel has driven retirement out of his mind
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Malaysian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton says battle with Sebastian Vettel has driven retirement out of his mind

Lewis Hamilton says he is "loving" his world championship battle with Sebastian Vettel so much that he has banished any thoughts of retirement as he heads into Sunday's last-ever Malaysian Grand Prix.

Formula 1 podcast: Did the success of Singapore Grand Prix lead to Malaysia's departure?
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Formula 1 podcast: Did the success of Singapore Grand Prix lead to Malaysia's departure?

After 19 illustrious years, Formula 1 will bid adieu to the Malaysian Grand Prix (and the Sepang International Circuit) this Sunday.