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Hamilton picks up first Malaysia win

POLE-TO-FLAG:After securing pole position, the Briton pulled away from the pack, and teammate Nico Rosberg finished in second to give Mercedes a rare one-two finish

Reuters, SEPANG, Malaysia

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo, who was disqualified in Australia pending an appeal, missed out on points for the second race in a row after a disastrous third pit stop when he was in fourth.

The Australian pulled away before his front left wheel was fully attached, with engineers sprinting down the pitlane to push him back and fix the issue.

Ricciardo was then given a 10-second penalty for the unsafe release, but his chances of points were already over after he shredded a tire and damaged a wing shortly before the stewards’ decision and he retired before the end.

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