The Malaysian Grand Prix was a tough race for all concerned, but Mercedes AMG Petronas stayed ahead of the pack and Lewis Hamilton showed Nico Rosberg the way, leading all but half a lap in sweltering conditions. Rosberg never mounted a serious challenge and Nico was never really threatened by Sebastian Vettel in third, although the rapid progress of Red Bull Racing in recent weeks has been impressive. There were promising results for Ferrari, Force India, Williams, Lotus and even Caterham but they all still have a way to go to close the gap to Mercedes. There was some controversy at Williams as Felipe Massa did not respond to a “Valtteri is faster than you” radio message… Kevin Magnussen and Daniil Kyvat again scored points. Nico Robserg leads the World Championship as the F1 teams head of Bahrain.
Also in this week’s issue…
– We talk to a forthright Niki Lauda and to Claire Williams
– We wonder whether Luca di Montezmolo is about to leave Ferrari
– We remember the awe-inspiring Bremgarten circuit in Switzerland
– JS feels sorry for Romain Grosjean
– DT points Red Bull boss Dietrich Mateschitz in the direction of the door marked “Exit”
– Mike Doodson impresses young ladies and recalls adventures with handcuffs and dragsters
– And Peter Nygaard lights up the stories with his photographs
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