The 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix certainly proved to be a thriller and a fitting end to Sepang’s final chapter in F1; as Lewis Hamilton opened up a 34-point lead in the Drivers' Championship after taking second place, in dramatic circumstances.
The Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Team star now has a commanding lead in the championship, ahead of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, who finished fourth in Sepang. Lewis' Silver Arrow’s teammate, Valtteri Bottas was fifth in what proved to be a difficult weekend for the team, although they still also increased their lead over Ferrari in the Constructors' Championship.
Lewis, who started on pole position, knew he was in for a tough afternoon as both Ferrari and Red Bull had shown plenty of pace during the practice sessions. The 32-year-old is now hoping the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Team can now discover a way to improve their performance ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix on the 8th October.