Malaysian Grand Prix 2017



Good mornng everybody and welcome to coverage of the Malaysian Grand Prix, the last Grand Prix to be held at the Sepang circuit after a 19 year stint.

After the drama of Singapore where three of the first four starters - plus Fernano Alonso - got involved in an incident at the first corner and Lewis Hamilton too advantage to increase his lead over Sebatian Vettel to 28 points with only a handful of races left.

Here's the grid, Lewis Hamilton starts on pole for today's race with Championship rival Sebastian Vettel starting last after a nightmare qualifying session where he encountered turbo problems after his first lap in Q1.

10 minutes till lights out.. who are you predicting for the win today?

Turns put Kimi Raikonnen has trouble with his turbo this morning, too! Just what Ferrari needed this morning. The team think they've fixed the issue. Time will tell with that one. The Finn starts 2nd on the grid.

RAI getting pushed off the grid as the turbo problems continues for the Italian team. Looks like a pit lane start for him IF Raikonnen's mechanics can get the problem fix. It might only be a temporary fix, though. Drama here to go with the damp track after the rain of a few hours ago.

Formation lap is now underway,

Most of the field are starting on the super soft tyres except ERI, WEH and VET are starting at the back on the soft. VET going long, then. He needs an awful lot of luck to salvage something today.

The cars are lining up now. HAM from VER and RIC.