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The 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix (officially the 2017 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix)[1] was the fifteenth race of the 2017 Formula One season, and the nineteenth and final Malaysian Grand Prix on the Formula One calendar. It was held between 29 September and 1 October 2017. This was the final Malaysian Grand Prix held for the foreseeable future.

Lewis Hamilton qualified his Mercedes on pole, 0.045 seconds ahead of Ferrari's Kimi Räikkönen. Hamilton's chief rival for the championship, Sebastian Vettel, suffered mechanical problems in qualifying, and started the race in 20th and last place.

Räikkönen failed to start the race due to a turbo issue, while Hamilton kept the lead of the race until lap 4, when Max Verstappen overtook him at the first corner and pulled out a gap in front before taking his second victory, just one day after his twentieth birthday. Hamilton finished in second place, while Daniel Ricciardo finished third after managing to defend against Vettel long enough in the closing stages. Vettel came home in fourth, although he later collided with Lance Stroll on the cool-down lap.


BackgroundEdit

In the Singapore Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel caused a crash with Kimi Räikkönen and Max Verstappen, and all three retired from the race while Lewis Hamilton won it. As a result, Hamilton extended his championship lead over Vettel to twenty-eight points in the Drivers' Championship, having 263 points in the standings. Because he failed to score any points, Vettel remained on 235 points, but remained second ahead of Valtteri Bottas, who had 212 points following his third-place finish in Singapore. Daniel Ricciardo scored another eighteen points after finishing second, being fifty points behind Bottas, while Räikkönen remained fifth with 138 points.[2] With Ferrari failing to score any points in the Singapore Grand Prix, Mercedes extended their lead in the Constructors' Championship to 475 points, 102 points ahead of Ferrari. Red Bull went to 230 points with Ricciardo's podium finish, though they remained third, while Force India and Williams remained fourth and fifth respectively. Force India had 124 points while Williams had fifty-nine.[2]

In April 2017, officials confirmed that their contract for the Malaysian Grand Prix was terminated early, declaring that the 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix would be the last after not having enough attendance and television viewers.[3][4]

On 26 September, following twelve races where Daniil Kvyat failed to score points, Toro Rosso announced that his car would be driven by Red Bull's test driver Pierre Gasly for the remaining races of the season, although they did not confirm who would compete at the United States Grand Prix due to Gasly competing in a Japanese Super Formula Championship race occurring on the same weekend.[5]

Entry listEdit

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W08 EQ Power+ Mercedes M08 EQ Power+ P
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W08 EQ Power+ Mercedes M08 EQ Power+ P
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB13 TAG Heuer TAG Heuer P
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB13 TAG Heuer TAG Heuer P
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF70H Ferrari 062 P
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF70H Ferrari 062 P
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM10 Mercedes M08 EQ Power+ P
31 France Esteban Ocon India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM10 Mercedes M08 EQ Power+ P
19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW40 Mercedes M08 EQ Power+ P
18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW40 Mercedes M08 EQ Power+ P
14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren Honda McLaren MCL32 Honda RA617H P
2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren Honda McLaren MCL32 Honda RA617H P
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault Sport F1 Team Renault R.S.17 Renault R.E.17 P
30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer France Renault Sport F1 Team Renault R.S.17 Renault R.E.17 P
10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR12 Renault R.E.17 P
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR12 Renault R.E.17 P
8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas F1 Team Haas VF-17 Ferrari 062 P
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas F1 Team Haas VF-17 Ferrari 062 P
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C36 Ferrari 061 P
94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C36 Ferrari 061 P
Free Practice 1 only
37 Monaco Charles Leclerc Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C36 Ferrari 061 P
38 Indonesia Sean Gelael Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR12 Renault R.E.17 P
46 Russia Sergey Sirotkin France Renault Sport F1 Team Renault R.S.17 Renault R.E.17 P
50 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi United States Haas F1 Team Haas VF-17 Ferrari 062 P
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Practice OverviewEdit

FP1Edit

FP2Edit

FP3Edit

Practice ResultsEdit

No Driver Team FP1 FP2 FP3
Time Pos Time Pos Time Pos
2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 1:53.771 12 1:33.673 13 1:33.321 10
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 1:49.719 2 1:32.099 3 1:32.091 3
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 1:51.009 5 1:31.261 1 1:32.042 2
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 1:50.734 4 1:31.865 2 1:31.880 1
8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 1:56.211 18 1:34.118 17 1:34.914 18
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari DNP 1:35.697 20 1:34.936 19
10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Toro Rosso 1:52.380 9 1:34.043 15 1:34.206 16
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 1:54.669 15 1:32.862 8 1:33.209 7
14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 1:50.597 3 1:32.564 5 1:33.530 11
18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:52.295 8 1:33.818 14 1:33.538 12
19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes No Time 20 1:33.394 12 1:33.240 8
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari DNP 1:34.343 18 1:33.787 13
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault DNP 1:33.060 9 1:33.871 14
30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer France Renault 1:53.625 11 1:33.381 11 1:34.475 17
31 France Esteban Ocon India Force India-Mercedes 1:53.896 13 1:33.096 10 1:33.290 9
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 1:48.962 1 1:32.109 4 1:32.579 6
37 Monaco Charles Leclerc Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:55.280 16 DNP DNP
38 Indonesia Sean Gelael Italy Toro Rosso 1:54.610 14 DNP DNP
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 1:51.518 6 1:32.677 6 1:32.539 5
46 Russia Sergey Sirotkin France Renault 1:53.521 10 DNP DNP
50 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi United States Haas-Ferrari 1:56.339 19 DNP DNP
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Toro Rosso DNP 1:34.104 16 1:33.924 15
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 1:52.007 7 1:32.770 7 1:32.329 4
94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:55.652 17 1:35.246 19 1:35.045 20
Source: [6][7][8]

QualifyingEdit

Q1Edit

Q2Edit

Q3Edit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
Pos Time Pos Time Pos Time
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 1 1:31.605 4 1:30.977 1 1:30.076 1
2 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 4 1:32.259 2 1:30.926 2 1:30.121 2
3 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 2 1:31.920 3 1:30.931 3 1:30.541 3
4 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 6 1:32.416 5 1:31.061 4 1:30.595 4
5 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 3 1:32.254 1 1:30.803 5 1:30.758 5
6 31 France Esteban Ocon India Force India-Mercedes 7 1:32.527 7 1:31.651 6 1:31.478 6
7 2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 13 1:32.838 9 1:31.848 7 1:31.582 7
8 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 10 1:32.586 8 1:31.778 8 1:31.607 8
9 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 12 1:32.768 6 1:31.484 9 1:31.658 9
10 14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 15 1:33.049 10 1:32.010 10 1:31.704 10
11 19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 5 1:32.267 11 1:32.034 11
12 30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer France Renault 9 1:32.576 12 1:32.100 12
13 18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 14 1:33.000 13 1:32.307 13
14 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Toro Rosso 11 1:32.650 14 1:32.402 14
15 10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Toro Rosso 8 1:32.547 15 1:32.558 15
16 8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 16 1:33.308 16
17 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 17 1:33.434 17
18 94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 18 1:33.483 18
19 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 19 1:33.970 19
107% time: 1:38.017
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 20 no time 20*
Source: [9]
  • * Vettel failed to set a time within the 107% rule, but was given permission from the stewards to race.[9] He was also given a twenty-place grid penalty for using his fifth ICE, fifth TC and fifth MGU-H.[10]

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 ______________ 1
2 Lewis Hamilton
Kimi Räikkönen* ______________
Row 2 ______________ 3
4 Max Verstappen
Daniel Ricciardo ______________
Row 3 ______________ 5
6 Valtteri Bottas
Esteban Ocon ______________
Row 4 ______________ 7
8 Stoffel Vandoorne
Nico Hülkenberg ______________
Row 5 ______________ 9
10 Sergio Pérez
Fernando Alonso ______________
Row 6 ______________ 11
12 Felipe Massa
Jolyon Palmer ______________
Row 7 ______________ 13
14 Lance Stroll
Carlos Sainz, Jr. ______________
Row 8 ______________ 15
16 Pierre Gasly
Romain Grosjean ______________
Row 9 ______________ 17
18 Kevin Magnussen
Pascal Wehrlein ______________
Row 10 ______________ 19
20 Marcus Ericsson
Sebastian Vettel ______________

Source

  • * Räikkönen did not start due to turbocharger failure.
  • Vettel failed to set a time within the 107% rule, but was given permission from the stewards to race.[9] He was also given a twenty-place grid penalty for using his fifth ICE, fifth TC and fifth MGU-H.[10]

RaceEdit

Pre-raceEdit

While on a warmup lap, Räikkönen reported that his car felt like there was no power. The Ferrari mechanics tried to remedy the problem, but after working on the car on the grid, they had to wheel it away before the start. Eventually, it was retired with a broken turbocharger.

ReportEdit

Hamilton made a good start, with Bottas managing to get between Verstappen and Ricciardo. But Verstappen never let Hamilton get far ahead, and he ducked inside Hamilton at the first turn on lap 4, then proceeded to pull away. Vettel made a very strong start, and was quickly into 13th place. Ricciardo ducked inside of Bottas on lap 9. The cars traded positions and ran side-by-side, but Ricciardo finally pulled away in third.

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ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 56 1:30:01.290s 3 25
2 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 56 +12.770 1 18
3 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 56 +22.519 4 15
4 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 56 +37.362 20 12
5 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 56 +56.021 5 10
6 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 56 +1:18.630 9 8
7 2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 55 +1 Lap 7 6
8 18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 55 +1 Lap 13 4
9 19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 55 +1 Lap 11 2
10 31 France Esteban Ocon India Force India-Mercedes 55 +1 Lap 6 1
11 14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 55 +1 Lap 10
12 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 55 +1 Lap 17
13 8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 55 +1 Lap 16
14 10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Toro Rosso 55 +1 Lap 15
15 30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer France Renault 55 +1 Lap 12
16 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 55 +1 Lap 8
17 94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 55 +1 Lap 18
18 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 54 +2 Laps 19
Ret 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Toro Rosso 29 Engine 14
DNS 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 0 Turbocharger 2
Source: [11]

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

Drivers' World Championship
Pos. Driver Pts +/-
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 281
2 Germany Sebastian Vettel 247
3 Finland Valtteri Bottas 222
4 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 177
5 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 138
6 Netherlands Max Verstappen 93
7 Mexico Sergio Pérez 76 ▼ 1
8 France Esteban Ocon 57
9 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. 48
10 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 34
11 Brazil Felipe Massa 33
12 Canada Lance Stroll 32
13 France Romain Grosjean 26 ▼ 1
14 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne 13 ▲ 3
15 Denmark Kevin Magnussen 11 ▼ 1
16 Spain Fernando Alonso 10 ▼ 1
17 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer 8 ▼ 1
18 Germany Pascal Wehrlein 5
19 Russia Daniil Kvyat 4
20 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi 0
20 Sweden Marcus Ericsson 0
20 United Kingdom Jenson Button 0
Source:[12]
Constructors' World Championship
Pos. Team Pts +/-
1 Germany Mercedes 503
2 Italy Ferrari 385
3 Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 270
4 India Force India-Mercedes 133
5 United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 65
6 Italy Toro Rosso 52
7 France Renault 42
8 United States Haas-Ferrari 37
9 United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 23
10 Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 5
Source:[12]

NotesEdit

  1. "2017 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix". formula1.com. Formula One Administration. https://www.formula1.com/en/championship/races/2017/Malaysia.html. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Collantine, Keith (17 September 2017). "2017 Singapore Grand Prix championship points". F1 Fanatic (Keith Collantine). http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2017/09/17/2017-singapore-grand-prix-championship-points/. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  3. "2017 race to be Malaysia's F1 farewell". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 7 April 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2017/4/2017-race-to-be-malaysias-f1-farewell.html. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  4. The Associated Press (7 April 2017). "Formula One confirms Malaysian Grand Prix will cease after October race". https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/motor/formula1/2017/04/07/f1-confirms-2017-malaysian-gp-will-be-the-last/100159454/. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  5. "Pierre Gasly to drive with Scuderia Toro Rosso". Toro Rosso. 26 September 2017. http://www.scuderiatororosso.com/en_IT/article/pierre-gasly-drive-scuderia-toro-rosso. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  6. "2017 Malaysian Grand Prix – Practice 1 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 29 September 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2017/races/973/malaysia/practice-1.html. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  7. "2017 Malaysian Grand Prix – Practice 2 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 29 September 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2017/races/973/malaysia/practice-2.html. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  8. "2017 Malaysian Grand Prix – Practice 3 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 30 September 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2017/races/973/malaysia/practice-3.html. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 "2017 Malaysian Grand Prix – Qualifying results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 30 September 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2017/races/973/malaysia/qualifying.html. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "FIA Stewards Decision — Document No. 32". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 1 October 2017. https://www.fia.com/file/61956/download?token=N7s-Hp5d. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  11. "Malaysia Grand Prix 2017 Race Results". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 1 October 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2017/races/973/malaysia/race-result.html. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Collantine, Keith (1 October 2017). "2017 Malaysian Grand Prix championship points". F1 Fanatic (Keith Collantine). http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2017/10/01/2017-malaysian-grand-prix-championship-points/. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
V T E 2017 Formula One Season
Teams Ferrari • Force India • Haas • McLaren • Mercedes • Red Bull • Renault • Sauber • Toro Rosso • Williams
Engines Ferrari • Honda • Mercedes • Renault • TAG Heuer
Drivers alphabetically Alonso • Bottas • Button • di Resta • Ericsson • Gasly • Giovinazzi • Grosjean • Hamilton • Hartley • Hülkenberg • Kvyat • Magnussen • Massa • Ocon • Palmer • Pérez • Räikkönen • Ricciardo • Sainz • Stroll • Vandoorne • Verstappen • Vettel • Wehrlein
Drivers by number Vandoorne • 3 Ricciardo • 5 Vettel • 7 Räikkönen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Ericsson • 10 Gasly • 11 Pérez • 14 Alonso • 18 Stroll • 19 Massa • 20 Magnussen • 22 Button • 26 Kvyat • 27 Hülkenberg • 30 Palmer • 31 Ocon • 33 Verstappen • 36 Giovinazzi • 39 Hartley • 40 di Resta • 44 Hamilton • 55 Sainz • 77 Bottas • 94 Wehrlein
Other Drivers Calderon • Celis • Fong • Fuoco • Kari • Matsushita • Russell • Turvey
Cars Ferrari SF70H • Force India VJM10 • Haas VF-17 • McLaren MCL32 • Mercedes AMG F1 W08 EQ Power+ • Red Bull RB13 • Renault R.S.17 • Sauber C36 • Toro Rosso STR12 • Williams FW40
Tyres Pirelli
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Tests Barcelona 1 • Barcelona 2
See also 2016 Formula One Season • 2018 Formula One Season • Category
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