Daniel Ricciardo Wins Malaysian Grand Prix, Does Another Shoey

What a bloody legend!

Daniel Ricciardo Wins Malaysian Grand Prix, Does Another Shoey

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Aussie legend Daniel Ricciardo has won the Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang — and celebrated with another shoey.

Red Bull team mate Max Verstappen and Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg joined Ricciardo on the podium before he performed his trademark celebration.

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Ricciardo started from fourth in the grid, behind both Rosberg and Verstappen, while Mercedes’Lewis Hamilton started from poll.

Hamilton dominated the first 2/3rds of the race, opening up a 23 second lead before a dramatic engine failure forced him to retire after 41 laps.

Hamilton’s blow out has significant ramifications on the Driver’s Championship — before the race Rosberg was ahead of him 273-265; the points Rosberg scored today now gives him a 23 point lead.

Meanwhile Ricciardo took advantage of the situation to take the lead and never relinquished it, with Red Bull happy to allow he and Verstappen to take the 1-2 finish.

It was Ricciardo’s fourth career win, and his first since the 2014 Belgian Grand Prix.

The result means Red Bull are second in the Constructor’s Championship, their 316 points a whopping 222 behind Mercedes’ 538.

Ferrari round out the top three with a 301 point haul.

Ricciardo — third in the Driver’s Championship on 204 points, 61 behind Hamilton — will have a chance to close the gap on the Mercedes duo next week in the Japanese GP at Suzuka.

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