Verstappen beats Lewis Hamilton to win F1’s Malaysian Grand Prix

Fortune finally favoured Max Verstappen in Malaysia as the Red Bull driver who has endured a trying season secured his second grand prix victory at Sepang. He and the legion of Dutch fans were all smiles afterwards. But the form on display from both Red Bull and Ferrari has left only frowns at Mercedes in their wake, as Lewis Hamilton and his team were forced to consider why they had been comprehensively beaten on a track at which they were expected to dominate and how it has rendered their championship challenge a far from foregone conclusion.