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Furious Hamilton 'wants answers' after engine blowout

Lewis Hamilton was not amused after the race. Credit: PA

Stevenage driver Lewis Hamilton couldn't hide his anger with his Mercedes team after an engine failure denied him the chance to win the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Hamilton was cruising to victory before his engine blew up with just 15 laps remaining to hand the win to Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo.

Nico Rosberg finished third to stretch his lead at the top of the drivers' championship to 23 points, and after the race a clearly agitated Hamilton appeared to accuse those in charge at Mercedes of favoritism.

"Someone doesn't want me to win this year," he told BBC Radio 5 Live.

"My question is to Mercedes. We have so many engines made for drivers, but mine are the only ones failing this year.

"Someone needs to give me some answers because this is not acceptable.

"We are fighting for the championship and only my engines are failing. It does not sit right with me."


Stevenage's Hamilton on pole for Malaysian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton celebrates securing pole position in Malaysia. Credit: PA

Stevenage driver Lewis Hamilton will start on pole for tomorrow's Malaysian Grand Prix.

The grid has a familiar look to it, with Hamilton's Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg starting second and Max Verstappen from Milton Keynes-based Red Bull in third.

Hamilton secured a fastest lap of 1:32.850 to qualify fastest - four tenths of a second ahead of Rosberg.

It's the third successive year he's been on pole in Malaysia and a win tomorrow would close the gap on Rosberg in the Drivers' Championship who currently holds an eight point advantage.

Verstappen: 'To come into a new team and to win a race is perfect'

Max Verstappen says he's still pinching himself after making history for Milton Keynes-based Red Bull yesterday.

The 18-year-old became the youngest ever winner of a Formula One race at the Spanish Grand Prix - beating the previous record by more than two years.

Watch an interview with Max Verstappen from Red Bull Media.

'I didn't expect it at all': Verstappen on his F1 win

"I didn't expect it at all', says Red Bull driver Max Verstappen on his F1 win.

The 18-year old, who only passed his driving test last September, has shocked the world with his victory at the Spanish Grand Prix.

Verstappen posted an interview on his Facebook page showing off his trophy. He spoke about the 'incredible race' and said that it was an 'amazing feeling'.

Click below to watch his reaction

Sporting stars congratulate youngest ever F1 winner

Max Verstappen with his winning trophy Credit: Max Verstappen, Twitter

Sporting stars, including big names from the world of F1 past and present have been offering their congratulations through social media to Red Bull driver Max Verstappen.

The 18-year old has become the youngest ever winner of a Formula One race after winning the Spanish Grand Prix.

What makes his achievement even more spectacular is the fact he only passed his driving test last September.


Hamilton donates racing suit for charity auction

The Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton was back in his home county of Hertfordshire at the weekend.

Lewis Hamilton donating one of his racing suits Credit: ITV News Anglia

Lewis Hamilton grew up in Stevenage, and he has now donated one of his racing suits to the Hertfordshire Air Ambulance which is the official charity of the Mercedes sponsors Epson.

The suit will be auctioned off next year, and should raise thousands of pounds for the charity

Red Bull end speculation over their future in F1 by agreeing new engine deal

Red Bull will continue in 2016. Credit: PA

Milton Keynes-based Formula One team Red Bull have ended speculation over their future in the sport by agreeing a deal to continue with Renault engines.

There were fears that the team may walk away from F1 after they scrapped their previous contract with Renault.

However, they have now negotiated a new agreement which will see them use Renault engines again next season.

The power unit won't carry the name of the French car manufacturer though and will instead be sponsored by the luxury watch brand TAG Heuer.

The Swiss watchmaker have ended a 31-year relationship with McLaren to switch to Red Bull.

"TAG Heuer and Red Bull are two transcendent brands which have both a passion for racing and a drive to do things differently, and this unique collaboration is further evidence of that.

TAG Heuer has been an icon in the world of Formula One for many years and we're delighted that they've chosen to continue their association with the sport by teaming up with us.

Our shared values of innovation and a desire to stand out from the crowd make this one of the most exciting partnerships in F1. We are also pleased to see Renault confirm its long-term commitment to F1 and would like to thank them for their contribution to the team since 2007.

Their technical partnership with Ilmor gives us confidence, and we look forward to the 2016 season."

– Christian Horner, Red Bull Team Principal
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