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Lewis Hamilton leads Mercedes 1-2 at Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton led a one-two finish for the Mercedes team at the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday.

Hamilton beat teammate Nico Rosberg by 17.3 seconds at the Sepang International Circuit, with defending world champion Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull third.

Hamilton led throughout, making up for his retirement in the season-opening race in Australia and winning in Malaysia for the first time at his eighth attempt.

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso finished fourth, ahead of Force India's Nico Hulkenberg and McLaren's Jenson Button, while Felipe Massa held on for seventh ahead of Williams teammate Valtteri Bottas despite being told by his team to let Bottas through.

McLaren's Kevin Magnussen was ninth and Toro Rosso's Daniil Kvyat tenth.