Malaysian Grand Prix: Hamilton's engine catches fire to lose ground on championship race
Leading the race comfortably, with Nico Rosberg outside of the top three, Hamilton looked set to open up a sizeable gap in the championship race on his Mercedes rival.
But with just 16 laps to go the race was turned on it's head when Hamilton slowed to a halt with his engine on fire.
Mercedes were unable to give the 31-year-old any prior warning to the incident but offered an update via their Twitter on what caused the engine failure.
They said: "Unexpected mechanical failure of the ICE (internal combustion engine) for @LewisHamilton No prior warning signs. It just… went… " ... read more
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