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THE race was moved from its March date to Oc­to­ber to al­low or­gan­is­ers the op­por­tu­nity to up­grade the cir­cuit.

The cir­cuit was resur­faced and drainage was im­proved.

Aus­tralian Daniel Ricciardo claimed his fourth ca­reer win in For­mula 1 af­ter Mercedes driver Lewis Hamil­ton, who started from pole, had to walk away from the track af­ter his car’s en­gine blew up with 16 laps to go.

Dutch teenager Max Ver­stap­pen fin­ished se­cond to give Red Bull Rac­ing their first onetwo since Brazil in 2013.

Nico Ros­berg re­cov­ered from a spin to fin­ish third for Mercedes.

Tan Sri Az­man Yahya was ap­pointed as SIC chair­man while Usher head­lined the pos­trace con­cert. first-lap

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