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Last Updated: Sunday, 8 April 2007, 08:27 GMT 09:27 UK
Sepang - 8 April, 2007
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Red Bull's David Coulthard (left) and Honda's Jenson Button (right)

Red Bull's David Coulthard and Honda's Jenson Button look calm and collected in the heat at the Sepang circuit

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton takes on some fluids as he prepares to follow the impressive third-place finish of his Melbourne debut

Felipe Massa

Felipe Massa takes part in a parade of vintage cars before taking up pole position in his Ferrari

McLaren's reigning world champion Fernando Alonso

McLaren's reigning world champion Fernando Alonso betrays a few nerves as the heat and tension mount in Malaysia

The start in Sepang

Alonso makes a bold start and immediately puts Massa under pressure on the opening lap

Fernando Alonso takes the lead

Alonso nips into the lead and team-mate Hamilton squeezes into second, ahead of Ferrari's Massa and Kimi Raikkonen

Felipe Massa spins off the track on lap six

The Brazilian Massa keeps up the pressure on second-placed Hamilton but overcooks it on lap six and falls back to sixth

Lewis Hamilton leads Kimi Raikkonen

Hamilton loses speed after changing to hard tyres and soon has Raikkonen breathing down his neck for the closing laps

Fernando Alonso celebrates victory in the Malaysian GP

Alonso holds on to take the flag and hand McLaren their first win since Japan in October 2005

Lewis Hamilton

The 22-year-old Hamilton holds his nerve under intense pressure from Raikkonen and crosses the line in second

Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton

Spain's Alonso toasts first and second place for McLaren, as Hamilton continues the incredible start to his F1 career

Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton with the McLaren team

Alonso celebrates his maiden win in McLaren colours with Hamilton and the rest of the team


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