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So, with a good old-fashioned gloves-off scrap of a race, Formula 1 gave a timely rebuff to the notion that the fuel flow era is a ‘taxi-drivers’ contest. Even before a moment of Pastor Maldonado madness gave us a late safety car, that made the last 10 laps a brilliantly vivid flat-out contest through the field, this had been a great race, at the heart of which was a fantastically close contest between Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. “No,” Lewis had said irritated, on Friday, when asked if he expected his advantage over Nico from Malaysia to carry through to here. “He’s had a chance to look at my telemetry there and understand how I was doing it.”