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Hamilton "incredibly happy" with victory in Malaysia

The Silver Arrows driver won from pole position in a thoroughly dominant performance
Sunday, March 30, 2014

March 30th, 2014 (F1Plus / Chris Cameron-Dow) - Lewis Hamilton struggled to contain his joy after winning the Malaysian Grand Prix. It's his first win since the Hungarian Grand Prix in July 2013 and only his second victory since joining Mercedes at the start of 2013. This win takes Hamilton's victory tally in Formula 1 to 23, matching that of triple world champion Nelson Piquet.

As he crossed the finish line, Hamilton's excitement was evident as he celebrated in the cockpit of his Mercedes. His and the team's joy was compounded by the fact that Malaysia is the home of Mercedes title sponsor Petronas. 

Hamilton said after the race:

"I'm incredibly happy today. This is my first win in Malaysia after eight attempts and to do it for our Petronas family in their home country makes it even more special. It's all down to the team. They have done a fantastic job and I have to say a huge thank you to everyone here at the track and back at our factories who have been pushing non-stop to get the car where it is.

"The race was tougher than it perhaps looked today and the conditions here always make it a great challenge. But I was able to look after the car, the tyres and the fuel and still keep a bit of pace in hand which made my job that little bit easier. It's great to see Mercedes leading the championship but we know that we have to make these early races pay. Anything can happen as we saw in Australia, so this is an important result for us. One-two finishes don't happen very often and this is a real achievement for the team."

As Malaysia and the world deals with the ongoing investigation into the tragedy of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, the victims of the disaster and their families were very much in the thoughts of those who were present at the Grand Prix. Hamilton concluded, "Finally, I would like to offer this victory in tribute to all those affected by the tragedy of MH370."

He also sent out birthday greetings to his step-mother, saying "A special mention also goes to my step-mum Linda for her 50th birthday tomorrow!"

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