F1: Hamilton’s Malaysian Grand Prix Victory

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Lewis Hamilton stormed to victory at Sepang. Photo: Cordon Press.

British driver Lewis Hamilton dominated from start to finish, cruising to victory in the Malaysian Grand Prix.

 

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This was Hamilton’s 23rd victory, 33rd pole, and the star’s first victory at the Sepang International Circuit.

Following his success Hamilton said: “What an incredible result. It great to get a 1-2. You don’t get many of those in your career.”

Hamilton dedicated his triumph to those who perished in the Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 disaster.


“After the terrible tragedy three weeks ago I’d like to dedicate it to them and their families,” he said.

Following recent bumps in the road of his career, the Mercedes driver said: “I’m more mature. I’m getting older, so all the experiences are adding up.


“I’m starting to see the benefits of the mistakes, and the things I’ve said, or the things I’ve done. This year there’s more capacity.

“To have the opportunity to have 23 wins is amazing. It’s a huge achievement. I never thought I would ever have one.

“I’ve 10 more poles but in at least half of those races the car stopped. It’s okay though, I feel like I have a car to catch up now. The team have done an amazing job.

“I’m pushing myself more than my team-mate is pushing me. That’s where the push is coming from.

“Nico is very quick, he’s won the first race, he’s always there, so naturally we are pushing each other.

“But this year I’m pushing myself that extra bit. I’m eking out more than I’ve ever been able to eke out.”

Hamilton’s teammate Nico Rosberg came in a close second, while Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel managed third place.

 




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