Date: 31st March 2014 at 10:03am
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Lewis Hamilton converted his pole position into his first race win of the season in Malaysia on Sunday morning.

Mercedes in-fact completing their first one-two finish since 1955, with Nico Rosberg crossing the line in second place.

It capped off a dominant race weekend for both Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes, living up to their winter testing billing as early season favourites.

Hamilton led from the line, moving over to the right hand side to block off team-mate Rosberg and the Red Bull of Sebastian Vettel.

That move successfully defended the race lead and except for a brief moment after a pit-stop, Lewis Hamilton led every turn of the race from lights out to chequered flag.

With Mercedes proving their domination, despite the season still being very young, everyone is already considering Mercedes as the clear favourites for the World Championship.

And with the 2008 Formula One World Champion claiming that the Mercedes is the best car he has ever driven, it’s not surprise the Brit is optimistic for the rest of the season.

‘We’re in the most difficult of conditions [in Malaysia] and the car was fantastic, It’s probably the best car I have ever driven.

‘What is – and was – the most important thing is that I feel really comfortable in this car. Remember, last season I sometimes said that I felt uncomfortable in the car – but that is all history. Considering that I had one win and some good results in 2013 in a car that didn’t suit me perfectly, I am very much looking forward to how this season progresses.’
Hamilton told Sky Sports.

He continued: ‘I don’t think any race is easy. Obviously there are opportunities that are presented in front of you and you have to take them with both hands and that’s what I did but looking after the car, looking after fuel, not making any mistakes, it was a massive challenge in that sense,’

‘The steps we’ve taken through the winter from the end of last year to this year, and now to have a one-two, is absolutely incredible. I’ve not had many one-twos in my career so that makes it even more special.’


Hamilton takes dominant win in Malaysia