16:28 31 March 2014
Lewis Hamilton emerged victorious at the recently concluded Malaysian Grand Prix. He led a Mercedes one-two as team-mate Nico Rosberg finished second. He then dedicated his win to the families and presumed victims of the missing flight MH370.
He said: "I just feel so grateful, particularly after the tragedy three weeks ago and I would like to dedicate the win to the families.”
"The team were spot on with all the pit stops and calling and timing, the info was spot on. What a great car, what a great job from everyone."
Meanwhile, Nico Rosberg said: "I got a great start and that allowed me to get into second place. In Turn Three I got a bit sideways, plenty of action there - but it worked out well. Then it was just a question of trying to keep up with Lewis, but he was a bit too quick today."
The mystery surrounding the missing Malaysian Airlines plane cast a shadow over the race as it was held close to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Before the race, a minute’s silence was observed led by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone. In addition, drivers wore helmet stickers which read “Pray for MH370.”