Mercedes-Benz Has First One-Two Finish in F1 in 58 years

Taking the checkered flag with an advantage of no less than 17 seconds over his team mate, Lewis Hamilton performed a rather impressive hat-trick at this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix, snatching the pole position, fastest lap and a victory on the Sepang Circuit.
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With Nico Rosberg coming in second place, the two Mercedes-AMG Petronas drivers therefore managed the first one-two finish for an official Silver Arrows team in almost six decades.

Never since Juan Manual Fangio finished in front of Piero Taruffi at the 1955 Italian Grand Prix has Mercedes-Benz scored such an important Formula 1 victory.

On top of it, the 2014 Malaysian Grand Prix in Kuala Lumpur was also one of the three home races for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas team, as the official sponsor is Malaysian.

Lewis Hamilton: “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 tires 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. Finally, I would like to offer this victory in tribute to all those affected by the tragedy of MH370. A special mention also goes to my step-mum Linda for her 50th birthday tomorrow!”

This was the 101st victory for Mercedes-Benz in Formula 1 and Lewis Hamilton's 15th one since he started driving for the Anglo-German team.
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