MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS picked up maximum points at the Malaysian Grand Prix after storming ahead of the pack give the Silver Arrows back-to-back victories and their first one-two finish in their modern history.
The start of a wet qualifying session saw a different Mercedes-Benz take the limelight as the F1 cars were left sitting in the garages and the SLS AMG Safety Car took to the track. Once the rain eased, Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position after his flying lap, with teammate Nico Rosberg in third.
The sun came out for race day and Rosberg showed no fear as he passed Vettel down to the first corner to take second position. From then on the Silver Arrows controlled the race from the front, as Hamilton claimed his first victory of the season with a gap of 17 seconds.
After the race, Hamilton explained how much the win means to both him and the team: “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 wasn’t just the Mercedes team who dominated the race; seven of the top ten cars utilised the power of Mercedes to a points finish.
The next race in the 2014 Formula One season is on 4-6 April at Bahrain International Circuit.