Mercedes AMG Petronas
No race victories in Formula 1 are every easy, least so in sweltering Sepang where drivers lose around three kilograms during the 56 lap encounter – a significant quantity, considering their enforced weight restrictions this season. Yet Lewis Hamilton’s drive to 25 points in the Malaysian Grand Prix was a demonstration in serenity as he cruised to his first victory at the circuit and stamped his mark upon this nascent 2014 season.
It would have been overly premature to suggest prior to the race that Hamilton required victory to stay in the game, but he could have ill afforded to lose further ground to team-mate Nico Rosberg after his mechanically-induced...
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