British F1 driver Lewis Hamilton won Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix with a 17.3-second lead over Nico Rosberg, only to be interviewed on the podium by Sherlock and 12 Years a Slave star Benedict Cumberbatch.
"That was Incredible. After such a difficult weekend, a long winter, for such a great crowd, I feel so grateful," Hamilton told Cumberbatch, who was in Sepang for the weekend.
Hamilton dedicated his victory to the passengers of missing Malaysia airlines flight 370.
"After such a tragedy a few weeks ago I dedicate this win to those people and their families," he said.
"You can't really turn that man down," he said of Ecclestone.