"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.
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