'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch conducts post-race interviews in Malaysia

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in Sherlock
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Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch conducts post-race interviews on the podium following the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday.

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch was a surprise addition to the Formula 1 presenting team on Sunday.

The 37-year-old English actor was in attendance at the Sepang International Circuit, where Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton dominated by winning the race from pole position.

Cumberbatch, who is known for his role on the BBC drama, took to the podium to interview Hamilton, his second-place teammate Nico Rosberg and last season's champion Sebastian Vettel, who came third with Red Bull.

During his interview with Cumberbatch, Hamilton dedicated his win to the victims of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP (L) celebrates on the podium with second placed Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP after the Malaysian Grand Prix on March 30, 2014
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