In a post-match interview conducted by 'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch, Hamilton thanked his team for their efforts in the warm Sepang conditions, but was quick to point out that his thoughts were still with the victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane which went missing on March 8.
He said: "That was just incredible after such a difficult weekend and a long winter. I just feel so grateful, particularly after the tragedy three weeks and I would like to dedicate the win to the families.
"Today you are sweating before you even got in the car so you just have try to keep cool and keep your focus. But the team were absolutely spot on with all their instructions today so big thanks to them."
The victory is Hamilton's first since the Hungarian Grand Prix of 2013.