Hamilton started in second place but overtook his team-mate on the opening corner.
The Brit then cruised to a second win of the season which takes him top of the Drivers’ Championship.
Upon reflection, Hamilton explained how his start to the race – which has come under criticism in recent weeks – improved ten-fold.
“The start is where I was able to make the difference and after that it’s kind of history,” he said.
“It’s not been the most straightforward of weekends but what a fantastic result for the team. Everyone has worked so hard.
“We came here and didn’t know whereabouts we’d stand with the Ferraris as they were so quick in the last race.
“But we turned up, Valtteri had been quick all weekend and he did a great job today and to have a one-two together is really special on the 1000th Grand Prix.”
Mercedes kept up their 100 per cent one-two record this campaign.
And team principal Toto Wolff was delighted his team remain way ahead of their rivals.
“It’s amazing the 1000th race, being on pole and then controlling the race this way is super,” he said.
“The double stack was a particularly proud moment because you have everything to lose.
“We were thinking losing the position if we were to pit one of the two earlier.
“The stacking functioned brilliant, it was good choreography.
“Valtteri for sure will not be happy.
“He was on pole and had the speed to win but the start was the deciding factor.”
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