Lewis Hamilton cannot be complacent in F1 title race, says Toto Wolff

• Mercedes executive directors warns driver to remain fully focussed
• ‘There’s lots of time for cheering when we’ve actually won the title’

Lewis Hamilton cannot afford to be complacent in his attempt to win a fourth Formula One world championship despite a 28-point lead, warned Toto Wolff, the Mercedes executive director. Hamilton won the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday after his title rival Sebastian Vettel crashed his Ferrari off the grid and was eliminated from the race.

Hamilton had gone into the race leading Vettel by three points but had expected to drop behind the German at a circuit where Ferrari were hoping to dominate. However Vettel went out after the incident involving his team-mate Kimi Raikkonen and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen on the run to turn one, with all three retiring. The win, Hamilton’s third in a row, has given the British driver a commanding lead with six races to go.

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Source: Formula 1

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