Lewis Hamilton wins Singapore Grand Prix to extend lead in F1 title race

• Briton takes championship lead to 40 points with victory
• Max Verstappen finishes second with Sebastian Vettel third

Lewis Hamilton won the Singapore Grand Prix with a strong run from pole position to increase his world championship lead over Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. Vettel could manage only third place behind the Red Bull of Max Verstappen. Hamilton’s win for Mercedes had looked against the odds when the weekend began but he leaves the Marina Bay circuit with a 40-point lead over Vettel.

Hamilton ran a controlled and dominant race from the front, with Mercedes managing his strategy superbly. Vettel had managed to challenge at the opening from third on the grid but Ferrari’s tactics were costly and Red Bull took advantage with Verstappen who put in a fine performance for second place.

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Source: Formula 1

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