Lewis Hamil­ton Wins Sin­ga­pore Grand Prix Ahead Of Daniel Ric­cia­rdo

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Lewis Hamil­ton won a chaotic and rain-hit Sin­ga­pore Grand Prix last fort­night to seize con­trol of the For­mula One world cham­pi­onship as his ti­tle ri­val Se­bas­tian Vet­tel crashed out on the first lap. Fer­rari’s Vet­tel and Kimi Raikko­nen, and Red Bull’s Max Ver­stap­pen all went out just af­ter the start of the first wet race in Sin­ga­pore, which saw three safety cars and fin­ished with only 12 driv­ers. It all played per­fectly into the hands of Mercedes driver Hamil­ton, who went from fifth on the grid to first and held off Red Bull’s Daniel Ric­cia­rdo to clinch his third win in a row.

With his 60th race vic­tory and sev­enth this sea­son, Hamil­ton — who had said he needed a “mir­a­cle” af­ter strug­gling in qual­i­fy­ing — stands 28 points ahead of Vet­tel with six grands prix left this year.

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