Formula 1: Hamilton's fourth win under the lights of Singapore
Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) wins the Singapore Grand Prix to extend his lead in the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship to 40 points ahead of Sebastian Vettel (Scuderia Ferrari), who finished third today at Marina Bay Street Circuit. Two main championship contenders shared a podium with Max Verstappen (Red Bull).
It’s fourth win for Lewis Hamilton under the lights of Singapore, his seventh win of the season and 69th Formula 1 victory in a career. He clinched it easily after he started from pole and led for most of the race. Verstappen and Vettel also finished on positions which they had on the starting grid.
The race has been stopped soon after the start because Force India’a Esteban Ocon crashed into the wall after a contact with his teammate Sergio Perez. Vettel stole P2 from Verstappen just before Safety Car was deployed but he was back behind Dutchman’s back after the first round of pit stops.
Their positions remained unchanged until the end of the race. Behind the podium finishers, Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) converted his fourth starting position into fourth place at the end, same as Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) on the fifth place. To complete a domination of the three top teams, Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) converted P6 at the start to P6 at the chequered flag.
Further back, Fernando Alonso (McLaren) finished in the seventh place, ahead of Carlos Sainz (Renault), Charles Leclerc (Sauber) and Nico Hulkenberg (Renault).
The next race on a calendar is the Russian Grand Prix at Sochi Autodrom on September 30.
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