Lewis Hamilton wins Singapore Grand Prix to increase title lead | Trending News

2018-09-17T16:08:03+00:00 September 17th, 2018|


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Lewis Hamilton when Singapore Grand Prix to increase title lead Lewis Hamilton wins Singapore Grand Prix to increase title lead Lewis Hamilton won the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday in dominant fashion to increase his formula one championship lead over Sebastian Vettel 240 points with just six races remaining the Mercedes driver led from pole to checkered flag with Red Bulls max Verstappen more than eight seconds behind and Ferraris Vettel a distant third great job everyone what a weekend said Hamilton on team radio immediately after winning at the Marina Bay Street circuit for the second year running keep pushing we’ve got the skies a unique set of challenges makes the steamy track in the heat and humidity of Singapore’s tropical climate the toughest physical test of the season the duration of the race with each of the 61 laps of the 5060 three kilometer track having 23 vents and data gear changes more than any other on the Formula One calendar means that drivers and machinery are work to breaking point I’m spent it felt like the longest race of my life so I’m glad it’s over said Hamilton when interviewed on track after hugging his crew in celebration max put up a great fight as well but what a day what a weekend Hamilton got the perfect start from pole position as first steppin was slower away from second on the dirty side of the grid and saw his red will come immediately under pressure from vet tell the German four-time world champion used his superior Ferrari power to out drag her step and down raffles Boulevard and just managed to nip past a Dutchman before the safety car brought a temporary halt to hostilities on the first lap for the third year in succession in Singapore it was prompted by a collision between the force Indians that put testa banach on into the wall and out of the race after a sideswipe from team mate Sergio Perez Hamilton controlled the restart four laps later to sprint away more than a second clear of the tell the championship leader had stretched his lead to around 3 seconds when on lap 14 Vettel was first to pit for ultra-soft tires but it soon looked an ill-judged move as he rejoined behind the slower Force India of Perez Hamilton responded immediately and pitted on the next lap but he crucially opted for the soft compound that had been predicted to last until the end Vettel’s frustration increased as Hamilton rejoined in front and then boiled over his first step and jumped him when he too pitted for softs there’s no chance of winning Vettel mooned over team radio we were too late again he bawled these tires will not make it to the end when the last of the frontrunners Daniel Ricciardo took on ultra soft on lap 27 it left the top six back in grid order Hamilton leading Verstappen second and fatale third Hamilton remained in control but was getting to edge he up front I feel we have stopped too early he said as a few spots of rain began to tumble around the circuit no we are looking good compared to those around us assured his race engineer Peter Bonnington Hamilton withstood a challenge from first steppin as the pair threaded their way through some back markers but after that Hamilton cruised to victory despite reporting that he had to push hard to keep temperature in these tires Valtteri Bottas guided his Mercedes to fourth place Kimi räikkönen’s Ferrari came home fifth and Daniel Ricciardo with six in the second Red Bull