Hamilton takes title lead with Singapore win

Lewis Hamilton moved into the lead of the championship with a commanding victory in Sunday night’s Singapore Grand Prix, taking full advantage of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg’s terminal technical problems. Sebastian Vettel came home second, with Red Bull team-mate Daniel Ricciardo completing the podium.

Rosberg, who held a 22-point advantage over Hamilton heading into the race, was forced to start from the pit lane after a glitch on his way to the grid resulted in him failing to pull away on the formation lap.

This gave Hamilton a relatively smooth run to the first corner, with Vettel jumping Ricciardo and assuming second after Alonso, who had dived across the sizeable Turn 1 run-off area, relinquished the position.

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