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Vettel cruises to victory in Singapore

A triumphant Vettel

Sebastian Vettel cruised to a third straight Singapore Grand Prix victory on Sunday and moved closer to a fourth consecutive Formula One world title with a dominant drive under the floodlights at the Marina Bay Street Circuit.

The German led from pole to flag and lapped on average almost two seconds quicker than his rivals to finish comfortably clear of Fernando Alonso to extend his championship lead over the Ferrari driver to 60 points with six races remaining.

Kimi Raikkonen shrugged off back pain to climb from 13th on the grid to third for Lotus in a challenging race that was held up by one safety car period when Daniel Ricciardo crashed his Toro Rosso into the barriers on lap 26.

Vettel has now won seven of the season’s 13 races.

Driver and constructor standings after the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix at Marina Bay Street Circuit on Sunday
Drivers Points
1. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Red Bull 247
2. Fernando Alonso (Spain) Ferrari 187
3. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes 151
4. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Lotus 149
5. Mark Webber (Australia) Red Bull 130
6. Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes 116
7. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Ferrari 87
8. Romain Grosjean (France) Lotus 57
9. Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren 54
10. Paul Di Resta (Britain) Force India 36

Constructors Points
1. RedBull – Renault 377
2. Ferrari 274
3. Mercedes 267
4. Lotus – Renault 206
5. McLaren 76
6. Force India – Mercedes 62
7. Toro Rosso – Ferrari 31
8. Sauber – Ferrari 19
9. Williams – Renault 1
10. Marussia – Cosworth 0

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