Lewis Hamilton Wins in Singapore, Takes F1 Title Lead

Lewis Hamilton beat Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo to the pole. He now has 241 points against teammate Nico Rosberg's 238.

updated: September 21, 2014 21:32 IST
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Take that! Singapore Formula One Grand Prix winner and Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain (L) sprays the bottle of champagne at second placer Red Bull Racing driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany.


Singapore: Lewis Hamilton has taken the lead in the Formula One drivers' championship by winning the Singapore Grand Prix, leapfrogging teammate Nico Rosberg who had to retire early with a gear-selection failure.

Hamilton led comfortably on Sunday before he was forced into a late pitstop, giving up the race lead to Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel. However, Hamilton quickly passed the German to win by 13.5 seconds at the Marina Bay circuit. (Pics)

Hamilton moved to 241 points, ahead of Rosberg on 238, with five races left.

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