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Lewis Hamilton’s outstanding Singapore GP pole and victory is a manifestation why he is the best

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Lewis Hamilton’s outstanding Singapore GP pole and victory is a manifestation why he is the best

Until Saturday evening it looked unlikely. In the turbo hybrid era, Singapore has always been a shocker of a track for Mercedes even with their post-2014 dominance of Formula One.

Despite this year appeared a little better but there was still indication that Ferrari were running away with it in qualifying.

Although Lewis Hamilton emerged victorious last year at the Marina Bay Street Circuit, but it was an unexpected victory achieved with the help of the elimination of front three cars on the very first lap.

It was obvious in the second part of qualifying the Mercedes driver was only 0.15 seconds away from the leading Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari.

But the look on the face of Toto Wolff, his Mercedes team principal as the British finished first with an astonishing lap revealed a lot. Wolff was full of joy.

On a Saturday night in Singapore, it was Hamilton’s skill that was making round in totality, and nothing more.

The race on Sunday in terms of Tyre and pace management, was a much simpler – and duller but the the hard work from the driver was done in qualifying was great.

Since the British Grand Prix in July, Wolff was aware that Ferrari have had the quickest package in place. He was fully aware of the fact that his team have find it difficult to reduce the Scuderia’s raw pace advantage.

Yet, he Wolff also knows that their rival and their driver, Sebastian Vettel have failed to capitalise on this, part of which is through errors and part was through Hamilton’s brilliance.

That was the same thing that happened in Singapore, as under pressure Ferrari made errors out of their strategy both in qualifying and the race.

MORE: Hamilton Beats Vettel

But Vettel would had taken pole if Ferrari aced their qualifying strategy. But that is doubtful when someone like Hamilton is take such lap.

With Hamilton now won four race period, Vettel has won just once in a five race. The Mercedes driver only dropped seven points, to leave his rivals on the brink of defeat.

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Lewis Hamilton wins the Japanese GP

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Lewis Hamilton wins the Japanese GP

Lewis Hamilton has propelled himself into touching distance to win a fifth world championship after winning the Japanese GP, following another mistake by Sebastian Vettel, his title rival.

Hamilton is just two weeks away from clinching the championship with victory

at the United States GP.

While Vettel’s season has become ragged since the summer break, Hamilton’s form has been sublime, and Vettel find himself guilty again for a serious error when he crashed into Max Verstappen error during the race.

Vettel hit the side of Verstappen’s car, in an over-aggressive bid to overtake move on the Red Bull. The Suzuka stewards who investigated the incident, chose not to penalised the German, instead was mindful of the damage done to the Ferrari driver who returned to the fray in last place.

While commenting on the incident, Sky Sports F1 pundit Paul di Resra said he cannot believe the mistakes from Vettel, saying the Ferrari driver only has himself to blame for such mistake.

Given that Verstappen was already hit with a five-seconds penalty which was to serve at his first pit-stop for tangling with Kimi Raikkonen, Vettel’s error was all the more daunting one.

The Red Bull driver, Verstappen was penalised for running in an unsafe manner, following his banging of wheels with Raikkonen.

Vettel’s has been subject of reoccurring mistakes through the season.

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We are unbeatable on track, that’s why rivals are complaining – Haas 

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We are unbeatable on track, that’s why rivals are complaining – Haas

Haas boss Gunther Steiner says because its Formula 1 rivals cannot be it on track, they have now seek to use legal means to try to stop its charge.

Haas was removed from the the sixth place finish as his floor was riled illegally by the FIA, following Renault protest the Romain Grosjean’s car after the conclusion of the Italian Grand Prix.

But Haas is adamant it didn’t engaged in anything wrong, and has taking the case to the FIA’s International Court of Appeal.

Haas has now been moved back behind Renault in the constructors’ championship after its points were deducted. But Haas boss Steiner clearly understood why his most closed competitor has acted.

Speaking in a team preview Steiner said he wouldn’t expect such, but sometimes people react in such was. He said this when asked if the recent controversy was an expected one or mere coincidence.

MORE: Hamilton Beats Vettel

He further said what’s really happening is that rivals tries to beat you in court if they cannot beat you on the track. Hard work will surely earned you envies. We would surely work hard for it and fight even more, said Steiner.

It’s always inevitable that take remove political action away from track, suggested by Steiner amid a close battle between teams.

The Haas boss still believes the team will not relent in its effort to overhaul Renault, despite being faced with additional complication in the next week’s Appeal Court hearing in Paris.

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Ferrari Driver Vettel Fine With Stewards Calls For Not Penalising In Hamilton Clash At Monza

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Ferrari Driver Vettel Fine With Stewards Calls For Not Penalising In Hamilton Clash At Monza

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was fine with the stewards decision to take his clash with Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton at Monza as a racing incident.

In the Lap 1 of the 2018 F1 Italian Grand Prix in Monza, both drivers came together when Vettel was making an inside move on Kimi Raikkonen who’s his Ferrari teammate, an event which Hamilton used in the right-hander to take the outside line.

As the Vettel tried to fight Hamilton, the Mercedes driver made the move stick on the exit.

The two of them had contact as Vettel was sent into a spin as he dropped dead last, after having a front wing damage and was force to pit.

Even though Hamilton too had the left of his car damaged, he was able to continue on without difficulties.

However, investigation was conducted on the incident but the stewards saw it as a racing incident and this was believed to be by Vettel.

Speaking after the race, Vettel said he was delight that there was no decision from the stewards because it is racing.

MORE: Speed Does Not Determine Win – Hamilton

He believes everyone is there to race. It’s obvious Hamilton took a lot of risk and even though it didn’t work for me, it did work for him.

Vettel who described the incident as unfortunate insist he had no where to go and he was sort of squeezed.

For me to touch and spin around, received damage ang then move back of the field was unlucky for me, he added.

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