Lewis Hamilton moved to the 28-point lead in the formula 1 world championship after a commanding victory in the Singapore Grand Prix as title rival Sebastian Vettel crashed in the first curve.
The German Ferrari driver had qualified on pole position, but was involved in a fall, the fall with his team-mate Kimi Raikkonen and Red Bull Max verse on the first curve in the wet. All three retired because of damage from the accident. The crash also McLaren’s Fernando accounted for Alonso.
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“I went to the left, tried to fight off Max, and the next thing I have a bump on the page and you’ll find Kimi’s car,” said Vettel.
When asked who he said the blame for the accident, Verstappen, â€œespecially Sebastian. He began squeezing me, maybe he couldn’t see Kimi on the left side. This is no excuse â€“ if you fight for the championship, you should not take to squeeze these risks, anyone much.”
The clash is a big boost for the driver of the Mercedes, Hamilton was, had only managed fifth place in the qualification. He made a good start and move gave way to the drama in the lead, and from there was able to be comfortable Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo to fend off.
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“I felt like I had a great start, but I think Kimi had happened to an incredible Start, and then I saw this excitement,” he said. â€œWe had no idea what is going to happen today, but we just tried to stay focused. It was very much luck with the Ferraris at the start.”
Hamilton’s Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas was third ahead of Carlos Sainz Jr (Toro Rosso) and Sergio PÃ©rez (Force India). Renault Jolyon Palmer has lost his ride with the team for the next season, took a career-best five.
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British Touring Car Championship: Silverstone
Tom Ingram, Jack Goff and Matt Neal took the race wins in a dramatic day of BTCC action at Silverstone, while Ash Sutton some solid run-producing plants in order to maintain his championship lead.
Check out our complete BTCC report here.
IndyCar Series: Sonoma Raceway
American driver Josef Newgarden drove the IndyCar Series championship with a second place finish in the season finale in Sonoma, California.
The 26-year-old in the weekend with a narrow points lead, led for much of the race ahead of his Penske team-mate Simon Pagenaud used an Alternative strategy to claim the lead in the last round of pit stops. But second place was enough for Newgarden to claim the title with 13 points from 2016 champion Pagenaud.
World Rallycross Championship: Riga, Latvia
The Swedish racer Johan Kristoffersson winner of the World Rallycross Championship-left the title with two events to run, his fifth victory in a row and sixth of the season â€“ in Riga, Latvia.
The PSRX Volkswagen-Polo-GTI-driver dominated the final, finishing 2.3 seconds of the outgoing delete the end of champion Mattias EkstrÃ¶m (Audi A1).
Kristoffersson biasing rivals heading into the event was his team-mate Petter Solberg, but the Norwegian crashed heavily in the semi-finals. Solberg was brought to the hospital, having suffered a broken collarbone in the accident.
World Endurance Championship: Austin, Texas
Porsche driver Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber took their four World Endurance Championship (WEC) event victory in a row at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas, US, thanks, team orders.
Nick Tandy had led the race in the Porsche 919 Hybrid, together with Neel Jani and AndrÃ© Lotterer, but moved over Bamber, with eight minutes of the race left. The result reinforced the victorious team to the lead of Toyota, Kazuki Nakajima, SÃ©bastien Buemi and Anthony Davidson, who was third.
NASCAR Sprint Cup: Chicagoland, Illinois
Martin Truex Jr won the first Playoff round of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Chicagoland Speedway, which is a result mainly here so we can race title: the unlikely named history of the turtles 400.
In one of the most bizarre NASCAR race title sponsorship deals for the Spongebob Squarepants 400 in 2015, the event was supported by the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. Just check out the trophy Truex Jr got home to take…