Vettel wins in Singapore, Hamilton abandons

Sebastian Vettel signs his third victory of the season at the Singapore GP by winning ahead of Daniel Ricciardo and Kimi Räikkönen. Lewis Hamilton retired with a mechanical problem.

Published on 20/09/2015 à 16:36

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Vettel wins in Singapore, Hamilton abandons

Sebastian Vettel was unbeatable at the Singapore GP which he won for the fourth time in his career after his success at Red Bull (2011, 2012 and 2013). The Scuderia Ferrari driver led the race from start to finish to offer Maranello his third victory of the season after Malaysia and Hungary. This 42nd success of his career allows him to move one victory ahead of Ayrton Senna.

The four-time world champion, however, had to regain his lead twice following interventions by the safety car. The first neutralization came from the clash between Felipe Massa (Williams) and Nico Hulkenberg (Force India). The winner of 24 Hours of Le Mans was penalized three places on the grid for the next race. The second occurred following the entry of a spectator onto the track.

Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) signs its best result of the season by taking second place, while Kimi Räikkönen (Ferrari) completes the podium.

Mercedes had its most difficult weekend of the year. Nico Rosberg was only able to save a fourth place without ever having been able to claim better, while his teammate Lewis Hamilton abandoned following an electrical problem which appears to be linked to the accelerator sensor. The Championship leader is still 41 points ahead of his direct rival and 49 points ahead of today's winner.

Valtteri Bottas (Williams) completes the top five ahead Daniil Kvyat (Red Bull) and Sergio Pérez (Force India). While the Toro Rosso were at the bottom of the ranking, Max Verstappen was able to move up to eighth place ahead of his teammate Carlos Sainz Jr. Felipe Nasr (Sauber) completes the top ten.

Sad race for the Lotus. Pastor Maldonado ranked 12th after being involved in a collision with Jenson Button who was playing in the points. Romain Grosjean returned to the pits in the last laps and is classified 13th. Both McLaren have given up.

Discover the analysis of the Singapore Grand Prix carried out by our special correspondents in issue 2030 of AUTOhebdo, available from Monday evening in digital version on all platforms, and from Wednesday on newsstands.

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