Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen struggles to control his car after colliding with teammate Sebastian Vettel of Germany.
Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen struggles to control his car after colliding with teammate Sebastian Vettel of Germany.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, right, of Britain celebrates on the podium after winning the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix .
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, right, of Britain celebrates on the podium after winning the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix .
Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen, right, of Finland collides with teammate Sebastian Vettel of Germany at the start of the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix.
Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen, right, of Finland collides with teammate Sebastian Vettel of Germany at the start of the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain leaps off his car as he celebrates after winning the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain leaps off his car as he celebrates after winning the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix.
Daniel Ricciardo of Australia driving the (3) Red Bull Racing Red Bull-TAG Heuer RB13 TAG Heuer makes a pit stop for new tyres during the Formula One Grand Prix of Singapore.
Daniel Ricciardo of Australia driving the (3) Red Bull Racing Red Bull-TAG Heuer RB13 TAG Heuer makes a pit stop for new tyres during the Formula One Grand Prix of Singapore.
Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes F1 WO8 on track during the Formula One Grand Prix of Singapore.
Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes F1 WO8 on track during the Formula One Grand Prix of Singapore.
Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing prepares to drive on the grid before the Formula One Grand Prix of Singapore at Marina Bay Street Circuit.
Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing prepares to drive on the grid before the Formula One Grand Prix of Singapore at Marina Bay Street Circuit.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after winning the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix .
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after winning the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix .
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Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen struggles to control his car after colliding with teammate Sebastian Vettel of Germany.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, right, of Britain celebrates on the podium after winning the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix .
Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen, right, of Finland collides with teammate Sebastian Vettel of Germany at the start of the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain leaps off his car as he celebrates after winning the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix.
Daniel Ricciardo of Australia driving the (3) Red Bull Racing Red Bull-TAG Heuer RB13 TAG Heuer makes a pit stop for new tyres during the Formula One Grand Prix of Singapore.
Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes F1 WO8 on track during the Formula One Grand Prix of Singapore.
Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing prepares to drive on the grid before the Formula One Grand Prix of Singapore at Marina Bay Street Circuit.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after winning the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix .

Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton Wins Singapore Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton benefited immensely from a chaotic start to win the rain-affected Singapore Grand Prix, extending his championship lead to 28 points with a hat-trick of victories.

The front row was wiped out at the first corner, taking out polesitter Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen after both contacted with Kimi Raikkonen.

The incident allowed Hamilton, who started fifth, to take the lead and he was able to maintain that till the chequered flag despite constant pressure from Daniel Ricciardo, who eventually finished 4.5 seconds behind for his third podium in a row in Singapore.

Valtteri Bottas completed a smooth drive to take the last podium spot after starting fourth.

Hamilton had gone into the race with a three-point advantage, has built a 28-point cushion -- courtesy a no-show from main championship rival Vettel, who remains on 235 points to Hamilton's 263.

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