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.