Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton took victory in an action-filled dramatic Singapore Grand Prix as his title rival Sebastian Vettel crashed out of the race.
Hamilton crossed the finish line 4.5 seconds ahead of Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo. Valtteri Bottas finished in the final podium position and produced a strong result for the silver arrow team.
It was raining ahead of the start, and top six drivers - Vettel, Verstappen, Ricciardo, Raikkonen, Hamilton and Bottas were on intermediate tyres. Other drivers opted to go for full wet tyres. Kimi Raikkonen made a good start, but it all turned into a nightmare for the Finn in the first corner.
Max Verstappen made contact with Raikkonen, and his Ferrari speared across the track into Vettel. The out-of-control Ferrari of Raikkonen then collided with Verstappen and Alonso at the first corner. Raikkonen and Verstappen immediately retired from the race.
Vettel held the lead for a few corners, but his damaged Ferrari lost control at the third corner and collided with the barrier and the team instructed him to retire. Now, Hamilton was leading the race, but the safety car was deployed to clear the debris.
When the track was green, Hamilton cleared away from the chasing pack and extended the lead. The rain stopped and the track conditions improved, and Mercedes had a perfect strategy for pit stops which put Hamilton in a commanding position.
Ricciardo tried his best to overhaul Hamilton, but he had to settle for second. Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz achieved his best result in Formula One and finished fourth. Force India driver Sergio Perez finished the race in fifth place. His teammate Esteban Ocon crossed the line in the tenth position.
Renault driver Jolyon Palmer finished in sixth place, whereas McLaren-Honda pilot Stoffel Vandoorne managed to finish in the seventh place. Alonso had to retire due to the crash at the beginning of the race. The race was time-limited due to safety car interruptions, and only 58 laps could be completed in two hours.
Lewis Hamilton has extended his championship lead as Vettel failed to finish the Singapore GP. Mercedes also has a clear advantage in the constructor's championship with both the Ferraris retiring from the race. It looks like Hamilton has the title in the bag unless anything dramatic happens in the coming races.