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Hamilton wins in Singapore


Lewis Hamilton drove a perfect race to triumph for McLaren at the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday

Hamilton took the lead at the start, and led through the whole race apart from a four lap period when Renault’s Fernando Alonso took over before making his final pit stop.

Jenson Button increased his world championship points lead by one point over Brawn team mate Rubens Barrichello when they finished fifth and sixth. Timo Glock came second, and Alonso third.

Vettel could have finished higher than fourth but had a drive through penalty after speeding in the pit lane during his second refuelling call.

The result leaves Button on 84 points to Barrichello’s 69 with three races to go, while Vettel remains third with 59 and Webber fourth on 51.5. In the constructors’ stakes, Brawn have 153 points to Red Bull’s 110.5, but McLaren are closing fast on Ferrari with 59 to 62.

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