The UK’s F1 star Lewis Hamilton is on a roll with back to back F1 wins. Hamilton won the Italian Grand Prix earlier this month and surpassed Sebastian Vettel to take the number one spot on the driverboard with a 3 point lead. The Mercedes driver knew that the Singapore Grand Prix was going to be a tough challenge for him as Ferrari’s Vettel was expected to win and take back the lead from Hamilton.
Vettel Takes Risk And Crashes
Vettel was under pressure and it could have been responsible for pushing him to make a risky decision during the race that ultimately caused him to collide in the first round and take out team mate Kimi Raikkonen as well as Max Verstappen from Red Bull. There will be obviously different opinions on what happened and who is exactly responsible for the collision but at the end of the day, it cost Vettel the race and the opportunity to regain the lead.
Vettel went for a lunge that was risky but a move that he had pulled of a numerous occasions before – a move that F1 fans have seen Michael Schumacher carry out successfully throughout his illustrious career. However the move backfired and Vettel effectively ruled himself out of the race. Lewis Hamilton managed to avoid the collision and took full advantage of the opportunity to gain the lead and hold on to it till the end.
Hamilton Credits Concentration To Senna
Rains drenched the Singapore track and it was difficult for the F1 drivers to race under lights. Hamilton said it required immense concentration from him to ensure that he did not crash and he was able to maintain his focus by thinking about the late great Ayrton Senna and how he crashed at the Monaco Grand Prix when he was in the lead. The UK F1 star said that he had also been through such lessons and was determined to make sure that he did not commit the same mistakes at the Singapore Grand Prix.
In the end, Hamilton comfortably won the Singapore Grand Prix and now has a 28 point lead over Vettel. This will definitely be a bonus win for Hamilton and the additional points will make him a lot more comfortable as the pressure is now entirely upon Vettel who has just 6 races left to bridge the gap and take the first spot!