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Driver standings - Singapore Grand Prix 2017 - Palmer earns points as Hamilton takes a firm hold on the lead

Palmer earns points as Hamilton takes a firm hold on the lead
Credit: Renault Sport F1

The big news coming out of the Singapore weekend was that Jolyon Palmer, under pressure for a chance to remain in Formula One, picked up his first points of the season. He may have lucked into his high top ten position, but he kept himself out of trouble and saw the chequered flag. His result, as well as Stoffel Vandoorne's good finish, allowed them both to make progress on the driver standings table.

Out front, Hamilton has taken a commanding lead of the championship, although there are still six races to go and plenty to play for. He has more than a race win in hand, and Vettel's flat-lining in terms of points couldn't have come at a worse time for the Ferrari driver.

10Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport263
20Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari235
30Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport212
40Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing162
50Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari138
60Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing68
70Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team68
80Esteban OconSahara Force India F1 Team56
90Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso48
100Nico HülkenbergRenault Sport F1 Team34
110Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing31
120Lance StrollWilliams Martini Racing28
130Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team26
140Kevin MagnussenHaas F1 Team11
150Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda10
163Jolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 Team8
171Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren Honda7
18-2Pascal WehrleinSauber F1 Team5
19-2Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso4
200Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team0
210Antonio GiovinazziHaas F1 Team0
220Paul di RestaWilliams Martini Racing0
230Jenson ButtonMcLaren Honda0
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