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Rosberg takes championship lead after Singapore win - Hamilton scoops third behind Red Bull's Ricciardo

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Rosberg takes championship lead after Singapore win
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The Singapore Grand Prix was a long race, as usual, and we saw a safety car, as usual, although this time it came out almost instantly the race began. Romain Grosjean had a brake failure which meant he couldn’t even start the race, whilst Nico Hülkenberg tangled with a Toro Rosso and crashed into the pit wall mere seconds after the lights went out.

Daniil Kvyat and Max Verstappen engaged in a race long battle that felt slightly more personal than the usual overtaking fights, with Kvyat holding up Verstappen for as long as possible, although eventually conceding to the faster Red Bull.

Out front, Nico Rosberg led the entire way from pole position, with Daniel Ricciardo chasing him to the finish line and finishing within half a second of the Mercedes. Lewis Hamilton finished third, which means Rosberg takes over the lead of the driver’s championship for the first time since Silverstone. He’s now ahead by eight points.