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A two hour race in Singapore saw Sebastian Vettel secure a dominant victory, closing in on the championship even further.
The race had a clean start, with Mark Webber dropping backwards and Lewis Hamilton also suffering lost positions. Hamilton found himself behind Felipe Massa, and just like in qualifying, closed up behind the Ferrari to overtake. They collided, leaving the McLaren with half a front wing, and the Ferrari with a puncture. Hamilton earned a drive through penalty for that.
Michael Schumacher crashed into the back of Sergio Pérez, the Mercedes flying up into the air. Michael was okay, but out of the race, and the stewards said they would look into the incident afterwards. The Safety Car came out for the accident, which closed the field up once more, but Vettel retained his lead ahead of Jenson Button and Mark Webber.
Towards the end of the race, Vettel had to fight through traffic, and Button was catching him, but there were not enough laps to make a difference and they crossed the line 1.7 seconds apart. Button is now the only driver still capable of beating Vettel to the title, but only if he wins every race and Sebastian fails to score a single point.
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References Felipe Massa, Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, Mark Webber, Michael Schumacher
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