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Sebastian Vettel wins safety-car hit Singapore race - Vettel takes victory, as Kimi recovers, and two drivers end in the wall

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Sebastian Vettel wins safety-car hit Singapore race
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Sebastian Vettel started the Singapore Grand Prix from pole position, and apart from a brief moment on the first lap where Nico Rosberg made a move on the leader, it was a dominant performance from the Red Bull driver to secure a strong victory.

Behind him, it was all about which strategy you were on, as Daniel Ricciardo crashed into the barriers and brought out the safety car, meaning some drivers gained a free pit stop, and others switched to a two from a planned three stop strategy.

Other retirements included Romain Grosjean, who came in for an extended stop as the team tried to fix the car, and then eventually he retired. Paul di Resta ended up nose-first in the barriers, whilst Mark Webber’s Red Bull came to a fiery halt on the final lap.

Kimi Räikkönen made an excellent recovery drive from 13th on the grid all the way up to 3rd, whilst the second podium spot was reserved for Fernando Alonso, who claimed the trophy was like a win for the team who weren’t expecting great things at the Marina Bay circuit.