Formula One: Vettel wins Singapore Grand Prix

Formula One: Vettel wins Singapore Grand Prix
Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany (R) kisses his trophy after winning the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix on Sep 22, as Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain looks on.

SINGAPORE - Sebastian Vettel took a huge step towards his fourth straight world title Sunday with a superlative victory in Singapore that left his rivals fighting for scraps.

From pole position, the young German pulled off a wire-to-wire victory ahead of Ferrari's Fernando Alonso with Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen braving back pain to finish third.

Vettel's third win in a row - and third in his last three visits to Singapore - gives him a 60-point lead over Alonso with six races to go.

Results from the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday:

1. Sebastian Vettel (GER/Red Bull-Renault), 61 laps (309.3 kilometres) in 1hr 59min 13.132sec (average speed: 155.671 km/h)
2. Fernando Alonso (ESP/Ferrari) at 32.627
3. Kimi Raikkonen (FIN/Lotus-Renault) at 43.920
4. Nico Rosberg (GER/Mercedes) at 51.155
5. Lewis Hamilton (GBR/Mercedes) at 53.159
6. Felipe Massa (BRA/Ferrari) at 1:03.877
7. Jenson Button (GBR/McLaren-Mercedes) at 1:23.354
8. Sergio Perez (MEX/McLaren-Mercedes) at 1:23.820
9. Nico Hulkenberg (GER/Sauber-Ferrari) at 1:24.261
10. Adrian Sutil (GER/Force India-Mercedes) at 1:24.668
11. Pastor Maldonado (VEN/Williams-Renault) at 1:28.479
12. Esteban Gutierrez (MEX/Sauber-Ferrari) at 1:37.894
13. Valtteri Bottas (FIN/Williams-Renault) at 1:45.161
14. Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA/Toro Rosso-Ferrari) at 1:53.512
15. Mark Webber (AUS/Red Bull-Renault) at 1 lap
16. Giedo van der Garde (NED/Caterham-Renault) at 1 lap
17. Max Chilton (GBR/Marussia-Cosworth) at 1 lap
18. Jules Bianchi (FRA/Marussia-Cosworth) at 1 lap
19. Charles Pic (FRA/Caterham-Renault) at 1 lap
20. Paul di Resta (GBR/Force India-Mercedes) at 7 laps

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