Hamilton dominates Singapore GP; Button extends title lead
Lewis Hamilton flew to his second win of the season with a pole-to-flag victory in the Singapore Grand Prix, while under pressure championship leader Jenson Button did everything that was asked of him by climbing to fifth place from eleventh on the grid, crucially finishing ahead of title rival Rubens Barrichello.
Much like last year’s Singapore Grand Prix, there was little in the way of overtaking and it was left to the safety car to produce the main drama. Mark Webber triggered its second appearance when a brake failure pitched him into the barriers on Lap 46 – effectively writing off his title hopes in the process.
Toyota’s Timo Glock fuelled to the end of the race just before the incident and he went on to finish in second place ahead of Fernando Alonso.
Sebastian Vettel finished in fourth place but could have taken second place had it not been for a drive-through penalty for speeding in the pit lane during his second pit stop.
Vettel’s penalty allowed Jenson Button to consolidate his championship lead by climbing to fifth place. A long middle stint enabled him to leapfrog his teammate and title rival Rubens Barrichello who finished behind the Briton.
The result sees Button extend his championship lead to fifteen points over Rubens Barrichello with three races remaining.
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