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Red Bull’s Vettel wins F1 Singapore GP

AP, SINGAPORE

Sebastian Vettel drives in the Singapore Grand Prix yesterday.

Photo: Reuters

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel won the Singapore Grand Prix for the second straight year yesterday, jumping up to second place in the Formula One drivers’ championship.

Vettel inherited the lead from pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton of McLaren, who led the race until he suffered a gearbox failure on lap 22 and had to retire.

Hamilton’s teammate Jenson Button finished second at Marina Bay ahead of Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso, whose championship lead was cut from 37 to 29 points with six races to go. Force India’s Paul di Resta finished a career-best fourth, while Mercedes’ Michael Schumacher retired after a crash.

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