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It’s vintage Vettel in Singapore

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It was vintage Sebastian Vettel on the streets of Singapore as he drove to victory lane.

The four-time world champion scored his 42nd career victory in Formula 1 on the streets of Mariana Bay. It moves him past Ayrton Senna into sole possession of third place on the all-time wins list in Formula 1. Vettel also matches his childhood hero Michael Schumacher by scoring three victories in his maiden season with Scuderia Ferrari.

Former teammate Daniel Ricciardo drove his Red Bull to a runner-up finish. Kimi Raikkonen rounded out the podium with a third place finish.

For only the second time this season, neither of the Mercedes duo finishes on the podium. Nico Rosberg finished fourth and points leader Lewis Hamilton retired from the race with engine issues.

Valtteri Bottas finished fifth while stablemate Felipe Massa retired from the race after a collision with Nico Hulkenberg.

Daniil Kvyat, Sergio Perez, Max Verstappen, Carlos Sainz Jr. and Felipe Nasr rounded out the points.

Alexander Rossi, the first American to race in Formula 1 since Scott Speed in 2007, brought his car home to a 14th place finish.

I can’t end this report without mentioning that a fan found his way onto the race track (I’m not making that up). A fan just walked onto the track and was so nonchalant about it (compared to past track invaders). I’m not defending this man’s actions, but it was pretty damn funny.

That’s all from Singapore. Next week, Formula 1 heads to the land of the rising sun for the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka.

About Author

My name is Tucker Carmen White. I'm from Knoxville, TN. I'm here because I have a deep love of NASCAR and I'm currently studying to become a sports journalist. While NASCAR is my primary focus, I've recently gotten into Formula 1. Being from Knoxville, I'm naturally a diehard fan of the Tennessee Volunteers.

Sebastian Vettel, seen here in preseason testing, scored the victory at Singapore. (Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.)

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