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Lewis Hamilton takes dominant Singapore GP victory and increases championship lead to 40 points

canada goose factory sale Lewis Hamilton is ready to kick back and relax after his whirlwind trip around the globe climaxed with victory in Singapore and a major step towards another world championship. canada goose factory sale

Hamilton will head into the final six rounds with a canada goose clearance 40 point title lead Canada Goose Outlet following a commanding win under the thousands of bulbs that light up the Marina Bay Street Circuit.

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Vettel should have finished one place higher, but for a Ferrari strategy blunder costing him second to Red Bull driver Max Verstappen.

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Canada Goose Parka In truth, it cost Vettel only three points. Hamilton was never likely to be beaten here after delivering the lap of his life in qualifying to take an canada goose coats unlikely pole position and cruising to the flag. Canada Goose Parka

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“I know there were questions at the start of the week as to whether these things outside of Formula One are a distraction to me,” Hamilton said.

“I came here, and I thought ‘jeez, if I put one foot wrong, people are going to point to the things I do as a result of it.’

cheap canada goose uk “But you can see that it doesn’t affect my performance and, if anything, those things add to the performance. The past two weeks have been intense, so I am looking forward to a couple of days off.” cheap canada goose uk

Canada Goose sale The foundations for Hamilton’s victory were laid in place after his dazzling pole lap. His start was then flawless, and even the squabbling backmarkers of Sergey Sirotkin and Romain Grosjean didn’t put Hamilton off his stride. Canada Goose sale

On lap 38, and busy jostling for the minor places, the duo didn’t see Hamilton which allowed Verstappen to close on the back of his Mercedes gearbox. But, unflustered, Hamilton defended from the Dutchman, before seeing off the backmarkers, too.

canada goose black friday sale Fireworks Canada Goose online greeted the Briton as he took the flag nearly nine seconds clear of Verstappen, and the best part of 40 ahead of Vettel. And all of this at a slow speed venue which is supposed to be a bogey track for his Mercedes team. canada goose black friday sale

canada goose “I definitely did not come to Singapore expecting to leave with 10 points more [than Vettel],” Hamilton added. “Of course, it feels great, but I have been in this sport for a long, long time, so I know I can’t get ahead of myself. canada goose

“We have to continue to remain humble, but sitting here right now, I feel like it is job done for today. I truly believe we can buy canada goose jacket cheap deliver for the rest of the season, so that is the goal.”

canada goose clearance In a race of rare drama, Esteban Ocon collided with his Force India team mate Perez on the opening lap. canada goose clearance

Ocon’s car was written off, and the Frenchman appeared to point the finger at his team mate for cheap Canada Goose leaving him little room. For his part, Perez merely held the racing line and, following an investigation, the stewards tellingly took no action. Perez was later handed a drive through penalty and three points on his licence, however, after he needlessly banged wheels with Sirotkin’s Williams.

canada goose coats Hamilton’s team mate, Valtteri Bottas, finished a distant fourth ahead of the Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen, while Daniel Ricciardo was sixth for Red Bull. canada goose coats

Thanks for joining me for a race that had canada goose a few moments in places but was not the most thrilling. Still, Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes won’t mind as they extend their leads in the driver and constructor championships. Sebastian Vettel could only manage third among it canada goose coats on sale all and he didn’t seem to happy with his team for their strategy decisions today and indeed yesterday, especially after jumping Verstappen to take second at the start, which he then surrendered in the pit stop phase.

canada goose uk outlet What’s next? Russia in two weeks’ time and then Japan in three. Vettel has a huge task ahead of him now and you would say he is relying on a Mercedes DNF for Hamilton or a rare error from the Briton. canada goose uk outlet

uk canada goose Yes, it feels significant. Not for the championship but because we have understood the car in Singapore. We have the right clues now [with the car]. I think it was a chess game today. I’m not saying this lightly, it was the best lap I have ever seen in a Formula 1 car. uk canada goose

He is definitely, most definitely most pleased with the breakthrough his canada goose outlet team have made here. For a while they were close to Ferrari, yes, but the red cars were ahead. Hamilton was perhaps the difference here this weekend, though.

canada goose https://www.winterdownparkas.com uk shop He drove well today and with good pace but he controlled the race. Charlie Whiting goes into the cool down room to apologise for the blue flags, most likely the Grosjean/Sirotkin incident when both backmarkers were racing each other as the leaders approached. It almost, so almost, gave Verstappen a chance to take the lead. canada goose uk shop

Remember that Vettel managed to pass Verstappen on lap one but Ferrari lost it at the pit stops. That will canada goose clearance sale hurt them. Could Vettel have won? We don’t know but second place would have given him another three points. And he needs every point he can get at the moment.

canada goose coats on sale It’s true, I think overall we were not fast enough. We didnt have the pace in the race. We tried to be aggressive in the beginning but it didn’t work out. I had a different race from the other guys and I didn’t think we could make it to the end. We just focused on making it home. canada goose coats on sale

I’m mostly thinking about today’s race. I think today, with the way we raced we didn’t have a chance. I think I said before the weekend we can only beat ourselves and I think this weekend we didn’t get everything out of our package.

Hmmm. Not too happy with his team? The strategy was a slightly odd one. But they pitted first and canada goose deals went to the ultrasofts, leaving Hamilton to make the obvious decision to keep track position and put on the more durable soft tyres.

I’m canada goose store spent. That was a tough race. I had such great support here and we had a great start, the team have just never given up faith and belief in me and Valtteri and in our ability. That felt like the longest race of my life. I’m glad it’s over. Max put up a good fight as well. What a day, I feel super blessed.

I think I was a little bit unlucky with the traffic and I think Max was a little bit lucky and Canada Goose Jackets the guys weren’t letting me by. It was close. Once I got clear of them I was able to put the pedal down and get away from them. I mean they [Ferrari] put up a good fight this weekend. I’m not sure where their pace disappeared to.

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