Lewis Hamilton won the Singapore Grand Prix following a huge collision between Ferrari duo Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikonnen on the first lap.
After finishing fifth on the grid during qualifying Hamilton said he would need a miracle if he was to win the race.
‘I am going to have to figure out how to pull a miracle out of somewhere,’ said the British driver, who led Vettel by three points in the Drivers’ World Championship standings prior to the race.
Hamilton didn’t have to wait long for that miracle with Vettel and his Ferrari team-mate Raikonnen out of the race after a collision into the first corner. The pair sandwiched Red Bull’s Max Verstappen between them and the result was epic.
Fernando Alonso was also caught up in the chaos.
It wasn’t totally clear who was to blame for the crash but Vettel was very aggressive. Speaking to his team over the radio he said: ‘Sorry guys. Sorry. Really sorry.’ The incident wasn’t investigated during the race.
Hamilton immediately went into the lead and drove superbly in the wet conditions to remain there and take the chequered flag.
Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull finished second with Hamilton’s Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas third after the race was reduced by three laps to 58.
It sees him extend his championship lead to 28 points.