Vettel not sure what happened in crash

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Lewis Hamilton's hopes of winning this year's Formula One championship were dealt a seismic boost in Singapore after he benefited from rival Sebastian Vettel's first-lap crash with Max Verstappen and Kimi Raikkonen to storm to victory.

But as he tried to cover off fellow front-row starter Max Verstappen come lights out, he squeezed the Red Bull driver into his Ferrari team-mate and all three cars sustained race-ending damage.

The safety vehicle is then immediately enter the track, while the Briton Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), who started in fifth position on the grid, took advantage of this accident to take the lead of the race.

Further round the lap, Vettel, whose vehicle was not fatally damaged in the incident lost control and spun out. Get the app and get the game. "So far I don't feel like I'm missing out", said the Briton, who has won six of 13 races this season and claimed a record 69th pole position. I'm happy that not only I retired, but all three of us, so we all have a bit of pain.

Valtteri Bottas has +750 odds to win on Sunday and those are very good odds for the third-place driver in the standings.

"That's a seriously healthy gap".

"The auto, the way it's designed, for years it just doesn't work particularly that great here", said the triple champion whose Mercedes team have a chequered history at the twisty Singapore track.

The German, second in the driver's championship, admitted he was at fault as his race ended on lap one, apologising to his team on race radio.

'It doesn't change much, obviously we are not in the race and can't show the pace we have'. "Certainly grid position is king or crucial, but still it's a long race", said the German.

"We know the vehicle is not quick enough for the podium - that's a fact".

"I had an average start, moved slightly to the left and was trying to fend off Max", Vettel explained. "I am not too bothered where other people are". If I make a mistake myself and go off, that's a different story. Bottas is the only driver other than Hamilton and Vettel to win multiple races in 2017.



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