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Summary

  1. Hamilton wins, Rosberg out
  2. Vettel 2nd, Ricciardo 3rd, Alonso 4th, Massa 5th
  3. Vergne 6th, Perez 7th, Raikkonen 8th
  4. Hulkenberg 9th, Magnussen 10th
  5. Hamilton leads drivers' title by three points
  6. Rosberg retires after electrical failure
  7. German starts from pitlane after same issue
  8. Magnussen, Kvyat suffer from dehydration
  9. Kobayashi, Gutierrez, Sutil, Button out

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All times stated are UK

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NEXT STOP, SUZUKA

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Three points. That's all the separates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

On the face of it, it's nothing with 150 still on the table. But this win, Hamilton's second on the bounce and seventh to Rosberg's four, was huge in terms of momentum.

Rosberg needs to respond by sticking his car on pole at Suzuka and taking a dominant victory. If Hamilton beats him again, the Briton could run away with it.

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Nico Rosberg gamely turns out for the Mercedes team photo, but he can understandably barely raise a smile as everyone else cheers Lewis Hamilton's race victory - his seventh of a season.

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Next stop on the F1 World Championship is Japan's iconic Suzuka circuit, which will be live across the BBC. It's an early start, with first practice kicking off at 02:00 BST on Friday 3 October. I'll be with you from 01:30.

Fernando Alonso: I fought until the last lap. So close to the leaders. Confirmed: The best weekend so far. More to come in 15 days!!

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Andrew Benson's developing race report. We'll have video highlights on the website later today, with a sparkly highlights show hitting your screens on BBC One at 17:00 BST.

Little wonder that Daniil Kvyat suffered from dehydration after his Torro Rosso team revealed his drinks bottle failed before the race even started. It's incredible that he managed to cope until the end.

Fernando Alonso: Amazing fans here at the circuit and all of you from home!! Proud of you and big thanks again!!

Williams' Felipe Massa admits that even if he had pitted for tyres during the safety car, he would still have finished fifth but would have been closer to Fernando Alonso. His team-mate Valtteri Bottas, who was on slightly older tyres, says his tyres died on the last lap causing him to lose places and finish out the points in 11th. Nevertheless, Williams stay ahead of Ferrari in third in the constructors' for now.

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Mercedes lead Red Bull in the constructors' championship by 174 points, with Williams 118 further back. Ferrari are in fourth, nine points adrift.

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That's only the second time this season that Red Bull, the reigning world champions, have got two drivers on the podium. It's Vettel's best result of the season and third podium of the year. For Ricciardo, it's seventh podium.

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So this is the first time since after the Spanish Grand Prix in May that Lewis Hamilton leads the drivers' standings. This is how it stands with five races to go. Hamilton leads Nico Rosberg by three points and Daniel Ricciardo by a further 57.

DIDN'T I DO WELL?

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Lewis Hamilton does his best Bruce Forsyth impression as he celebrates his seventh victory of the season.

Mercedes: Spare a thought too for Nico Rosberg - desperate bad luck but he'll be back better than ever in Japan!

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Jean-Eric Vergne matched his best finish of the season with sixth, moving his tally to 19, 11 clear of Toro Rosso team-mate Daniil Kvyat. Despite outscoring his younger team-mate, Toro Rosso have chosen not to re-sign him for next season. So it's just as well the Frenchman is performing at just the right time as he looks to secure a seat on the grid elsewhere.

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Mercedes co-team boss Toto Wolff says it Nico Rosberg's Mercedes had a hardware problem, a loom within the steering column broke.

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo on Fernando Alonso going off and giving Vettel but not the Australian the place back at the first corner: "I will have to have a look, he went off, I knew he would give it back to Seb but he didn't give it back to me. I had to focus on regrouping. To get on podium is not a bad result."

"It is a circuit I really enjoy," says Sebastian Vettel, who has finished on the podium in each of the last five Singapore Grands Prix. "The atmosphere is great but it is tough. I had a good start, got past Daniel, then had a decent race, but the safety car came at the worst point for us with tyres borderline."

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"I had dream this would happen last night," says Lewis Hamilton. "A huge thanks to the team. What we've done this year is incredible. I knew we have a car we can fight with, and it was a great feeling throughout the race."

On his final pit stop: "The pressure was not too bad. I didn't not know the situation, if, for example the safety car would come out, but I knew we had a chance to get by."

On taking the lead in the drivers' championship: "Things have changed for me absolutely. I looked for a clean weekend and this was it. We always strive to get both cars 1-2 that was our goal, so things still to work on."

Lovely atmosphere on the podium with all three soaking each other in the bubbly stuff. Lewis Hamilton has a sip of champagne and then readies himself for the post-race interviews, which will be carried out by our very own Eddie Jordan.

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The Singapore Grand Prix retains its tradition of always being won by a world champion, Lewis Hamilton winning the event for the second time in his career. Sebastian Vettel has won three and Fernando Alonso two.

The British national anthem rings out at Marina Bay as Lewis Hamilton beams on the top step of the podium with Sebastian Vettel to his right and Daniel Ricciardo to his left.

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Will Southgate: There's F1 drivers then there's Lewis Hamilton. Absolute. Different. Class.

James Dziire: Awesome race Lewis Hamilton great strategy Mercedes

BC Mayo: Well done Lewis Hamilton. What an amazing driver. That was a flawless drive. You deserve the championship title.

Lewis Hamilton tidies his hair up and gulps down some water as the trio chat in the pre-podium room. Meanwhile, his Mercedes mechanics make their way to the bottom of the podium, along with his father Anthony.

So Lewis Hamilton takes the lead of the Formula 1 World Championship, three points clear of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.

Second is Sebastian Vettel's best result of the year, the German telling his team that he did everything he could as he had no tyres left at the end of the race.

TEAM RADIO

Lewis Hamilton: "Awesome job lads. We've worked so hard and it's paying off."

SINGAPORE GP RESULT

1) Lewis Hamilton 2) Sebastian Vettel 3) Daniel Ricciardo 4) Fernando Alonso 5) Felipe Massa 6) Jean-Eric Vergne 7) Sergio Perez 8) Kimi Raikkonen 9) Nico Hulkenberg 10) Kevin Magnussen

11) Valtteri Bottas 12) Pastor Maldonado 13) Romain Grosjean 14) Daniil Kvyat 15) Marcus Ericsson 16) Jules Bianchi 17) Max Chilton

DNF: Jenson Button, Adrian Sutil, Esteban Gutierrez, Nico Rosberg and Kamui Kobayashi.

What a brilliant finish as Sergio Perez fights up to seventh, with Valtteri Bottas eventually running out of tyres and dropping down to 11th.

What a result for Lewis Hamilton, who weaves across the track in celebration as the fireworks are lit along the start-finish straight.

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Lewis Hamilton wins the Singapore Grand Prix.

LAST LAP

We've switched to a time-limited race, because we're approaching the two-hour time limit.

LAP 60

Jean-Eric Vergne is having a stunner. He passes Kimi Raikkonen and then Valtteri Bottas to run sixth. He needs to now open up a five-second lead to ensure he'll definitely keep this position because of a five-second penalty.

David Coulthard

BBC F1 co-commentator

"Valtteri Bottas is doing a great job handling the pressure. One mistake will lose him not just one, but two places."

LAP 59

We have three laps remaining - or three minutes, whichever is sooner. Meanwhile, Jean-Eric Vergne passes Nico Hulkenberg for eighth place, but he'll have a five-second penalty added to his time for exceeding track limits.

LAP 58

Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo and Fernando Alonso are running in close proximity, but none of the trio look able to launch a pass. If it stays like this, it means Alonso's gamble to pit during the safety car hasn't worked out.

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Ashley Wilkinson: There are no words to describe this drive from Lewis Hamilton. Simply stunning. Pure racing at it's absolute finest. #HAMMERTIME

Karen Prophet: Like candy from a baby

Jeremiah Kariuki: What an easy pass by Lewis Hamilton despite Singapore being a difficult track to overtake. The 25 points are Lewis's. Go for it!

LAP 57

There are five laps - or six minutes - remaining, with Lewis Hamilton leading by six seconds with Sebastian Vettel second and Daniel Ricciardo third.

David Coulthard

BBC F1 co-commentator

"It is heartening to see three different manufacturers running so close so near the end of this grand prix."

LAP 56

Pastor Maldonado's hopes of scoring his first point of the season look all but over as Kevin Magnussen passes him for 10th. Meanwhile, Daniel Ricciardo puts pressure on Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel with Fernando Alonso in turn putting pressure on Ricciardo. That's the fight for second, third and fourth.