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Summary

  1. Hamilton wins Ricciardo 2nd, Bottas 3rd
  2. Hamilton's 60th career win sees him open up 28-point title lead
  3. Both Ferraris, Verstappen, Alonso crash out in chaotic wet start
  4. First lap accident to be investigated after the race
  5. Kvyat, Ericsson, Hulkenberg, Magnussen also out

Live Reporting

By Jamie Strickland

All times stated are UK

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Thanks and goodbye

Well that was all kinds of fun. The first ever wet night race promised to be dramatic and boy did it deliver.

Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen's pincer move on Max Verstappen will stand as a defining moment in this year's title race, with their triple retirement allowing Lewis Hamilton to come through for a controlled victory that takes him 28 points clear of Vettel in the title race with six races remaining.

Vettel looked utterly crestfallen in his post-crash interviews. You suspect he knows this was the moment where his hopes of a fifth world title went up in smoke, and Hamilton's dreams of a fourth came sharply into focus.

There'll be plenty of fallout from this race in the hours and days ahead, and we'll be sure to keep you up to speed on these pages.

I'll leave you with the defining image of the race and possibly the season.

We'll see you in Malaysia in two weeks.

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Ferrari's first ever first-lap double retirement

It's taken 67 years, nearly 1,000 grands prix and 108 drivers, the likes of Ascari, Fangio, Hawthorn, Surtees, Lauda, Andretti, Villenueve, Prost, Mansell and Schumacher have come and gone, but Ferrari have finally suffered the ignominy of having two drivers retire on the opening lap of a race.

Now that has been a long time coming.

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Vote result

It was a familiar end to the race for Fernando Alonso as he retired, but are better things around the corner?

We asked you to vote on how McLaren will do with Renault engines next season and 62% of you think they will pick up a few podiums in 2018.

Check out the full results below:

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Meanwhile...

The official timing computer is still going rogue.

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'Max should be exonerated from any blame'

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner, speaking to Sky Sports about the first-lap incident involving Max Verstappen and the two Ferraris: "Anyone who tries to put blame on Max Verstappen for that needs their eyes testing.

"He told me he held a straight line and tried to get out of the way but they came so quickly from either side.

"Max should be exonerated from any blame for that incident."

Read the race report

Andrew Benson has the unenviable task of making sense of all of that, and of course he will do the usual top-drawer job.

The race report is available to read here.

I suspect we will have many more stories to come for you as the evening wears on.

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'An incredible race'

Mercedes non-executive chairman Niki Lauda, speaking to Sky Sports: "First corner was incredible. Lewis did an incredible race. It was amazing how the Mercedes car performed in these difficult conditions."

More from Lewis Hamilton: "You are just focused on winning. I needed it to rain and as soon as it did I knew where I was going to finish. I knew I had the pace when it rains, just not in the dry."

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'Plenty of races to come'

Valtteri Bottas, P3: "Of course for us it was very good damage limitation today. The car was working better than expected and I was just waiting for opportunities. I struggled in the wet but in the dry it was pretty good.

"There are still plenty of races to come and plenty of opportunities. Sebastian Vettel is my next target."

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After whipping up the crowd, Jordan then turns to Daniel Ricciardo, pointing out that this was the Australian's fourth Singapore podium:

"I can't win the bloody thing! I am trying," Ricciardo replies. "We didn't have the Friday pace, little disappointed to miss out on a win but I am still grateful with another podium.

"I watched the chaos unfold in front of me. It was probably good that I had a bad start. It looked like three tried to go into one. I don't know whose fault it was."

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'We were fortunate'

Race-winner Lewis Hamilton has been speaking to Eddie Jordan, whose trousers-on-fire interview style has clearly not waned with the passing of time:

"I want to congratulate my team, they did a fantastic job," says Hamilton. "We struggled yesterday and we had no idea what would happen today. We were fortunate with what happened with the Ferraris at the beginning but I could not be happier.

"I capitalised on the incident. Who would know what would happen? Daniel put up a really good fight today. I hoped I would get to race Sebastian at the beginning. Of course it is better the way it is."

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Hamilton is bounding around on the podium like a kid on Christmas morning, the cat the got the cream and a dog with two, er, tails, all wrapped into one.

A very happy man.

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28 points = biggest championship lead of 2017 so far

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So, a full run down of the 12 finishers...

1 Hamilton; 2 Ricciardo; 3 Bottas; 4 Sainz; 5 Perez; 6 Palmer; 7 Perez; 8 Vandoorne; 9 Grosjean; 10 Ocon, 11 Massa; 12 Wehrlein

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'What a great day'

Lewis Hamilton's race engineer Bono: What an awesome drive mate. Stellar result. Can't wish for better than that.

Hamilton: What can I say guys? Fantastic job with the strategy. What a great day.

Is this legally binding?

Jolyon Palmer's transponder has been playing up this afternoon and it has all become too much for the official timing computer, which has clearly decided the best way to deal with it is just to award him the win.

I think this should be allowed to stand. Hamilton has loads of wins.

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That, stats fans, is Hamilton's 60th grand prix win.

Ricciardo comes across the line in second place for Red Bull, with the second Mercedes of Bottas in third place.

Fourth is Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz - his best ever result - with Sergio Perez in the Force India in fifth.

Renault's Jolyon Palmer also enjoys a career-best sixth place. Great for him on the weekend he learned he was being ditched by his team.

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Lewis Hamilton victorious in Singapore. He now leads Sebastian Vettel by 28 points. A big, big lead.

Chequered flag

LEWIS HAMILTON WINS THE SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX

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So, Hamilton is definitely on his final lap now and is coming round the final turn...

Tom Clarkson

BBC Radio 5 live commentator

I think everyone was caught out by that! Our monitors looked like it was the last lap but Hamilton hasn't been fooled by it. He has kept it to the floor.

So, Hamilton will have completed 58 laps come the end of this race - three short of the target.

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Hamilton passes the line with just five seconds left on the clock so he has to do another lap to see the chequered flag.

Actually, he needs to do another one after that!

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Problem for Ricciardo?

Jennie Gow

BBC Radio 5 live pit-lane reporter

I am hearing there might be a problem with Daniel Ricciardo. There is a suggestion of a brake issue but that isn't being confirmed by the team yet.

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Three minutes to go

Hamilton leads by 4.2s from Ricciardo, who is 2.3 ahead of Bottas.

Then it's Sainz, Perez, Palmer, Vandoorne, Stroll, Grosjean, Ocon.

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Lewis Hamilton is dominating and I think Mercedes must have found something overnight. Bottas pace is indicative that Mercedes have found something because Bottas was miles off Hamilton yet his pace is competitive now.

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Eight retirements. EIGHT!

This is like the 1990s all over again.

How's Luca Badoer doing?

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Tom Clarkson

BBC Radio 5 live commentator

Daniel Ricciardo is running out of time. It is going to be very hard for him.

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Seven minutes to go.

Hamilton leads by 4.3s from Ricciardo.

He's pacing this to the flag.

Magnussen also retires

An MGU-K issue in the Haas.

"Oh, I'm all in a fluffery-buffery now and very upset," says Magnussen.

OK, it was a bit more sweary than that.

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'Shut up, please!'

Sainz makes his feelings known about unwanted interruptions.