McLaren ace takes victory under the lights in Singapore
27 September 2009

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton cruised to a commanding victory under the lights at the Singapore grand prix.

Starting from pole position, the reigning world champion never looked like being beaten, despite challenges from Williams' Nico Rosberg and Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel before their respective penalties for pit lane infringements.

The podium had an unfamiliar look to it, with Toyota's Timo Glock claiming a composed second ahead of Renault's Fernando Alonso. Alonso's third place provided welcome relief to a team which has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons this week.

Current championship leader Jenson Button finished fifth in his Brawn behind Vettel. It was enough to extend his lead over nearest title rival and team mate Rubens Barrichello to 15 points, after the Brazilian came home sixth.

Classified results after 61 laps:

1. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1h56:06.3372. Glock Toyota +9.6343. Alonso Renault +16.6244. Vettel Red Bull-Renault +20.2615. Button Brawn-Mercedes +30.0156. Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes +31.8587. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes +36.1578. Kubica BMW Sauber +55.0549. Nakajima Williams-Toyota +56.05410.Raikkonen Ferrari + 58.89211. Rosberg Williams-Toyota +59.77712. Trulli Toyota +1:13.00913. Fisichella Ferrari +1:19.89014. Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes +1:33.502

Not classified/retirements:

Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari Buemi Toro Rosso-FerrariWebber Red Bull-RenaultSutil Force India-MercedesHeidfeld BMW SauberGrosjean Renault

All timing unofficial

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