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Vettel wins hectic Singapore GP

Sebastian Vettel on the track in Singapore. Credit: PA

Sebastian Vettel had to contend with a crazed track invader and two safety cars before claiming his third victory of the season at an incident-packed Singapore Grand Prix.

The Ferrari driver slashed the gap to Lewis Hamilton in the championship after the Briton suffered his first retirement of the year.

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo finished second with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen completing the podium places. Nico Rosberg, Hamilton's closest rival in his quest for back-to-back titles, crossed the line in fourth.


McLaren intend to keep Button next year

Jenson Button looks set to stay with McLaren. Credit: PA

McLaren racing director Eric Boullier says it is the British team's intention to retain Jenson Button next season.

For the second consecutive year Button, the 2009 world champion, faces an uncertain future at McLaren.

Kevin Magnussen, forced sideways are one year following Fernando Alonso's arrival and Stoffel Vandoorne, the runaway leader in Formula One's feeder series GP2, are both reported to be under consideration for his seat.

But Boullier, speaking from Monza, dropped the biggest hint so far that Button could be handed a seventh campaign with McLaren - and the 17th season of his grand prix career.

"As far as we are concerned, at McLaren, we only have two cars, so there will be only two race seats," Boullier said.

"We have two world champions today and we do intend to keep them, so far. Nevertheless it is a luxury problem to have four good drivers.

"Kevin and Stoffel are very good drivers, but if we can't fit or accommodate them at home we will do our best to make sure they can race next year."

Lewis Hamilton takes sixth straight pole in Belgium

Lewis Hamilton blew away his rivals to claim his sixth straight pole position for Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix.

Hamilton will line up in pole position on Sunday. Credit: PA

The world champion posted a best lap of one minute 47.197 seconds to leave Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg trailing in his wake by almost half-a-second.

It marked Hamilton's 10th pole from 11 races this season, and with it, an unassailable lead in the race for the pole position trophy - a title which Rosberg won last year.

Valtteri Bottas was third for Williams with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, winner last time out in Hungary, only ninth.

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