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Hamilton demands answers over Malaysian GP engine fire

Lewis Hamilton walks away from his racing car after the engine failed. Credit: PA

Lewis Hamilton has demanded answers from Mercedes after he was forced to retire from the Malaysian Grand Prix after his engine caught fire.

He had been leading the Formula 1 race until his hopes went up in smoke on lap 43.

Mercedes said the internal combustion engine failure was unexpected with no prior warning signs.

Hamilton was leading the race in his Mercedes car Credit: PA

Hamilton told BBC Radio 5 live: '"My question is to Mercedes. We have so many engines made, but mine are the only ones failing this year.

"Someone needs to give me some answers because this is not acceptable. We are fighting for the championship and only my engines are failing. It does not sit right with me."


Rosberg wins F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg on track. Credit: PA

Nico Rosberg held off a dramatic late charge from Daniel Ricciardo to win the Singapore Grand Prix and move ahead of Lewis Hamilton in the title race.

Hamilton, who has been off colour all weekend at the Marina Bay street circuit, is now eight points behind his sole championship rival after he crossed the line only in third.

At one stage it looked as though it may be even worse for the Briton after an error midway through the race allowed Kimi Raikkonen to move ahead of him.

But a decision by Hamilton's Mercedes team to pit him for a third time saw the world champion move back ahead of Ferrari's Raikkonen and seal the final spot on the podium.

Lewis Hamilton takes pole in Monza

Hamilton celebrates his pole position. Credit: PA

Lewis Hamilton extended his dominance of the Italian Grand Prix into a third successive year by claiming an emphatic pole position ahead of his championship rival Nico Rosberg.

The triple world champion, who is bidding to become the first driver since Juan Manuel Fangio in the 1950s to secure a hat-trick of consecutive wins at Monza, was incredibly nearly half-a-second faster than Rosberg.

In securing the 56th pole of a career Hamilton also joined his great hero Ayrton Senna and the aforementioned Fangio to claim a record five poles at the so-called Temple of Speed.

Sebastian Vettel, in front of the partisan Italian crowd, will start from third on the grid with his Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen alongside him on the second row.


Hamilton stretches Championship lead in Germany

Lewis Hamilton is now 19 points clear. Credit: PA

Lewis Hamilton will head into Formula One's summer break with a 19-point lead over title rival Nico Rosberg after cruising to victory in Sunday's German Grand Prix.

Hamilton, who has now won six of the last seven races, started from second, but a poor start by Rosberg enabled the defending champion to take the lead at turn one.

Pole-sitter Rosberg slumped to fourth off the start-line, and his torrid afternoon took another twist when he was hit with a five-second penalty for an overzealous pass on Max Verstappen.

The German finished behind both Red Bull drivers, with Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen completing the podium places.

Hamilton secures pole for British Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton takes the plaudits for his pole position. Credit: PA

Lewis Hamilton gave an emphatic performance in front of his home crowd to secure pole position for Sunday's British Grand Prix.

Hamilton, who trails his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg by 11 points in the championship, had his first lap deleted by the stewards for exceeding track limits. But the fired-up Briton returned to the Silverstone circuit to set an even quicker time to leave Rosberg trailing in his wake.

Rosberg will line up alongside his team-mate on the front row for Sunday's race but he was one third of a second slower than Hamilton.

Red Bull secured the second row with Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo third and fourth on the grid.

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