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Vettel wins in Singapore to extend Formula One lead

SINGAPORE — Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel recorded yet another start-to-finish win at the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday to extend his lead in the Formula One championship.

The German won by 32.6 seconds over Fernando Alonso and boosted his championship lead on the Ferrari driver from 53 points to 60 with six races remaining.

"We are in a very good position. To be honest I am not looking at the championship too much," Vettel said. "I am just enjoying it at the moment."

Lotus' Kimi Raikkonen was third, ahead of the Mercedes pair Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton in fourth and fifth, respectively.

Starting on the pole, Vettel lost the lead at the first corner to Rosberg but took it back as the Mercedes driver ran wide at Turn 2.

"The start was quite hairy, Nico had a good start, but fortunately he went a little too deep and I was able to get him back," Vettel said.

Red Bull teammate Mark Webber had an engine failure that caused him to pull off with his car in flames on the final lap.

NHRA: Doug Kalitta's Top Fuel victory at the Texas Fall Nationals outside Dallas launched him into a season points tie with Shawn Langdon, and Jason Line took over the Pro Stock lead from Jeg Coughlin with his win. Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also collected wins.

Vettel wins in Singapore to extend Formula One lead 09/22/13 [Last modified: Sunday, September 22, 2013 9:30pm]
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