For a Singapore Grand Prix that began with confusion over self-censorship and concluded with Lewis Hamilton leading the standings, the race weekend can be summed up by using the `Three Rs` -- Radios, Rosberg and Reliability.
Lewis Hamilton moved to the top of the Formula One standings with victory in Singapore on Sunday, yet the Briton was more relieved than delighted after his team mate suffered mechanical issues and the safety car was deployed midway through the race.
Lewis Hamilton said he will not be celebrating after his dramatic victory in Sunday`s Singapore Grand Prix, but will instead be concentrating on the five remaining races in his bid for a second drivers` world title.
Lewis Hamilton regained the Formula One drivers` world championship lead on Sunday when he claimed victory in the Singapore Grand Prix after his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg was forced to retire with electronic problems.
Lewis Hamilton edged his Mercedes team mate on his final flying lap to secure pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix on Saturday, the Briton crossing the line just 0.007 seconds ahead of the German.
Title rivals Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton were in rare harmony on Thursday when asked to voice their opinions on Formula One`s controversial decision to ban radio assistance ahead of this weekend`s Singapore Grand Prix.
Mercedes team mates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton renew their sometimes hostile rivalry on the floodlit streets of Singapore this weekend at a circuit where mistakes or collisions normally result in race retirement.
Formula One has banned from next week`s Singapore Grand Prix all radio communications that help improve the performance of the car or driver in a move that could add another twist to the title battle between Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton.
Lewis Hamilton turned a poor start into a dramatic victory ahead of his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in Sunday`s Italian Grand Prix, cutting the German`s lead in their bitter battle for the drivers` championship from 29 points to 22 with six races remaining.
Lewis Hamilton claimed his first pole position in eight attempts on Saturday when he finally outpaced his Mercedes team-mate and championship leader Nico Rosberg in qualifying on Saturday for Sunday`s Italian Grand Prix.