Life’s a beach. Or at least it will be for Lewis Hamilton after his victory at the Singapore Grand Prix. The four-time World Champion will kick back on the sand in Thailand for a few days after owning the floodlit streets around the Marina Bay Circuit.
The dominant win – his seventh of the season - allowed him to open up a 40-point advantage over Sebastian Vettel in the drivers' championship. On Saturday Lewis stormed to a sensational pole position for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Team - his fourth in Singapore and seventh of the 2018 Formula One season.
Lewis then converted that front row grid slot to the win on Sunday with a strategic game of tyre-management, and knowing when he needed to push to cross the line, some 40 seconds ahead of Vettel's Ferrari, while Max Verstappen was in second place.
Lewis had arrived in Singapore following a whirlwind world tour, which had taken him from Milan to London, to Shanghai and back to London for private commitments. Then to New York and finally to Singapore. Unsurprisingly, Lewis said he was feeling ‘pretty shattered’ after the grueling race; one of the longest and physically demanding on the calendar.