F1 2017 Highlights: Vettel Scuttles Title Chances

It was the moment it all went kaput for Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari as far as their 2017 title ambitions were concerned.

Having returned from the Summer break slugging and out of sorts, Lewis Hamilton was speeding off into the distance as the F1 circus visited Singapore in October. 

A track that has favoured Ferrari in years gone by, this was meant to be the beginning of a Scuderia fightback. Instead, it was the scene of disaster. 

Determined to fend off the challenge of the young Max Verstappen on the front row, Vettel drew close to him at lights out to squash him against the street circuit's barriers. Little did he know that his team mate Kimi Raikonnen had similar motives, only the Finn wanted to squeeze Verstappen into the middle of the track. 

Cue mayhem. With nowhere to go, the Red Bull was the filling in a Ferrari sandwich. Both Raikkonen and Vettel suffered irreparable damage to their cars. The winner of the chaos? Lewis Hamilton. He went on to secure a victory and score a huge psychological advantage.  

Relive the moment here:

Philip Boeckman

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