Lewis Hamilton regained the lead of the Drivers' Championship today courtesy a lights to flag victory at the Singapore Grand Prix, benefiting greatly from an electronics failure which prevented Nico Rosberg from getting anything out of the race. The Red Bulls were also happy beneficiaries of Mercedes' struggles as Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo recorded a rare double podium this season, finishing just ahead of the Ferrari of Fernando Alonso.
The big talking point though of the race was the damage to the electronics on board Nico Rosberg's car as the world championship leader coming into this race was late on the starting grid and then couldn't get his car off it for the formation lap. Rosberg finally started the race from the pits, but had virtually no acceleration of note and was only able to make up one place at the back of the field as his car struggled to get through the gears. When the Mercedes man finally came into the pits he was unable to restart the car after changing his steering wheel, and was forced to retire his car, thereby blowing his 22 point lead in the Championship.