Alonso dominates Singapore Grand Prix

SINGAPORE, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Fernando Alonso won his third Formula One race in five tries Sunday, posting a convincing victory at the Singapore Grand Prix.

Alonso, of Ferarri, was the pole-sitter and led all 61 laps on the 3.15-mile Marina Bay street course, claiming his 25th career race and moving ahead of eighth-place Juan Manuel Fangio on the circuit's all-time winners list.


Alonso was involved in a pair of crashes but shook them off and survived a stiff challenge from Sebastian Vettel from Red Bull Racing for most of the race. One of the collisions involved Formula One title hopefuls Mark Webber and Lewis Hamilton.

Alonso's win moved him into second in the points race with 191, dropping Hamilton to third with 182 behind points leader Webber with 202.

Vettel finished second, 0.2 seconds behind Alonso, while Webber came in third.

McLaren's Jenson Button claimed the fourth spot and Mercedes GP's Nico Rosberg took fifth.

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