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Sebastian Vettel wins Singapore Grand Prix

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sebastianvettel101Singapore: Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel won the Singapore Grand Prix by a massive margin of 32.6 over Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, while Lotus's Kimi Raikkonen came third ahead of the Mercedes pair Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton here on Sunday.

With this win the German boosted his championship lead on Alonso from 53 points to 60 with six races remaining.

Vettel said after the race that it's just been a fantastic weekend for him. “The start was close, but then we had strong race pace, especially when the safety car came in, and we pushed very hard to try to build up a gap. You never know what’s coming up and what can happen. The last ten laps seemed to go on forever inside the car,” he said, adding that he kept his concentration by reminding himself how easily he could make a mistake around here.

Maruti Suzuki Raid De Himalaya turns 15

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raid-de-himalaya-14thShimla: Leaving the Dakar Rally much behind, the Maruti Suzuki Raid The Himalaya will take on two of the highest mountain passes in the world this year – the Khardung La and the Wari La.

The Raid, the highest motorsport battle arena globally, turns 15 this year. It will run from October 4 to 12.
The highest altitude that the Dakar Rally touches is approximately 3,000 feet on a competitive stage. The Raiders will race to Khardung La, at an elevation of 5,602 meters (18,379 feet), and the Wari La, at an elevation of 5,250 meters (17,300 feet) above sea level in Ladakh.
In its 14-year history, the Raid has been able to conquer the Khardung La and the Wari La only once. The high mountain passes are marked by such heavy snowfall and blizzards that they have refused to yield way to motorsport enthusiasts from the country and abroad.

Mahindra fights for top five in fierce race

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mahindra-gpMahindra riders Miguel Oliveira and Efrén Vázquez finished seventh and 12th in Sunday’s San Marino and Rimini Riviera Grand Prix – both claiming more valuable championship points, but both disappointed to be denied better results by issues that spiked their guns.

Oliveira (18, from Portugal) was confident of a strong top five result as he held his place in a fierce group disputing fourth, holding his final attack in reserve for the closing stages of the 23-lap race round the 4.226-km Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli. But even before the halfway stage he was stricken with painful arm-pump problems that made it an ordeal even to finish.

Even so, he fought to the end, finishing seventh in a tight group of five riders. Although Luis Salom had edged away for fourth by just over half a second, fifth to eighth places were covered by six tenths.

Spanish star Efrén Vázquez (27) had a harder job, after qualifying on the fifth row of the grid. He too was battling for inches in a big gang of Moto3™ riders, but a gear-shifting error meant he was also not able to fight to his maximum.

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