Vettel, Max, Kimi wiped out in first lap carnage

From ESPN - September 17, 2017

Sebastian Vettel's chances of leaving Singapore with the championship lead are in tatters after a dramatic Turn 1 collision involving teammate Kimi Raikkonen and Red Bull's Max Verstappen.

Rain in the hours before lights out raised the possibility of the first wet Singapore race in its 10-year history and race control avoided the urge of starting under the Safety Car. Though the race had seemed posed to be a fight between Ferrari and Red Bull for victory, that all changed seconds after the lights went out.

Verstappen made a good start but so did Raikkonen from third behind him and he was soon alongside the 19-year-old's car. Vettel's getaway was routine but he soon found Verstappen closing in on him on the inside, and the Ferrari driver moved across to cover the Red Bull, seemingly unaware Raikkonen was on the other side of the No.33 car and the pit wall.


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