Formula One: Singapore Grand Prix winner Hamilton gracious in victory

Although his rivalry with Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg is well-documented, Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton perferred to be gracious in victory.

The Briton, who drove expertly from pole position to win the seventh edition of the night race, said: "When I came here, I wanted to gain points. Anything more than that is a bonus.

"I dedicate this win to my fans. When we win, we win together. They lift you up so much. But the team had several DNFs (did not finish) this season. We want to continue getting those one-twos. We want to win collectively and be dominant. That means we have to go back to the drawing board and think."

Rosberg suffered from a steering wheel malfunction and had to retire after 14 laps.

The German also kept a cool head despite losing his lead in the drivers' championship. After winning in Singapore, Hamilton is now three points ahead of him in the standings on 241 points.

Rosberg said: "There's no point in shouting, it's a reliability issue, and it's happened again. We've had a few this year and that's our weakness. We need to get to the bottom of it and make the car 100 per cent reliable."