Formula One: High fives to an epic battle between Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel in Singapore

There has been no lack of fireworks this season, with Lewis Hamilton (left) and Sebastian Vettel clashing on the track, most infamously at the Italian GP's opening lap two weeks ago, and also off it.
There has been no lack of fireworks this season, with Lewis Hamilton (left) and Sebastian Vettel clashing on the track, most infamously at the Italian GP's opening lap two weeks ago, and also off it.PHOTOS: EPA-EFE, AFP

Confident, consistent Hamilton in the driver's seat, while Vettel has faltered

Football has Cristiano Ronaldo versus Lionel Messi. The battles between Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei have captivated badminton.

Formula One's current big rivalry is more than 10 years in the making as Lewis Hamilton spent the first decade of his career fighting team-mates Fernando Alonso and Nico Rosberg, while Sebastian Vettel had to deal with Alonso and his own team-mate Mark Webber.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 15, 2018, with the headline 'High fives to an epic battle'. Print Edition | Subscribe