Formula One - Hamilton vows fight-back after gremlins strike

This picture taken on September 20, 2015, shows Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's British driver Lewis Hamilton (C) looking on prior to the start of the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix in Singapore. Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton promised to come out fighting at this week's Japanese Grand Prix after a freak technical mishap in Singapore opened the door to his rivals. The Mercedes driver failed to finish a race for the first time in more than a year after a simple metal clamp came loose in his engine, leading to a sudden loss of power. AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFAN (AFP Photo/MOHD RASFAN)
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- Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton promised to come out fighting at this week's Japanese Grand Prix after a freak technical mishap in Singapore opened the door to his rivals. The Mercedes driver failed to finish a race for the first time in more than a year after a simple metal clamp came loose in his engine, leading to a sudden loss of power. Nico Rosberg finished fourth to lie 41 points behind Hamilton in the standings, while Sebastian Vettel won to move within eight of Rosberg. "It’s still a long way to go and I know I lost some points today, but I was fast and on form and I will make sure I bring that out to Suzuka to fight back," Hamilton said. "The race was going very well. For me it felt like I was driving at my best in the race. I think I had the pace to win."

AFP