Scuderia Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel have little hope of winning the 2018 Formula 1 title, as Lewis Hamilton should now be considered the clear favourite to win the F1 Drivers’ World Championship, claims former team boss Eddie Jordan. The four-time world champion moved 40 points clear of title rival Sebastian Vettel with a stunning drive at the Singapore Grand Prix over the weekend. Hamilton drove the lap of his life to secure pole position on Saturday’s qualifying session and replicated that performance as he capitalised on errors made by the Maranello team during the race on Sunday, which took place at the Marina Bay Street Circuit.
There are still six races left for Sebastian Vettel to catch up with his rival in the race for the Drivers’ Championship. However, former Formula 1 team boss Eddie Jordan believes Hamilton will certainly win his fifth world title later on this year: “It’s over,” he said on Channel 4 – “Today was a big dagger in the heart of Ferrari, it was shocking. They didn’t get it right, their strategy was shocking.” – the Irish former motorsport team boss added, as reported by Channel 4.
As a result of the outcome from the 2018 Singapore Grand Prix, Mercedes will now enjoy some downtime before preparing himself for the Russian Grand Prix on September 30. Lewis Hamilton sits 40 points ahead of Scuderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel at present, after the German could only finish third in Singapore, behind Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.