How Hamilton's title dream faded away

How Hamilton's title dream faded away

Since he was on the verge of winning in Singapore, Lewis Hamilton's championship challenge has faded away and, just three races later, the Briton has ruled himself out of the fight. Adam Cooper looks at how it all went wrong

Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull took a firm grip on both world championship titles with a third straight win in Korea, and while it might not have been as easy as he made it look, few would bet against the German making it hat-trick of crowns in 2012.

He's been helped in recent weeks by a slump in the fortunes of Lewis Hamilton and McLaren, which continued in Korea.

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