Vettel's fading title hopes dashed after retirement in Japan

Newswire

By Anhishek Takle SUZUKA, Japan, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Sebastian Vettel's fading title hopes were dealt an almost fatal blow when the German retired from the Japanese Grand Prix with an engine issue on Sunday as his Ferrari suffered a major misfortune for a third race in a row. Vettel, already 34 points behind Formula One championship-leading Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton going into the race, had started alongside the Briton on the front row at Suzuka Circuit. ...

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