Singapore - Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel ended his yearlong drought without a win at the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday, mastering a hazy circuit to claim a record fifth triumph in the city-state.
The race got off to a clean start with the top six retaining their grid positions despite Vettel putting immense pressure on second-placed Hamilton in the opening lap.
Leclerc, however, was dismayed to leave the pits behind Vettel.
Hamilton's only hope of victory was to capitalise on his rivals' degraded tyres late in the race.
But Leclerc was unhappy with the pit strategy that dashed his hopes of a hat-trick after wins in Belgium and Italy.
Verstappen's Red Bull teammate Alex Albon, Lando Norris of McLaren, Pierre Gasly of Toro Rosso, Renault's Nico Hulkenberg and Alfa Romeo's Antonio Giovinazzi rounded out the top ten.