After his initial impressive start to his Formula One career, a number of the elder statesmen of the sport commented that while it was very promising, they didn't expect him to really challenge for the title this year, and they'd see how Hamilton copes when things go wrong.
One answer to what happens when things go wrong is "he wins" = things don't appear to go wrong for him, just other people. He coped admirably with the repeated safety car interferences. Alonso's bad luck, on the other hand, continues - the pit lane closed with him running out of fuel, it was a choice of run out or take the stop-go penalty. With Massa's disqualification, Hamilton is now 8 points clear of Alonso and 15 clear of Massa.