Sebastian Vettel wins Singapore F1 Grand Prix 2013, consolidates lead
Sebastian Vettel had lost the lead in Singapore F1 Grand Prix 2013 for a few moments during the start, but regained it and won it to consolidate his lead.
As a consolation, Fernando Alonso of Ferrari came second. The star of the race is perhaps Kimi Raikkonen of Lotus, who despite starting at 13th position due to a bad back, finished in third position. Knowing fully well that lotus is not paying him his salary and having agreed to move away to Ferrari from next year and still driving on paining killing injections to finish third is a monumental achievement.
Nico Rosberg of Mercedes who had started second, finished at P4. His teammate Lewis Hamilton finished in 5th and suffered a near fatal blow to his championship hopes. Hamilton may not admit it, however, his hopes of winning the 2013 F1 drivers championship is now as good as walking on Mars without a space suit. Hamilton is now 96 points behind vettel with only 6 races to go.
Felipe Massa of Ferrari who had qualified his teammate Fernando Alonso, finished sixth. Jenson Button of McLaren finished seventh. Button's teammate Sergio Perez finished at eighth.
Nico Hulkenberg of Sauber finished 9th and was followed by Adrian Sutil of Force India in 10th
Results of Singapore F1 Grand Prix 2013
1. Sebastian Vettel Red bull
2. Fernando Alonso Ferrari
3. Kimi Rainkkonen Lotus
4. Nico Rosberg Mercedes
5. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
6. Felipe Massa Ferrari
7. Jenson Button McLaren
8. Sergio Perez McLaren
9. Nico Hulkenberg Sauber
10. Adrian Sutil Force India
11. Pastor Maldonado Williams
12. Esteban Gutierrez Sauber
13. Valtteri Bottas Williams
14. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso
15. Mark Webber Red Bull
16. Giedo Van der Garde Caterham
17. Max Chilton Marussia
18. Jules Bianchi Marussia
19. Charles Pic Caterham
Retirements in Singapore F1 Grand Prix
Paul di Resta Force India
Romain Grosjean Lotus
Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso