Sunday, September 22, 2013

Vettel consolidates lead with Singapore F1 win

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

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