S.vettel Wins F1 Singapore Gp, No Title Yet
Sebastian Vettel won the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday.
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Sebastian Vettel won the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday however the Red Bull driver can ought to wait slightly longer to clinch his second Formula One world championship.
The German led throughout from pole position to complete 1.7 seconds earlier than fast-finishing McLaren driver Jenson Button, with Red Bull’s Mark Webber third.
Vettel leads the drivers’ championship by 124 points with 5 races left and is nearly absolute to take back-to-back titles. Second-place Button would wish to win each race whereas Vettel fails to realize any points. Vettel has 309 points with Button on 185.
“It was an amazing race from begin to complete,” Vettel said. “In the warmth we have a tendency to kept our heads cool and it absolutely was an ideal day within the workplace.”
Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso finished fourth and McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton was fifth once another incident-filled race for the Briton, who had to serve a pit drive-through penalty for crashing into Ferrari’s Felipe Massa on lap 12.
Vettel looked untroubled till the closing stages as Button cut the gap by six seconds in mere 5 laps to urge at intervals three.7 seconds with 3 laps to travel, however the Briton was hampered on his chase by backmarkers.
“I was au fait,” Vettel said. “We were in a very comfy position for many of the race that isn’t straightforward around here.”
Mercedes’ Michael Schumacher crashed out of the race in spectacular vogue halfway through, running into the rear of Sergio Perez’s Sauber and launching his automotive through the air into a barrier. The incident was subject to a post-race stewards’ investigation however the seven-time world champion described it as a customary racing incident.
“Basically he simply lifted off too early and that i could not anticipate it,” Schumacher said. “I was close to attempt to continue the within as he was lots slower than myself. sadly, we tend to had a misunderstanding. it absolutely was a shame.”
Force India rookie Paul di Resta was sixth in his best-ever end.
Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg was seventh, prior to Force India’s Adrian Sutil.
Massa came ninth and Sauber’s Sergio Perez was tenth.