Fernando Alonso’s dominant performance in Singapore means he joins the elite club of drivers who scored perfect results in a race weekend.
He is the first person to win a race by leading every lap, setting pole position and fastest lap, since Michael Schumacher in the 2004 Hungarian Grand Prix.
It was a landmark race for Fernando Alonso by several measures.
He started the weekend with his 20th pole position, matching Damon Hill’s tally.
Race day brought his 25th career victory (and 60th podium), giving him as many as Jim Clark and Niki Lauda.
On top of that he scored his 17th career fastest lap. His lap of 1’47.976 set a new lap record for the Singapore track (beating his record from last year).
And he led every lap of the race, giving him his first ever perfect result (‘Grand Chelem’). Only 20 other F1 drivers have achieved this:
Most perfect results
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Felipe Massa’s weekend didn’t go anything like as well. Car problems in qualifying left him last on the grid.
That meant the two Ferraris started from first and last places. The last team to do this were Red Bull at last year’s Japanese Grand Prix, where Vettel started on pole position and Webber was 19th and last.
Massa at least kept up his record of finishing every race this year.
Mark Webber scored his eighth podium finish of 2010, giving him more than any other driver this year.
Christian Klien made his return to F1 racing in place of the unwell Sakon Yamamoto. He had effectively missed four whole seasons of racing, his last start coming at Monza for Red Bull in 2006.
Nick Heidfeld’s return to Formula 1 meant seven of the 24 drivers on the grid were German: the Sauber driver plus Michael Schumacher, Nico Rosberg, Adrian Sutil, Timo Glock, Nico Hülkenberg and Sebastian Vettel.
See the F1 2010 statistics page for fully updated statistics after the Singapore Grand Prix.
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2010 Singapore Grand Prix
- Technical review: Singapore Grand Prix
- Webber: Ferrari have momentum (Video)
- Final tracks suit McLaren better – Button
- No change in my approach – Hamilton
- Williams expect to keep up with Renault
- 2010 Singapore Grand Prix – the complete F1 Fanatic race weekend review
- Who was the best driver of the Singapore Grand Prix weekend? (Poll)
- Fourth win of 2010 is Alonso’s best yet (Ferrari race review)
- Poor pace and another Hamilton DNF hits title hopes (McLaren race review)
- Webber has champion’s luck but lacks Vettel’s pace (Red Bull race review)
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