Alonso’s 25th win is his first perfect result (Singapore GP stats and facts)

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

Driver Perfect results
1 Jim Clark 8
2 Alberto Ascari 5
3 Michael Schumacher 5
4 Jackie Stewart 4
5 Ayrton Senna 4
6 Nigel Mansell 4
7 Nelson Piquet 3
8 Juan Manuel Fangio 2
9 Jack Brabham 2
10 Mika Hakkinen 2
11 Mike Hawthorn 1
12 Stirling Moss 1
13 Jo Siffert 1
14 Jacky Ickx 1
15 Clay Regazzoni 1
16 Niki Lauda 1
17 Jacques Laffite 1
18 Gilles Villeneuve 1
19 Gerhard Berger 1
20 Damon Hill 1
21 Fernando Alonso 1

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 H?â??lkenberg and Sebastian Vettel.

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80 comments on Alonso’s 25th win is his first perfect result (Singapore GP stats and facts)

  1. I was wondering weather Klien is so much better than i would have thought, or was there something else holding Senna back.

    Great race from Alonso, his first really and fully deserved win in Singapore.

    • Charlie said on 27th September 2010, 7:51

      I think it’s just that Senna isn’t that good.

      • Yeah but an entire second at times from someone who was on the pace when he tested for Honda while Klien has been out of racing for so long? I don’t know but it doesn’t do Senna any good at all.

        • codesurge said on 27th September 2010, 10:39

          I think it’ll be fairer to compare Klien to Senna in another race or two.

          Could Klien’s additional years of experience help him to adapt faster to the demands of a rough and tough Singapore street circuit?

          • Heidfeld has bags of experience but was still beaten by rookie Kobayashi.

          • Electolite that wasn’t my point. Sorry I wasn’t clear! I meant that Heidfeld basically hopped in the car yet understandbaly couldn’t beat Kobayashi whereas, Klien jumps in and is almost a second ahead of Senna who is a rookie but has experience of the cars and tyres.

      • It says a lot for Yamamoto and Chandhok’s ability as well then…

        • doesn’t look too good for Bruno… unfortunately…

          • Electrolite said on 27th September 2010, 16:15

            Steph, Kobayashi has driven the C29 all season and has the experience of this year’s cars and how they feel, where as Heidfeld in comparison has not. I actually think Heidfeld did a great job of keeping with the pace this weekend, i’m a fan of them both anyhow, especially Kobayashi! Just balancing out the argument a bit.

  2. Isnt the penalty for Sutil for a 1st lap incident only after the race a record amount of laps (and time) between the incident and investigating it?

    HĂĽlkenberg was only investigated after FI complained, so that figures.

    The Stewards and marshalls do have something to learn here. It took a very long time to get Liuzzis car away, and Kobayashis car was there for quite a while as well (and Senna happened to crash into it).

    • F1iLike said on 27th September 2010, 7:46

      They’ve been very slow at getting cars away and stuff all three years now. I FP2 when Alonso’s car stalled they took very long to even get there.. He had to push it away by himself more or less.. The marshalls at Singapore GP are probably the worst on the calender. And/or management of them?!

      • Red Andy (@red-andy) said on 27th September 2010, 13:22

        On a street circuit it’s more likely that a car will come to a halt actually on the track (as opposed to in the run-off area). You simply can’t have marshals wandering around on a live track – it’s too dangerous. So the race has first to be neutralised under the safety car.

        Then there are the specific issues at Singapore of retrieving stricken cars. Unlike at Monaco, which is comparable in terms of the absence of a perimeter access road for recovery vehicles, there are few gaps in the barrier to push cars through, and few cranes to lift cars to safety. So recovering a stopped car is much more difficult at Singapore than practically anywhere else.

        The marshals at any motorsport event do a difficult job and on the whole they do it very well. I’m sure we’d all rather have a few extra laps under the safety car than see one of their number injured – or worse – because of a rush to get the race re-started.

  3. Did Kubica managed to pass most drivers in fewest laps in Singapur ?

  4. Dorian said on 27th September 2010, 7:30

    Absolutely stirling result from Alonso, one he’ll certainly be proud of. It puts puts him in good stead for the Championship

    I’m hoping for a three way fight between Alonso, Vettel and Webber – two different teams, three drivers, one pair of team mates – that would be epic!!

    Why not all 5 you may ask?….well I’m a McHater, want them to be mathematically out before Abu Dhabi so there’s no chance of them winning any title.

    Shame, cause I like Jenson…

    • Ben Curly said on 27th September 2010, 9:15

      So you like Jason, yet you want him out before Abu Dhabi, just because you don’t like who’s paying his bills… Striking logic.

      In my opinion all teams have their own magic and character (even Virgin and HRT), and I enjoy that. However I don’t love all the drivers. Two of them in particular: Alonso and Vettel. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate their skills, but I don’t like their egos. At the same time it seems to me like Massa and Webber are very likable characters.

      So I hope Mark will grab the title (and if it’s not him: JB or Lewis). Unrealistic expectation, you say? Maybe, but I don’t care ;)

  5. Steezy said on 27th September 2010, 7:36

    I remember reading on twitter it was Force India’s 50th Grand Prix or something

  6. F1iLike said on 27th September 2010, 7:40

    New lap record? Thats not correct I believe. Kimi Raikkonens 1:45.599 from 2008 still stand. Easily.
    Obviously the cars are slower now than 2 years ago :O I’m talking qualifying now though. Raikkonens lap was race pace and it stands against Alonso’s Pole time. Even Massa’s Q3 time, wich is fueled up for race, is faster… I thought development was supposed to go forward? Yes I’ve known this for some time. But this is a clear indication. Cuss this is over just 2 years and on a track that if anything would be quicker now since resurfacing.

    • czhihong said on 27th September 2010, 7:53

      The track was changed last year from 2008, turns 1, 2, 3, 13 and 14 were re-profiled slightly. The changes to the first few corners made the lap times a little slower, so Keith is correct.

      • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 27th September 2010, 8:06

        As czhihong says, the track has been changed since 2008 and is a bit longer now.

        I suppose one could ask at want point do changes to a track become significant enough for it to be considered a different version of the track? This year kerbs were moved and bumps were flattened (with questionable success) but the track is still considered to be in the same configuration as last year.

        • Icthyes (@icthyes) said on 27th September 2010, 8:29

          I guess a good way of looking at it in this case would be what was the highest average speed, rather than the fastest lap.

          As to what constitutes a new form of the track to wipe the records clean, I have no idea. Changing actual corners?

      • F1iLike said on 27th September 2010, 8:56

        aah okey. Thats right, I remember now. But the Lap record on seems to stay though.

  7. Congratulations to Fernando, what a champions drive !

  8. Macca (@macca) said on 27th September 2010, 8:49

    It is going to be difficult to pick a driver of the weekend. For me it’s out of Alonso who really dominated the race, Webber who had to make some fantastic passes to make his strategy work or Kubica who made a late charge through the order. It is really to tight to call.

  9. Few similarities between Monaco and Singapore.
    1. In Monaco, Alonso started last, in singapore massa did.

    2. In Monaco, Alonso pitted on the first lap, in Singapore, massa did the same.

    3. ferrari dint use F duct in both Monaco and singapore.

    4. Singapore hasnt had any race without Alonso on the podium.

    • Ben Curly said on 27th September 2010, 9:29

      Point 4 isn’t really a similarity between Monaco and Singapore. Alonso was racing in Monaco 8 times in Formula One, but he was on podium only twice (2006 & 2007 wins).

    • Hamilton would have this record on his name as well in Spa had he have the pole position. But it wasnt to be.

  10. roberttty said on 27th September 2010, 9:23

    Ferrari and Webber scored their first ever points in Singapore

    • Yes, Red Bull hadn’t scored at Valencia the first two years and won, and now Ferrari have done the same at Singapore.

  11. No Prost in the “perfect win club”….amazing

    • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 27th September 2010, 10:47

      Yeah I thought that! Especially given how many fastest laps he had, and how he only raced in one season where refuelling was widely used.

      • Prost had very much bad starts in 1993 season, which was the only one when he really wrapped up pole positions (13 out of 33 in his whole career).

        Having checked he only led after first lap four times, and didn’t win any of them!

    • claudioff said on 27th September 2010, 12:28

      Prost was a very celebral driver. If the fastest lap was rewarded with any points, I’m sure he would achieve them more often.

      • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 27th September 2010, 12:32

        He already had more than every other driver bar Michael Schumacher. It’s probably a shortage of pole positions that hurts Prost in this respect. Not that he didn’t achieve a huge amount even by the standards of F1 world champions, of course.

  12. Kimi Raikkonen won the Australian Grand Prix 2007 from pole and led every lap and set the fastest lap.

  13. Mohammed Nidar BAKKALI said on 27th September 2010, 10:53

    Fernando is coming back. The race clerk played a dirty game by “no further action” against WEBBER. Otherwise, ALONSO could be the new championship leader.

  14. Jay Menon said on 27th September 2010, 11:19

    Hope most people on this site will finally give Alonso the credit he deserves.

    He is a top quality driver and Massa is not in his league, its a simple as that. Although I dont condone what happened at Hockenheim, hope you can finally see why Ferrari did what they did.

    His drive was brillaint. perfectly controlled from start to finish barring one slip on the second las corner behind the SC.

    The Ferrari is finally up there again on performance and it will be really hard to catch him in the next few race. I suspect he will be up there with the Bulls in Suzuka. As Ferrari have proven in the last two races, they have pace in both low and high downforce conditions.

    Its gonna be a helluva fight to the finish and my money is on Fernando to take the title. He’s got the bit between his teeth and he looks up for it. Out of all the top drivers, he’s the only one who’s done it twice, with Michael Schumacher breathing down his back!


    • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 27th September 2010, 11:23

      Hope most people on this site will finally give Alonso the credit he deserves.

      I think you’ve confused criticism of Ferrari’s tactics at Hockenheim with criticism of Alonso’s qualities as a driver.

      • I don’t think he was confusing the two. When you look at the comments after Germany and Spa there were loads dismissing Alonso as “past it” and that he “hadn’t won a race on merit since 2007″ Alonso has emphatically answered all those critics over the past two races.

        • Dorian said on 28th September 2010, 0:00

          Agree Ads21 and Jay Menon. Anti-Alonso bias has totally skewed many people’s idea of just how talented he is because he always seems to be mixed up in controversy. Same thing happens with Hamilton and Schumacher, people’s dislike for them blinds them to the fact that they too are top notch drivers.

          Just that on this site, Alonso seems to have the most anti-fans (not a dig at you Keith, just the way it is)…

    • “Its gonna be a helluva fight to the finish and my money is on Fernando to take the title”

      Well the money is still on Webber side, despite Fernando has rise up to second in the Bet houses:

      WEB …….. 2.84
      ALO …….. 3.40
      VET …….. 4.70
      HAM ……. 9.00
      BUT ……..22.00

      11 points still is a big difference with four (or three if Korea finally fails) races to go, and so many contenders fighting for the championship.

      In any case, if ALO wins another race, the probabilities will rise significantly.

      • Wiining another race would be diifficult coz Stefano dominnicali has told that the dev work on F10 will stop and focus is now on 2011.
        It sounds absurd to me given Alonso has got the momentum and is 2nd in the championship.

        • McLarenFanJamm said on 27th September 2010, 12:26

          Really? Where did you find this information?

        • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 27th September 2010, 12:29

          Don’t take it to mean that Ferrari won’t have any new parts on the car in the remaining races. They will. But we’re now at the stage where if they decided to design a new part from scratch it would be difficult to have it built in time for Abu Dhabi. In that sense, their focus will probably now be on the 2011 car. However there will be existing development work going on which will result on upgrades reaching the car in the coming races.

      • I don’t think the problem is the points gap its that the RB6 is still the fastest car on the grid. Even if Alonso drives to 100% of his and the cars capability its likely that he’d still be beaten by the Red Bulls in most of the remaining races.

      • Eleven points in four races is really not much. It would be about 4 points in the old scoring system, i.e. just one point per race. If e.g. in Japan Fernando wins and Mark is third, he’ll we on top already. It has been already pointed out that if Mark had got a drive through for his move on Lewis, Fernando would be on top now. (btw I agree that no punishment was warranted). Still Mark is favorite, but the margin is quite slim. And remember, Kimi had enormously longer odds in 2007 and won.

        • (fourth not third)

        • HewisLamilton said on 27th September 2010, 17:40

          Could be that we will only have 3 more races… unless Korea can step it up.

          Is it possible that the Korea race could be run with little or no crowd? I am assuming the infrastructure is the issue?

          • As I said below, one less race may be more to Fernando’s than to Mark’s advantage, due to the engine limit issue.

      • Mathematically, Felipe Massa, Robert Kubica and Nico Rosberg still might win. Not that I’d bet the farm on them (if I had one).

        A very disappointing year for Felipe, totally outclassed by his teammate. Okey, he should have won in Hockenheim and have 7 more points, but still too far away. His future in Ferrari is murky, I believe, even though I like him a lot and was gutted when he lost the 2008 WDC.

        Robert is highly respected, I bet most people would agree that he is among the top three of the present drivers. However, he’s never been able to show his true potential, and a top-notch car for him is long overdue. Would be a great pick for Ferrari next season.

        But the unsung hero of 2010 for me is Nico, aka Britney (courtesy of Mark Weber). Without any noise, he’s scored in almost every race and catched several podiums with a car that leaves a lot to be desired. And he’s mightilt outclased his teammate (none less than the legendary Schuey). I think he’s WDC material a few years from now, but time will tell.

        • Desmond Shaw said on 27th September 2010, 16:37

          Rosberg and Kubica have shone throughly throughout the year. I won’t ditch Schumacher or Petrov too soon though. Schumacher would be a different animal next year (3 years out of f1 is hardly easy for anyone to overcome. Even Jordan had to endure jibes of “he is not the old Jordan we knew” when he made his first comeback in 1995.) Petrov has shown glimpses of promise. The wiser thing would be to farm him out to a team like say, Lotus or Virgin and let him find his way around. Works fine anyway for Massa.

        • Enigma (@enigma) said on 2nd October 2010, 16:19

          Had it been Massa who’d win the German GP he’d be 14 points closer to Alonso than he is now, not 7.

  15. Webber would definitely want Korea not to happen. It will give his rivals less chance to catch him.

    • Well, the main handicap for Fernando Alonso is that he’s run out of new engines. He has just about enough to end the season if no new problems arise. He may actually benefit from a cancellation in Korea.

      • plushpile (@plushpile) said on 28th September 2010, 0:37

        I see your logic, but if a driver was behind I’m sure they wouldn’t mind taking a 10 place grid drop instead of a cancellation – they can still get some decent points after a grid drop and it’s one more chance for the championship leader to falter.
        As leader the less races the better…

      • chemakal said on 28th September 2010, 13:36

        I don’t see the lack of new engines a big issue after FA and Ferrari’s brilliant Singapore’s win with a 3 race old engine (incl Singapore)

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