Rosberg kept out of trouble for fifth place while his team mate seemed to have a magnetic attraction to Saubers.
|Michael Schumacher||Nico Rosberg|
|Qualifying time comparison (Q3)||1’46.702 (+0.259)||1’46.443|
|Average race lap||1’58.109 (+1.339)||1’56.770|
Logged plenty of laps in practice as he familiarised himself with a new circuit. It paid off in qualifying where he reached Q3 for the first time since the British Grand Prix.
A mistake at turn three let Mark Webber through for eighth. Then, shortly before his scheduled pit stop, he banged wheels with Kamui Kobayashi and bounced off a barrier.
He kept going only to collide with the other Sauber later on, knocking Nick Heidfeld out of the race.
That left him on a recovery drive which ended with him passing Heikki Kovalainen for 13th.
Another unobtrusive performance typical of Rosberg’s 2010 campaign. He qualified seventh and was comfortably quicker than Schumacher at the beginning of the race.
Ten points for a ‘best of the rest’ fifth place keeps him within six of Felipe Massa in the drivers’ championship. The scoreline against his team mate is a crushing 122 to 46.
2010 Singapore Grand Prix
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- No change in my approach – Hamilton
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- 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)