2013 Singapore Grand Prix grid

2013 Singapore Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Singapore, 2013

Row 1 1. Sebastian Vettel 1’42.841
Red Bull
2. Nico Rosberg 1’42.932
Mercedes
Row 2 3. Romain Grosjean 1’43.058
Lotus
4. Mark Webber 1’43.152
Red Bull
Row 3 5. Lewis Hamilton 1’43.254
Mercedes
6. Felipe Massa 1’43.89
Ferrari
Row 4 7. Fernando Alonso 1’43.938
Ferrari
8. Jenson Button 1’44.282
McLaren
Row 5 9. Daniel Ricciardo 1’44.439
Toro Rosso
10. Esteban Gutierrez No time
Sauber
Row 6 11. Nico Hulkenberg 1’44.555
Sauber
12. Jean-Eric Vergne 1’44.588
Toro Rosso
Row 7 13. Kimi Raikkonen 1’44.658
Lotus
14. Sergio Perez 1’44.752
McLaren
Row 8 15. Adrian Sutil 1’45.185
Force India
16. Valtteri Bottas 1’45.388
Williams
Row 9 17. Paul di Resta 1’46.121
Force India
18. Pastor Maldonado 1’46.619
Williams
Row 10 19. Charles Pic 1’48.111
Caterham
20. Giedo van der Garde 1’48.32
Caterham
Row 11 21. Jules Bianchi 1’48.83
Marussia
22. Max Chilton 1’48.93
Marussia

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  1. Kingshark (@kingshark) said on 21st September 2013, 15:07

    Much closer than I thought at the end, I so wish Nico found a tenth somewhere.

  2. Diceman (@diceman) said on 21st September 2013, 15:07

    Great work from Gutierrez in Q2. Shame he didn’t even try in Q3 :/

  3. Brilliant lap from Nico.
    Alonso should work more)

    • Chris (@tophercheese21) said on 21st September 2013, 15:16

      I don’t think its a matter of Fernando having to do a better job. It’s pretty plain that that Ferrari is just a dog to drive. The rear end is all over the place.

      • Feuerdrache (@xenomorph91) said on 21st September 2013, 15:38

        Isn’t Alonso supposed to be a Singapur specialist, one of the few drivers to be able to push a sub-good car to its limits and the currently best driver on the grid?

        No matter what the answer to those questions are, if you have been beaten by your team mate you have done something wrong and were simply not fast enough.

      • It may be a dog to drive, but Massa on that dog qualified one place higher.

        We’re talking about a driver who was sacked of the team in comparison to a two-times world champion, by many considered the best on the grid. You add the fact that this is supposed to be one of the races that suit him the best, and the conclusion is simple: he wasn’t good enough. And it’s not the first time.

    • @slava i Hope Nico gets the better of Vettel on Lap 1 and laps up his third win of the season, 2 better than his team mate Lewis Hamilton

      • Fingers crossed for your wish) we all need fight for a win, otherwise it would be boring.

      • Wont happen. If you watched FP, you’ll know RBs race pace is way too strong, plus, Rosber starts on the dirty side ofa grid, which at this circuit is a bigger disadvantage than normal. He will be lucky to be 3rd by turn one, never mind challaneging Vettel.

      • danclapp (@danclapp) said on 21st September 2013, 18:28

        Lewis will be fine, he still will finish ahead this is the first qually in ages i count Nico beating Lewis on merit. Monza Hamilton wrecked floor. And really Ham deserved to win Silverston imo. Nico was nowere that weekend he coulnt even really keep Vet honest untill safety car came out. Hamilton has really stepped up, i was a worried man lol at Nico’s pace 3 poles in a row had me nervous for LH. But then after Monaco Hamilton has had the measure and got 4 poles in a row. All Rosbergs retirements would still not mean he would be anywere near Ham in the championship. Vettel mega lap the guy is a legend guys. My 2nd fav driver behind Hamilton, although i think its a bit of a shame that Vet will have 4xWC before Ham gets his 2nd. I dont think their is that much between them. And Alonso WOW!!!

      • James (@goodyear92) said on 21st September 2013, 19:28

        Yeah, three wins to Lewis’ one sounds good on paper, but Lewis’ sole win was more impressive by far than the two that Rosberg’s racked up so far. In Monaco the difference between him and Lewis was almost negligible, but Rosberg was just ahead. That enabled him to go it slow for a vast portion of the processional “race” we saw and maintain his position. And Silverstone he only “won” after the two drivers in front of him (who both had had the firm measure of him up until that point) dropped away for differing mechanical reasons, one of which was Lewis, who would have won the race far more convincingly than Nico managed after inheriting it (which he still almost lost to Mark Webber). If he does win Singapore, it would be his first convincing winning performance this year, whereas Lewis has already turned in one of those, and more besides.

  4. The man is so quick that I believe he can sit down tomorrow and still win the race

  5. I actually can’t wait to see Massa race Alonso tomorrow. forget about Vettel, that is going to be the real race tomorrow.

  6. LexBlair (@lexblair) said on 21st September 2013, 15:11

    I am wondering what would happen if Ferrari found a problem with Massa’s car now and would have to change the gearbox…. Considering his current situation a the team, could Massa publicly question the decision, demanding proof?..

  7. Vettel on pole was expected. Kimi out in Q2 was not. Also, its surprising how much the tyre changes have compromised the pace of the Force Indias…they are literally reduced to back markers!

  8. David Margono (@woshidavid95) said on 21st September 2013, 15:11

    Oh wow, Massa ahead of Alonso again… please don’t move over for him tomorrow. Gutierrez finally outqualifying Hulkenberg doesn’t surprise me IMO, it’s pretty much the same reason why Petrov finally outqualified Kubica in Hungary 2010.

  9. Jay Menon (@jaymenon10) said on 21st September 2013, 15:12

    Ferrari are well and truly finished for this year.

    I cant help but wonder why Fernando cant qualify well..he was ahead of Massa all the way until the end.

    Hopefully Nico starts well…but cant see past Vettel.

  10. Boomerang said on 21st September 2013, 15:13

    I can see that Kimi is giving his all!

  11. That’s my problem with Alonso this year. He’s not pushing the car as much as he could (and should!) in qualifying. It’s not the first time he’s been bested by Massa. Sure, he’ll make a superb race (probably will pass Massa on the start), but this is one place he shouldn’t need to recover.

    On the other side, Vettel has been virtually flawless, pushing his car to the limit every weekend (surpassing Webber every single time).

    One can argue Alonso had a better campaign that Vettel in 2012, but I don’t see that this year.

    • It’s easy to be fastest when you are confident in your package. Race by race Vettel gets everything what every racer needs: fast car. Alonso haven’t got that for 4 years.

      • First, the Ferrari is not a bad car. It’s not as fast as the Red Bull, but it’s still a frontrunner. Secondly, Massa outqualified him on the same car, and that’s my point.

        Whatever quality the Ferrari has, Alonso is not piushing it to its 100% on qualifying. That’s my point.

        • Whatever quality the Ferrari has, Alonso is not piushing it to its 100% on qualifying.
          I remember Alonso outqualified Massa by half a second and even more. I don’t believe that you believe that Alonso is so terrible qualifier:-) So I don’t think its correct. But, yeah, Alonso should have worked better here.
          And, of course, it doesn’t matter how good is your car if you’re always second. It only means that you’re first to lose (and you always lose). And that actually kills Alonso’s performance.

      • iAltair (@ialtair) said on 21st September 2013, 16:50

        Meanwhile Vettel qualified on Pole with what the community deemed to be in the fastest car, Webber was no where to be seen.

    • liam (@) said on 21st September 2013, 15:20

      That Ferrari has no grip what-so-ever. Alonso and Massa look like Bambi on ice when it comes to qualifying.

      • no grip what-so-ever

        Talk about exaggerating :P

        But again, that’s not the point. Grip or not, Massa bested him. Alonso is the two-times champion. He’s the one fighting this championship. He’s the Ferrari pilot next year. He should be pushing the car to its limits on qualifying. But he’s not.

  12. So. Imagine this situation.

    The guy that’s been dominating the whole weekend sets a time which he thinks is good enough for pole. While 8 drivers give it a go again, the dominating man watches from the pitlane. Suddenly, it’s a massive shootout to see who can get the better of him and throw an enormous surprise. It’s game on, babe. It’s game on.

    We, the spectators, rub our hands and watch carefully to this last do-or-die minute of qualifying at a very difficult track.

    But no. TV Director thinks otherwise. And shows the WHOOOOLE lap of Massa. Who only qualifies 6th. We get to see Rosberg, just behind him, for 3 seconds and he goes 2nd just 0.091 seconds behind.

    Being a TV director must be a difficult thing. But they had shown Massa at every part of the qualy and it was OBVIOUS he wasn’t going to go for pole ! He was struggling badly ! So why the …. did they not show ANYONE ELSE?!?!?!?!?!?!

    I hope you lose your job, TV director. You’ve been letting me down for years now. But the SINGLE moment things could get exciting, you … it up !

    • Guilherme (@guilherme) said on 21st September 2013, 15:19

      @fer-no65 I agree, it was awful. Not only they kept showing Massa’s lap, they wasted quite some time filming his in-lap too! I think they kept filming him until he was navigating turn 2, while everyone was coming behind him setting quick laps. We barely saw any of Rosberg’s lap, we didn’t see why Alonso was slower than Massa, and we didn’t see any of Romain’s lap too (or maybe I was too distracted because I believe they were showing Vettel celebrating when Romain finished his lap).

    • Eric (@) said on 21st September 2013, 17:33

      @fer-no65

      You weren’t excited seeing Massa set a time that even the mighty Alonso couldn’t beat?!
      Well then there’s no pleasing you. ;)

    • Aussie Rod said on 21st September 2013, 23:03

      +1

      It was SO frustrating to watch.

      It is always the case that the first guy to start their last lap gets full coverage of their lap, then they do the pit straight shot to pick up every one else crossing the line. It pathetic that FOM doesn’t have the smarts to pick up the truly exciting battles or even monitor the sector times to see who is quick and who is not.

  13. liam (@) said on 21st September 2013, 15:17

    Oh boy am I glad I didn’t get Sky F1 installed. Patience pays off. What a dull dud season.

  14. Rosberg outqualified Lewis on his strong track…

  15. It’s not that I like seeing Vettel winning, it’s more that I like seeing Alonso not winning.

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