Start, Singapore, 2013

Vettel’s Singapore hat-trick leaves title rivals reeling

Start, Singapore, 2013There was a brief moment when Sebastian Vettel’s progress towards his third win in a row might be in jeopardy – and it came just after the starting lights went out.

“I thought I reacted pretty well,” he said afterwards, “but was a bit lazy to get off the line”.

Meanwhile Nico Rosberg, starting alongside him, got his Mercedes moving quickly away from the dirty side of the track.

“I thought that Nico might still be there,” Vettel continued. “He was and we were side-by-side, kind of, so I had to give him room.”

“But fortunately he was braking quite deep into turn one and I was able to come back on the inside to get the position.” And that was that. Vettel neatly reversed the move and streaked off into a lead he never lost.

Alonso gets off to a flier

While Vettel stumbled at the start, Fernando Alonso made his usual flier. He’d been watching replays of previous starts at Singapore to perfect his getaway.

“The start again was very good and I was lucky to choose the right line,” said the Ferrari driver. “On turn one there is always people going on the left, people going on the right in every circuit. We?ve managed so far to choose the right one.”

Alonso gift for finding the route of least resistance through the turn one traffic gave him a solid grip on third place. That position had been occupied by Romain Grosjean, but his attempt to fend off Mark Webber was unsuccessful, the Lotus driver falling to fifth.

Behind him Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa disputed sixth. The Mercedes driver claimed the initiative but he had gone off the track completely in doing so and as lap two began he heeded his team’s warning to surrender the position.

With the entire field – bar Adrian Sutil – circulating on the super-soft tyres, and Singapore’s stop-start layout offering little opportunity for passing, the top ten held position until the pit stops began.

Despite the pain from his back Kimi Raikkonen was making progress from his 13th place. He dispensed with Paul di Resta and Esteban Gutierrez before making an early first pit stop on lap ten, the Lotus strategists eager to keep him in clear air.

Ricciardo crash summons Safety Car

Daniel Ricciardo, Toro Rosso, Singapore, 2013In short order the front runners began to respond – Ferrari brought Massa in two laps later to keep him ahead of the Lotus. Webber was in on the next lap, followed by Alonso the next time by. To his disappointment he came out behind the Force India of Di Resta, who was running a longer first stint.

“We had to cover Webber?s early stop,” explained Pat Fry, “we knew we would have found ourselves in traffic behind Di Resta, but the pit stop window was very limited and we preferred not to take the risk.”

Five laps behind Di Resta doubled Alonso’s deficit to Rosberg from three seconds to six. On a normal day that might have been the end of his chances of taking second. But Singapore’s traditional Safety Car appearance would change that.

Vettel made his first pit stop after most of his closest rivals and emerged still in the lead, over ten seconds clear of Rosberg. But that precious margin was about to be wiped out by his future team mate.

Daniel Ricciardo had a frustrating start to the race from ninth on the grid. “My car just seemed to sit there without moving off the line,” he said.

“It was very frustrating to lose so many places right away. I think I went down five places from ninth on the grid to fourteenth. So I was on the back foot from then on, just trying to do the best I could.”

His frustrating race came to an early end on lap 24, the Toro Rosso skidding wide at turn 18, where the track vanished beneath a waterfront grandstand. “The crash was my error, trying to make up for lost ground,” he admitted afterwards.

“In the second stint, my engineer came on the radio and said ??the pace is good, keep pushing.? I was aware that for the pace we had, we were not doing too badly and maybe at the end I was just trying to get too much out of it and made that mistake.

“It?s a delicate corner with not much run-off and I went too deep into the apex. I then braked a bit harder, locked a wheel and went into the wall. It?s not a mistake I?m used to making.”

Ferrari split their strategies

Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Singapore, 2013The Safety Car was summoned and the teams scrambled to respond. Vettel’s medium compound tyres were only seven laps old, so Red Bull left him out. Mercedes did likewise with Rosberg, who was on the same rubber.

Both of Ferrari’s drivers were also on the medium tyres, but they hedged their bets. “When the Safety Car came out, we had half a lap to take a decision and, in the end we brought both drivers in, trying different strategies,” said Fry.

Massa was also brought in, but he was put on the super-soft tyres. Unluckily for him he emerged behind Di Resta, who had put a fresh set of the same compound on just five laps earlier.

The Safety Car period dragged on far longer than it needed to while race control went through the rigmarole of letting the lapped drivers unlap themselves. In the meantime Vettel’s race engineer Guillaume Rocquelin reminded him to stay close to the racing line, avoiding the treacherous build-up of marbles.

But when the race restarted on lap 31 the tyre pick-up played into Vettel’s hands. Some of it became lodged in Rosberg’s front wing, causing severe understeer.

With Rosberg holding the rest of the field at bay, Vettel scorched ahead at a breathtaking rate. He had restored his former lead within four laps, and had more than doubled it after another five. A dozen laps after the Safety Car withdrew Vettel had the half-minute advantage he needed to make his final pit stop without losing the lead.

Like Vettel, Webber and the Mercedes drivers also had to make a second pit stop after the Safety Car came in. That played into the hands of Alonso and Raikkonen who made their final pits stops while the field was neutralised.

“I’m not sure we could have done what Fernando and Kimi did by staying out on that set of tyres for so long,” said Hamilton afterwards. But at the time Mercedes suspected Alonso wouldn’t got the distance and would be forced to make another stop.

By lap 45 Webber, Rosberg and Hamilton had made their final stops and were having to pick their way past drivers who were trying to make it to the end on a single stop. Gutierrez was passed by all three in a single lap, but Webber got himself some breathing space by temporarily getting Nico Hulkenberg between him and the Mercedes.

The McLaren drivers were next to fall. Jenson Button had been holding on to a podium position until it was taken off him by Raikkonen in a superb move on the outside of turn 14.

“We’ve got to take those sorts of risks if we’re going to get a podium this year,” Button reflected after the race. “We expected to spend most of the race on the [super-soft] tyre, so we?d set the car up for that. The [medium] tyre didn?t work so well for me, and having to hold Kimi off for so long destroyed my rear tyres and made things very tricky.”

Webber denied by last-lap failure

Fernando Alonso, Mark Webber, Singapore, 2013Shortly after Webber passed Button the Red Bull driver began receiving ominous but familiar messages about his gearbox on the radio. Simon Rennie urged him to short-shift, telling him “this is about getting the car to the finish now, we need low revs”.

The other Red Bull of Vettel had a brake vibration but as he faced no threat from behind it was easily managed: “I could definitely feel it,” he said. “It was building up towards the end of the race. Fortunately we were in the lead and we had a new set of super-softs which we saved yesterday, so I could afford to take it a bit easy.”

Ferrari had been anxious that Alonso might suffer a repeat of Canada 2012-style degradation at the end of the race. But although his pace was slower than the Mercedes he had plenty of time in hand. What he did not need was a Safety Car interruption – and he was fortunate to escape one.

Di Resta was still keeping Massa behind him when he went off into a barrier at turn seven. “I took the corner the same way as I had done the previous lap,” said a bemused Di Resta afterwards, “and the car went straight on and wouldn’t stop.” The Singapore marshals sprang into action and the Force India was recovered with no further interruption to the action.

On the penultimate lap Webber backed off so much that both Mercedes drove past him. But it was to no avail. “We could see with 12 laps to go that we began to lose water pressure,” team principal Christian Horner explained. “The water then effectively ran out at which point it is only a matter of time until the engine overheats.”

Cruelly for Webber, the car expired on the last lap. While one Red Bull coasted to a halt with flames coming from the back, the other was being saluted by fireworks as it triumphantly crossed the finishing line.

Adding insult to injury, after his retirement Webber collected a reprimand for walking onto the track to get a lift back to the pits from Alonso without getting the marshal’s permission – a reprimand which has earned him a penalty for the next race.

Sutil salvages a point

Di Resta’s late retirement promoted Hulkenberg to ninth place and Sutil to the final point. Pastor Maldonado had a strong end to the race, passing Gutierrez but missing out on the points.

Webber’s charred Red Bull was classified 15th behind Bottas and Vergne. Charles Pic tried to make it to the end of the race after pitting during the Safety Car period but had to pit with six laps to go and ended up the last running car.

Giedo van der Garde therefore took 16th for Caterham. Max Chilton was next, finishing ahead of his team mate despite being told to let him past at one stage, Jules Bianchi having had to pit for a replacement steering wheel to fix a gear change problem early in the race.

Vettel’s Singapore hat-trick

Christian Horner, Sebastian Vettel, Singapore, 2013For the third race in a row Vettel won and Alonso was second, both having done peerless jobs with their machinery.

The same was true of Raikkonen, whose dogged recovery drive to third was all the more impressive given his back trouble. For Lotus it soothed the blow of losing Grosjean to an engine problem in the second half of the race.

Vettel’s third consecutive Singapore Grand Prix victory makes his progress to a fourth drivers’ championship in a row ever more likely. His rivals will surely now believe their best chances of beating him any time soon will be to throw all their efforts into next year’s car.

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Romain Grosjean, Fernando Alonso, Singapore, 2013

2013 Singapore GP tyre strategies and pit stops

Romain Grosjean, Fernando Alonso, Singapore, 2013Almost the entire field started the Singapore Grand Prix on the faster super-soft tyre – but their strategies diverged from that point on.

When it came to the choice of tyre for the second stint the field was split almost exactly down the middle – 12 stuck with the super-soft tyres, the rest opted for mediums.

When the Safety Car came out almost all the drivers still on super-soft tyres switched to mediums in an attempt to reach the end of the race without making a further stop. It worked better for some than others.

Sergio Perez enjoyed the fastest pit stop of the race courtesy of the McLaren pit crew. But Red Bull’s consistent speed impressed again: the next four quickest pit stops all belonged to them, and all were within less than a quarter of a second of each other.

Not all the pit stops were standard four-tyre changes: Jules Bianchi came in on lap 11 to have his steering wheel replaced to cure a gear shift problem. And Romain Grosjean had a long pit stop as Lotus tried in vain to cure a fault on his engine’s pneumatic system.

Singapore Grand Prix tyre strategies

The tyre strategies for each driver:

Stint 1 Stint 2 Stint 3 Stint 4 Stint 5
Sebastian Vettel Super soft (17) Medium (27) Super soft (17)
Fernando Alonso Super soft (14) Medium (11) Medium (36)
Kimi Raikkonen Super soft (10) Super soft (15) Medium (36)
Nico Rosberg Super soft (15) Medium (26) Medium (20)
Lewis Hamilton Super soft (15) Medium (28) Medium (18)
Felipe Massa Super soft (12) Medium (13) Super soft (17) Medium (19)
Jenson Button Super soft (13) Super soft (12) Medium (36)
Sergio Perez Super soft (14) Super soft (11) Medium (36)
Nico Hulkenberg Super soft (13) Super soft (12) Medium (36)
Adrian Sutil Medium (12) Super soft (13) Super soft (15) Super soft (21)
Pastor Maldonado Super soft (16) Super soft (9) Medium (16) Super soft (20)
Esteban Gutierrez Super soft (11) Super soft (14) Medium (36)
Valtteri Bottas Super soft (13) Super soft (11) Medium (18) Super soft (19)
Jean-Eric Vergne Super soft (11) Medium (13) Medium (15) Super soft (22)
Mark Webber Super soft (13) Medium (27) Medium (20)
Giedo van der Garde Super soft (13) Medium (13) Medium (16) Medium (18)
Max Chilton Super soft (11) Super soft (13) Medium (17) Medium (19)
Jules Bianchi Super soft (10) Super soft (1) Super soft (12) Medium (17) Medium (20)
Charles Pic Super soft (11) Medium (14) Medium (29) Super soft (6)
Paul di Resta Super soft (20) Super soft (22) Medium (12)
Romain Grosjean Super soft (15) Super soft (10) Medium (8) Medium (4)
Daniel Ricciardo Super soft (15) Medium (8)

Singapore Grand Prix pit stop times

How long each driver’s pit stops took:

Driver Team Pit stop time Gap On lap
1 Sergio Perez McLaren 28.709 14
2 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 28.787 0.078 17
3 Mark Webber Red Bull 28.909 0.200 40
4 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 28.934 0.225 44
5 Mark Webber Red Bull 29.031 0.322 13
6 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 29.032 0.323 15
7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 29.040 0.331 12
8 Felipe Massa Ferrari 29.136 0.427 25
9 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 29.176 0.467 25
10 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 29.212 0.503 15
11 Jenson Button McLaren 29.284 0.575 13
12 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber 29.364 0.655 11
13 Sergio Perez McLaren 29.396 0.687 25
14 Jules Bianchi Marussia 29.421 0.712 40
15 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 29.436 0.727 14
16 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus 29.469 0.760 10
17 Jules Bianchi Marussia 29.573 0.864 10
18 Felipe Massa Ferrari 29.573 0.864 42
19 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 29.616 0.907 41
20 Paul di Resta Force India 29.667 0.958 20
21 Adrian Sutil Force India 29.678 0.969 12
22 Max Chilton Marussia 29.687 0.978 41
23 Romain Grosjean Lotus 29.702 0.993 15
24 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso 29.736 1.027 11
25 Paul di Resta Force India 29.777 1.068 42
26 Jules Bianchi Marussia 29.823 1.114 23
27 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber 29.910 1.201 13
28 Pastor Maldonado Williams 29.966 1.257 16
29 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso 29.999 1.290 39
30 Jenson Button McLaren 30.085 1.376 25
31 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 30.085 1.376 43
32 Giedo van der Garde Caterham 30.141 1.432 42
33 Giedo van der Garde Caterham 30.161 1.452 13
34 Adrian Sutil Force India 30.166 1.457 25
35 Pastor Maldonado Williams 30.175 1.466 41
36 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber 30.253 1.544 25
37 Romain Grosjean Lotus 30.293 1.584 25
38 Pastor Maldonado Williams 30.444 1.735 25
39 Max Chilton Marussia 30.497 1.788 11
40 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso 30.714 2.005 24
41 Valtteri Bottas Williams 30.790 2.081 24
42 Max Chilton Marussia 31.173 2.464 24
43 Adrian Sutil Force India 31.230 2.521 40
44 Charles Pic Caterham 31.546 2.837 54
45 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber 31.706 2.997 25
46 Valtteri Bottas Williams 31.792 3.083 13
47 Charles Pic Caterham 31.841 3.132 11
48 Charles Pic Caterham 32.008 3.299 25
49 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso 32.097 3.388 15
50 Jules Bianchi Marussia 32.243 3.534 11
51 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus 33.013 4.304 25
52 Valtteri Bottas Williams 33.836 5.127 42
53 Giedo van der Garde Caterham 37.700 8.991 26
54 Romain Grosjean Lotus 73.009 44.300 33

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Paul di Resta, Force India, Singapore, 2013

2013 Singapore Grand Prix lap charts

Paul di Resta, Force India, Singapore, 2013The outcome of the Singapore Grand Prix hinged on what the drivers did when the Safety Car was deployed on lap 24.

The Red Bull and Mercedes drivers stayed out, intent on making a further pit stop after the Safety Car had come back in.

But Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen were able to reach the end of the race without stopping, and had enough of a lead to keep their pursuers at bay.

Paul di Resta might have been able to follow the Mercedes drivers past the McLarens but crashed out with seven laps to go, losing a potentially valuable sixth place finish for Force India.

The race charts below show how the race unfolded:

Singapore Grand Prix lap chart

The positions of each driver on every lap. Use the control below to show/hide different drivers:

http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/charts/2013drivercolours.csv

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61
Sebastian Vettel 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Nico Rosberg 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 6 12 10 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 5 5 5 4 4
Romain Grosjean 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 3 3 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 15 21 21 21 21
Mark Webber 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 6 8 7 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 11 13 11 9 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 6 5 4 4 4 4 6
Lewis Hamilton 5 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 5 5 4 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 2 2 4 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 7 6 6 5 5
Felipe Massa 6 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 9 13 11 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 5 9 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 9 9 9 7 7 7 6
Fernando Alonso 7 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 6 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Jenson Button 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 8 12 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 5 6 8 8 8 7
Daniel Ricciardo 9 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 12 12 11 9 11 17 16 16 16 16 16 16 16
Esteban Gutierrez 10 11 11 11 11 12 12 12 12 12 11 13 18 15 15 15 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 13 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 13 13 14 14 14 14 13 12 11 10 8 7 7 7 7 7 10 12 12 12 12 13 12 12 12 12 13 13 12
Nico Hulkenberg 11 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 9 14 13 11 11 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 10 10 10 10 10 10 9
Jean-Eric Vergne 12 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 17 19 18 16 16 15 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 15 15 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 15 18 16 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 14 14 14 13 13 13 14 14 14 14
Kimi Raikkonen 13 13 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 13 19 16 14 13 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Sergio Perez 14 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 7 7 14 12 12 11 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 8 9 9 9 8
Adrian Sutil 15 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 15 17 19 17 17 16 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 14 14 16 15 15 15 15 15 15 14 14 13 13 13 13 12 13 18 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 13 13 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 10
Valtteri Bottas 16 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 18 15 17 19 19 19 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 17 18 18 17 17 17 17 17 17 18 17 17 17 17 17 16 15 14 15 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 16 16 16 16 16 15 15 15 15 15 15 13
Paul di Resta 17 12 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 11 11 10 6 5 3 3 3 3 7 13 13 13 13 12 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 4 8 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 10 10
Pastor Maldonado 18 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 14 13 12 10 12 14 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 16 17 17 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 15 15 15 15 15 14 14 12 17 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 14 14 14 13 12 12 11
Charles Pic 19 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 18 18 18 18 18 18 17 17 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 17 17 17 17 19 19 19 19 19 19 19
Giedo van der Garde 20 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 16 14 16 18 18 18 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 18 16 15 18 18 18 18 18 18 17 16 16 16 16 16 17 16 15 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 17 16 16 16 16 16 16
Jules Bianchi 21 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 18 18 18 18 18 18
Max Chilton 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 18 17 17 17 17 17 17

Singapore Grand Prix race chart

The gaps between each driver on every lap. Use the control below to show/hide different drivers:

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61
Sebastian Vettel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nico Rosberg 1.971 4.136 5.609 6.24 6.203 6.631 7.012 6.863 7.199 7.193 7.149 7.038 7.739 8.275 15.247 36.03 27.489 8.042 8.556 8.838 9.046 9.536 10.317 10.967 13.084 1.268 1.465 0.825 0.791 1.016 3.208 5.565 8.326 9.972 11.996 14.305 16.572 18.784 20.416 22.104 30.76 52.837 52.96 45.759 27.118 29.739 31.082 32.319 34.12 34.542 34.806 35.175 36.522 40.669 45.488 48.878 51.791 53.336 54.79 56.133 51.155
Romain Grosjean 4.883 7.369 9.374 10.496 11.731 12.943 13.413 13.971 14.691 14.928 15.547 15.838 16.511 17.134 26.044 45.524 36.635 16.247 16.974 18.56 19.66 20.625 21.617 22.146 32.94 14.86 5.987 4.525 5.908 3.451 6.323 9.13 19.581 84.191 84.601 85.817 99.345
Mark Webber 4.179 6.752 8.705 9.699 10.926 11.952 12.45 12.973 13.784 13.569 14.138 14.506 22.672 41.127 40.111 40.189 32.782 14.577 16.398 17.848 18.83 19.655 20.711 21.137 25.147 4.228 2.798 2.164 2.356 1.814 4.023 6.673 9.496 11.347 13.452 15.576 17.776 19.996 21.957 32.167 50.853 51.363 51.8 44.709 26.168 28.854 29.979 31.573 32.573 32.578 32.272 32.881 35.82 39.241 42.455 42.228 44.217 49.018 53.267 62.995
Lewis Hamilton 5.47 9.243 11.255 12.565 13.613 15.132 15.975 16.65 17.781 18.656 19.604 21.117 21.89 21.941 29.522 48.035 38.673 18.634 19.374 19.823 20.637 21.598 22.83 23.506 27.47 5.109 3.875 2.785 3.658 2.579 4.926 7.73 10.314 12.316 14.367 16.746 19.246 21.389 23.388 25.711 27.37 28.227 35.711 47.793 27.716 30.408 31.611 32.757 35.101 35.496 35.901 36.685 37.181 41.018 45.863 49.307 54.667 56.337 56.837 57.93 53.159
Felipe Massa 6.135 8.529 10.447 11.565 12.797 14.021 14.962 15.681 16.621 17.328 18.804 26.985 47.27 49.308 50.721 50.282 41.346 21.689 22.527 23.332 24.049 25.394 27.069 27.984 41.292 26.541 8.564 6.331 7.639 4.617 7.523 10.604 13.399 14.736 16.534 19.168 21.541 23.883 26.246 28.448 30.612 39.101 59.473 51.206 31.699 33.786 35.338 36.558 37.835 40.454 41.504 42.591 43.254 44.213 47.713 49.856 55.789 62.602 64.802 65.76 63.877
Fernando Alonso 3.116 5.411 7.338 8.447 9.005 10.043 10.518 10.675 11.231 10.887 10.72 10.49 10.889 18.055 38.643 39.204 31.541 12.539 14.504 16.375 17.166 18.238 18.998 19.443 28.85 11.281 4.706 3.696 4.475 2.97 5.67 8.499 11.227 13.244 15.07 17.595 19.907 22.071 24.44 26.54 28.242 29.52 30.698 22.907 4.863 7.692 9.324 10.474 11.127 11.906 13.518 14.914 16.331 17.642 20.056 20.535 22.575 26.411 30.557 33.522 32.627
Jenson Button 6.713 10.265 12.357 14.117 15.488 17.049 18.577 19.361 20.423 21.14 22.249 23.878 32.474 50.793 51.554 51.277 42.531 22.957 23.705 24.563 25.567 26.749 28.309 29.744 41.906 27.942 9.258 7.42 8.335 5.076 7.956 11.258 14.161 15.66 17.511 19.981 22.327 24.96 27.381 29.58 32.036 33.934 35.091 28.233 10.359 13.525 15.736 17.639 19.547 21.823 24.541 27.9 31.603 36.726 42.371 47.315 54.503 64.749 73.187 80.184 83.354
Daniel Ricciardo 10.586 14.825 17.806 20.305 22.684 24.964 27.029 29.042 31.487 33.553 36.366 38.634 41.718 45.147 54.011 78.253 70.148 51.31 52.477 53.589 54.698 56.316 57.487
Esteban Gutierrez 8.588 11.986 14.867 16.389 19.803 21.761 23.331 25.337 27.968 30.212 40.056 59.317 58.773 58.299 58.783 61.04 52.948 34.185 35.594 36.443 37.278 38.66 40.389 42.416 61.684 52.366 16.058 13.884 13.815 8.841 11.622 14.301 17.253 19.482 23.559 27.383 29.205 31.274 33.722 36.05 38.444 40.663 42.425 36.379 19.894 25.469 28.714 31.136 36.905 42.267 45.771 49.655 52.485 57.995 63.026 67.573 73.137 79.322 89.142 95.198 97.894
Nico Hulkenberg 7.355 10.826 13.034 14.687 16.374 18.179 19.565 20.735 22.112 23.019 24.899 26.714 36.232 54.835 55.624 59.871 50.46 32.958 33.223 33.777 34.194 34.777 35.914 36.76 51.839 38.399 12.958 11.062 11.322 7.509 9.645 13 15.731 17.918 19.675 22.169 24.595 27.343 30.099 32.165 34.557 37.16 38.744 32.395 14.641 18.339 20.714 22.595 24.655 26.552 29.479 32.575 35.53 40.228 49.195 51.904 56.695 65.563 74.445 81.233 84.261
Jean-Eric Vergne 10.916 15.406 18.555 21.325 23.963 26.528 29.645 32.582 35.242 38.365 48.947 71.557 72.295 72.241 71.798 71.546 62.877 43.427 44.43 45.438 47.239 49.053 51.255 60.922 81.161 51.385 14.88 13.151 12.416 8.372 10.682 13.785 16.654 18.739 20.787 23.461 25.987 28.354 38.576 59.028 60.774 61.597 61.125 52.638 32.95 34.908 36.213 37.454 38.961 42.727 46.137 51.079 53.941 58.663 63.414 68.133 73.571 82.762 93.201 102.064 113.512
Kimi Raikkonen 9.811 12.514 15.256 16.716 18.213 19.529 21.338 22.704 24.609 32.876 51.064 52.311 54.896 53.365 52.776 52.054 43.352 23.643 24.66 25.481 26.378 27.571 28.955 30.357 44.423 32.177 10.812 8.759 9.46 5.676 8.478 11.791 14.678 16.39 18.166 20.642 22.983 25.696 28.201 30.35 32.78 34.624 35.816 28.913 11.129 14.254 16.593 18.362 20.152 22.302 25.205 28.328 31.94 34.506 35.945 36.278 37.981 40.72 43.752 45.631 43.92
Sergio Perez 7.96 11.41 13.842 15.401 17.522 18.96 20.594 22.013 23.798 24.825 26.322 27.925 30.624 38.49 56.972 60.486 52.04 32.155 32.012 31.98 32.528 33.125 34.237 34.908 51.22 37.223 12.126 9.931 10.37 7.126 9.078 12.422 15.247 17.274 18.977 21.412 23.824 26.662 29.207 31.356 33.715 36.289 37.741 30.953 13.44 16.792 19.167 21.022 22.816 24.905 28.143 31.503 34.606 38.962 45.287 48.614 55.643 65.106 73.763 80.785 83.82
Adrian Sutil 12.408 17.537 20.8 23.083 25.806 28.593 31.251 34.244 37.048 39.772 43.452 53.236 75.132 74.303 73.868 73.599 64.761 45.103 45.841 46.527 47.96 49.971 52.022 54.47 74.293 61.366 17.626 14.849 14.776 9.199 12.088 14.772 17.652 20.082 22.123 24.037 26.438 29.025 31.824 40.406 64.324 65.101 63.648 55.226 36.122 38.691 39.607 40.015 40.743 43.269 46.666 50.062 52.91 54.392 57.019 56.961 60.408 65.829 74.877 81.851 84.668
Valtteri Bottas 13.531 18.487 22.626 26.021 29.051 32.565 36.076 39.294 42.348 45.278 48.983 52.084 65.079 88.531 88.967 89.401 82.569 63.894 64.822 65.937 67.046 68.62 70.447 81.714 108.286 73.038 34.369 15.871 15.73 9.948 14.616 20.395 26.475 29.716 33.223 37.288 41.112 45.333 49.806 52.347 55.644 66.333 93.744 87.347 69.242 72.631 74.618 76.64 78.723 81.387 83.363 84.968 86.365 87.576 91.499 92.002 93.73 97.113 101.337 104.545 105.161
Paul di Resta 9.722 13.88 16.771 18.795 21.137 23.473 25.338 27.104 29.223 31.149 33.368 34.499 36.358 37.385 38.231 38.821 30.976 12.073 14.057 23.288 45.298 46.222 47.214 48.149 59.463 24.967 6.854 5.629 6.79 4.11 6.975 10.124 12.812 14.131 15.989 18.478 20.929 23.06 25.397 27.399 29.536 37.727 57.54 49.893 30.616 32.931 34.224 35.021 37.188 38.644 39.562 40.186 41.276 42.237
Pastor Maldonado 11.542 16.162 19.32 22.013 24.904 27.547 30.403 33.334 35.973 39 42.194 43.438 46.334 49.035 55.389 66.901 78.731 59.087 59.902 61.047 61.924 63.277 64.733 66.346 85.518 72.071 31.128 15.079 15.201 9.601 13.015 16.802 20.538 22.78 25.272 28.97 32.049 35.342 38.163 40.87 49.594 71.876 73.067 65.434 46.514 48.648 50.487 51.107 51.727 52.454 53.678 55.275 57.085 59.278 64.252 68.886 74.069 79.914 85.889 89.56 88.479
Charles Pic 14.973 20.391 24.756 28.782 33.743 38.02 42.783 47.686 54.717 61.187 73.573 98.46 101.12 103.038 104.541 106.168 99.321 81.653 84.56 87.397 90.381 93.059 96.481 108.401 134.831 113.545 70.495 19.336 18.659 11.709 16.813 21.834 27.857 31.886 35.926 40.305 44.385 48.974 53.877 58.134 64.049 69.91 75.06 71.447 56.412 62.681 67.84 72.547 77.14 83.206 88.914 94.079 99.835 116.178 144.525 143.512 144.627 146.375 148.523 151.399
Giedo van der Garde 13.13 18.216 22.24 25.384 28.568 32.194 35.497 38.478 41.705 44.63 48.026 51.193 61.848 85.196 86.641 88.532 83.747 66.571 69.559 72.314 75.089 78.52 81.507 84.838 85.356 59.98 43.44 17.7 17.373 10.843 15.704 20.866 25.337 28.528 32.131 36.222 40.462 44.652 51.254 55.839 60.608 73.47 97.437 91.036 73.933 78.075 81.716 84.261 87.121 90.346 93.958 96.975 101.175 105.978 111.745 115.71 120.372 126.057 131.724 136.971
Jules Bianchi 14.411 19.588 24.054 28.236 32.964 37.446 42.203 47.202 54.225 72.003 109.165 136.642 138.867 141.007 142.436 143.363 136.788 119.27 124.366 127.451 141.339 149.059 161.38 208.215 222.762 173.85 141.586 83.957 40.451 13.09 18.296 23.589 29.676 35.727 39.578 45.016 50.511 57.234 63.461 77.142 100.292 102.989 106.157 100.788 83.67 89.36 92.863 95.854 99.339 103.448 106.757 111.877 115.813 118.643 123.4 126.065 130.229 136.529 143.21 151.251
Max Chilton 15.624 21.92 27.164 31.667 35.735 40.781 45.802 51.22 57.818 63.872 78.327 102.774 105.126 107.48 109.397 111.199 104.671 87.322 91.065 94.457 98.21 102.316 106.149 127.233 176.035 161.463 118.888 62.493 21.234 12.604 17.617 22.851 29.077 33.994 38.686 44.044 48.667 53.961 59.153 65.227 78.838 102.173 104.534 98.925 82.437 87.285 91.566 95.04 98.061 100.623 103.729 106.97 111.563 115.537 120.607 122.908 127.083 132.809 138.909 144.127

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Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Singapore, 2013

2013 Singapore Grand Prix lap times and fastest laps

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Singapore, 2013Sebastian Vettel set the fastest lap of the Singapore Grand Prix 15 laps before the end, lapping a full second faster than anyone else managed.

He was aided in this by having a fresh set of super-soft tyres which he’d saved by not doing a second run during Q3 yesterday.

Vettel pulled out a large lead very quickly after the first Safety Car period while second-placed Nico Rosberg was struggling with understeer due to rubber marbles stuck in his front wing – as the graph below clearly shows.

McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh believes that phase of the race exaggerated Red Bull’s performance advantage. “I think they were flattered a bit today,” he said.

“They opened up a big gap at the beginning which we know Sebastian can. You then look at the pace of Rosberg, it wasn’t that far off in the first stint. He then went onto the [medium] and basically we were all held up behind him. So that rather flattered it.

“I think [the Red Bull] is very good and so is the driver but it was a little bit flattered by circumstance.”

Singapore Grand Prix lap times

All the lap times by the drivers (in seconds, very slow laps excluded):

http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/charts/2013drivercolours.csv

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61
Sebastian Vettel 115.509 112.866 113.005 113.318 113.265 113.029 113.069 113.142 112.901 113.339 113.016 113.222 112.756 113.299 113.663 113.784 121.858 132.729 112.188 112.179 112.113 111.875 111.881 112.109 127.497 173.267 160.944 172.511 158.157 165.17 111.773 110.641 110.43 110.996 110.687 110.182 110.185 110.123 110.259 110.262 110.022 110.511 111.109 118.873 130.016 108.574 109.811 110.437 110.57 110.479 110.089 110.303 110.309 110.683 109.701 112.338 110.663 109.242 109.416 110.919 115.868
Nico Rosberg 117.48 115.031 114.478 113.949 113.228 113.457 113.45 112.993 113.237 113.333 112.972 113.111 113.457 113.835 120.635 134.567 113.317 113.282 112.702 112.461 112.321 112.365 112.662 112.759 129.614 161.451 161.141 171.871 158.123 165.395 113.965 112.998 113.191 112.642 112.711 112.491 112.452 112.335 111.891 111.95 118.678 132.588 111.232 111.672 111.375 111.195 111.154 111.674 112.371 110.901 110.353 110.672 111.656 114.83 114.52 115.728 113.576 110.787 110.87 112.262 110.89
Romain Grosjean 120.392 115.352 115.01 114.44 114.5 114.241 113.539 113.7 113.621 113.576 113.635 113.513 113.429 113.922 122.573 133.264 112.969 112.341 112.915 113.765 113.213 112.84 112.873 112.638 138.291 155.187 152.071 171.049 159.54 162.713 114.645 113.448 120.881 175.606 111.097 111.398 123.713
Mark Webber 119.688 115.439 114.958 114.312 114.492 114.055 113.567 113.665 113.712 113.124 113.585 113.59 120.922 131.754 112.647 113.862 114.451 114.524 114.009 113.629 113.095 112.7 112.937 112.535 131.507 152.348 159.514 171.877 158.349 164.628 113.982 113.291 113.253 112.847 112.792 112.306 112.385 112.343 112.22 120.472 128.708 111.021 111.546 111.782 111.475 111.26 110.936 112.031 111.57 110.484 109.783 110.912 113.248 114.104 112.915 112.111 112.652 114.043 113.665 120.647
Lewis Hamilton 120.979 116.639 115.017 114.628 114.313 114.548 113.912 113.817 114.032 114.214 113.964 114.735 113.529 113.35 121.244 132.297 112.496 112.69 112.928 112.628 112.927 112.836 113.113 112.785 131.461 150.906 159.71 171.421 159.03 164.091 114.12 113.445 113.014 112.998 112.738 112.561 112.685 112.266 112.258 112.585 111.681 111.368 118.593 130.955 109.939 111.266 111.014 111.583 112.914 110.874 110.494 111.087 110.805 114.52 114.546 115.782 116.023 110.912 109.916 112.012 111.097
Felipe Massa 121.644 115.26 114.923 114.436 114.497 114.253 114.01 113.861 113.841 114.046 114.492 121.403 133.041 115.337 115.076 113.345 112.922 113.072 113.026 112.984 112.83 113.22 113.556 113.024 140.805 158.516 142.967 170.278 159.465 162.148 114.679 113.722 113.225 112.333 112.485 112.816 112.558 112.465 112.622 112.464 112.186 119 131.481 110.606 110.509 110.661 111.363 111.657 111.847 113.098 111.139 111.39 110.972 111.642 113.201 114.481 116.596 116.055 111.616 111.877 113.985
Fernando Alonso 118.625 115.161 114.932 114.427 113.823 114.067 113.544 113.299 113.457 112.995 112.849 112.992 113.155 120.465 134.251 114.345 114.195 113.727 114.153 114.05 112.904 112.947 112.641 112.554 136.904 155.698 154.369 171.501 158.936 163.665 114.473 113.47 113.158 113.013 112.513 112.707 112.497 112.287 112.628 112.362 111.724 111.789 112.287 111.082 111.972 111.403 111.443 111.587 111.223 111.258 111.701 111.699 111.726 111.994 112.115 112.817 112.703 113.078 113.562 113.884 114.973
Jenson Button 122.222 116.418 115.097 115.078 114.636 114.59 114.597 113.926 113.963 114.056 114.125 114.851 121.352 131.618 114.424 113.507 113.112 113.155 112.936 113.037 113.117 113.057 113.441 113.544 139.659 159.303 142.26 170.673 159.072 161.911 114.653 113.943 113.333 112.495 112.538 112.652 112.531 112.756 112.68 112.461 112.478 112.409 112.266 112.015 112.142 111.74 112.022 112.34 112.478 112.755 112.807 113.662 114.012 115.806 115.346 117.282 117.851 119.488 117.854 117.916 119.038
Daniel Ricciardo 126.095 117.105 115.986 115.817 115.644 115.309 115.134 115.155 115.346 115.405 115.829 115.49 115.84 116.728 122.527 138.026 113.753 113.891 113.355 113.291 113.222 113.493 113.052
Esteban Gutierrez 124.097 116.264 115.886 114.84 116.679 114.987 114.639 115.148 115.532 115.583 122.86 132.483 112.212 112.825 114.147 116.041 113.766 113.966 113.597 113.028 112.948 113.257 113.61 114.136 146.765 163.949 124.636 170.337 158.088 160.196 114.554 113.32 113.382 113.225 114.764 114.006 112.007 112.192 112.707 112.59 112.416 112.73 112.871 112.827 113.531 114.149 113.056 112.859 116.339 115.841 113.593 114.187 113.139 116.193 114.732 116.885 116.227 115.427 119.236 116.975 118.564
Nico Hulkenberg 122.864 116.337 115.213 114.971 114.952 114.834 114.455 114.312 114.278 114.246 114.896 115.037 122.274 131.902 114.452 118.031 112.447 115.227 112.453 112.733 112.53 112.458 113.018 112.955 142.576 159.827 135.503 170.615 158.417 161.357 113.909 113.996 113.161 113.183 112.444 112.676 112.611 112.871 113.015 112.328 112.414 113.114 112.693 112.524 112.262 112.272 112.186 112.318 112.63 112.376 113.016 113.399 113.264 115.381 118.668 115.047 115.454 118.11 118.298 117.707 118.896
Jean-Eric Vergne 126.425 117.356 116.154 116.088 115.903 115.594 116.186 116.079 115.561 116.462 123.598 135.832 113.494 113.245 113.22 113.532 113.189 113.279 113.191 113.187 113.914 113.689 114.083 121.776 147.736 143.491 124.439 170.782 157.422 161.126 114.083 113.744 113.299 113.081 112.735 112.856 112.711 112.49 120.481 130.714 111.768 111.334 110.637 110.386 110.328 110.532 111.116 111.678 112.077 114.245 113.499 115.245 113.171 115.405 114.452 117.057 116.101 118.433 119.855 119.782 127.316
Kimi Raikkonen 125.32 115.569 115.747 114.778 114.762 114.345 114.878 114.508 114.806 121.606 131.204 114.469 115.341 111.768 113.074 113.062 113.156 113.02 113.205 113 113.01 113.068 113.265 113.511 141.563 161.021 139.579 170.458 158.858 161.386 114.575 113.954 113.317 112.708 112.463 112.658 112.526 112.836 112.764 112.411 112.452 112.355 112.301 111.97 112.232 111.699 112.15 112.206 112.36 112.629 112.992 113.426 113.921 113.249 111.14 112.671 112.366 111.981 112.448 112.798 114.157
Sergio Perez 123.469 116.316 115.437 114.877 115.386 114.467 114.703 114.561 114.686 114.366 114.513 114.825 115.455 121.165 132.145 117.298 113.412 112.844 112.045 112.147 112.661 112.472 112.993 112.78 143.809 159.27 135.847 170.316 158.596 161.926 113.725 113.985 113.255 113.023 112.39 112.617 112.597 112.961 112.804 112.411 112.381 113.085 112.561 112.085 112.503 111.926 112.186 112.292 112.364 112.568 113.327 113.663 113.412 115.039 116.026 115.665 117.692 118.705 118.073 117.941 118.903
Adrian Sutil 127.917 117.995 116.268 115.601 115.988 115.816 115.727 116.135 115.705 116.063 116.696 123.006 134.652 112.47 113.228 113.515 113.02 113.071 112.926 112.865 113.546 113.886 113.932 114.557 147.32 160.34 117.204 169.734 158.084 159.593 114.662 113.325 113.31 113.426 112.728 112.096 112.586 112.71 113.058 118.844 133.94 111.288 109.656 110.451 110.912 111.143 110.727 110.845 111.298 113.005 113.486 113.699 113.157 112.165 112.328 112.28 114.11 114.663 118.464 117.893 118.685
Valtteri Bottas 129.04 117.822 117.144 116.713 116.295 116.543 116.58 116.36 115.955 116.269 116.721 116.323 125.751 136.751 114.099 114.218 115.026 114.054 113.116 113.294 113.222 113.449 113.708 123.376 154.069 138.019 122.275 154.013 158.016 159.388 116.441 116.42 116.51 114.237 114.194 114.247 114.009 114.344 114.732 112.803 113.319 121.2 138.52 112.476 111.911 111.963 111.798 112.459 112.653 113.143 112.065 111.908 111.706 111.894 113.624 112.841 112.391 112.625 113.64 114.127 116.484
Paul di Resta 125.231 117.024 115.896 115.342 115.607 115.365 114.934 114.908 115.02 115.265 115.235 114.353 114.615 114.326 114.509 114.374 114.013 113.826 114.172 121.41 134.123 112.799 112.873 113.044 138.811 138.771 142.831 171.286 159.318 162.49 114.638 113.79 113.118 112.315 112.545 112.671 112.636 112.254 112.596 112.264 112.159 118.702 130.922 111.226 110.739 110.889 111.104 111.234 112.737 111.935 111.007 110.927 111.399 111.644
Pastor Maldonado 127.051 117.486 116.163 116.011 116.156 115.672 115.925 116.073 115.54 116.366 116.21 114.466 115.652 116 120.017 125.296 133.688 113.085 113.003 113.324 112.99 113.228 113.337 113.722 146.669 159.82 120.001 156.462 158.279 159.57 115.187 114.428 114.166 113.238 113.179 113.88 113.264 113.416 113.08 112.969 118.746 132.793 112.3 111.24 111.096 110.708 111.65 111.057 111.19 111.206 111.313 111.9 112.119 112.876 114.675 116.972 115.846 115.087 115.391 114.59 114.787
Charles Pic 130.482 118.284 117.37 117.344 118.226 117.306 117.832 118.045 119.932 119.809 125.402 138.109 115.416 115.217 115.166 115.411 115.011 115.061 115.095 115.016 115.097 114.553 115.303 124.029 153.927 151.981 117.894 121.352 157.48 158.22 116.877 115.662 116.453 115.025 114.727 114.561 114.265 114.712 115.162 114.519 115.937 116.372 116.259 115.26 114.981 114.843 114.97 115.144 115.163 116.545 115.797 115.468 116.065 127.026 138.048 111.325 111.778 110.99 111.564 113.795
Giedo van der Garde 128.639 117.952 117.029 116.462 116.449 116.655 116.372 116.123 116.128 116.264 116.412 116.389 123.411 136.647 115.108 115.675 117.073 115.553 115.176 114.934 114.888 115.306 114.868 115.44 128.015 147.891 144.404 146.771 157.83 158.64 116.634 115.803 114.901 114.187 114.29 114.273 114.425 114.313 116.861 114.847 114.791 123.373 135.076 112.472 112.913 112.716 113.452 112.982 113.43 113.704 113.701 113.32 114.509 115.486 115.468 116.303 115.325 114.927 115.083 116.166
Jules Bianchi 129.92 118.043 117.471 117.5 117.993 117.511 117.826 118.141 119.924 131.117 150.178 140.699 114.981 115.439 115.092 114.711 115.283 115.211 117.284 115.264 126.001 119.595 124.202 158.944 142.044 124.355 128.68 114.882 114.651 137.809 116.979 115.934 116.517 117.047 114.538 115.62 115.68 116.846 116.486 123.943 133.172 113.208 114.277 113.504 112.898 114.264 113.314 113.428 114.055 114.588 113.398 115.423 114.245 113.513 114.458 115.003 114.827 115.542 116.097 118.96
Max Chilton 131.133 119.162 118.249 117.821 117.333 118.075 118.09 118.56 119.499 119.393 127.471 137.669 115.108 115.653 115.58 115.586 115.33 115.38 115.931 115.571 115.866 115.981 115.714 133.193 176.299 158.695 118.369 116.116 116.898 156.54 116.786 115.875 116.656 115.913 115.379 115.54 114.808 115.417 115.451 116.336 123.633 133.846 113.47 113.264 113.528 113.422 114.092 113.911 113.591 113.041 113.195 113.544 114.902 114.657 114.771 114.639 114.838 114.968 115.516 116.137

Singapore Grand Prix fastest laps

Each driver’s fastest lap:

Rank Driver Car Fastest lap Gap On lap
1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’48.574 46
2 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1’49.656 1.082 43
3 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’49.783 1.209 51
4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’49.916 1.342 59
5 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’50.328 1.754 45
6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’50.353 1.779 51
7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’50.509 1.935 45
8 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1’50.708 2.134 46
9 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1’50.739 2.165 45
10 Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 1’50.990 2.416 58
11 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’51.082 2.508 44
12 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1’51.097 2.523 35
13 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1’51.140 2.566 55
14 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1’51.706 3.132 53
15 Jenson Button McLaren 1’51.740 3.166 46
16 Sergio Perez McLaren 1’51.926 3.352 46
17 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1’52.007 3.433 37
18 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 1’52.186 3.612 47
19 Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 1’52.472 3.898 44
20 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 1’52.898 4.324 45
21 Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 1’53.041 4.467 50
22 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’53.052 4.478 23

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Nico Hulkenberg, Sauber, Singapore, 2013

Hulkenberg disagrees with stewards over Perez move

Nico Hulkenberg, Sauber, Singapore, 2013Nico Hulkenberg says he shouldn’t have been told to let Sergio Perez past during the Singapore Grand Prix.

Hulkenberg was told to let the McLaren driver past after going off the track at turn seven during the race while the pair were fighting for position.

“In the end, I did have to give back the position to him and I don?t quite agree with that,” said Hulkenberg.

“There was a Williams [Pastor Maldonado] in the fight as well, Sergio was on the inside, but I had to leave space and caught the outer kerb. Then my car bottomed and I was off, however, I was in front of Sergio before and after the corner.”

Team principal Monisha Kaltenborn said the ruling was “very harsh”.

“He did not gain an advantage, but merely avoided a collision by leaving the track,” Kaltenborn added. “However, we have to accept this decision.”

Hulkenberg finished the race in ninth position. “All in all we can be happy,” he said. “”We brought home two points.”

“To be honest, I didn?t expect much more than that. You can?t expect that every weekend will be like Monza now, but we improved significantly.”

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Romain Grosjean, Lotus, Singapore, 2013

Lotus reprimanded for pit stop safety infringement

Romain Grosjean, Lotus, Singapore, 2013Lotus have been given a reprimand following a pit lane safety rules infringement during the Singapore Grand Prix.

A member of the team’s pit crew was not wearing head protection when Romain Grosjean made a pit stop during the race.

The stewards ruled Lotus were in violation of article 23.11 of the Sporting Regulations which states: “All team personnel carrying out any work on a car during a race pit stop must be wearing head protection.”

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Fernando Alonso, Mark Webber, Singapore, 2013

Webber to get grid penalty after lift from Alonso

Fernando Alonso, Mark Webber, Singapore, 2013Mark Webber will receive a ten-place grid penalty for the next race after being given a lift to the pits by Fernando Alonso after today’s Singapore Grand Prix.

Alonso stopped to pick up his rival after his car broke down on the final lap of the race. Webber rode back to the pits on Alonso’s sidepod.

The stewards ruled Webber had “entered the track without the marshal’s permission between the commencement of the formation lap and the time when the last car enters parc ferme” and handed him a reprimand.

As this is Webber’s third reprimand of the year he will automatically receive a ten-place grid penalty for the next race. His previous reprimands came in Bahrain, for contact with Nico Rosberg, and in Canada, for going too quickly while yellow flags were displayed.

It is the second time a driver has received a grid penalty for collecting three reprimands – Pastor Maldonado also did at the Brazilian Grand Prix last year.

Alonso was also given a reprimand for driving “in a manner which could be deemed potentially dangerous to other drivers or any other person”. The stewards added “two cars had to take avoiding action” when Alonso stopped to pick Webber up. This is Alonso’s first reprimand of the year.

Webber gave Alonso a lift in a similar fashion at the Nurburgring in 2011.

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Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Singapore, 2013

Lauda adds to criticism of Vettel booing

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Singapore, 2013Niki Lauda has joined the criticism of the booing targeted at Sebastian Vettel following his recent race victories.

Some booing was directed at Vettel following his victory at Singapore today, though not as loudly as in Italy two weeks ago.

Lauda, a non-executive chairman of Red Bull’s rivals Mercedes, said the booing was “ridiculous”.

“These people don’t understand what the guy is doing,” said Lauda. “I honestly take my hat off at his performance because the guy was leading the race from the first lap on, out-drove everybody, he could have lapped everybody.”

“And if I could choose I would give him the world championship today for this drive because he is for me outstanding.”

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has also criticised the booing, as has Vettel’s team mate Mark Webber.

Vettel said he took the booing as “a compliment, that’s the way I take it, because they are jealous because we win in front of whoever they support”.

“I think it’s not worth thinking about it that much, in the end,” he added. “We love winning and we achieved that today, we can be very proud of that.”

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Toyota TS030 Hybrid, Paul Ricard, 2013

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Audi are aiming to continue their domination of the season so far having won all four of the previous rounds. Last time out in Brazil the sole Toyota entry crashed out early on.

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