Sebastian Vettel dominated the Singapore Grand Prix, leading every lap of the race on his way to his seventh victory of the year.
He was joined on the podium by championship rivals Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen, who limited the damage in the points standings on a day when the Red Bull driver looked unstoppable.
Both drivers made their final pit stops during a mid-race Safety Car period triggered by Daniel Ricciardo crashing at turn 18. Several of their rivals who stayed out – including Mark Webber and both Red Bulls – had to make a later stop and then fight their way back through the field.
Webber made it as far as fourth place before his car developed a problem. He eventually pulled off on the final lap and was classified out of the points.
That promoted the Mercedes duo of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, followed by Felipe Massa.
Paul di Resta held Massa at bay before sliding off at turn seven seven laps from home. That promoted the McLarens of Jenson Button and Sergio Perez, the former having been in contention for a podium finish until the final laps.
Nico Hulkenberg took ninth place ahead of Adrian Sutil, who was the only driver to start the race on the medium tyres.
2013 Singapore Grand Prix
- Penalty for third reprimand “disappointing” – Webber
- Di Resta still unsure over cause of Singapore crash
- Singapore showed Vettel’s true advantage – Hamilton
- Fourth Driver of the Weekend win for Vettel
- Second-lowest ever rating for Singapore Grand Prix
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