Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the Singapore Grand Prix weekend.
Valtteri Bottas, Friday
For the first year of Singapore’s new contract to host F1 a major improvement was made to the track, with the awkward and slow Singapore Sling chicane at turn ten replaced by a quicker corner.
Kimi Raikkonen, Friday
During practice Kimi Raikkonen aggravated a back injury but despite starting outside the top ten mounted an excellent recovery drive to claim his first Singapore podium finish.
Nico Rosberg, Saturday
Nico Rosberg nearly made Sebastian Vettel pay for having the confidence not to do a second run during Q3 – he came within a tenth of a second of snatching pole position while Vettel looked on anxiously from his pit garage.
Esteban Gutierrez, Sunday
The Sauber mechanics had to push Esteban Gutierrez further up the grid than usual as he made his first appearance in Q3. However he wasn’t able to bring the car home in the top ten and is still seeking his first points finish of the year.
Start, 2013 Singapore Grand Prix
Rosberg briefly got into the lead at the start but it didn’t last – Vettel got back around the Mercedes at turn two. Behind them Fernando Alonso vaulted from seventh to third with an excellent start and a daring pass on the outside of Mark Webber.
Paul di Resta, 2013 Singapore Grand Prix
Paul di Resta held Alonso at bay after the Ferrari driver made his first pit stop. He was under pressure from the other Ferrari later in the race when he crashed out.
Pastor Maldonado, Nico Hulkenberg, Sergio Perez, 2013 Singapore Grand Prix
Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez scrapped for position behind Pastor Maldonado’s Williams. Hulkenberg was dismayed to be ordered by the stewards to relinquish the position to Perez after going off the track.
Charles Pic, Jules Bianchi, 2013 Singapore Grand Prix
Unusually both Charles Pic and Jules Bianchi were beaten by their team mates. Pic had to make a late pit stop when his tyres went off and Bianchi made an extra visit to the pits to have his steering wheel replaced.
Sebastian Vettel, 2013 Singapore Grand Prix
With his seventh win of the year Vettel is looking ever more unstoppable in the drivers’ championship.
Fernando Alonso, Mark Webber, 2013 Singapore Grand Prix
Alonso gave Webber a lift back to the pits as Webber did for him at the Nurburgring two years ago. But this time they got in trouble and both were reprimanded: Webber for going onto the track without permission and Alonso for stopping in a dangerous position.
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