Fernando Alonso said he drove ‘at 120% for 60 laps’ during the Indian Grand Prix – but Jenson Button snatched the fastest lap off him.
Lewis Hamilton’s five-wheel change for McLaren was the fourth-quickest pit stop of the race.
Daniel Ricciardo was holding eighth place in front of his team mate when a braking problem sent him off the track and ultimately cost him the position.
Fernando Alonso tried to put pressure on Red Bull in the final stint by taking it easy to begin with, then pumping in a sequence of quick laps, but to no avail.
McLaren may not be screwing their cars together very well at the moment but when it comes to pit stops there’s none faster.
Felipe Massa’s run to second place showed that the much-maligned Ferrari F2012 had strong race pace.
Sebastian Vettel couldn’t resist pumping in the fastest lap of the race on his penultimate tour of Suzuka despite his team urging him to take it easy.
McLaren set the fastest pit stop of the Japanese Grand Prix – and it allowed Lewis Hamilton to take fifth place off Kimi Raikkonen. Marussia also impressed on pit lane.
The two drivers on the front row were doomed not to finish the Singapore Grand Prix. The interactive lap and race charts show how the race developed.
Nico Hulkenberg set the fastest lap in the Singapore Grand Prix. Here’s all the drivers’ lap times from the race in an interactive chart.