Webber took the lead while Vettel dropped back into traffic early on, but it seems unlikely Webber would have won had he not retired.
Having won his fourth consecutive world championship, losing fastest lap to Kimi Raikkonen probably mattered little to Sebastian Vettel.
Red Bull’s decision to convert Mark Webber to a three-stop strategy prompted claims they’d done so to favour Sebastian Vettel. But the data reveals why they did it.
Felipe Massa’s refusal to follow an order to let Fernando Alonso past delayed his team mate’s progress and cost both Ferrari drivers a place at one point.
Mark Webber set the fastest lap of the Japanese Grand Prix as he began his final stint of the race but Mercedes showed good pace too.
The appearance of the Safety Car in the middle of the race played into the hands of some drivers and spoiled the race for others.
Two pit stops were the way to go for almost every driver in the Korean Grand Prix, as was the case last year.
Sebastian Vettel set the fastest lap of the race while some of his rivals – like Lewis Hamilton – struggled with their tyres.
Almost the entire field started the Singapore Grand Prix on the faster super-soft tyre – but their strategies diverged from that point on.
The outcome of the Singapore Grand Prix hinged on what the drivers did when the Safety Car was deployed on lap 24.