Red Bull dominate in Singapore locking out the front row!
Sebastian Vettel on Pole! Webber pushes Button down to P3
Vettel : “In the last run I tried maybe a little bit too much at the chicane at Turn 10, I decided to abort and go easy to not damage the car. I was happy with my first lap circuit and in the end it was possible to go faster.
But all in all a perfect session. It’s a big challenge, so many corners and a long lap to get everything together. We learned from the mistakes we did in qualifying last year and kept our heads cool. It’s great today to have both cars in front row, so let’s see tomorrow.
I think it was pretty exceptional. “It was 1992, Nigel had an incredible year. We are not doing too bad this year, but it’d be wrong to start thinking about those things. We have a long race ahead of us tomorrow, that’s where we score points and not in qualifying.
It shows that every single race is another step for us. We try to focus on the moment which is the most important to get all out. We have to keep doing what we are doing, and it’s not easy to do it every weekend.
Tomorrow is the race and that is where the focus is. I still believe Nigel’s record is exceptional.”
Pos Driver Team Time Gap 1. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m44.381s 2. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1m44.732s + 0.351 3. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m44.804s + 0.423 4. Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1m44.809s + 0.428 5. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m44.874s + 0.493 6. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m45.800s + 1.419 7. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m46.013s + 1.632 8. Michael Schumacher Mercedes no time 9. Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes no time 10. Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes no time Q2 cut-off time: 1m47.486s Gap ** 11. Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1m47.616s + 2.685 12. Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1m48.082s + 3.151 13. Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 1m48.270s + 3.339 14. Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m48.634s + 3.703 15. Bruno Senna Renault 1m48.662s + 3.731 16. Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m49.862s + 4.931 17. Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari No time Q1 cut-off time: 1m49.588s Gap * 18. Vitaly Petrov Renault 1m49.835s + 3.438 19. Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 1m50.948s + 4.551 20. Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 1m51.012s + 4.615 21. Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1m52.154s + 5.757 22. Jerome D'Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 1m52.363s + 5.966 23. Daniel Ricciardo HRT-Cosworth 1m52.404s + 6.007 24. Tonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth 1m52.810s + 6.413 Lotus Renault GP suffer with overheating issues.
Bruno: “It was quite something to experience the night time driving here; it really was very special. It was also a productive evening for us. We made a step forward with the balance over the two sessions but there is still some work to be done to get the car race-ready. We have a long night ahead of us to figure out what we are going to do. On the upside, I managed to complete a good number of laps and there were no incidents nor was there damage to the car. We managed to steer clear of any major difficulty and this was the main objective of today. We need to work hard before we get to FP3 tomorrow in order to understand what we can do to improve our pace and consistency, as there’s more to come from the car this weekend.”
Vitaly: “Unfortunately we lost FP1 because the engine overheated a little, so we had to revert to older specification bodywork. My mechanics did a fantastic job to prepare my car for FP2 – a big thanks to them. It is difficult to catch up in the second session when you’ve lost a great deal of time in the first, but we know what we have to do for tomorrow and we know which way to move to get the most out of the car this weekend.”