LEWIS HAMILTON TAKES POLE POSITION FOR THE SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX A GREAT EFFORT BY PASTOR WITH A FRONT ROW START.
SEBASTIAN VETTLE DISAPPOINTED WITH THIRD ON THE GRID..
Pastor Maldonado: We’ve been working really hard as at the beginning of the weekend we were struggling for pace. We continued improving throughout qualifying and we found a good balance in the car. I then had to put together a good lap in Q3 and I knew we could be right up at the front. I’m really looking forward to the race as we’ve shown consistently good pace on our longer runs throughout practice. We have all the tools to be competitive tomorrow, so it should be a good race for us.
SEBASTIAN VETTEL: “It’s hard to say what happened. I was happy until the end of Q2, but then in Q3 we weren’t able to go with the track and improve. In Q3 I couldn’t feel the grip so well and convert it to the lap time. The most important day is tomorrow and we have got pace in the car. We have been competitive this weekend and our target is to have a good race tomorrow; P3 is still a good place to start from.”
Pos Driver Team Time Gap 1. Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1m46.362s 2. Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1m46.804s + 0.442 3. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m46.905s + 0.543 4. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m46.939s + 0.577 5. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m47.216s + 0.854 6. Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1m47.241s + 0.879 7. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1m47.475s + 1.113 8. Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1m47.788s + 1.426 9. Michael Schumacher Mercedes no time 10. Nico Rosberg Mercedes no time Q2 cut-off time: 1m47.943s Gap ** 11. Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1m47.975s + 1.310 12. Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1m48.261s + 1.596 13. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m48.344s + 1.679 14. Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1m48.505s + 1.840 15. Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m48.774s + 2.109 16. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m48.849s + 2.184 17. Bruno Senna Williams-Renault no time Q1 cut-off time: 1m49.809s Gap * 18. Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1m49.933s + 2.245 19. Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 1m50.846s + 3.158 20. Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 1m51.137s + 3.449 21. Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 1m51.370s + 3.682 22. Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 1m51.762s + 4.074 23. Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1m52.372s + 4.684 24. Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 1m53.355s + 5.667