Formula One


SEBASTIAN VETTEL WINS IN SINGAPORE WHILST HAMILTON SUFFERS A DNF- JENSON BUTTON WITH A SOLID SECOND AND FERNANDO ALONSO CONTINUES TO LEAD THE CHAMPIONSHIP WITH ANOTHER PODIUM. Paul DiResta has his best finish in Formula One with fourth place. A disastrous day for Williams F1 with both cars failing to finish, Michael Schumacher does again crashing into Jean Eric Vergne taking both cars out of the race.

Nico Rosberg bring his Mercedes AMG home in fifth. Both Lotus F1 cars finish in the points Kimi taking sixth and Grosjean seventh. Felipe Massa with an outstanding drive from last place grabs the eighth position. Daniel Ricciardo kept his fellow Australian at bay grabbing a solid ninth and Mark Webber in the last points paying position.

SEBASTIAN VETTEL: “It’s great to get the win today. I’d like to dedicate it to Professor Sid Watkins. It’s thanks to all the work he did to bring safety advancements to the sport that we can race on circuits like this. Looking to the race, Lewis had to retire which is a shame for him. I know how it feels and have been in that position before. I think we could have had a tight battle. I felt very good on the harder tyres and we had a lot of pace. I think it’s very good to get this win here today. We know the next few races will be tough, but that’s the challenge.”

Michael Schumacher commenting on his crash on lap 38;
It was obviously a very unfortunate ending to my race this evening when I ran into the car of Vergne who accepted my apology straight afterwards. I am not totally sure why it happened like this; I was braking but the deceleration was not as strong as it usually would be, and I could not avoid running into the car in front of me. We have to find out what has happened. Up until then, I think it would have been possible to get some points this evening.

Nico Rosberg on his fifth place finish;
Everything worked out well for me this evening for the first time in what feels like a long time! Finishing in fifth place having started in 10th is a pretty decent result and I’m happy to have picked up some good points for myself and the team. It’s also nice to have stayed ahead of the two Lotus cars which I didn’t expect before the race. Saving a fresh set of tyres in qualifying yesterday proved to be the right strategy as I had a good start and a strong first stint. Thanks to the team for that and for making the right calls in the race today. Now I’m looking forward to Japan and the opportunity to improve our new package further.