Singapore Grand Prix : Race Results

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Published on September 26, 2011 with No Comments

Sebastian Vettel has done it again! He has taken his 19th career visctory and is 1 point away from winning his second consecutive Formula One title. This was his first win at Singapore, and Red Bull are starting to show that they can win any race in any conditions. “A good day at the office, the car was amazing,” Vettel said. “I was surprised myself that I could pull away that much. A nice smooth race in the front. The speed was phenomenal that the car had.”

Jenson Button really was the only driver that looked like he could challenge Vettel. He and fellow McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton will now be racing to build up momentum for the 2012 season and to try and finish as the top driver in their team. Here’s what Jenson had to say: “Finishing second is not really the aim is it, not when you’ve won a championship. If you haven’t won the championship it is probably different, but when you have, you just want to win. Hamilton also mde his intentions for the remainder of the season clear: “I’m focusing on trying to win a few more races, that would make me happy. Sometimes it’s important about how you finish, and now it’s important about how we finish our season.”

Michael Schumacher crashed out of the race in lap 30. The German’s Mercedes shunted the back of Sergio Perez’s Sauber between turn seven and eight and flipped up at the front before slamming into the barriers.  The safety car was deployed, as marshals cleared up debris on the track. Schumacher had been trying to pass Perez on the outside of the fast straight when he hit the rear of the rookie’s car.

Another notable drive was from the 25 year old Scottish driver Paul di Resta, in his first ever race at Singapore. He was one of seven drivers who decided to start on soft tyres, and the only one of them to end up in the points. He pulled off a perfect two stop strategy by using the more durable soft tyres instead of opting for this weekends option tyres, the super soft’s. This weekend was his highest career finish in 6th place, earning 8 championship points.

It would take nothing short of a miracle for anyone to steal the title away from Vettel at Suzuka in two weeks time. We may see some great records broken for during the remaining 5 races of the season.

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