Singapore Grand Prix

Singapore Grand Prix 2013 Results: Reaction, Stats, Standings, Post Race Review

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterSeptember 22, 2013

Singapore Grand Prix 2013 Results: Reaction, Stats, Standings, Post Race Review

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    Sebastian Vettel dominated proceedings to win the Singapore Grand Prix once again.

    It was a frightening display of power, with Vettel easing away from the field time and again, and the safety car and strategy changes having absolutely no impact on the German.

    In the race behind him, Fernando Alonso bagged second place to limit the damage in the title race, while Kimi Raikkonen clambered up from 13th on the grid to finish third.

    Here's how the race unfolded at Marina Bay, and what it means for the championship.

The Race Weekend, Results

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    The Race Weekend on Bleacher Report

    Thursday—the Singapore Grand Prix preview

    Friday and Saturday—the story of practice and qualifying

    Sunday—the Singapore Grand Prix live blog and report


     

    Results in full, via Formula1.com

    PosNoDriverTeamLapsTime/RetiredGridPts
    11Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing-Renault61Winner125
    23Fernando AlonsoFerrari61+32.6 secs718
    37Kimi RäikkönenLotus-Renault61+43.9 secs1315
    49Nico RosbergMercedes61+51.1 secs212
    510Lewis HamiltonMercedes61+53.1 secs510
    64Felipe MassaFerrari61+63.8 secs68
    75Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes61+83.3 secs86
    86Sergio PerezMcLaren-Mercedes61+83.8 secs144
    911Nico HulkenbergSauber-Ferrari61+84.2 secs112
    1015Adrian SutilForce India-Mercedes61+84.6 secs151
    1116Pastor MaldonadoWilliams-Renault61+88.4 secs18 
    1212Esteban GutierrezSauber-Ferrari61+97.8 secs10 
    1317Valtteri BottasWilliams-Renault61+ secs16 
    1418Jean-Eric VergneSTR-Ferrari61+ secs12 
    152Mark WebberRed Bull Racing-Renault60+1 Lap4 
    1621Giedo van der GardeCaterham-Renault60+1 Lap20 
    1723Max ChiltonMarussia-Cosworth60+1 Lap22 
    1822Jules BianchiMarussia-Cosworth60+1 Lap21 
    1920Charles PicCaterham-Renault60+1 Lap19 
    2014Paul di RestaForce India-Mercedes54Accident17 
    Ret8Romain GrosjeanLotus-Renault37Pneumatics3 
    Ret19Daniel RicciardoSTR-Ferrari23Accident9

Updated Driver Standings

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    Here is the drivers' title race after Singapore, round 13 of 19 this season (via Formula1.com):

    PosDriverNationalityTeamPoints
    1Sebastian VettelGermanRed Bull Racing-Renault247
    2Fernando AlonsoSpanishFerrari187
    3Lewis HamiltonBritishMercedes151
    4Kimi RäikkönenFinnishLotus-Renault149
    5Mark WebberAustralianRed Bull Racing-Renault130
    6Nico RosbergGermanMercedes116
    7Felipe MassaBrazilianFerrari87
    8Romain GrosjeanFrenchLotus-Renault57
    9Jenson ButtonBritishMcLaren-Mercedes54
    10Paul di RestaBritishForce India-Mercedes36
    11Adrian SutilGermanForce India-Mercedes26
    12Sergio PerezMexicanMcLaren-Mercedes22
    13Nico HulkenbergGermanSauber-Ferrari19
    14Daniel RicciardoAustralianSTR-Ferrari18
    15Jean-Eric VergneFrenchSTR-Ferrari13
    16Pastor MaldonadoVenezuelanWilliams-Renault1
    17Esteban GutierrezMexicanSauber-Ferrari0
    18Valtteri BottasFinnishWilliams-Renault0
    19Jules BianchiFrenchMarussia-Cosworth0
    20Charles PicFrenchCaterham-Renault0
    21Giedo van der GardeDutchCaterham-Renault0
    22Max ChiltonBritishMarussia-Cosworth0

Updated Team Standings

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    Here are the updated team standings after Singapore (via Formula1.com):

    PosTeamPoints
    1Red Bull Racing-Renault377
    2Ferrari274
    3Mercedes267
    4Lotus-Renault206
    5McLaren-Mercedes76
    6Force India-Mercedes62
    7STR-Ferrari31
    8Sauber-Ferrari19
    9Williams-Renault1
    10Marussia-Cosworth0
    11Caterham-Renault0

Post-Race Reaction

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    Another race, another booing for Sebastian Vettel. The German put in a sensational drive in the race and kept himself together well in the post-race presentation:

    Vettel: "The start was quite hairy. I didn't get going initially. Fortunately he went a little bit in too deep and I got it back." #F1onNBC

    — F1® Racing on NBC (@F1onNBCSports) September 22, 2013

    Vettel booed again on the podium. "They are on a tour - they go around on a bus," he jokes. Classy touch

    — Andrew Benson (@andrewbensonf1) September 22, 2013

    Martin Brundle, who was handling the post-race interview, stopped to take booing fans to task and was applauded for it. 

    I agree with @MBrundleF1 calling out fans who are booing Seb. It's not called for and it's classless.

    — Fake Charlie Whiting (@charlie_whiting) September 22, 2013

    There is a yob element creeping into F1. Vettel is brilliant. @redbullracing are brilliant. Deal with it. Congratulate it.

    — Grand Prix Diary (@GrandPrixDiary) September 22, 2013

    As for the rest of the field, it was a fairly positive day for both Ferrari and Lotus:

    #SINGP ALO: Fantastic start. We didn't have the pace so we needed to invent something: we did it. P2 is just like a victory. Congrats to VET

    — Scuderia Ferrari (@InsideFerrari) September 22, 2013

    Here is your man, doing it in style as always... it's #Kimi!! #F1 #ExplicitContent pic.twitter.com/hYsLnofgiD

    — Lotus F1 Team (@Lotus_F1Team) September 22, 2013

    That was despite Alonso looking ready to nod off:  

    Big press conference smile from #Kimi, regular grin for #Vettel, but @alo_oficial? He'll take a small nap... #F1 pic.twitter.com/0F8uVlXcSD

    — Lotus F1 Team (@Lotus_F1Team) September 22, 2013

Winners in Singapore

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    Sebastian Vettel

    Comic-book quick. Formula 1 doesn't witness too many races these days where one man not only dominates but takes chunks of time out of the field. Vettel did it at will, and he handled the boos, which are fast becoming a staple of a Grand Prix weekend, with more grace than they deserve to be given.

     

    Fernando Alonso

    Alonso turned seventh into second, and the luck of the race seemed to fall his way for him to do it. Vettel may be making the best car on the grid sing, but can anyone drag every last drop of performance out of a less-than-perfect car quite like Alonso?

     

    Kimi Raikkonen

    Started 13th, finished third. A terrific salvage job from Raikkonen and a reminder that Lotus will be struggling to replace him, whoever it does decide to pick. 

Losers in Singapore

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    Nico Rosberg

    So near yet so far. A blinding start put him in front for a moment. Then he overshot the corner and allowed Sebastian Vettel back into the lead. Second should really have been his had it not been for stopping too early, and when told to push by his team over the radio, he could be heard on the official broadcast openly challenging their calls, furious that he had been leapfrogged by Mark Webber. And his teammate Lewis Hamilton will have similar regrets.

     

    Mark Webber

    Dragged the Red Bull back up from 11th when he made his final stop to fourth, was bearing down on third when his engine began to fail. Short-shifting the gears could not protect him—after 60 laps and seven corners of the 61, he had to pull out and withdraw when the car went up in flames. 

     

    Romain Grosjean

    Was comfortably ahead of his more illustrious teammate Kimi Raikkonen until an air problem forced him into an extra pit stop. Forty seconds in the pits later, his race was effectively over, and he was retired soon after. Fortune has not favoured the Frenchman for some time.

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