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2009 Singapore Thoughts

THE BIG PICTURE: Though the excitement is still there race to race, the championship battle is becoming anti-climatic.

EVENT: Singapore is rapidly becoming the Monaco of Asia.

TRACK: The track may be a bit faster and roomier than Monaco, but it's still limited in racing.

QUALIFYING: It was building up to be another exciting qualifying session, but spoiled by Barrichello's crash, especially since Vettel and Rosberg were on very hot laps at the time.

RACE: Since there were no crashes on purpose, it was a typical F1 street race.

START: Good call on Webber's penalty for gaining an advantage by running off the track. Too bad these rulings can't be consistent across all races.

HAMILTON: Lewis seems to be enjoying himself more without the pressure of a championship battle.

GLOCK: Excellent showing for Timo and Toyota.

TRULLI: Then why can't Jarno do this?

TOYOTA More and more signs point to their withdrawal.

ALONSO: A podium spot at Singapore. Legally.

ROSBERG: What an idiot. An opportunity, finally, for a much needed great finish, and Nico throws it away because he can't stay on the proper side of the pit exit curb.

VETTEL: What an idiot, squared. A great opportunity to stay in the championship hunt, and Sebastian throws it away because he can't press a button properly.

SUTIL: What an idiot. Cubed. Way to keep your foot in it and knock out one of your competitors.

HEIDFELD: What a lousy way to end your 40-race completion streak.

BUTTON: Jenson probably feels slightly more comfortable now. Slightly.

BARRICHELLO: Rubens is probably going to need some help now in order to catch his teammate.

RAIKKONEN: Back to the old don't give a sh*t Kimi.

FISICHELLA: Not exactly lighting that Ferrari on fire...

WEBBER: Eliminated.

ALGUERSUARI: How many crew members did Bourdais ever run over in the pit lane?

WORD OF THE WEEKEND: Bans.

STAT OF THE WEEKEND: Infinite -- The amount of time Flavio Briatore is banned from F1.

HISTORICAL STAT OF THE WEEKEND: The first Singapore Grand Prix, though not part of the Formula One World Championship, took place in 1966 won by Lee Han Seng in a Lotus 22 Ford run to Formula Libre rules. However, the same circuit hosted races before Singapore gained their independence in 1965. Originally called the Orient Year Grand Prix in 1961 before being renamed the following year to the Malaysian Grand Prix through 1965.

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND: Lewis Hamilton about making up for the last race: "I wanted to redeem myself after the last lap in Monza - and we got it!"

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND RUNNERUP: Nick Heidfeld was quite blunt about what he thought of Sutil's antics, "I think we need to find Sutil a new brain."

SCHEDULE: Back to Suzuka with a number of drivers who have never raced there.

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RACE RESULTS
  Driver Laps
1. Hamilton 61
2. Glock 61
3. Alonso 61
4. Vettel 61
5. Button 61
6. Barrichello 61
7. Kovalainen 61
8. Kubica 61
9. Nakajima 61
10. Raikkonen 61
11. Rosberg 61
12. Trulli 61
13. Fisichella 61
14. Liuzzi 61
R Alguersuari(R) 47
R Buemi(R) 47
R Webber 45
R Sutil 23
R Heidfeld 19
R Grosjean(R) 3

Time of Race
1:56:06.337

Margin of Victory
9.634 sec.

Safety Car
1 for 6 laps

Lead Changes
2 among 2 drivers

Lap Leaders
Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso

Fastest Race Lap
Fernando Alonso

Pole Position
Lewis Hamilton

CURRENT STANDINGS
  Driver Pts.
1. Button 84
2. Barrichello 69
3. Vettel 59
4. Webber 51.5
5. Raikkonen 40
6. Hamilton 37
7. Rosberg 30.5
8. Alonso 26
9. Glock 24
10. Trulli 22.5
11. Massa 22
  Kovalainen 22
13. Heidfeld 12
14. Kubica 9
15. Fisichella 8
16. Sutil 5
17. Buemi(R) 3
18. Bourdais 2

  Team Pts.
1. Brawn GP 153
2. Red Bull 110.5
3. Ferrari 62
4. McLaren 59
5. Toyota 46.5
6. Williams 30.5
7. Renault 26
8. Sauber 21
9. Force India 13
10. Toro Rosso 5
 
 

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South Korea Brazil Abu Dhabi

2009 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia China Bahrain
Spain Monaco Turkey Great Britain
Germany Hungary Europe
Belgium Italy Singapore
Japan Brazil Abu Dhabi


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