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2013 Singapore Thoughts

THE BIG PICTURE: A lot of silly season was answered since Italy. Which of course in F1 means silly season gets ramped up even more...

EVENT: If you measure sponsor parties and bigwig wining and dining, Singapore has now surpassed Monaco as the money and glamour event.

QUALIFYING: Vettel relies on just one flying lap, Rosberg couldn't quite snatch it, Ricciardo shines again, and Raikkonen suffers through back pain.

RACE: The end of the race behind the leaders saved us from the boredom of most of the race.

TRACK: Well, the Singapore Sling is gone...

START: A thrilling first lap, Rosberg's fantastic start turns out to be too fantastic, Alonso is like Usain Bolt, and Hamilton and Massa duke it out.

VETTEL: 6.2 second lead after four laps. Nine laps after the restart, he led by over 20 seconds. Sebastian is truly one of the fastest ever on a clear track in race conditions.

WEBBER: Why does Mark's car always have problems? Well, at least he added -- literally -- to the post-race fireworks show.

RED BULL: It really is true -- they give you wings.

ALONSO: It's a broken record -- got the most out of the inferior Ferrari, but continued to lose (the minimal amount of) ground.

MASSA: Lotus? Sauber? Indy cars? DTM? Brazilian stock cars? Big Wheels?

FERRARI: They got what they wanted for 2014. For better or worse.

RAIKKONEN: Once again Kimi pulls off an impossible move around the outside.

GROSJEAN: A great weekend spoiled.

LOTUS: If you don't pay your employees, they won't stick around. It's really simple.

ROSBERG: How in the world did Mercedes screw up Nico's race so badly. He had a guaranteed podium spot.

HAMILTON: Could have gotten his teammate, but this time Lewis held back.

MERCEDES: So far, the tire changes have been a detriment to the Silver Arrows, despite Red Bull's whining.

BUTTON: A fine race ... considering the car Jenson is saddled with.

PEREZ: Suddenly, McLaren is hinting Sergio's seat is not safe for next year?

MCLAREN: Build a winning car, and you can woo the top drivers.

RICCIARDO: Daniel's weekend started out great, ended lousy.

DI RESTA: Paul probably thinks "luck" starts with an "F".

STEWARDS: Out to lunch. Again. Totally, totally out to lunch.

WORD OF THE WEEKEND: Crushing.

STAT OF THE WEEKEND: 6 -- The number of years the Singapore GP has taken place and the number of years the Safety Car has been deployed.

HISTORICAL STAT OF THE WEEKEND: Before it's World Championship status when the Singapore GP was a Formula Libre race, there was a driver who won it three times in a row. Kiwi Graeme Lawrence won on the Thomson Road Circuit from 1969 to 1971 in three different cars -- McLaren-Ford, Ferrari, and Brabham-Ford, respectively.

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND: Felipe Massa apparently looking to burn all red bridges, "What help can I give? I will do the best race I can and I want to finish my last seven races with Ferrari in the best way I can. To be honest, talking from my heart, I don't know if Fernando needs my help."

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND RUNNERUP: And as for Ferrari's lineup next year, Massa certainly has an opinion about that, "It will certainly mean fireworks. I'm afraid they will collide when sharing the team."

SCHEDULE: Are we to see the last South Korean Grand Prix?

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RACE RESULTS
  Driver Laps
1. Vettel 61
2. Alonso 61
3. Raikkonen 61
4. Rosberg 61
5. Hamilton 61
6. Massa 61
7. Button 61
8. Perez 61
9. Hulkenberg 61
10. Sutil 61
11. Maldonado 61
12. Gutierrez(R) 61
13. Bottas(R) 61
14. Vergne 61
15. Webber 60
16. van der Garde(R) 60
17. Chilton(R) 60
18. Bianchi(R) 60
19. Pic 60
20. di Resta 54
R Grosjean 37
R Ricciardo 23

Time of Race
1:59:13.132

Margin of Victory
32.627 sec.

Safety Car
1 for 7 laps

Lead Changes
None

Lap Leaders
Sebastian Vettel

Fastest Race Lap
Sebastian Vettel

Pole Position
Sebastian Vettel

CURRENT STANDINGS
  Driver Pts.
1. Vettel 247
2. Alonso 187
3. Hamilton 151
4. Raikkonen 149
5. Webber 130
6. Rosberg 116
7. Massa 87
8. Grosjean 57
9. Button 54
10. di Resta 36
11. Sutil 26
12. Perez 22
13. Hulkenberg 19
14. Ricciardo 18
15. Vergne 13
16. Maldonado 1

  Team Pts.
1. Red Bull 377
2. Ferrari 274
3. Mercedes 267
4. Lotus 206
5. McLaren 76
6. Force India 62
7. Toro Rosso 31
8. Sauber 19
9. Williams 1
 
 

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