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2014 Singapore Thoughts

THE BIG PICTURE: The fight for the Drivers' Championship starts NOW. It's a five race shootout.

EVENT: Singapore is proof it is possible to create a new classic event amongst the modern day fly away, cookie-cutter schedule.

QUALIFYING: Ricciardo nearly steals Mercedes' thunder while getting the loudest cheer, Hamilton does steal Rosberg's thunder, and Ferrari rips Raikkonen's thunder away.

RACE: The anticipated Mercedes duel fizzled immediately, but the safety car messing up Hamilton's strategy added some drama while the fight for second was fun to watch.

TRACK: It's at night, so that trumps the fact it's a street circuit.

START: Hamilton has clear sailing, Alonso "cheats" his way to second but gives it back quickly, Vettel is the old Vettel, and Raikkonen is strong.

HAMILTON: When he was forced to put the bit between the teeth, on old tires no less, he did just that. It was a championship drive done in a Schumacher-like style.

ROSBERG: Devastating.

MERCEDES: If it wasn't for such a superior car, Mercedes would lose the Constructors' title simply due to their reliability issues.

VETTEL: This time, Sebastian definitely drove a better race than his upstart teammate.

RICCIARDO: But still a fine race by Daniel in his own right considering his mechanical issues.

RED BULL: Will be very interesting to see how Red Bull plays a factor in the championship battle between the Mercedes drivers.

FERRARI: Luca goes away and the Scuderia has a pretty good weekend...

WILLIAMS: Not their type of track, but they didn't lose too much ground, thanks to...

MASSA: ...Felipe who grabbed as many points as he could while...

BOTTAS: ...Valtteri lost a bunch with a flat on the last lap.

VERGNE: A strong race by Jean-Eric with scintillating late passes who quieted some of the Kvyat talk ... for the time being.

KVYAT: Braved difficult conditions.

PEREZ: That is the definition of shatter.

FORCE INDIA: Now they are ahead of McLaren.

MCLAREN: While McLaren falls to sixth!

MAGNUSSEN: The literal definition of hot seat.

MALDONADO: Another weekend. Another crash. At least he finished the race.

GROSJEAN: Losing his cool, and rightfully so, over a loser car.

GUTTIERREZ: Losing his cool, period.

SAUBER: Another miserable weekend in a continuous downhill slide.

KOBAYASHI: Well, that was a long race...

FIA: Answering a question no one even came close to asking.

RADIO: Is it just us, or did the radio communications all sound just the same as before, with just as much "driver coaching" as always?

WORD OF THE WEEKEND: Electronics.

STAT OF THE WEEKEND: 100% -- The percentage of Singapore Grands Prix where the Safety Car was deployed.

HISTORICAL STAT OF THE WEEKEND: Only three drivers, all world champions, have won the Singapore Grand Prix in its seven year F1 history -- Sebastian Vettel three times, and Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton twice each.

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND: More like the shout of the weekend when Rosberg reacted to losing the pole to Hamilton by seven thousandths of a second, "DAMN IT!" We think the shout was a lot worse when he sat idle on the starting grid...

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND RUNNERUP: Romain Grosjean displaying his anger when his car let him down in qualifying, "I cannot believe it. Bloody engine, bloody engine. We break our balls for this?"

SCHEDULE: Do we have to wait two weeks for this championship fight to begin?

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RACE RESULTS
  Driver Laps
1. Hamilton 60
2. Vettel 60
3. Ricciardo 60
4. Alonso 60
5. Massa 60
6. Vergne 60
7. Perez 60
8. Raikkonen 60
9. Hulkenberg 60
10. Magnussen(R) 60
11. Bottas 60
12. Maldonado 60
13. Grosjean 60
14. Kvyat(R) 60
15. Ericsson(R) 60
16. Bianchi 60
17. Chilton 59
NC Button 52
NC Sutil 40
NC Guttierrez 17
NC Rosberg 13
NC Kobayashi 0

Time of Race
2:00:04.795

Margin of Victory
13.534 sec.

Safety Car
1 for 7 laps

Lead Changes
2 among 2 drivers

Lap Leaders
Lewis Hamilton, Daniel Ricciardo

Fastest Race Lap
Lewis Hamilton

Pole Position
Lewis Hamilton

CURRENT STANDINGS
  Driver Pts.
1. Hamilton 241
2. Rosberg 238
3. Ricciardo 181
4. Alonso 133
5. Vettel 124
6. Bottas 122
7. Button 72
  Hulkenberg 72
9. Massa 65
10. Raikkonen 45
  Perez 45
12. Magnussen(R) 39
13. Vergne 19
14. Grosjean 8
  Kvyat(R) 8
16. Bianchi 2

  Team Pts.
1. Mercedes 479
2. Red Bull 305
3. Williams 187
4. Ferrari 178
5. Force India 117
6. McLaren 111
7. Toro Rosso 27
8. Lotus 8
9. Marussia 2
 
 

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