Fernando Alonso on Singapore podium
Fernando Alonso won the eventful 2010 Singapore GP only 2 tenths ahead of Sebastian Vettel. Mark Webber’s early pit stop gamble (behind safety car) paid off, he finished third just ahead of Jenson Button. Lewis Hamilton crashed out for the second time in as many races.
2010 Singapore GP Race result (updated twice):
2. Vettel +0.2
3. Webber +29.1
4. Button +30.3
5. Rosberg +49.3
6. Barrichello +56.1
7. Kubica +1:26.5
8. Massa +1:53.1
9. Sutil +1:52.3 (+20 sec penalty)
10. Hulkenberg +1:52.6 (+20 sec penalty)
11. Petrov + 1 lap
12. Alguesuari + 1 lap
13. Schumacher + 1 lap
14. Buemi + 1 lap
15. di Grassi + 2 laps
16. Kovalainen + 3 laps
2010 Singapore GP - Qualifying
Fernando Alonso will start 2010 Singapore GP from the pole position, his second pole in as many races. Sebastian Vettel will line up next to him on front row. Second row belongs to McLarens of Hamilton and Button. Behind them Webber, Barrichello, Rosberg, Kubica, Schumacher and Kobayashi.
1. Alonso – 1:45.390
2. Vettel – 1:45.457
3. Hamilton – 1:45.571
4. Button – 1:45.944
5. Webber – 1:45.977
6. Barrichello – 1:46.236
7. Rosberg – 1:46.443
8. Kubica – 1:46.593
9. Schumacher – 1:46.702
10. Kobayashi – 1:47.884
Sebastian Vettel on Saturday in Singapore
Sebastian Vettel was fastest in the final practice session for 2010 Singapore GP, 6 tenths ahead of Fernando Alonso. Leiws Hamilton finished with the third fastest time. Behind them Massa, Rosberg, Webber, Hulkenberg, Kubica, Sutil, Buemi, Petrov, Barrichello, Button, Alguersuari, Schumacher, Liuzzi, Heidfeld, Kobayashi, Glock, Kovalainen, di Grassi, Trulli, Klien and Senna.
Sebastian Vettel - The Fastest Driver on Friday in Singapore
Mark Webber was fastest in the first practice session for the 2010 Singapore GP (1:54.589) . The drivers were rather cautious in FP1 on the slowly drying damp surface. This tweet from @MauriceHamilton shows how cautious (or slow) the cars were in these conditions:
With few minutes of FP1 remaining on still-damp track; best time 1:56.2 is 10 seconds off Q2 time last year.
Michael Schumacher was second, Adrian Sutil third. Behind them Vettel, Alguersuari, Button, Liuzzi, Buemi, Kubica, Petrov, Alonso, Kobayashi, Heidfeld, Rosberg, Kovalainen, Barrichello, Hulkenberg, Hamilton, Massa, Glock, d’Ambrosio, Senna, Klien and Fauzy.
Although the cars were sliding all over the place nobody ended up in the barriers on the tricky surface.
Nick Heidfeld will race for his old team for the rest of the season
There will be two “new” faces on the grid this weekend in Singapore. Sauber announced after Italian GP that Nick Heidfeld will replace Pedro de la Rosa for the rest of the season. (Pedro de la Rosa will take on the Pirelli testing job previously held by Heidfeld and Grosjean).
Short while ago the HRT team announced that Christian Klien will replace Sakon Yamamoto for the Singapore GP. The official reason is food poisoning. The team hopes that Yamamoto will be OK to race in Japan. Here is the press release from HRT:
The F1 circus has moved away from Europe for the rest of the season. First of the five fly away races – Singapore GP – is on this weekend. It is time for round 15 of our prediction game.
2010 Singapore GP starts on Sunday September 26 at 8pm local time.
The predictions have to be placed before the start of the qualifying session (Saturday September 25, 10pm local time). Predictions can be changed, amended, there is no limit on the number of changes as long as they are made before the start of the qualifying. Predictions that arrive after the start of qualifying will not count.
Here are the results of round 14 of the prediction game. Sorry for the delay but as I was traveling and doing my best to keep away from computers. The highest score of this round belongs to Clive Einkamerer and OliOlifant – impressive 22 points !
The Italian GP is on this weekend, the last European race of the 2010 season. Time for round 14 of our prediction game.
2010 Italian GP starts on Sunday September 12 at 2pm local time.
The predictions have to be placed before the start of the qualifying session (Saturday September 11, 2pm local time). Predictions can be changed, amended, there is no limit on the number of changes as long as they are made before the start of the qualifying. Predictions that arrive after the start of qualifying will not count.
Here are the results of round 13 of the prediction game. This was a low scoring round obviously caused by many regular points and podium finishers not having the best of races. The highest score of this round belongs to Velvet Demon and zoohead – 20 points !
Lewis Hamilton - 2010 Belgian GP
Lewis Hamiltonn won the dry wet dry wet Belgian GP just ahead of Mark Webber and Robert Kubica. Felipe Massa finished 4th, Adrian Sutil 5th ahead of Mercedes duo Rosberg and Schumacher. Sebastian Vettel ended his incident filled race outside of the points in 15th place. The other two championship contender failed to finish the race – Alonso retired after a spin on the wet track, Button after a hit from Vettel.
2010 Belgian GP Race result:
1. Hamilton – McLaren
2. Webber – Red Bull +1.5
3. Kubica – Renault +3.4
4. Massa – Ferrari +8.2
5. Sutil – Force India +9.0
6. Rosberg – Mercedes +12.3
7. Schumacher – Mercedes +15.5
8. Kobayashi – Sauber +16.6
9. Petrov – Renault +23.8
10. Liuzzi – Force India +34.8
2010 Belgian GP - Qualifying
Mark Webber will start the 2010 Belgian GP from pole position. Lewis Hamilton will line up next him on the front row. Robert Kubica finished third, behind him Sebastian Vettel, Jenson Button, Felipe Massa, Rubens Barrichello, Adrian Sutil, Nico Hulkenberg and Fernando Alonso.