sebastian vettel

sebastian vettel

F1 2013 | Singapore Grand Prix | Teds Notebook | 22-09-2013 HD

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Formula One Standings As of: Italian Grand Prix +/- Points Behind Wins Sebastian Vettel - Red Bull -- 222 ? 6 Fernando Alonso - Ferrari -- 169 53 2 Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes -- 141 81 1 Kimi Raikkonen - Lotus -- 134 88 1 Mark Webber - Red Bull -- 130 92 0 Nico Rosberg - Mercedes -- 104 118 2 Felipe Massa - Ferrari -- 79 143 0 Romain Grosjean - Lotus -- 57 165 0 Jenson Button - McLaren -- 48 174 0 Paul di Resta - Force India -- 36 186 0 Adrian Sutil - Force India -- 25 197 0 Sergio Perez - McLaren -- 18 204 0 Daniel Ricciardo - Toro Rosso +1 18 204 0 Nico Hulkenberg - Sauber +1 17 205 0 Jean-Eric Vergne - Toro Rosso -2 13 209 0 Pastor Maldonado - Williams -- 1 221 0 Valtteri Bottas - Williams -- 0 222 0 Esteban Gutierrez - Sauber -- 0 222 0 Jules Bianchi - Marussia -- 0 222 0 Charles Pic - Caterham -- 0 222 0 Singapore Grand Prix 2013: Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel claims 41st pole position of his Formula One career. "It's a weird feeling to stand in the garage with two minutes to go," said Vettel, who had made the call himself after his race engineer Guillaume Rocquelin asked him if he wanted another run. "It's much worse when you watch the others and there's nothing you can do. I was watching the sectors times closely. Mark [Webber] started with a purple sector and Nico [Rosberg] and Romain [Grosjean] then had a purple sector, but fortunately my last sector was strong enough. "It was a great feeing, I'm very happy with the result. The car has been phenomenal all weekend." Vettel has won his last two races from pole and is likely to do so again, on the tight confines of a street circuit, providing he makes a good start. Already leading the championship by 53 points from Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, another win for the German would likely represent a decisive blow, particularly if the Spaniard has a poor race. Alonso could only qualify seventh fastest, behind his team-mate Felipe Massa for the second race running, and admitted afterwards that he was "struggling for pace". He said: "We were not competitive in any session. But in a way it's nothing new from some other weekends. Qualifying struggling a little bit, Sunday improving things, and in the end getting close to the podium or on the podium." Alonso's skirmish with Massa at the start will be one of several interesting sub-plots on race day. The Brazilian has already declared that with his Ferrari contract not being renewed he is no longer "racing for Alonso". At Monza two weekends ago, the Brazilian obligingly made way for his team-mate in the early part of the race but he may not be so happy to do so on Sunday as he tries to impress Lotus. A number of other drivers will be similarly anxious to impress the Enstone team. Force India's Paul di Resta, for example. Final grid positions: 1 Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Red Bull 1min 42.841secs 2 Nico Rosberg (Ger) Mercedes GP 1:42.932 3 Romain Grosjean (Fra) Lotus F1 Team 1:43.058 4 Mark Webber (Aus) Red Bull 1:43.152 5 Lewis Hamilton (Gbr) Mercedes GP 1:43.254 6 Felipe Massa (Bra) Ferrari 1:43.890 7 Fernando Alonso (Spa) Ferrari 1:43.938 8 Jenson Button (Gbr) McLaren 1:44.282 9 Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:44.439 10 Esteban Gutierrez (Mex) Sauber-Ferrari No Time 11 Nico Hulkenberg (Ger) Sauber-Ferrari 1:44.555 12 Jean-Eric Vergne (Fra) Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:44.588 13 Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Lotus F1 Team 1:44.658 14 Sergio Perez (Mex) McLaren 1:44.752 15 Adrian Sutil (Ger) Force India 1:45.185 16 Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Williams 1:45.388 17 Paul di Resta (Gbr) Force India 1:46.121 18 Pastor Maldonado (Ven) Williams 1:46.619 19 Charles Pic (Fra) Caterham 1:48.111 20 Giedo van der Garde (Ned) Caterham 1:48.320 21 Jules Bianchi (Fra) Marussia 1:48.830 22 Max Chilton (Gbr) Marussia 1:48.930