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F1 Singapore: Sebastian Vettel crushes the opposition under Marina Bay stars (+results)

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel dominated yet another race, in the night of the Marina Bay street circuit of Singapore.

Future teammates Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) and Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus) sliced through the opposition from seventh and 13th respectively to join Vettel on the podium.

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg gave the German an early run for his money, having started beside him on the front row. But his hopes of a third win this season eventually faded away after the intervention of the safety car, midway though the race, to clean Daniel Ricciardo's (Toro Rosso) crash.

Rosberg reached the finish in fourth place, followed by his teammate Lewis Hamilton, as both benefitted from Mark Webber (Red Bull) last lap failure.

Romain Grosjean (Lotus) performed strongly, but was also let down by his car. Pneumatic problems forced him into retirement on lap 37.

Mexican Sergio Perez (McLaren) fought back from 14th on the grid to finish eighth, right behind his teammate Jenson Button, and followed closely by Nico Hulkenberg (Sauber) and Adrian Sutil (Force India), who picks up the last points of the day.

Race results* – Singapore Grand Prix (Marina Bay street circuit)
1 - Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull RB9-Renault) - 61 laps 1.59'13"132
2 - Fernando Alonso (Ferrari F138) - 32"627
3 - Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus E21-Renault) - 43"920
4 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes W04) - 51"155
5 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes W04) - 53"159
6 - Felipe Massa (Ferrari F138) - 1'03"877
7 - Jenson Button (McLaren MP4/28-Mercedes) - 1'23"354
8 - Sergio Perez (McLaren MP4/28-Mercedes) - 1'23"820
9 - Nico Hulkenberg (Sauber C32-Ferrari) - 1'24"261
10 - Adrian Sutil (Force India VJM06-Mercedes) - 1'24"668
11 - Pastor Maldonado (Williams FW35-Renault) - 1'28"749
12 - Esteban Gutierrez (Sauber C32-Ferrari) - 1'37"894
13 - Valtteri Bottas (Williams FW35-Renault) - 1'45"161
14 - Jean-Eric Vergne (Toro Rosso STR8-Ferrari) - 1'53"512
15 - Mark Webber (Red Bull RB9-Renault) - 1 lap
16 - Giedo Van der Garde (Caterham CT03-Renault) - 1 lap
17 - Max Chilton (Marussia MR02-Cosworth) - 1 lap
18 - Jules Bianchi (Marussia MR02-Cosworth) - 1 lap
19 - Charles Pic (Caterham CT03-Renault) - 1 lap

Fastest lap of the race: 1'48"574 by Sebastian Vettel

Retirements
Lap 23 - Daniel Ricciardo
Lap 37 - Romain Grosjean
Lap 54 - Paul Di Resta

Drivers' championship
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.

Constructors' championship
1.Red Bull-Renault 377; 2.Ferrari 274; 3.Mercedes 267; 4.Lotus-Renault 206; 5.McLaren-Mercedes 76; 6.Force India-Mercedes 62; 7.Toro Rosso-Ferrari 31; 8.Sauber-Ferrari 19; 9.Williams-Renault 1.

*Unofficial scoring