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Top five stats from the Singapore Grand Prix

Sep 24, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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Sebastian Vettel’s dominance in Singapore gave him his third ‘grand slam’. Here’s the top five stats from the race.

Vettel’s third ‘grand slam’

Pole position, fastest lap, led every lap, won the race: it’s hard to be much more dominant than Vettel was in the Singapore Grand Prix. This was the third ‘grand slam’ of his career – he dominated the 2011 Italian and 2012 Japanese races in similar fashion.

Grand slams are fairly uncommon and only six drivers in F1 history have more than Vettel. Jim Clark leads the list with eight, Alberto Ascari and Michael Schumacher scored five, Jackie Stewart, Ayrton Senna and Nigel Mansell had four.

Three-in-a-row in Singapore for Vettel

Vettel conquered the streets of Singapore for the third year in a row. This marked the first time in five years that a driver has won three times in a row at the same venue – Felipe Massa did so at Istanbul Park from 2006 to 2008.

Gutierrez cracks Q3

Esteban Gutierrez reached the top ten shoot out for the first time in his F1 career having failed to progress beyond Q1 in eight of the previous races this year. But he’s yet to score a point so far this season.

Red Bull catch Renault

Red Bull claimed their 51st race victory which means they have now won as many races as Renault, who competed as a manufacturer from 1977 to 1985 and 2002 to 2011.

Singapore gets quicker

The revisions to the Singapore circuit, including a revised turn ten and some resurfacing, helped produce the quickest lap ever seen around the track. Vettel’s pole position time of 1’42.841 was inside last year’s mark by three-and-a-half seconds.

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  1. techmeister1 - Sep 24, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    Adrian Newey has done well with the car aero and he has won three F1 titles in a row but Red Bull has also been caught cheating two of the last three seasons and they are probably cheating this season also. Hopefully after Webber leaves we’ll learn exactly how they have been cheating and not getting caught.

    What I found amazing was that none of the guys (Diffey, Hobbs and Matchett), announcing the Singapore race understood that Rosberg was saving his tires for the end of the race. Where they got the idea that he was so physically tired and unable to “push” when the team told him to, is unknown. What the team wanted Rosberg to do was use up his tires so that Hamilton could pass him and get points at Rosberg’s expense. Rosberg was too smart to fall for that B.S. and essentially told the team so over the radio. When it was time to “push” Rosberg left Hamilton in the dust and gained several positions in the end – because he was smart enough to save his tires. Rosberg is still under-rated but he ain’t naive any longer after the race where he was told not to pass Hamilton even when Rosberg was much faster.

    • coldferrin - Sep 24, 2013 at 9:25 PM

      Would you like to explain to me what you mean when you red bull is and was cheating?

      • rolandlickert - Sep 25, 2013 at 4:54 AM

        Yes, I like to know as well what you mean when you say red bull is cheating ? Easy to say but as usual no proof !
        If you follow the race a bit you would know that Ferrari has a problem with their exhaust heat /force which heats up the rear tires more then any other car proof given by cameras which detect heat That means the force of the exhaust is not used efficiently which is used for down force for the car in which R. bull is much better on it. It explains why vettels cars goes faster around corners as their down force / exhaust system is far more efficient and therefore you gain time which was very obvious in Singapore with so many corners . I hope this explains a bit of your definition of “cheating”

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