Singapore Grand Prix: Qualifying Results


Marina Bay Street Circuit/MissMalini

Surprising most who followed all three practice sessions, Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel failed to pole for the Singtel Singapore Grand Prix. Instead, the pole went to McLaren's Lewis Hamilton who won the advantage over grid-mate Pastor Maldonado by almost one-half of a second with the times for the front row being 1:46.362 and 1:46.804, respectively. Vettel came up short with a 1:46.905 placing him third on the grid. This will be Hamilton's third pole position in four races. 

Jenson Button slid into fourth place ahead of the current Drivers Championship point leader,  Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, who sits in third row next to Paul Di Resta with Force India. Vettel's teammate, Mark Webber, could do no better his second time out and starts at seventh next to Romain Grosjean who is slotted at eighth. Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg round out the top ten without posting a time for Q3 as both opted to begin the race on the Pirelli Super-soft tires  so preserved their rubber for tomorrow's start. 

The rest of the field holds more disappointment for some drivers than others - especially Lotus' Kimi Räikkönen, who is third in contention for the driver's points lead. Räikkönen is just 38 points behind Alonso and will be sitting in 12th place next to Force India's Nico Hulkenberg who is starting at grid spot 11. 

Here's a look at the remainder of tomorrow's starting grid:
  • 13th-  Felipe Massa
  • 14th- Sergio Perez
  • 15th- Daniel Ricciardo
  • 16th- Jean-Eric Vergne
  • 17th- Bruno Senna
  • 18th- Kamui Kobayashi
  • 19th- Vitaly Petrov
  • 20th- Heikki Kovalainen
  • 21st- Timo Glock
  • 22nd- Charles Pic
  • 23rd- Narain Karthikeyan
  • 24th- Pedro De la Rosa
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Singapore Grand Prix: Qualifying Results Singapore Grand Prix: Qualifying Results Reviewed by Unknown on Saturday, September 22, 2012 Rating: 5