Alonso wins, Webber maintains title lead

Fernando Alonso won the Singapore Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso won the Singapore Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso has won the Singtel Singapore Grand Prix while Mark Webber has held onto the lead of the Formula One World Championship by finishing third.

Alonso led every lap of the race, pressured by Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel, who was never anymore than four seconds in front.

The pair was at their closest over the final lap, but Alonso did enough to secure his fourth win of the season and his second victory at the Singapore street course.

Webber finished third, ahead of McLaren’s Jenson Button, but it was a bad day for title hope Lewis Hamilton. The Englishman clashed with Webber on lap 39, damaging the rear of his McLaren, forcing him out for the second round in a row.

The stewards investigated the incident but deemed that no action should be taken.

The result has thrown Hamilton from second to third in the title, while Alonso raised from third to second, Vettel fifth to fourth and Button dropped to fifth.

Webber had an up and down race. Starting fifth, his Red Bull team pitted him early, racing well to leapfrog all but two of his rivals.

Two Safety Cars were deployed – one for the damaged Force India of Vitantonio Luizzi in the opening laps, before

Nico Rosberg (Mercedes GP), Rubens Barrichello (Williams), Robert Kubica (Renault), Nico Hulkenburg (Williams) and Felipa Massa rounded out the top 10.

Results; Singapore Grand Prix

Pos Driver Team Laps Grid
1 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 61 1
2 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 61 2
3 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 61 5
4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 61 4
5 Nico Rosberg Mercedes GP 61 7
6 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 61 6
7 Robert Kubica Renault 61 8
8 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 61 15
9 Nico Hulkenberg Williams-Cosworth 61 17
10 Felipe Massa Ferrari 61 24
11 Vitaly Petrov Renault   12
12 Jaime Alguersuari STR-Ferrari   11
13 Michael Schumacher Mercedes GP   9
14 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari   13
15 Lucas di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth   20
16 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth   19
Ret Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth   18
Ret Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber-Ferrari   14
Ret Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes   3
Ret Christian Klien HRT-Cosworth   22
Ret Kamui Kobayashi BMW Sauber-Ferrari   10
Ret Bruno Senna HRT-Cosworth   23
Ret Jarno Trulli Lotus-Cosworth   21
Ret Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes   16

CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

 

Pos Driver Nationality Points
1 Mark Webber Australian 202
2 Fernando Alonso Spanish 191
3 Lewis Hamilton British 182
4 Sebastian Vettel German 181
5 Jenson Button British 177
6 Felipe Massa Brazilian 125
7 Nico Rosberg German 122
8 Robert Kubica Polish 114
9 Adrian Sutil German 49
10 Michael Schumacher German 46
11 Rubens Barrichello Brazilian 39
12 Kamui Kobayashi Japanese 21
13 Vitaly Petrov Russian 19
14 Nico Hulkenberg German 18
15 Vitantonio Liuzzi Italian 13
16 Sebastien Buemi Swiss 7
17 Pedro de la Rosa Spanish 6
18 Jaime Alguersuari Spanish 3
19 Heikki Kovalainen Finnish 0
20 Karun Chandhok Indian 0
21 Lucas di Grassi Brazilian 0
22 Jarno Trulli Italian 0
23 Bruno Senna Brazilian 0
24 Timo Glock German 0
25 Sakon Yamamoto Japanese 0
26 Nick Heidfeld German 0

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