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The 2013 Singapore Grand Prix (officially the 2013 Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix) will be the thirteenth race of the 2013 Formula One Season. It was the 14th Singapore Grand Prix, the sixth as a round of the Formula One World Championship. It was held at the Marina Bay Street Circuit, the sixth time the race has been there. It was held on the weekend of 20–22 September 2013.

Sebastian Vettel took pole position for Red Bull, with Nico Rosberg joining him on the front row.

Vettel easily won the race by a large distance ahead of Fernando Alonso. Kimi Räikkönen, who was suffering from back pains, came third.


BackgroundEdit

Sebastian Vettel entered the race as Championship leader, having won the previous two races, while his team, Red Bull-Renault lead the Constructors' Championship.

The notorious Turn 10, a sharp left-right-left chicane known as the "Singapore Sling", has been replaced by a single-apex left-hand bend. This is expected to improve lap times by about one second.

Some of the track has also been resurfaced, including Turns 1 to 3, Turn 5, Turn 8, Esplanade Drive (between Turns 13 and 14) and the pit lane.

There are two DRS zones. The first, between Turns 5 and 7, is longer, and has a detection point just after Turn 4. The second, on the start/finish straight, has a detection point before Turn 22.

Entry listEdit

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Infiniti Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB9 Renault RS27-2013 P
2 Australia Mark Webber Austria Infiniti Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB9 Renault RS27-2013 P
3 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari F138 Ferrari 056 P
4 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari F138 Ferrari 056 P
5 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-28 Mercedes FO 108Z P
6 Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-28 Mercedes FO 108Z P
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus E21 Renault RS27-2013 P
8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus E21 Renault RS27-2013 P
9 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W04 Mercedes FO 108Z P
10 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W04 Mercedes FO 108Z P
11 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C32 Ferrari 056 P
12 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C32 Ferrari 056 P
14 United Kingdom Paul di Resta India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM06 Mercedes FO 108Z P
15 Germany Adrian Sutil India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM06 Mercedes FO 108Z P
16 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Williams F1 Team Williams FW35 Renault RS27-2013 P
17 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams F1 Team Williams FW35 Renault RS27-2013 P
18 France Jean-Éric Vergne Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR8 Ferrari 056 P
19 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR8 Ferrari 056 P
20 France Charles Pic Malaysia Caterham F1 Team Caterham CT03 Renault RS27-2013 P
21 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Malaysia Caterham F1 Team Caterham CT03 Renault RS27-2013 P
22 France Jules Bianchi Russia Marussia F1 Team Marussia MR02 Cosworth CA2013 P
23 United Kingdom Max Chilton Russia Marussia F1 Team Marussia MR02 Cosworth CA2013 P

Practice OverviewEdit

FP1Edit

FP2Edit

FP3Edit

Practice ResultsEdit

NoDriverTeamFP1 FP2 FP3
TimePosTimePosTimePos
1 Germany Sebastian VettelRed Bull-Renault1:47.88531:44.24911:44.1731
2 Australia Mark WebberRed Bull-Renault1:47.42021:44.85321:44.9064
3 Spain Fernando AlonsoFerrari1:48.36271:45.69161:45.2576
4 Brazil Felipe MassaFerrari1:49.493121:46.870151:45.93510
5 United Kingdom Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes1:49.608141:45.75471:45.8909
6 Mexico Sergio PérezMcLaren-Mercedes1:49.26781:46.025101:45.5007
7 Finland Kimi RäikkönenLotus-Renault1:48.35451:45.77881:46.14712
8 France Romain GrosjeanLotus-Renault1:48.35561:45.41151:44.3642
9 Germany Nico RosbergMercedes1:48.23941:45.25831:44.7413
10 United Kingdom Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:47.05511:45.36841:44.9215
11 Germany Nico HülkenbergSauber-Ferrari1:50.222171:46.808141:45.8768
12 Mexico Esteban GutiérrezSauber-Ferrari1:49.355101:47.287161:46.89317
14 United Kingdom Paul di RestaForce India-Mercedes1:49.887151:46.606131:46.87916
15 Germany Adrian SutilForce India-Mercedes1:50.092161:46.00291:47.24918
16 Venezuela Pastor MaldonadoWilliams-Renault1:49.481111:47.761181:46.33813
17 Finland Valtteri BottasWilliams-Renault1:49.510131:47.434171:46.66015
18 France Jean-Éric VergneToro Rosso-Ferrari1:49.34891:46.429121:46.08411
19 Australia Daniel RicciardoToro Rosso-Ferrari1:50.757181:46.406111:46.35814
20 France Charles PicCaterham-Renault1:53.647221:49.526201:49.03720
21 Netherlands Giedo van der GardeCaterham-Renault1:52.920211:49.434191:48.93119
22 France Jules BianchiMarussia-Cosworth1:52.359191:49.731221:49.18221
23 United Kingdom Max ChiltonMarussia-Cosworth1:52.673201:49.619211:49.98222

QualifyingEdit

Q1Edit

Q2Edit

Q3Edit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
Pos Time Pos Time Pos Time
1 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault 7 1:45.376 1 1:42.905 1 1:42.841 1
2 9 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 5 1:45.208 3 1:43.892 2 1:42.932 2
3 8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 14 1:45.851 5 1:43.957 3 1:43.058 3
4 2 Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull-Renault 6 1:45.271 2 1:43.272 4 1:43.152 4
5 10 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 1 1:44.196 4 1:43.920 5 1:43.254 5
6 4 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Ferrari 13 1:45.658 8 1:44.376 6 1:43.890 6
7 3 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari 3 1:45.115 6 1:44.153 7 1:43.938 7
8 5 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 2 1:45.009 10 1:44.497 8 1:44.282 8
9 19 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 8 1:45.379 9 1:44.407 9 1:44.439 9
10 12 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 10 1:45.483 7 1:44.245 10 no time 10
11 11 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 9 1:45.381 11 1:44.555 11
12 18 France Jean-Éric Vergne Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 12 1:45.657 12 1:44.588 12
13 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 11 1:45.522 13 1:44.658 13
14 6 Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 4 1:45.164 14 1:44.752 14
15 15 Germany Adrian Sutil India Force India-Mercedes 15 1:45.960 15 1:45.185 15
16 17 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Renault 16 1:45.982 16 1:45.388 16
17 14 United Kingdom Paul di Resta India Force India-Mercedes 17 1:46.121 17
18 16 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Williams-Renault 18 1:46.619 18
19 20 France Charles Pic Malaysia Caterham-Renault 19 1:48.111 19
20 21 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Malaysia Caterham-Renault 20 1:48.320 20
21 22 France Jules Bianchi Russia Marussia-Cosworth 21 1:48.830 21
22 23 United Kingdom Max Chilton Russia Marussia-Cosworth 22 1:48.930 22

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 ______________ 1
2 Sebastian Vettel
Nico Rosberg ______________
Row 2 ______________ 3
4 Romain Grosjean
Mark Webber ______________
Row 3 ______________ 5
6 Lewis Hamilton
Felipe Massa ______________
Row 4 ______________ 7
8 Fernando Alonso
Jenson Button ______________
Row 5 ______________ 9
10 Daniel Ricciardo
Esteban Gutiérrez ______________
Row 6 ______________ 11
12 Nico Hülkenberg
Jean-Éric Vergne ______________
Row 7 ______________ 13
14 Kimi Räikkönen
Sergio Pérez ______________
Row 8 ______________ 15
16 Adrian Sutil
Valtteri Bottas ______________
Row 9 ______________ 17
18 Paul di Resta
Pastor Maldonado ______________
Row 10 ______________ 19
20 Charles Pic
Giedo van der Garde ______________
Row 11 ______________ 21
22 Jules Bianchi
Max Chilton ______________

RaceEdit

Nico Rosberg started sharply from second on the grid and overtook Vettel going into the first corner, however rain wide on the exit meaning the polesitter could retake the lead. Fernando Alonso made yet another fantastic start, moving from seventh to third in the first few corners.

Vettel coasted infront and there was little action amongst the field until lap 25, when future Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo crashed going into the tunnel causing the safety car to come out. Vettel however had no problems with the restart 6 laps later.

Shortly after the safety car exited the track, Romain Grosjean was forced into a pitstop because of an air-consumption problem on the engine. He slotted back many seconds later at the back of the grid, ending his probable chance of a podium. The Frenchman reitred three laps later.

On lap 42, Mark Webber jumped Rosberg during the German's pitstop for second place. Rosberg was urged to push and overtake Webber, however the Mercedes driver was surprisingly reluctant, fearing of wearing his tyres out. The other Red Bull pitted on lap 45, and comfortably rejoined in 1st position, ahead of Alonso.

This ended the pitstop phase of the frontrunners, with drivers electing to run to the end on an old set of tyres. A queue of cars were packed up behind Esteban Gutiérrez, however the Mexican was quickly disposed and dropped three spaces over the course of one lap. Hülkenberg was passed by Webber, Rosberg and Hamilton quickly after.

Both McLaren drivers, at the time in 3rd and 5th, lost positions due to their tyres wearing, ending the Woking team's hopes of a first podium of 2013, and to pull further away of Force India in the constructors title. Force India driver Paul di Resta crashed out on lap 56, pushing too hard in getting into the points.

Webber, hunting down Räikkönen in third, was told to short-shift for the second race in a row. Although this seemed innocuous at first, it ultimately turned terminal with the Australian at first losing places, but then having to pull off the track with an engine blow-out and a fiery Red Bull.

Vettel crossed the line over 30 seconds ahead of Alonso, with the two Mercedes drivers crossing the line in fourth and fifth. The McLarens held on to seventh and eighth, Button then Pérez, with Hülkenberg and Sutil rounding off the points.

Post-raceEdit

On the slowing-down lap, Fernando Alonso gave the unlucky Mark Webber a lift back to the pits. Both drivers incurred reprimands, Alonso for abuptly slowing down on track and Webber for walking on it without permission. Webber's reprimand was his third of the season, and thus he received a ten-place grid-penalty for the next race, the Korean Grand Prix.

ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 61 1:59:13.132 1 25
2 3 Spain Fernando Alonso Ferrari 61 +32.627 7 18
3 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 61 +43.920 13 15
4 9 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 61 +51.155 2 12
5 10 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 61 +53.159 5 10
6 4 Brazil Felipe Massa Ferrari 61 +1:03.877 6 8
7 5 United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 61 +1:23.354 8 6
8 6 Mexico Sergio Pérez McLaren-Mercedes 61 +1:23.820 14 4
9 11 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 61 +1:24.261 11 2
10 15 Germany Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 61 +1:24.688 15 1
11 16 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 61 +1:28.479 18
12 12 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber-Ferrari 61 +1:37.894 10
13 17 Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 61 +1:45.161 16
14 18 France Jean-Éric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 61 +1:53.512 12
15 2 Australia Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 60 Water leak 4
16 21 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 60 +1 lap 20
17 23 United Kingdom Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 60 +1 lap 22
18 22 France Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 60 +1 lap 21
19 20 France Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 60 +1 lap 19
20 14 United Kingdom Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 54 Accident 17
Ret 8 France Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 37 Pneumatics 3
Ret 19 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 23 Accident 9
Notes

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

Drivers' World Championship
Pos. Driver Pts
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel 247
2 Spain Fernando Alonso 187
3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 151
4 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 149
5 Australia Mark Webber 130
6 Germany Nico Rosberg 116
7 Brazil Felipe Massa 87
8 France Romain Grosjean 57
9 United Kingdom Jenson Button 54
10 United Kingdom Paul di Resta 36
11 Germany Adrian Sutil 26
12 Mexico Sergio Pérez 22
13 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 19
14 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 18
15 France Jean-Éric Vergne 13
16 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado 1
17 Finland Valtteri Bottas 0
18 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez 0
19 France Jules Bianchi 0
20 France Charles Pic 0
21 United Kingdom Max Chilton 0
22 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde 0
Constructors' World Championship
Pos. Team Pts
1 Austria Red Bull-Renault 377
2 Italy Ferrari 274
3 Germany Mercedes 267
4 United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 216
5 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 76
6 India Force India-Mercedes 62
7 Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 31
8 Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 19
9 United Kingdom Williams-Renault 1
10 Russia Marussia-Cosworth 0
11 Malaysia Caterham-Renault 0

NotesEdit

V T E 2013 Formula One Season
Teams Red Bull • Ferrari • McLaren • Lotus • Mercedes • Sauber • Force India • Williams • Toro Rosso • Caterham • Marussia
Engines Renault • Ferrari • Mercedes • Cosworth
Drivers Vettel • 2 Webber • 3 Alonso • 4 Massa • 5 Button • 6 Pérez • 7 Räikkönen • 7 Kovalainen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Rosberg • 10 Hamilton • 11 Hülkenberg • 12 Gutiérrez • 14 di Resta • 15 Sutil • 16 Maldonado • 17 Bottas • 18 Ricciardo • 19 Vergne • 20 Pic • 21 van der Garde • 22 Bianchi • 23 Chilton
Other Drivers Buemi • Félix da Costa • Sainz Jr. • Gené • De la Rosa • Rigon • Paffett • Turvey • Magnussen • d'Ambrosio • Prost • Valsecchi • Hartley • Bird • Frijns • Sato • Sirotkin • Rossiter • Calado • Wolff • Juncadella • Kvyat • Rossi • Ma • Stevens • Canamasas • Razia • González • Ellinas
Cars RB9 • F138 • MP4-28 • E21 • F1 W04 • C32 • VJM06 • FW35 • STR8 • CT03 • MR02
Tyres Pirelli
Races Australia • Malaysia • China • Bahrain • Spain • Monaco • Canada • Great Britain • Germany • Hungary • Belgium • Italy • Singapore • South Korea • Japan • India • Abu Dhabi • United States • Brazil
Tests Jerez • Barcelona 1 • Barcelona 2 • Young Driver Test
See also 2012 Formula One Season • 2014 Formula One Season • Category
Singapore Singapore Grand Prix
Circuits Marina Bay Street Circuit (2008–present)
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