F1 » Vettel dazzles under the lights at Singapore

An unassailable Sebastian Vettel left the rest of the field grasping at shadows under the floodlights in Singapore, but a safety car and divergent pit strategies led to an exciting finish further back.

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September 22, 2013 7:15 PM

Alonsoo Alonsoo Alonsoo

Fans make the best of a borefest, bad strategy by Merc, another typical performance from Mark's car, 2 seconds a lap by Vettel was pretty impressive, wish Lewis hadnt been on the wrong foot with respect to setup.

How much of the RBR's car is dependent on a non-fully charged battery? I am sure its just loading considerations/heat ....

lolz, Martin had to defend Vettel against the fans, I am just gonna start tuning in to the podium ceremonies from now on to see the crowd give proper credit.

If Vettel wants to be the best hes gonna have to hide the fact that hes in a way better car, like start pretending to be slower than he really is. After all, the real game is about illusion, not chasing time.


September 22, 2013 7:15 PM

Vettel is a great driver and tonight he performed amaizinly, maybe his best performance to date. And this has nothing to do with cheating or something like this. As about general, is too early to speak about the V6 engines. Just enjoy the rest of the season as other including myself will do or so I presume. We will have the entire winter to speak(speculate) about the V6 engines.


September 22, 2013 8:09 PM

richard, I must admitt that the story of Schumacher and Benetton which wiseguy mentioned is true. It has nothing to do with Vettel and Red Bull but the fact that he gets preferential treatment and maybe better equipment than Webber, this CAN be true. Perhaps! Schumacher smashed Verstappen and Herbert at Benetton but the difference between them was too huge to think that they did benefit the same equipment. Anyway Red Bull does design the car in order to suit Vettel's driving style and this can explain the big difference between the two at some races. At Singapore Vettel enjoyed a clean track ahead of him and Webber was stuck behind the others. And you can expect a few tenth difference just be Vettel's talent.


September 22, 2013 8:12 PM

The RBR is easily the best car on the grid and has been for the past 4 seasons. I have never rated Webber (great bloke) but he isn't one of the best. I am starting to respect Vet more now for his consistency but I believe honestly that Ham,Alonso then Raik are all quicker drivers than Vet and that is just on todays grid! Respect to the Jarman,he is just doing what anyone would do, using a really good talent as HE IS to win races. But come on. That RBR in Alonso's or Hamiltons hands would prob be 1 sec lap faster.


September 22, 2013 8:27 PM

Let me be the first to congratulate Seb on his forth WDC . A very grounded and talented driver who deserves this years accolade, but i can not wait for next year when i will hopefully see much more even and close competition for the race win, the WDC & the Constructors Championship.


September 22, 2013 8:49 PM

Yeah it was clear Vettel could have pushed 3 seconds a lap faster if he wanted to, there is something going on and its most apparent when their car is fully loaded with fuel. Thats when Vettel is fastest vs everyone else.


September 22, 2013 8:56 PM


Get a life man, to say Vettels car may have mods that the scrutinisers turn a blind eye to it, YEAH RIGHT,

The lap timing clock does not lie, or do they tamper with that as well?


September 22, 2013 8:57 PM

pcxmerc. "could have gone 3 secs a lap faster". well, if he could manage that, he would be a super hero. he was 0.5 secs a lap faster, just as he was in fp and quali initially. brundle says that seb is smoother in corners and gets the power down early, and that makes the difference. unlike others, he is never fighting the car.

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