Sebastian Vettel closer to grab second championship, wins 2011 Singapore GP

Article by Christian A., on September 25, 2011

Sebastian Vettel won the Singapore Grand Prix, moving him very close to grabbing a second title. As the runner-up, Jenson Button had only needed one point to end 2011 on a high note. For most of the race, Vettel was dominant.

At first, Red Bull’s Vettel was faster by a second per lap compared to rivals. However, the pack gained a lot of ground when a mid-race safety car after Michael Schumacher clipped Sergio Perez and had an accident. At the restart, Vettel had many backmarkers behind him but after only one lap, he was eight seconds ahead once more.

McLaren’s Button began to close in during the later laps but Vettel maintained his control and eventually took his ninth win for the season. Button had a quick start to clinch second place. Meanwhile, Mark Webber, Vettel's front row partner team-mate Mark Webber got away slowly. Lewis Hamilton, who was in the second McLaren vehicle, challenged Webber down the inside but then he ran out of space and dropped to as low as eighth.

Meanwhile, Fernando Alonso got his Ferrari to go around the outside of the pack to attain third from being fifth on the grid. Webber passed Alonso on the road twice, having to get back ahead after the Ferrari took third place again in the first pitstops after an on-track exchange.

However, a bold dive into the Turn 10 chicane while there was traffic on the restart lap gave third place to Webber. He later pulled away though. Hamilton took fifth after quickly recovering after a poor first lap. However, he clipped Felipe Massa immediately after the first stops. McLaren got a penalty as well as some wing damage while Massa suffered a puncture.

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