Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel recorded yet another start-to-finish win at the Singapore Grand Prix yesterday to further extend his lead in the Formula One championship.
The German was in a class of his own under the Marina Bay lights, winning by a massive 32.6 seconds over Fernando Alonso and boosting his championship lead on the Ferrari driver from 53 points to 60 with six races remaining.
"We are in a very good position. To be honest, I am not looking at the championship too much," Vettel said. "I am just enjoying it at the moment. Days like today and yesterday are what it is all about."
Lotus' Kimi Raikkonen was third, ahead of the Mercedes pair Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton in fourth and fifth respectively.
Starting in pole, Vettel lost the lead at the first corner to Rosberg but took it back as the Mercedes driver ran wide at turn two. Even a safety-car period just before half distance, which eroded his 12-second lead, could not prevent another Vettel victory.
"The start was quite hairy, Nico had a good start, but fortunately he went a little too deep and I was able to get him back," Vettel said.
"With the safety car, it was difficult, but we came back ... we had very, very good pace."
Red Bull teammate Mark Webber had sharply different fortunes in the race. As the Australian was threatening Raikkonen in the closing stages, he experienced an engine failure that saw him pull off the track with his car in flames on the closing lap.