2010 Singapore Grand Prix grid

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Row 1 1. Fernando Alonso 1’45.390
2. Sebastian Vettel 1’45.457
Red Bull-Renault
Row 2 3. Lewis Hamilton 1’45.571
4. Jenson Button 1’45.944
Row 3 5. Mark Webber 1’45.977
Red Bull-Renault
6. Rubens Barrichello 1’46.236
Row 4 7. Nico Rosberg 1’46.443
8. Robert Kubica 1’46.593
Row 5 9. Michael Schumacher 1’46.702
10. Kamui Kobayashi 1’47.884
Row 6 11. Jaime Alguersuari 1’47.666
Toro Rosso-Ferrari
12. Vitaly Petrov 1’48.165
Row 7 13. Sebastien Buemi 1’48.502
Toro Rosso-Ferrari
14. Nick Heidfeld 1’48.557
Row 8 15. Adrian Sutil 1’48.899
Force India-Mercedes
16. Vitantonio Liuzzi 1’48.961
Force India-Mercedes
Row 9 17. Nico H???lkenberg* 1’47.674
18. Timo Glock 1’50.721
Row 10 19. Heikki Kovalainen 1’50.915
20. Lucas di Grassi 1’51.107
Row 11 21. Jarno Trulli 1’51.641
22. Christian Klien 1’52.946
Row 12 23. Bruno Senna 1’54.174
24. Felipe Massa**

*Five place penalty for gearbox change
**Engine and gearbox change penalties

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28 comments on “2010 Singapore Grand Prix grid”

  1. Mclarens must be pleased, they were written of before today, and both cars ahead of webber. Only 2 hundredths off pole. A thrilling rest of the season looks almost guaranteed.

  2. What a lap from ALonso… Impressive to have beaten Red Bull on RED BULL TRACK……

  3. Championship situation if it finishes likes this:

    Webber: 197
    Hamilton: 197
    Alonso: 191
    Vettel: 181
    Button: 177

    Closer overall and very close at the top, but things would be running away from Button.

    1. I’d disagree with that assumption. Button’s 22 points off the leader now. If it finishes according to grid positions, he’d be 20 points off. So, if anything, even he would be closer to the top.

      1. I think 22 points off the leader with 5 races remaining is better that 20 points off the leader with 4 races remaining, isn’t it? It’s 4,4 points per race vs. 5 points per race – so actually yes, things would be (slowly) running away from Button.

  4. Looks like Red Bull’s advantage has finally disappeared. :D

    1. I think what they have is a disadvantage of not having a driver in the car who just rises up at the right moment. McLaren and Ferrari made up a lot of the performance gap but it looks like RBR drivers choked in qualifying as well. For Webber to come in here in that rocketship, on its ideal track, and qualify 5th is horrendous.

      1. There are NO flexi wings, I noticed that today, so that is a factor – No?

  5. Great Drive from Barrichello, anyone notice Hulkenbergs attitude after Q2….I wonder is that the reaction of a driver with a 2011 seat driving the Williams in question….

  6. What a great qually session, So many great laps not least by Alonso.
    But even Rubens managed to get in there…
    Fantastic stuff, Just hope the race is just as good tomorrow!

  7. I really like the way this is goin. REd Bull had a massive speed advantage in the first 12 races, but failed to get the most of it.
    McLaren and Ferrari have been on them all season and now this looks like a real 5 way/3way battle right to the end of the season.

  8. nice Alonso well done,
    Vettel bouncing of that wall must have been scary,
    Good to see Lewis in third great drive,
    excellent drive by Button,
    Webber you cant afford a bad start from here,
    top 5 all with-in .600sec pretty close still.
    its 4-30am Sunday morning in NZ.
    but certainly worth the effort.

    1. Matthew McMahon
      25th September 2010, 19:07

      You have to wonder will Vettel hitting the wall have left any damage to the suspension that could possibly result in it failing midway through the race because the team couldn’t change it until he started the race and I’m assuming its not a five minute job!!!

  9. there is no other excuse for redbull’s poor quali besides a ‘CLIPPED wing’. From -1.2 seconds in hungary to +0.06 today. The best explanation is , they have been affected by dat flexi test . Webber was saying how d test had no effect on their performance , i don’t need webber to confirm d effects of d tests , the figures speaks for itself.

    Mclaren must be massively pleased with their performance 2day . They have found almost 8/10 . They have been feeding that diffuser perfectly.

    Hamilton is on the clean side , he could easily nail vettel into the first corner . Can’t wait for this one . I bet hamilton still has a tenth somewhere. On high fuel hamilton will be even faster .

    1. Well, to be fair, Red Bull/Vettel said they should have been able to get .3s more out of it. Of course, it looked like Hamilton also could have done a bit better on his fastest lap, to be closer to Alonso.

      Overall I agree with your post, Ferrari and McLaren both have found pace relative to Red Bull. I look forward to a great fight for WDC going all the way to the end.

    2. Hamilton needs to make sure he will finish the race , he can`t afford another DNF !I hope he will have a good start , but most importantly he`ll avoid any trouble at the start with Vettel or Alonso.

    3. “On high fuel Hamilton will be even faster.”

      Really? A heavier car is going to be faster than a light one? Just kidding I know exactly what you meant.

      I hope all the big 5 finish mixed up to keep this epic season going to the wire!Really great to see the RBRs beat and split in quali too.

    4. Personally I don’t think the Hungaroring and the Marina Bay Street Circuit are as similar as everyone likes to think, which might go someway towards explaining why Red Bull aren’t as dominant in Singapore.

      The second sector at Hungaroring is like a twisty snake, lots of curves smack bang one after another, and from memory this is where the Red Bulls excelled. Marina Bay on the other hand is basically a series of short straights bookended by tight turns.

  10. Go Jaime!!! His best qualy so far… (And I even didn t expected him to be ahead of Buemi on this track before the weekend)… I nice surprise! :)

  11. If I was Domenicalli I would be contacting the FIA about now, notifying that they’ll be changing the gearbox and engine in Massa’s car, and declaring he’ll be starting from the pit lane. He’s at the back of the grid anyway, and so might as well take the hit, and then have an engine in hand.

    1. Absolutely. They have to change the drivetrain for Massa now. Then make sure he revs it to no more than 14K and uses only 3rd and 4th gears during the race since there is no chance of points for him barring some convenient SC period.

      1. I wouldnt say that, this race is almost certain to have a safety car and Massa has a good car behind him. That combined with a good strategy and Massa getting on with it could result in the odd point or two.

        1. or he will cause a safety car himself when trying to overtake Hispania.

          1. There’s 3 straights? Massa should breeze past them if he doesn’t beat them off the line at the start

    2. He shouldn’t start from the pits. He’ll gain a lot of places on the first lap, which gives him a chance of maybe overtaking a Force India in the first laps. It’s almost impossible to do that later.

  12. this is one of the best start grid this year!
    Formula 1 wasn’t this exciting in years. Definitely a season we will be talking about in the future.it looks like a very promising race tomorrow…great grid,rain,safety car it has all the ingredients.

  13. Does anyone know which set of tyres Lewis was using when he did his best time and how many laps he did with them ? I am worried because he set his best time on part1 of Q3 , right ? If yes , then we won`t start with the fresh tyres he was on in part2 of Q3.

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