Singapore Grand Prix saw Vettel winning the race comfortably from 3rd place after Hamilton retired from the lead due to a gearbox issue and Maldonado lost ground on the 1st lap. We take a look at drivers which impressed us the most and ask you who was your driver of the day.
After having a poor weekend at Monza a fortnight ago, Vettel was back on top last weekend as the German topped all practice sessions at Singapore. In qualifying, he was the fastest among the drivers on slower prime tyres in Q1 and beat all drivers in Q2. However, he failed to get a good lap in Q3 and could only qualify in 3rd place.
On the big day, Vettel made a good start and gained a place over Maldonado. He lost time behind traffic when he pitted on lap 10 but made up for the loss when he got into clear air. On lap 23, Hamilton retired from the race due to a gearbox issue giving the lead to Vettel. He then looked set to win the race, despite two Safety Car periods altering everyone's strategy and closing the gap to Jenson Button.
Paul di Resta
Force India looked strong throughout the Singapore GP weekend with Paul di Resta and Nico Hulkenberg finishing in top 10 in all practice sessions. But while Hulkeneberg couldn't get a good lap in Q2, di Resta made into Q3 and started the race from a strong 6th place.
He made a great start to overtake Alonso but soon lost the place because of Maldonado. He pitted four laps later than Alonso but two long Safety Car periods forced teams to switch from 3 to 2 stop strategy and he couldn't challenge the Spaniard for the podium. Nevertheless, he finished in 4th place, his best ever finish in Formula 1.
During practice sessions, Massa was over a second off from the pace of his teammate Alonso but did make into top 10 in 2nd and 3rd practice session. In qualifying, Massa again failed to make into Q3 and could qualify only in 13th place.
He incurred a puncture on the very first lap due to an accident with Vitaly Petrov but from then he put on an amazing charge from back of the field showing glimpses of the 'old Massa'. He pitted under the Safety Car for a fresh set of super softs and made that last for 26 laps as he finished in a strong 8th place.
Marussia brought few major updates to their car at Singapore and that seemed to give an edge to the team right from the practice sessions. Glock beat both the Caterhams in 1st and 2nd practice session while his teammate Pic led the charge in the final one. However, in qualifying Glock could only qualify in 19th place behind the two Caterham drivers.
Despite hitting the wall at turn 19 during the race, Glock continued and went on from lap 25 to chequered flag on a single set of tyres. He also benefited from multipe retirements as he finished in 12th place helping his team to move into 10th ahead of Caterham in the constructors championship.
Yesterday, we asked on our Twitter page to vote for their driver of the day. Here are the best answers. Tell us your driver of the Singapore GP in the poll or comments section below