Championship leader Sebastian Vettel may have dominated the Singapore Grand Prix from the front to stand on the brink of his second world title, but there were also plenty of impressive performances from others further down the field. So who was your driver of the day?
Arrived in Singapore with a mathematical chance of winning the world title, but appeared unfazed by the pressure and produced another storming lap in qualifying to secure his 11th pole position of the season. Made a clean getaway from pole before flying off into the distance. Saw his lead evaporate when the safety car came out but kept his cool to ease away again and score his ninth win of the season, joining Michael Schumacher and Nigel Mansell as the only other drivers to have done so. First time he has led a race from start to finish this season and now just one point away from clinching the world championship.
Put on the back foot when he couldn’t find reverse gear having almost crashed in Friday practice and thus missed out on 70 minutes of running. Out-qualified his team-mate Lewis Hamilton to start third and made a strong start on race day, jumping Mark Webber into second. Was untroubled thereafter, and even started reeling in Vettel towards the end of the race. Consolidated second place in the drivers’ standings.
A dreadful Friday saw him complete just 21 laps thanks to a hydraulics issue, but bounced back in qualifying to start 10th on the grid on his first visit to the track. Controversially didn’t run in Q3 which enabled the team to split the strategies and select what tyre compound they would start the race on. Went for the harder tyre (soft) and ran long in his first stint and managed his tyres well. Great pace in all stints, drove away from Rosberg in final sting to finish sixth – the best result of his F1 career.
Agonisingly missed out on the top 10 in qualifying to start 11th on the grid. Started on the super soft tyres and made them last for 15 laps before switching to the primes. Was running comfortably in the top 10 when Michael Schumacher hit him, puncturing his right rear and forcing him to pit. Recovered well and did well to score a point in 10th.