Formula One made its return to Singapore over the weekend and as you might have guessed, for the most part the race was pretty boring in a competition sense. Once again Red Bull Racing dominated the weekend with a 1-2 qualifying effort and Sebastien Vettel capturing his 11th pole position of the season. When the race got started things went back to business as usual with Vettel running away from the pack and pretty much running his own race eventually taking the race win. Behind Vettel, Mark Webber had his hands full with Jenson Button who edged out the Australian to take second place while Webber nabbed third spot.
There was a bit of action towards the mid pack though as Lewis Hamilton stuck his nose into the left rear of Felipe Massa’s Ferrari. Hamilton was then served a drive through penalty for the collision but that was not redemption enough for Massa. After the race it was reported that Massa went to the media pit and shoved Hamilton as he was still furious about the incident. Instead of decking Massa, Hamilton simply walked away. No word yet if Massa will be reprimanded for coming after Lewis but we don’t anticipate any action from the FIA on that.
As it stands now Sebastien Vettel needs only one more point to mathmatically clintch the 2011 Formula 1 championship which is very likely to happen in Japan next month during the Japanese Grand Prix. At this point the other drivers are already in 2012 mode so we think it is safe to say that we should expect another uneventful race in Japan as well but hey at least we get to see a champion crowned right?
For a full post race report watch the brit trio from SPEED break it down in the studio. When you watch be aware that there is nothing wrong with your computer screen. The guys are actually bored talking about the race!
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