Posted September 23, 2012 on AP on Fox
Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel won the Singapore Grand Prix for the second straight year Sunday, jumping up to second place in the Formula One drivers' championship. Vettel inherited the lead from pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton of McLaren, who led the race until a gearbox failure on lap 22 forced him to drop out. Hamilton's teammate, Jenson Button, finished second at Marina Bay ahead of Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, who increased his championship lead from 27 to 29 points with six races to go. Force India's Paul di Resta finished a career-best fourth, while Mercedes' Michael Schumacher dropped out after a heavy crash into the back of Jean-Eric Vergne.

Vettel fastest in final practice

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel has set the fastest time in Saturday's pre-qualifying practice session at the Singapore Grand Prix, besting McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton's time by a third of a second. Vettel made it a sweep of all three practices at Marina Bay and has a strong chance to secure pole position later Saturday. Championship leader Fernando Alonso of Ferrari...

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Singapore Grand Prix team recaps

Red Bull Racing-Renault Sebastian Vettel Q P3 R P1 Mark Webber Q P7 R P10 Red Bull had dominated free practice with Sebastian Vettel finishing top on all three events.  However, when it came to qualifying they just seemed to go off the boil.  Chief technical officer Adrian Newey couldn’t explain this but was confident [...]
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