F1: Singapore Grand Prix in six words

By LJ Hutchins

CalendarSunday, September 28th, 2008

 
 

By rights there should be lengthy inquests at some team HQs following this race – not least Ferrari, Toyota and Red Bull. However, we’ve done a quick version. Read on…

Overall race report

Made huge promises, pretty much delivered.

Drivers

1. Fernando Alonso
Faultless drive sends ‘big two’ warning
2. Nico Rosberg
If only he was more consistent…
3. Lewis Hamilton
Kept nose clean as rivals faltered
4. Timo Glock
Mixing it with former GP2 rivals
5. Sebastian Vettel
Subdued, but still very creditable, performance
6. Nick Heidfeld
Reports of his demise remain premature
7. David Coulthard
Realised ambition of boosting points haul
8. Kazuki Nakajima
Worked hard for his single point
9. Jenson Button
Jense gets better result than usual
10. Heikki Kovalainen
Another wasted opportunity, more question-marks
11. Robert Kubica
Poleaxed by arbitrary pit-stop rule
12. Sebastien Bourdais
Couldn’t capitalise on night-racing experience
13. Felipe Massa
This happening to Michael Schumacher? Unimaginable
14. Giancarlo Fisichella
Given his dreadful qualifying, not bad
DNF: Kimi Raikkonen
Frittered away points with silly error
DNF: Jarno Trulli
Deserved more from hard-fought race
DNF: Adrian Sutil
Scuppered own race, after Ferrari failed
DNF: Mark Webber
Persistent bad luck compromising his career
DNF: Rubens Barrichello
2009 car can’t come soon enough
DNF: Nelson A Piquet
Taking rear-gunnership to extraordinary lengths

Teams

1. Renault
Return of the good old days
2. Williams
Able to exploit a golden opportunity
3. McLaren
Race of attrition saved their blushes
4. Toyota
Couldn’t get on top of Renault
5. Toro Rosso
No fireworks – still a respectable race
6. BMW Sauber
Reminded they have two quality drivers
7. Red Bull
Two points not very encouraging outcome
8. Honda
Punching closer to their old weight
9. Ferrari
Ché mazzo totale di buffone
10. Force India
Flashes of talent should provide hope

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