Singapore GP qualifying: all too easy for Vettel

Sebastian Vettel took pole position at this afternoon’s qualifying session for the Singapore Grand Prix – his 11th in 14 races. A quiet Q3 saw Mark Webber clock the second fastest time, while on the second row Jenson Button out-qualified Lewis Hamilton for the first time in yonks, after techincal issues prevented Lewis from making a second run. Elsewhere, it’s Alonso and Massa in fifth and sixth, Rosberg and Schumacher in seventh and eighth and the Force Indias of Adrian Sutil and Paul Di Resta rounding out the top ten.

So, while we wouldn’t bet against Vettel taking the chequered flag tomorrow, is he going to win his second world championship? If things finish how they start, then no (remember, Vettel needs Alonso to finish outside the top three and Webber and Button outside the top two). Still, given Marko’s talent for ballsing up starts, combined with his poor form at the Marina Bay Circuit, we reckon Vettel’s prospects are looking very bright indeed. Mind you, after their controversial shenanigans at the British Grand Prix, the bigger question is whether or not Red Bull will ask Mark to drop down the field to get the title in the bag nice and early. Surely they wouldn’t. Or would they?

Thoughts? How do you see the podium looking tomorrow?

Here’s how they line up for tomorrow’s race:

1. Sebastian Vettel
2. Mark Webber
3. Jenson Button
4. Lewis Hamilton
5. Fernando Alonso
6. Felipe Massa
7. Nico Rosberg
8. Michael Schumacher
9. Adrian Sutil
10. Paul Di Resta
11. Sergio Perez
12. Rubens Barrichello
13. Pastor Maldonado
14. Sebastien Buemi
15. Bruno Senna
16. Jaime Alguersuari
17. Kamui Kobayashi
18. Vitaly Petrov
19. Heikki Kovalainen
20. Jarno Trulli
21. Timo Glock
22. Jerome d’Ambrosio
23. Daniel Ricciardo
24. Vitantonio Liuzzi

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