Emotions aside, let´s go back to the moment when the lights went out. Rosberg in his Mercedes got a slightly better start than Vettel on pole and by the turn 1 Nico got ahead of Sebastian. Luckily Sebastian got a better line for the next turn and the German managed to snatch back the lead. Once again Alonso in his Ferrari took a magical start from P7 and by the turn 1 the Spaniard had already jumped 3rd. But there was absolutely no ambiguity about Sebastian´s superiority in the black night of Singapore: the Red Bull ace immediately opened the gap over his rivals.
On lap 11 Kimi pitted for a fresh set of supersoft tyres. His rivals pitted a few laps later and Sebastian not until on lap 17. The Red Bull driver had built a crushing 36-second gap over his closest rival Rosberg! There has never been a Singapore Grand Prix without a safety car episode and today´s race was no exception. Toro Rosso´s Ricciardo crashed to the barrier on lap 25 and the safety car was deployed. This also ruined Sebastian´s impressive gap over his rivals. All other top drivers chose to pit except the four in the lead: Vettel, Rosberg, Webber and Hamilton. This call turned out to be a strategical mistake for the Mercedes team.
Six laps later the safety car came in and the race was on. Immediately after the restart Sebastian showed who was in control of the race: the Red Bull driver instantly pulled away from everyone else. No one could touch this guy today, he was utterly unstoppable! Grosejan at the wheel of his E21 was fighting for a podium finish until technical issues hit the Frenchman: he had an engine problem and had to retire from the race.
When there were about 20 laps to go, both Rosberg and Hamilton had to pit for the second time. That cost the Mercedes drivers dearly. With 15 laps to go, Sebastian had vanished into the horizon, Alonso was 2nd, Button 3rd and Kimi 4th. Kimi´s back had been anaesthetised before the race and it must have been very challenging to complete the race! It was shown on TV how Kimi´s E21 was put down very cautiously during his pit stop which must have been because of the back problems. But there the Iceman was, driving in P4 right behind Button fighting for a podium finish! That was way more than anybody could ever have expected! Kimi is an utterly exceptional driver, there isn´t an obstacle which would make the Iceman give up! Hats off for Kimi, he´s absolutely amazing.
With 10 more laps to go I had to hurry up for a burlesque class. I was so anxious! I knew Sebastian would take a dominant victory but I was so worried about Kimi. Kimi was putting pressure to Button lap after lap and when there were 8 laps remaining the Iceman made a stunning overtaking move on the Briton and managed to get past him! Only a few laps before the chequered flag Webber faced a gearbox problem, which ruined the race for the Australian. Sebastian crossed the finish line with a 32-second margin over Alonso who came 2nd! Kimi took the impressive 3rd place. The Mercedes duo Rosberg and Hamilton were 4th and 5th. Massa finished 6th and Button 7th. Webber finally finished in P15, which must have been a huge disappointment for him.
Webber had to stop his car on the track due to the gearbox failure. Alonso gave a lift to the Australian and drove him to the pits, which turned out to be a wrong call. Both drivers were handed reprimands by the stewards and this was the 3rd one for Webber already, which automatically means that the Red Bull driver will face a 10-place grid penalty for Korea! I find this punishment pretty unreasonable! Alonso just wanted to do Webber a favour and help him but this friendly action turned out to have serious consequences... Very unfair in my opinion!
Once again the crowd was booing when Sebastian stood on the top step of the podium. It feels quite odd that no matter where the F1 circus goes, there always seems to be people booing for Vettel. I don´t know, maybe it´s his absolute dominance and superiority to the others that irritates people. I can´t do anything but admire this guy from the bottom of my heart. There´re no words to write, which would do justice to the way this young man drives an F1 car! I´m totally stunned. Sebastian has just made it a hat trick at Singapore: three wins in a row! He´s definitely the king of the dark night of Singapore.
Kimi was absolutely incredibly amazing today as well. To perform that well with all the problems he´s faced during the weekend... Not everybody can do that. Can´t help wondering what the Iceman would have been capable of if he hadn´t been suffering from the back problems! From 13th on the grid to the podium, that´s a dream come true. Very very unique, exceptional and phenomenal driving!
Sebastian is leading the championship now with a 60-point gap over Alonso. In the constructors´ championship Red Bull has over a 100-point gap over the closest rival, which is Ferrari. Those numbers tell everything necessary. Now I just want to enjoy this unbelievable feeling! I feel like floating somewhere among the clouds and my feet are so so so far away from the ground! I love Formula 1, I love these feelings that it creates, I love writing about them! Today my world is perfect :)