From the start of the Singapore Grand Prix the McLaren driver had led from the start, however, he was forced to stop his car before the halfway stage. As a result, Sebastian Vettel boosted his hopes of winning a third successive world title as he triumphed in this afternoon’s Singapore Grand Prix.
The German won for only the second time in 2012 ahead of Jenson Button’s McLaren-Mercedes, with Fernando Alonso, the championship leader, finishing third.
Vettel had trailed Lewis Hamilton’sMcLaren in the early stages, but a gearbox problem stopped the Briton’s hopes of a third win in four races on lap 23.
Vettel survived pressure from Button to go on and win for the second successive year in Singapore and close to 29 points of Alonso with six races of the season remaining.
Paul di Resta enjoyed his best result of the season as he finished fourth in his Force India, ahead of Nico Rosberg’s Mercedes, with Kimi Raikkonen’s Lotus completing the top six.