F1: Vettel takes the 2012 Singapore Grand Prix as Hamilton Stalls

2012 Singapore Grand Prix Champion Sebastian Vettel

Photo SESAME

Singapore – Despite all of Sebastian Vettel’s complaints about the Marina Bay Street Circuit, he as able to outpace and outmaneuver Lewis Hamilton and the rest of the 24 car pack to take the 2012 Singapore Grand Prix. Vettel (Reb Bull-Renault) chased Hamilton (McLaren-Mercedes) for the first 23 laps before a gearbox failure retired the English drive dashing hopes of a second straight F1 win and 2012 Driver World Championship. Instead Germany’s Vettel claimed his second straight Singapore Grand Prix and moved into second on the driver championship leader board with 165 points trailing leader Fernando Alonso’s (Ferrari) 194 points who grabbed the final podium slot. England’s Jenson Button (McLaren-Mercedes) finished second nearly 9 seconds behind Vettel.

Translate