How Ferrari outfoxed Red Bull in Singapore

How Ferrari outfoxed Red Bull in Singapore

For the second race in succession, Fernando Alonso and Ferrari emerged on top after an ultra-close battle for victory. Adam Cooper analyses how the Italian squad outfoxed Red Bull in Singapore

We talk all the time about the five-way battle for the World Championship, but as of Saturday afternoon, the Singapore GP was about two men. Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull seemed to have the upper hand through most of practice, but when it mattered in qualifying Fernando Alonso got the lap in. Just as in Monza, he did the pole time on the first run, leaving others with something to shoot at.

Vettel's first run was spoiled by being too close behind Michael Schumacher, and the second was just a little too scrappy, as he nearly brushed the wall. That left him hoping that he could get past the Ferrari at the start, and despite one of the best getaways made by an RB6 for some time, he didn't quite make it.

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