Hungary

Last Race: 26th July Hungary

Hungary GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Sebastian Vettel
2 Daniil Kvyat
3 Daniel Ricciardo
Belgium

Next Race: 23rd August Belgium

Vettel 'benefitted' from Hamilton DNF

2012-09-23 15:48:00

 RSS

Share:

Vettel 'benefitted' from Hamilton DNF

Sebastian Vettel is the first to admit he was the lucky benefactor in Lewis Hamilton's Singapore retirement as it helped him secure the win...

Sebastian Vettel is the first to admit he was the lucky benefactor in Lewis Hamilton's Singapore retirement as it helped him secure the win.


On a tough Sunday night at the Marina Bay circuit, the reigning World Champion struggled to make inroad on Hamilton, who had led off the line.

However, Vettel was eventually through and into first when he passed Hamilton's stricken McLaren on lap 23.

"I thinks it's one of the toughest races of the year," Vettel said.

"The circuit is a killer and it's so bumpy and so long.

"We benefitted from Lewis' failure, I saw some oil drop from his car a few laps before, and all in all we had a good race all weekend."

Vettel went on to claim his second victory in Singapore to add to his 2011 triumph, dedicating his win to the late Sid Watkins, saying all drivers owes the former F1 doctor a debt of gratitude.

"I'm just incredibly happy and proud to win it.

"I'd like to dedicate the win to Sid Watkins, I think he's one of the biggest reasons why we enjoy ourselves every week so a big thank you to him."

Vettel has now urged his Red Bull team to push on from the victory as he is now up to second in the Championship, 29 points behind Fernando Alonso.

"Anything can happen in this race and it's a lot of fun to watch but we just have to keep pushing now so we finish ahead of those guys come the end of the season."

Related Links
Seb Clinches Second Singapore Victory
Sunday's Shots From Singapore

Ciao Jules, F1 remembers the affable Frenchman

Editor's Picks

Good Race, Bad Race: Hungary

Good Race, Bad Race: Hungary

A flawless Sebastian Vettel, a floundering Lewis Hamilton and a feckless Pastor Maldonado...

Conclusions From Hungary

Conclusions From Hungary

A celebration of F1 at its finest, the finger is back while the Iceman was back in the garage and more in the PF1 Conclusions from Hungary...

Forum: Good For A Laugh

Forum: Good For A Laugh

Nico Rosberg laughed off number two claims; the Forum laughed at him laughing it off...

RIP Bianchi: 1989 - 2015

RIP Bianchi: 1989 - 2015

A look back at the motorsport career of Jules Bianchi following his death from injuries sustained at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix...

PF1 Fantasy Racing

PF1 Fantasy Racing

Are you a Ross Brawn or a Paul Stoddart? Can you manage money like Bernie or Caterham? Let's find out...