2013 SINGAPORE GP: VETTEL LIGHT YEARS AHEAD OF HIS RIVALS

On the final street circuit of the season same story, Sebastian Vettel went fastest in Friday practice sessions, normaly in the "afternoon" session, with a time of 1:44.249 on the supersoft Pirelli tyres.

As expected, humidity was close to 75% at the Marina Bay circuit, which hosts Formula One’s only night race. This is just one of the factors that makes Singapore such a physically demanding race, so the two free practice sessions were essential for the teams to capture data that will allow them to maximise their opportunities during the race. After the flat-out straights of Monza, the teams revert to a high-downforce set-up for Singapore, which is the second-slowest lap of the year after Monaco.

Nothing new on the beggining of Asian tour, Red Bull and Mercedes AMG are the fastest cars as pure speed, and Ferrari can match their race pace, but here Qualifying is important, where overtaking is almost impossible. So, the first starting row has the greatest chance of winning.
FIRST PRACTICE
 P.    DRIVER               TEAM           TIME      GAP   LAPS    
 1. Lewis Hamilton        Mercedes AMG   1:47.055           20
 2. Mark Webber           Red Bull       1:47.420  + 0.365  20
 3. Sebastian Vettel      Red Bull       1:47.885  + 0.830  19
 4. Nico Rosberg          Mercedes AMG   1:48.239  + 1.184  23
 5. Kimi Raikkonen        Lotus          1:48.354  + 1.299  18
 6. Romain Grosjean       Lotus          1:48.355  + 1.300  12
 7. Fernando Alonso       Ferrari        1:48.362  + 1.307  21
 8. Sergio Perez          McLaren        1:49.267  + 2.212  20
 9. Jean-Eric Vergne      Toro Rosso     1:49.348  + 2.293  23
10. Esteban Gutierrez     Sauber         1:49.355  + 2.300  21
11. Pastor Maldonado      Williams       1:49.481  + 2.426  20
12. Felipe Massa          Ferrari        1:49.493  + 2.438  16
13. Valtteri Bottas       Williams       1:49.510  + 2.455  21
14. Jenson Button         McLaren        1:49.608  + 2.553  20
15. Paul di Resta         Force India    1:49.887  + 2.832  18
16. Adrian Sutil          Force India    1:50.092  + 3.037  20
17. Nico Hulkenberg       Sauber         1:50.222  + 3.167  17
18. Daniel Ricciardo      Toro Rosso     1:50.757  + 3.702  16
19. Jules Bianchi         Marussia       1:52.359  + 5.304  16
20. Max Chilton           Marussia       1:52.673  + 5.618  15
21. Giedo van der Garde   Caterham       1:52.920  + 5.865  24
22. Charles Pic           Caterham       1:53.647  + 6.592  23

SECOND PRACTICE
 P.    DRIVER               TEAM           TIME      GAP   LAPS    
 1. Sebastian Vettel      Red Bull       1:44.249           34
 2. Mark Webber           Red Bull       1:44.853  + 0.604  30
 3. Nico Rosberg          Mercedes AMG   1:45.258  + 1.009  34
 4. Lewis Hamilton        Mercedes AMG   1:45.368  + 1.119  33
 5. Romain Grosjean       Lotus          1:45.411  + 1.162  18
 6. Fernando Alonso       Ferrari        1:45.691  + 1.442  32
 7. Jenson Button         McLaren        1:45.754  + 1.505  30
 8. Kimi Raikkonen        Lotus          1:45.778  + 1.529  32
 9. Adrian Sutil          Force India    1:46.002  + 1.753  27
10. Sergio Perez          McLaren        1:46.025  + 1.776  31
11. Daniel Ricciardo      Toro Rosso     1:46.406  + 2.157  34
12. Jean-Eric Vergne      Toro Rosso     1:46.429  + 2.180  33
13. Paul di Resta         Force India    1:46.606  + 2.357  33
14. Nico Hulkenberg       Sauber         1:46.808  + 2.559  36
15. Felipe Massa          Ferrari        1:46.870  + 2.621  33
16. Esteban Gutierrez     Sauber         1:47.287  + 3.038  29
17. Valtteri Bottas       Williams       1:47.434  + 3.185  33
18. Pastor Maldonado      Williams       1:47.761  + 3.512  25
19. Giedo van der Garde   Caterham       1:49.434  + 5.185  34
20. Charles Pic           Caterham       1:49.526  + 5.277  34
21. Max Chilton           Marussia       1:49.619  + 5.370  33
22. Jules Bianchi         Marussia       1:49.731  + 5.482  30