Singapore GP: Tyre and Pit Stop Strategy
After race leader, Lewis Hamilton retired, Sebastian Vettel strolled away to comfortably win the Singapore Grand Prix for the second year running. That just left us wondering whether the Red Bull driver might have been able to have challenged his McLaren rival anyway. Vettel thought he could but there was little to go on to argue either way.
In the end, two-stop strategies dominated the top order even without the assistance of two safety car periods later in the race. As it happened, Mercedes opted to follow the rest of the Q3 qualifiers in starting on the supersoft tyres but those who tried something different with a longer stint on the soft compound reaped little reward. One notable exception was Timo Glock who used his option tyres in the middle of the race on the way to an impressive 12th for Marussia, taking advantage of a number of drivers who needed to make a third stop.
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