Ferrari’s championship leader Fernando Alonso records another podium finish at Singapore
Fernando Alonso loves to end the weekend with a podium finish. The Ferrari driver recorded another Top Three result in Singapore at the Marina Bay racetrack on Sunday. The Spaniard finished third behind second placed McLaren’s Jenson Button and first placed Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel.
Following Lewis Hamilton’s exit on Lap 22, Sebastian Vettel was made the pack leader. The young German prodigy didn’t lose the lead since to record his first victory in five months. Meanwhile, a disgruntled Lewis Hamilton retired back to the pit to have a look at the gearbox fault in his car.
Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel are the main threats Fernando Alonso’s dream of capturing the Formula One title. The Spaniard currently leads the Drivers Standings with 194 points to his name.
Sebastian Vettel is second placed in the Drivers Standings with 165 points under his belt. Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen has the third spot with 149 points and Lewis Hamilton is fourth with 142 points.
Fernando Alonso, who won the World Championship twice in 2005 and 2006, is hot favorite to win the Formula One title this year. If the Spaniard wins the World Championship he will break Sebastian Vettel’s dominance in the Formula One world.
With just six races left in the season Fernando Alonso has a strong lead in his hands. In his interview on the podium Fernando Alonso labelled Singapore as one of his favorite tracks. The 31-year-old Formula One veteran has won twice before in Singapore’s Marina Bay.
“Of course, is one of the best tracks to drive, to enjoy,” Fernando Alonso said. “The weekend in general is out of our normal routine, let’s say, of times etcetera. We enjoy driving here, the atmosphere is fantastic, the layout is quite interesting and it was a fun race again.”
Fernando Alonso has a 29-point lead over his opponents although he hasn’t won a single race in the Championship since Germany. Fernando Alonso’s opponents must be tripping over how the Spaniard has managed to keep his lead alive.
“Well, in Monza is was Lewis winning the race and Sebastian retired,” Fernando Alonso said. “Here it’s Sebastian winning, Lewis retiring, so for me it’s OK is they keep doing it like this.”
The Korean Grand Prix is up next on October 14. The race will take place at Yeongam.