It came as a bit of a surprise when I opened the F1 home page to find that Lewis Hamilton, not Sebastian Vettel, was on pole, and by some margin at Singapore. Vettel had been the class of the field right up to Q2 when Hamilton went onto “another planet” according to Alonso, who starts fifth.
Lotus underperformed, and Maldonado again proved that he has some prodigious pace, putting his car into P2. Red Bull say the damage is not that bad, but no race, except the crashgate race, has been won from any position but pole at Singapore.
A difficult day ahead, than, and one that may further define the championship contenders.