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In pictures: Sebastian Vettel wins Singapore Grand Prix

September 23, 2013

The Singapore Grand Prix was flagged off at the Marina Bay Street Circuit on Sunday night with Sebastian Vettel in pole position.
The Singapore Grand Prix was flagged off at the Marina Bay Street Circuit on Sunday night with Sebastian Vettel in pole position.
The German, though, got off to a less-than-ideal start, being passed by Nico Rosberg. Philippe Lopez / AFP
The German, though, got off to a less-than-ideal start, being passed by Nico Rosberg. Philippe Lopez / AFP
Vettel later conceded the start was 'quite hairy' as his compatriot raced to a slender lead. Paul Gilham / Getty Images
Vettel later conceded the start was 'quite hairy' as his compatriot raced to a slender lead. Paul Gilham / Getty Images
Rosberg's Mercedes has been improving all season, but eventually the mistake of going too deep into a curb cost the German the lead as the reigning world champion went ahead. Tim Chong / Reuters
Rosberg's Mercedes has been improving all season, but eventually the mistake of going too deep into a curb cost the German the lead as the reigning world champion went ahead. Tim Chong / Reuters
Fernando Alonso, meanwhile, started well but he needed to push his Ferrari much quicker to win the race. Diego Azubel / EPA
Fernando Alonso, meanwhile, started well but he needed to push his Ferrari much quicker to win the race. Diego Azubel / EPA
Rosberg would have been cursing himself as he missed out on a huge opportunity to influence the race. Manan Vatyayana / AFP
Rosberg would have been cursing himself as he missed out on a huge opportunity to influence the race. Manan Vatyayana / AFP
Alonso has been playing second fiddle throughout the season and it was no different in Singapore. The Spaniard eventually changed his tyres to mediums knowing he was not going to be able to pip Vettel's Red Bull. It was a strategy that ensured he stayed second. Diego Azubel / AFP
Alonso has been playing second fiddle throughout the season and it was no different in Singapore. The Spaniard eventually changed his tyres to mediums knowing he was not going to be able to pip Vettel's Red Bull. It was a strategy that ensured he stayed second. Diego Azubel / AFP
Vettel eventually won the race, finishing 32.6 seconds clear of Alonso. It was a thoroughly dominant performance from the three-time champion. Clive Mason / Getty Images
Vettel eventually won the race, finishing 32.6 seconds clear of Alonso. It was a thoroughly dominant performance from the three-time champion. Clive Mason / Getty Images
Alonso, himself a two-time world champion, now trails Vettel by 60 points in the drivers title race. Kimi Raikkonen, behind him, came in third in his Lotus and now stands fourth in the championship race. Pablo Sanchez / Reuters
Alonso, himself a two-time world champion, now trails Vettel by 60 points in the drivers title race. Kimi Raikkonen, behind him, came in third in his Lotus and now stands fourth in the championship race. Pablo Sanchez / Reuters
Raikkonen, right, who will join Alonso at Ferrari next season, was happy to battle back problems and finish on the podium. Philippe Lopez / AFP
Raikkonen, right, who will join Alonso at Ferrari next season, was happy to battle back problems and finish on the podium. Philippe Lopez / AFP
Ferrari fans, many of them travelling around the world, have shown their displeasure at Vettel's dominance before. They did it again in Singapore, booing the Red Bull driver even during the post-race presentation ceremony. Philippe Lopez / AFP
Ferrari fans, many of them travelling around the world, have shown their displeasure at Vettel's dominance before. They did it again in Singapore, booing the Red Bull driver even during the post-race presentation ceremony. Philippe Lopez / AFP
Vettel expressed sympathy for the Ferrari fans, saying they were emotional and unhappy when they did not win. Christian Horner, his team principal, said the German did not deserve the boos after working so hard to win races. Philippe Lopez / AFP
Vettel expressed sympathy for the Ferrari fans, saying they were emotional and unhappy when they did not win. Christian Horner, his team principal, said the German did not deserve the boos after working so hard to win races. Philippe Lopez / AFP
It was nevertheless a happy Red Bull outfit with Vettel calling his win 'a team effort'. Manan Vatsyayana / AFP
It was nevertheless a happy Red Bull outfit with Vettel calling his win 'a team effort'. Manan Vatsyayana / AFP