Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso has clinched pole position for tomorrow’s Singapore GP at the Marina Bay street circuit. The double World Champion will start from the top position ahead of Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel and McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton’s teammate Jenson Button secured fourth place in front of Driver’s Championship leader Mark Webber from Red Bull.
Rubens Barrichello will start from sixth place, followed by Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg and Renault’s Robert Kubica. Michael Schumacher who comes to the night grand prix as a rookie managed ninth while the tenth spot went to Sauber’s Kamui Kobayashi. The new comers are led by Timo Glock in 18th place with his Virgin race car who was about 0.2 seconds quicker than Lotus Racing’s Heikki Kovalainen. Virgin’s other driver Luca di Grassi managed 20th ahead of Jarno Trulli. Christian Klien who momentary replaces the sick Sakon Yamamoto qualified in 22nd.
He was slightly more than a second quicker than teammate Bruno Senna. The final 24th position went to Ferrari’s Felipe Massa. The Brazilian’s qualifying session ended prematurely just after two laps. His Ferrari suffered from a mechanical problem and Massa was forced to retire right away. This means that Alonso, who is still contending for the championship will probably not receive support from Massa during the race. The session was temporarily red-flagged following Massa’s unexpected stop.
The red flag wasn’t the only incident. Yellow flags were drawn when both Bruno Senna and Vitaly Petrov from Renault spun their cars at separate incidents. Tomorrow should be a very interesting race as the top championship contenders will go head to head under the beautiful night sky.
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