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Sunday Notes and Quotes
|Lewis Hamilton (McLaren-Mercedes, 1st)
"I thought it was quite a nicely controlled race! It is a tough race, it's not easy, that's for sure: the temperature, corner after corner after corner, there's never a real break and it's very bumpy, so the focus you need here is as much as you could possibly get. But the track is fantastic, the fans here are amazing, and they put on a great show here in Singapore again."
|Timo Glock (Toyota, 2nd)
"Before I came to Singapore I knew last year we were good here; the driver can make a difference here and I just pushed as hard as possible. Over the race it was really, really good. I lost the view of where the guys were so after I switched to the option (softer) tyres I pushed quite a lot. My team did not say to me where I am and then suddenly they said, 'You are safe for P2' and that was really a surprise! Just a perfect weekend and a podium in the right moment for us."
|Fernando Alonso (Renault, 3rd)
"It's fantastic for us – we didn't have the pace all weekend to be on the podium but we had the podium, so much better than expected. All season I think we had a fantastic team: the mechanics and everybody in the factory did the maximum. Sometimes we did get some good results, sometimes we've been a little bit unlucky, but finally this podium in this particular moment, after what happened from Monza to here. It has been a difficult time for the team; now we put that behind us and we're just concentrating on the remaining races."
|Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Renault, 4th)
"There's a bit of a question-mark as to why I got the (drive-through) penalty, I mean I had no reason to push at that point. Regarding the Championship, I think history has shown many different examples of how it can finish over the years, with it going either way. At the next races our approach will be simple: we will try to get pole position and try to win, so it's very straightforward."
|Jenson Button (Brawn-Mercedes, 5th)
"It was a good race for me and I'm happy with fifth position and four more points today. The weekend hasn't been quite what we expected but it's good to come through from 11th on the grid to score points today. I'll go to Japan tomorrow feeling very positive and looking forward to the next race."
|Rubens Barrichello (Brawn-Mercedes, 6th)
"It was a pretty eventful weekend for me and a tough race today. I had a great start to make up two places and everything was going well in the first stint. Unfortunately I had a problem on my second pit stop when I couldn't engage neutral and the engine stalled, which lost me the crucial time needed to stay ahead of Jenson."
|Heikki Kovalainen (McLaren-Mercedes, 7th)
"As a team, we'll take many positives from this race. First of all, our car performance has been fantastic all weekend – and Lewis's victory shows that the performance is definitely there. But to be honest, my weekend was ruined yesterday in qualifying, which was very unfortunate for me."
|Robert Kubica (BMW Sauber, 8th)
"In the end I must say this was the most difficult point I have scored in my whole life."
|Nico Rosberg (Williams-Toyota, 11th)
"Today's outcome was hugely disappointing. I made an unnecessary mistake by braking too late and running over the white line on the pitlane exit. Then the safety car came out at the worst possible moment. It left me with a really horrible feeling, also for the team, knowing that I wouldn't be second when I have served my drive-through penalty and I would have to spend the rest of the race at the back."
|Mark Webber (Red Bull Renault, retired)
"The first lap was pretty feisty, as you'd expect on a street circuit and I had a bit of a fight with Fernando in Turn 7 and we both ran wide. About nine laps later I had to let Fernando back through, but unfortunately Glock was in the middle by then, so I had to let them both through. My race was heavily compromised from there."