Paul Di Resta

We’ve already done him – read our Top Dog report here.

Timo Glock

A few seasons plugging away at the back of the grid can take a lot out of a driver, and critics can think they they might lose their edge when it comes to pulling out big performances.

Not so with Timo Glock this weekend, who overcame a slight nudge on the barrier and a bit of damage to his Marussia to come home ahead of their arch rivals, Caterham. That now puts them ahead of the green-and-gold cars in the contructor’s race, and if they stay there it means more money for 2013.

Heroes weren’t just found at the front of the grid this weekend; one was way down in 12th.

Sebastian Vettel

Photo: Red Bull Racing

One of the cockiest drivers on the grid, too nice to dislike and too good to question his ability.  Sadly for fans we were denied of a potentially thrilling fight between him and Hamilton for the victory, instead we had ‘the finger’ on the podium with a gifted victory.

Alonso’s 3rd place keeps him firmly in control of the championship, but it’s good to know that it’s far from a runaway lead – love him or not, Vettel is back on the title offensive.

Felipe Massa

Photo: The Cahier Archive

We may have bashed him a bit a the start of the season, but Felipe will be relived to see that we’ve relented since then and rightly so – the Ferrari number two has put in some stellar performances recently and Sunday was no different.  Dropped to last after a first lap pit stop, many of us would have hit pause-restart, but not Massa, no.  He ploughed on and had an impressive duel with Bruno Senna on his way to a solid 8th place and some important points for Ferrari.  Well done chap, as Rob Smedley may have said.

Michael Schumacher

Photo: Mercedes AMG F1

Another big off from the legend, this time eliminating Jean-Eric Vergne, a driver who was on course for a strong finish. Last time he did that it was against Bruno Senna in Spain, which was dangerous enough. Singapore has closer walls.

Was a 10-place penalty enough punishment? Other drivers have made smaller, less regular indiscretions all season but have had their wrist slapped harder.

At a time where the pressure is increasing in terms of contracts, a driver coming to the end of a 3-year deal, looking for a renewal, shouldn’t be barrelling into other cars – it’s a big no-no. But, if your name’s Michael Schumacher, you might just get away with it.

Pastor Maldonado

Photo: Williams/LAT

Unbelievably, the Venezuelan didn’t put a wheel wrong all weekend. For once.

Pastor finally put in a performance that can let all his supporters sleep easy at night. He put in an absolutely blinding lap to line up behind Lewis Hamilton on the grid – last time he did that, he went on to win in Spain, don’t forget.

Clean and fast? We could just be seeing the second coming of Pastor, fingers crossed.

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