Paul di Resta

God, that was long. We at Badger are obviously very keen on F1, but two hours for a race like that is simply too much. If F1 is going to persist in going to Singapore, then please make it shorter. More is not always better.

The race itself wasn’t much cop. Deprived of a straight fight between Hamilton and Vettel by the Englishman’s gearbox failure, the race was at least looking like it would be a battle of the tyres in the last ten laps. Imagine our dismay when not one, but two safety cars completely ruined our fun. Thanks a bunch Narain Karthikeyan.

We’re not overwhelmed with candidates for Top Dog.Vettel drove an excellent race, as did Jenson Button. Alonso wasn’t able to challenge the top two, but drove well to finish third. So far, so obvious.

It’s really only Paul di Resta’s fourth place that caught our attention, snaring himself not only his best ever finish in F1, but making him the Singapore Grand Prix’s Top Dog to boot. Even then there wasn’t a great deal of excitement about his race, just slow and steady progress. It shows what having a consistently quick car will do for a driver.

Photo: Force India

An honourable mention goes to Felipe Massa for his absolutely nuts overtaking move on Bruno Senna. Not having control of the car into a braking zone while trying to overtake someone is terrifying for those watching at home, let alone for the driver attempting to make it work. Holding it together to get into the corner was impressive enough, let alone completing the pass.

Anyway, well done Paul di Resta. You’re the Singaporean Top Dog. Enjoy it, that’s an order.