Singapore may look terrific on TV, what with F1 to be floated on the local stock exchange you won't hear anything but gushing accolades from the motoring press depending on paddock passes but, as far as racing, it can only be justified as a torture test for drivers. I can't remember the last time I've seen the guys look so spent after a race, and these are guys in amazing shape.
We discussed it before, you can decide if the hit against the wall in qualifying was a factor. In any case it's yet another time this year Hamilton has been let down by Mclaren.
There are still 150 points in play in the championship, the math boils down to Alonso not having the luxury to finish behind Vettel any more. Ferrari was nowhere near Red Bull and Mclaren and Fernando will have to count on the Hamilton and Button taking some of those 150 points away from Vettel while Ferrari figures out how to achieve the right temperature delta between front and rear tires, apparently the key to Mclaren's speed lately.
There were penalties handed out to Schumacher, Webber,
Massa, what a save! Ferrari needs more, but who? you can't kick Massa out for a Hulkenberg or a Kovalainen if you can't get a Perez...