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Alonso wins safety car hit Singapore GP - Fernando pulls out a surprising victory at the inaugural night race

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It’s the 28th September, welcome to F1Minute.

After an intense two hour race, Fernando Alonso emerged the surprise winner of the Singapore Grand Prix following two safety car periods.

The first few laps were nice and clean, and running got underway with Massa stretching a lead from Hamilton. Alonso started on soft tyres, and pitted really early for hard tyres, having changed his strategy because it wasn’t working. Then Renault team mate Piquet smashed into the wall and the safety car came out. Kubica and Rosberg had to pit for fuel, although the pit lane was closed, so they received penalties. As more drivers took their stops, Alonso worked his way to the front.

Despite serving his penalty, Rosberg managed to finish second, and Hamilton picked up third. Massa suffered another Ferrari pit stop blunder as he was sent on his way into the path of another car and with the fuel hose attached. He finished way down the order. Räikkönen was running fifth but crashed into the wall in the last few laps. At the end of the race, they all looked pretty exhausted.

That’s it for today, I’ll be back tomorrow with another F1Minute.