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Sep 21

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Grosjean Steps Up To Take Third In Singapore

Romain Grosjean, Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg celebrate after qualifying.  (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Romain Grosjean, Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg celebrate after qualifying. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

With Lotus team mate Kimi Raikkonen hampered by a back injury Romain Grosjean stepped up to take third on the grid in Singapore.

Grosjean was one of only three drivers to have the confidence to gamble on using only supersoft tires to progress from Q1, along with Vettel and Webber. He was only 0.217s off pole man Vettel in Q3, although he also lost out to Nico Rosberg.

Sep 21

Vettel Rolls To Formula One Pole In Singapore

Sebastian Vettel is the F1 World Championship leader. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel is the F1 World Championship leader. (Photo: Getty Images)

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel claimed pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix, besting his fading championship rivals Saturday despite gambling on skipping the last flying lap of qualifying.

Already boasting a big lead in the Formula One drivers’ championship standings, Vettel sat out the last section of qualifying under the lights at Marina Bay in order to save a set of the super soft tires for the race.