The Singapore Grand prix always gives us amazing images. Racing cars driving at high speeds through a streetcircuit in the dark. Wow. Shame the race was rather boring for large parts. It only became interesting after Lewis Hamilton had to retire from a comfortable first place due to a gearbox failure and the safety car had to come out because of crashes by Karthikeyan and Schumacher. In the end Vettel won only his second race this year and he was joined on the podium by Button and Alonso.

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

An aerial view shows the illuminated Formula One Marina Bay Street Circuit at dusk in Singapore. PABLO SANCHEZ/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

An aerial view at dusk shows the illuminated Marina Bay Street Circuit ahead of the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix. TIM CHONG/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

Migrant workers, installing barrier around the Marina Bay Street Circuit of the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix, eat their meals under the circuit floodlights during a dinner break. TIM CHONG/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso of Spain talks to Santander Chief Botin as they cycle the track ahead of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix. EDGAR SU/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

McLaren Formula One driver Jenson Button of Britain arrives at the paddock ahead of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix. TIM CHONG/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel and Lotus F1 Formula One driver Raikkonen attend a news conference ahead of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix. EDGAR SU/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain speaks to journalists in the paddock ahead of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix. PABLO SANCHEZ/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

A team member observes as pit crew practice changing tires on the car of McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton ahead of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix. EDGAR SU/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

McLaren Formula One crew push Button's car back to their garages after sending it to be checked at the parc ferme at the Marina Bay Street Circuit ahead of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix. TIM CHONG/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

Ferrari Formula One crew practise a pit stop with Felipe Massa's car at the Marina Bay Street Circuit ahead of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix. TIM CHONG/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

Force India Formula One driver Hulkenberg of Germany smiles as he rests at the team's suite at the paddock of Marina Bay Street Circuit ahead of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix. TIM CHONG/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

Mercedes Formula One driver Schumacher of Germany walks through the paddock as it rains ahead of the first practice session of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix . TIM CHONG/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

Toro Rosso Formula One driver Ricciardo of Australia drives during the first practice session of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix . TIM CHONG/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso of Spain attends the first practice session of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix . PABLO SANCHEZ/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel of Germany drives during the first practice session of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix . TIM CHONG/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

Track attendants clean the track before the first practice session of the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix . PABLO SANCHEZ/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

HRT Formula One driver Ma of China talks to a crew member during the first practice session of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix . EDGAR SU/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

Toro Rosso Formula One driver Vergne of France drives during the first practice session of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix . PABLO SANCHEZ/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel of Germany accepts the steering wheel in the pits during the first practice session of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix . EDGAR SU/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton of Britain looks at a monitor in the pit after the first practice session of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix. EDGAR SU/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

Lotus F1 Formula One driver Raikkonen of Finland drives during the second practice session of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix. TIM CHONG/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton of Britain drives during the second practice session of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix . PABLO SANCHEZ/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton of Britain drives during the second practice session of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix. TAN SHUNG SIN/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

Mercedes Formula One driver Rosberg of Germany drives during the second practice session of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix. TAN SHUNG SIN/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel of Germany is pictured in the pits during the second practice session of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix . EDGAR SU/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton of Britain pulls out of the pits during the second practice session of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix. EDGAR SU/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

HRT Formula One driver Karthikeyan of India drives during the second practice session of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix. TIM CHONG/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

File photo of a general view showing part of the illuminated street circuit of the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix at dusk. TIM CHONG/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

File handout photo of the Marina Bay street circuit of the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix seen illuminated at dusk. HANDOUT/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

Toro Rosso Formula One driver Ricciardo of Australia drives during the third practice session of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix. TIM CHONG/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

Mercedes Formula One driver Schumacher of Germany is pictured in the pits during the third practice session of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix. EDGAR SU/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton of Britain drives during the third practice session of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix . PABLO SANCHEZ/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

Ferrari Formula One pit crew push the car of driver Massa of Brazil into the garage during the qualifying session of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix. EDGAR SU/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

McLaren Formula One driver Button of Britain goes airborne after driving over the curb during the qualifying session of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix. PABLO SANCHEZ/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel of Germany drives ahead of teammate Webber of Australia and Force India Formula One driver di Resta of Britain during the qualifiers of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix. PABLO SANCHEZ/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton of Britain drives during the qualifying session of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix . PABLO SANCHEZ/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton of Britain drives during the qualifying session of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix. PABLO SANCHEZ/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

Williams Formula One driver Maldonado of Venezuela, McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton of Britain and Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel of Germany celebrate after the qualifying session of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix . EDGAR SU/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton of Britain speaks to journalists after the qualifying session of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix . TIM CHONG/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

The start of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix is pictured at the Marina Bay street circuit in Singapore . MICHAEL CARONNA/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton of Britain leads the pack during the Singapore F1 Grand Prix. TIM CHONG/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton of Britain leads the pack during the Singapore F1 Grand Prix. TIM CHONG/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton of Britain drives ahead of Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel of Germany in the Singapore F1 Grand Prix . MICHAEL CARONNA/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton of Britain drives ahead of Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel of Germany during the Singapore F1 Grand Prix . MICHAEL CARONNA/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton of Britain walks into the paddock after his car suffered an engine failure in Singapore F1 Grand Prix at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. THE STRAITS TIMES/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel of Germany drives during the Singapore F1 Grand Prix . TIM CHONG/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton of Britain walks through the paddock after retiring from the Singapore F1 Grand Prix. MICHAEL CARONNA/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

McLaren Formula One driver Button of Britain drives during the Singapore F1 Grand Prix. PABLO SANCHEZ/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel of Germany drives during the Singapore F1 Grand Prix . PABLO SANCHEZ/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso of Spain drives during the Singapore F1 Grand Prix . PABLO SANCHEZ/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

The car of HRT Formula One driver Karthikeyan of India is carried away by a crane after a crash during the Singapore F1 Grand Prix. PABLO SANCHEZ/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso of Spain drives during the Singapore F1 Grand Prix . PABLO SANCHEZ/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

McLaren Formula One driver Button of Britain drives off after a pit stop during the Singapore F1 Grand Prix. EDGAR SU/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

The car of Williams Formula One driver Maldonado of Venezuela is being inspected in the garage during the Singapore F1 Grand Prix. EDGAR SU/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso of Spain goes for a pit stop during the Singapore F1 Grand Prix. EDGAR SU/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

Lotus F1 Formula One driver Grosjean of France drives during the Singapore F1 Grand Prix. PABLO SANCHEZ/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

The car of Mercedes Formula One driver Schumacher of Germany is lifted by a crane after it slammed into the back of Formula One French driver Vergne's Toro Rosso during the Singapore F1 Grand Prix. TAN SHUNG SIN/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

A safety car leads Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel of Germany, McLaren Formula One driver Button of Britain and Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso of Spain during the Singapore F1 Grand Prix. TIM CHONG/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel of Germany drives during the Singapore F1 Grand Prix . TIM CHONG/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel of Germany celebrates after winning the Singapore F1 Grand Prix . PABLO SANCHEZ/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel of Germany, McLaren Formula One driver Button of Britain and Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso of Spain celebrate after the Singapore F1 Grand Prix. EDGAR SU/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Singapore Grand prix

Red Bull Formula One team principal Horner, front end engineer Schack and Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel of Germany pose for a group photo after the Singapore F1 Grand Prix. EDGAR SU/REUTERS