Title contenders not 100pc in Singapore

Global Motorsport Media

Sebastian Vettel fended off pain to win the Singapore Grand Prix, a German daily claims.

Bild newspaper said the Red Bull driver's shoulder became covered in blisters after the hot and bumpy practice sessions on the floodlit street circuit.

Podium: race winner Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing with Jenson Button, McLaren Mercedes
Podium: race winner Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing with Jenson Button, McLaren Mercedes

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His physio Tommi taped up the affected area before the race: "It was pretty exhausting," said Vettel, 24.

The German's only remaining championship contender Jenson Button also had a less than perfect preparation for the Singapore race, it has emerged this week.

British reports say a stomach bug befell the McLaren driver on Saturday night.

"I was a kilo and a half lighter than I normally am in the morning," he is quoted as saying by the BBC.

"So I (took medication), ate a lot of pasta because carbohydrates help you soak up liquid and drank a lot of special drinks from (McLaren doctor) Aki, his salty water drinks."

Whilst talking to the reporters, Button also sat with an ice-pack on his knee, revealed the Daily Telegraph.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jenson Button , Sebastian Vettel
Teams Red Bull Racing , Mercedes , McLaren
Tags button, singapore gp, vettel