8 SEBASTIAN VETTEL
Vettel’s pole lap was superb, although seemingly inadvertently knocking it into first at Turn 6 did cost him a little. He might just have avoided the clash with Hamilton, but once in 19th did a very good job to charge through the field. A great performance slightly undermined by a couple of messy moments.
6 KIMI RAIKKONEN
Qualifying was mediocre, and while the race result was solid it was helped by the premature stops of the Force Indias and Hulkenberg, and the VSC’S timing. Vettel gained 10s on Raikkonen from lap two to the end despite having to charge from 19th – while Kimi had less imperative to push, that still says a lot.