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Singapore Grand Prix 2013: Only Safety Car Can End Sebastian Vettel Dominance

Sebastian Vettel may have gambled to secure pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix, but other drivers may have to rely on the safety car to keep them within touching distance of the German driver. The Marina Bay circuit represents a huge challenge, and the combination of darkness and high humidity breeds mistakes. The safety car is almost guaranteed, and Nelson Piquet Jr.'s crash in 2008 that allowed Fernando Alonso to win a controversial race shows just how crucial it can be. Piquet later claimed that he was asked to crash by Renault's then-managing director Flavio Briatore in order to bring out the safety car and aid Alonso. Nick Pearce of The Telegraph reported Piquet as saying, "Flavio Briatore was my executioner," and a f...

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