Williams-Renault to start Singapore Grand Prix from the front row

The Renault-engined Williams F1 Team will start tomorrow’s Singapore Grand Prix from the front row of the grid after a thrilling qualifying session.

Pastor Maldonado lines up for the 61 lap race from second behind polesitter Lewis Hamilton, the Venezuelan’s first front row start since the Spanish Grand Prix. Sebastian Vettel starts third on the grid for Red Bull Racing, while team-mate Mark Webber qualified in seventh position.

Lotus F1 Team’s Romain Grosjean made it through to Q1 and, despite a lap on the ragged edge, will start eighth. Kimi Raikkonen was eliminated in Q2 and will start 12th. Bruno Senna (Williams) was also out in Q2 after a brush with the wall damaged his suspension before his final run of the day.

Caterham F1 Team’s Vitaly Petrov had a good session after missing a part of FP3 when he hit the wall and will start 19th on the grid, just ahead of team-mate Heikki Kovalainen.