For a second successive race, Formula One threw up an unexpected winner in Singapore. This season was supposed to be all about McLaren and Ferrari, but three other teams have won, and only once - in Spain - have we had a podium comprised only of drivers from the top two teams.
If any other combination was going to win a race this year, it seemed likely to be Fernando Alonso and Renault. Even when unexpected opportunities do arise, it often takes experienced winners to fully take advantage, although that wasn't the case in Monza. But then Sebastian Vettel and Toro Rosso won from pole, and Fernando Alonso and Renault did it from 15th.
"I had no expectations," said the Spaniard after the flag. "We were hoping for rain, safety cars, whatever. It was just more a hope than a reality. Our simulations said P12, P11, maximum. And today was a very big surprise."