Fernando Alonso took pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix on the streets where he scored probably his most controversial victory two years ago, where his victory was handed to him when his Renault team-mate crashed deliberately in order to bring out a Safety Car and give the Spaniard an advantage. Fernando says that as far as he is concerned the win in 2008 is as valid as any other win, but clearly he wants to add to that victory and win the race fairly and squarely – and add more points to his World Championship total for this year. The bad news for Fernando is that the four men behind on the grid are the four men he is fighting for the title, with Sebastian Vettel second, Lewis Hamilton third, Jenson Button fourth and Mark Webber fifth. The two he needs to worry most about are Hamilton and Webber as they are ahead on points and will add to their titles, thus minimising the damage that Fernando can do.
Beyond the top five, the pack is led by Rubens Barrichello, ahead of Nico Rosberg, Robert Kubica, Michael Schumacher and Kamui Kobayashi.