It's two in two for Alonso

It's two in two for Alonso

Impressive Spaniard staves off Vettel charge to win Singapore GP

It's two in two for Alonso

Championship leader Mark Webber finished third in the second Red Bull to increase his lead from five to 11 points in the standings with four races remaining.

The Australian again rode his luck, emerging unscathed from a collision with McLaren's Lewis Hamilton that forced his title rival to retire.

Webber has 202 points, Alonso moved up to second overall on 191 after two successive wins in Monza and Singapore, and Hamilton lies a further nine points adrift in third place.

Vettel sits one point further back and world champion Jenson Button, who finished fourth, rounds out the top five on 177 points. A mere 25 points, the amount awarded for a victory, separates the top five.

Alonso won the scandal-tainted inaugural Singapore race for Renault in 2008 after his Brazilian team-mate Nelson Piquet crashed deliberately to bring out the safety car and help the Spaniard win.  The safety car was again deployed this time but Alonso, starting aggressively from pole position, drove a brilliant race to hold off Vettel for 61 laps around the floodlit Marina Bay circuit.

After a gruelling two-hour street fight and an almighty last lap tussle, the double champion crossed the line just 0.2 seconds ahead of the German who had qualified alongside on the front row.  Meanwhile, Adrian Sutil guided Force India to four points finishing in eight while team-mate Vitantonio Liuzzi was out of the race in the first lap after his suspension gace way.