RedBull leads in Singapore F1 first practice round

Singapore’s Grand Prix is just two days away, and the first practice run on Marina Bay Street circuit welcomed Red Bull’s return to the top. The demanding circuit in Singapore has traditionally been more successful for Red Bull and Ferrari.

Daniel Ricciardo found his wings and set the pace for Red Bull while Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen clocked the next quickest times. Ricciardo’s time 1m39.711s even beat his own fastest time from the equivalent session last year at 1m42.489s.

Lewis Hamilton came in sixth at 1.521 seconds off the pace, and 1.235secs behind title rival Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari in third.

Mercedes did not use the fastest ‘hypersoft’ tyre compound throughout the session, making it difficult to fully assess Hamilton’s sixth place. Hamilton is 30 points ahead of Vettel and is up for a difficult weekend in Singapore.

The weather is not looking to be forgiving for the F1 drivers. It will be hot and humid on Marina Bay Steet Circuit this weekend.

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First Practice

Singapore, 14 September 2018

As featured on BBC:


Driver Team Fastest Lap
1 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:39.711
2 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:39.912
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:39.997
4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:40.486
5 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:41.105
6 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:41.232
7 Carlos Sainz Jr Renault 1:41.329
8 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:41.429
9 Charles Leclerc Sauber 1:42.035
10 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:42.108
11 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:42.408
12 Sergio Perez Force India 1:42.412
13 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:42.452
14 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:42.630
15 Esteban Ocon Force India 1:43.177
16 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1:43.240
17 Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso 1:43.485
18 Lance Stroll Williams 1:43.849
19 Sergey Sirotkin Williams 1:44.036
20 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 1:45.160



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