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Singapore Grand Prix
Marina Bay Street Circuit
Race: Podium
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Sergio Perez Red Bull
Nationality
2
Charles Leclerc Ferrari
Nationality
3
Carlos Sainz Ferrari
Nationality
4
Lando Norris McLaren
Nationality
Marina Bay Street Circuit RACE TRACK, 02 Oct 2022
Winner
Sergio Perez
Red Bull

WRAP | Sergio Perez waves the Red Bull banner with dominant performance in Singapore

WRAP | Sergio Perez waves the Red Bull banner with dominant performance in Singapore
Sergio Perez
Sergio Perez
Mark Thompson
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01 October 13:02

That's it for the sesion. Leclerc is quickest, with Verstappen and Sainz second and third. We'll see you at 15:00 for qualifying.

01 October 13:15

01 October 15:01

Welcome to our coverage of qualifying for tomorrow's Singapore Grand Prix.

01 October 15:02

Q1 is underway, and the five slowest drivers will be eliminated at the end of the opening 18 minutes.

01 October 15:12

After 10 minutes, Max Verstappen is quickest, followed by Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc. All 20 drivers are on the Intermediate tyre, but will anyone dare to go out on the dry-weather tyres?

01 October 15:21

Verstappen tops the times in Q1, followed by Hamilton and Leclerc. It's been a very challenging session as drivers ventured onto the track on the Intermediate tyre. The damp conditions are proving tricky.

01 October 15:26

Q2 is underway! Another five drivers will be eliminated at the end of the next 15 minutes.

01 October 15:35

Leclerc is currently quickest, followed by Verstappen and Perez. They are all separated by 0.475sec. Sainz is fourth quickest, but 1.1sec slower than Leclerc. And Leclerc is on the radio: "Can we box for slicks, please?" He is gambling it.

01 October 15:36

Ferrari pits Leclerc, but ignores his call for Slicks. He is back out on the Intermediate. However, Aston Martin pits both Lance Stroll and Sebastian Vettel, and both are out on the Soft tyre!

01 October 15:43

Leclerc is quickest at the end of Q2, followed by Hamilton and Verstappen. The big surprise out of Q2 is George Russell's elimination! Over Aston Martin, the gamble to go out on Soft tyres didn't work out.

01 October 15:48

Q3 is underway and we're into the final 12 minutes of qualifying.

01 October 15:50

Eight of the remaining 10 drivers are on the Soft tyre, with Magnussen and Tsunoda on the Intermediates.

01 October 15:55

Hamilton is quickest after the first round of laps have been posted, with Tsunoda second. The Soft tyres are not too alive at the moment, and it seems that the Intermediates could be the ones to go for.

In the meantime, Hamilton is flying!

01 October 16:07

Charles Leclerc secured pole position for Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix. The Ferrari driver secured the position ahead of Red Bull's Sergio Perez and Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes-AMG. Championship leader Max Verstappen was on course to snatch the position from the Ferrari man, but an inexplicable radio call roped him into the pits.

Hamilton looked poised to be the surprise pole man, but the superior pace of both the Ferrari and Red Bulls prevented it from happening.

<p>Charles Leclerc secured pole position for Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix. The Ferrari driver secured the position ahead of Red Bull's Sergio Perez and Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes-AMG. Championship leader Max Verstappen was on course to snatch the position from the Ferrari man, but an inexplicable radio call roped him into the pits.</p><p>Hamilton looked poised to be the surprise pole man, but the superior pace of both the Ferrari and Red Bulls prevented it from happening.</p>

02 October 11:33

Today's race will be especially special as Fernando Alonso becomes the first driver in F1 history to participate in 350 Grands Prix!

02 October 14:07

Welcome to the 2022 Singapore Grand Prix!

02 October 14:59

We're just over 5 minutes away from the start of the 2022 Singapore Grand Prix!

02 October 15:07

The formation lap is nearing its end. We're about to go racing in a matter of moments...

02 October 15:11

Lap 1/61: Sergio Perez gets the jump on Charles Leclerc, with Carlos Sainz and Lewis Hamilton in 3rd and 4th. Further back, Max Verstappen lost ground on the opening lap, dropping from 8th to 12th.

02 October 15:20

Lap 5/61: Perez and Leclerc are leading out in front, the gap just 1.3 seconds between them. They are leaving Sainz and Hamilton behind, with Sainz now more than 5 seconds behind Leclerc.

Verstappen is now up to 9th, but already more than 20 seconds behind teammate Perez.

Sebastian Vettel had a stellar start, lifting his Aston Martin up into 8th having started 13th.

02 October 15:25

Lap 8/61: Zhou Guanyu is out of the race after making contact with Nicholas Latifi. The Williams driver squeezed Guanyu into the walls as the Alfa Romeo man attempted an overtake. Latifi is in the pits having suffered a puncture. It would seem that the Williams suffered suspension damage and Latifi's race is over, too.

The safety car is now out on track.

02 October 15:52

Lap 20/61: Verstappen complains over the team radio that he is experiencing a lag when shifting up on the gears. In the meantime, the track is drying and calculations are being made on when to switch to the slick tyres. And the longer they stay out on the Intermediate tyre on a drying track, the bigger the risk of tyre damage.

It would seem that Mercedes-AMG will roll the dice on the slick tyre with George Russell.

02 October 15:54

Lap 21/61: Fernando Alonso is out of the race, pulling his car to the side of the track. He confirms an engine issue. Verstappen is now up to 6th.

02 October 16:26

Lap 36/61: Yuki Tsunoda is out of the race, missing his braking point and hitting the barrier. The safety car is out. 

02 October 16:32

37min remaining: Racing resumes and it's Perez leading from Leclerc and Sainz.

4th: Norris

5th: Verstappen

6th: Ricciardo

7th: Stroll

8th: Vettel

9th: Hamilton

10th: Gasly

02 October 16:40

30min remaining: Verstappen attempts a pass on Norris soon after the restart, but locks up his brakes. He came into the pits again for new tyres, this time for Softs.

Russell, meanwhile, attempted a pass on Mick Schumacher, but caused damage to his own car. He is also in the pits for new tyres after suffering a right-rear puncture.

Schumacher is now also in the pits to change tyres.

02 October 16:48

20min remaining: Leclerc is inching ever closer to Perez, but the Red Bull has the drive over the Ferrari coming out of corners. The gap between the two is under a second and the battle for the win will be between them.

02 October 17:00

10min remaining: Perez is under investigation for a safety car infringement. If found guilty, he could receive a time penalty that could drop him down the finishing order. That would mean that Leclerc is the winner.

Verstappen is now up into ninth and 1.3 seconds behind Hamilton in 8th.

02 October 17:08

2min remaining: Perez is almost 5 seconds ahead of Leclerc and is closing in on the win. Verstappen is caught behind Hamilton and Vettel, but can't find a way past the two.

Hamilton makes a mistake, allowing Verstappen to go past.

02 October 17:15

Sergio Perez won a rain-affected Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday meaning his Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen, who finished seventh, must wait at least another week to retain his Formula 1 world championship.

The Mexican took the chequered flag 7.5sec ahead of the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc, whose teammate Carlos Sainz was third in the night race that started more than an hour late because of a storm.

Verstappen had a mathematical chance to clinch a second world title in Singapore, but needed to win and have other results go his way. The Dutchman was always going to struggle after starting eighth on the grid at the Marina Bay Street Circuit but he battled back from a slow start where he dropped to 13th to finish seventh. It means his world championship lead over Leclerc has been cut to 104 points ahead of next week's Japanese Grand Prix. Perez is two points behind Leclerc.

Verstappen will need to be 112 points ahead at the end of next Sunday's race in Suzuka to retain his title. It means a win will be enough for Verstappen if Leclerc fails to finish second.

"It was certainly my best performance," Perez said. "I controlled the race. The last three laps were so intense. When I got out of the car, I felt it. I gave everything today."

Perez was under investigation for an infringement under one of numerous safety car periods during the race, and potentially faces a time penalty that could hand the victory to Ferrari.

"I have no idea what's going on, they just told me I was under investigation and to increase the gap," Perez said.

Leclerc started on pole but had a sluggish getaway on intermediate tyres in the slippery conditions allowing Perez to reach the first corner in the lead.

"I pushed all the way," said Leclerc. "The bad start put us on the back foot and it was a really difficult race after that. I need a good night's sleep and to get ready for Japan."

Sainz said he felt he could never threaten the front two after he crossed the line 7.7sec behind his teammate.

"It was very tough out there," Sainz said. "I never really got into a rhythm in the wet and then couldn't challenge the top two guys. I had to settle for P3, but the good thing is I didn't do any mistakes and could bring the car home and be quick towards the end of the race."

Lewis Hamilton started third in his Mercedes and lost a place at the start before later slithering into a barrier and finishing ninth.

- AFP

<p>Sergio Perez won a rain-affected Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday meaning his Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen, who finished seventh, must wait at least another week to retain his Formula 1 world championship.</p><p>The Mexican took the chequered flag 7.5sec ahead of the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc, whose teammate Carlos Sainz was third in the night race that started more than an hour late because of a storm.</p><p>Verstappen had a mathematical chance to clinch a second world title in Singapore, but needed to win and have other results go his way. The Dutchman was always going to struggle after starting eighth on the grid at the Marina Bay Street Circuit but he battled back from a slow start where he dropped to 13th to finish seventh. It means his world championship lead over Leclerc has been cut to 104 points ahead of next week's Japanese Grand Prix. Perez is two points behind Leclerc.</p><p>Verstappen will need to be 112 points ahead at the end of next Sunday's race in Suzuka to retain his title. It means a win will be enough for Verstappen if Leclerc fails to finish second.</p><p>"It was certainly my best performance," Perez said. "I controlled the race. The last three laps were so intense. When I got out of the car, I felt it. I gave everything today."</p><p>Perez was under investigation for an infringement under one of numerous safety car periods during the race, and potentially faces a time penalty that could hand the victory to Ferrari.</p><p>"I have no idea what's going on, they just told me I was under investigation and to increase the gap," Perez said.</p><p>Leclerc started on pole but had a sluggish getaway on intermediate tyres in the slippery conditions allowing Perez to reach the first corner in the lead.</p><p>"I pushed all the way," said Leclerc. "The bad start put us on the back foot and it was a really difficult race after that. I need a good night's sleep and to get ready for Japan."</p><p>Sainz said he felt he could never threaten the front two after he crossed the line 7.7sec behind his teammate.</p><p>"It was very tough out there," Sainz said. "I never really got into a rhythm in the wet and then couldn't challenge the top two guys. I had to settle for P3, but the good thing is I didn't do any mistakes and could bring the car home and be quick towards the end of the race."</p><p>Lewis Hamilton started third in his Mercedes and lost a place at the start before later slithering into a barrier and finishing ninth.</p><p><strong>- AFP</strong></p><p></p>
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Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Red Bull
1:49.652
2:02:15.238
59
2
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:49.913
7.595
59
3
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
Ferrari
1:48.414
15.305
59
4
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:50.751
26.133
59
5
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren
1:52.080
58.282
59
6
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Aston Martin
1:51.958
61.330
59
7
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:51.068
63.825
59
8
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Aston Martin
1:52.728
65.032
59
9
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:51.101
66.515
59
10
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
1:52.655
74.576
59
11
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:56.059
93.844
59
12
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
1:52.067
97.610
59
13
Nationality
Mick Schumacher
Haas
1:50.290
1 LAP
58
14
Nationality
George Russell
Mercedes
1:51.903
2 LAPS
57
R
Nationality
Guanyu Zhou
Alfa Romeo Racing
RETIRED
53 LAPS
6
R
Nationality
Nicholas Latifi
Williams
RETIRED
52 LAPS
7
R
Nationality
Fernando Alonso
Alpine
RETIRED
39 LAPS
20
R
Nationality
Alexander Albon
Williams
RETIRED
34 LAPS
25
R
Nationality
Esteban Ocon
Alpine
RETIRED
33 LAPS
26
R
Nationality
Yuki Tsunoda
AlphaTauri
RETIRED
25 LAPS
34

05 Oct

Well then, that was a marathon Singapore Grand Prix! It did not decide the Drivers' title though, so join us for the Japanese GP where Verstappen will look to make himself a two-time World Champion.

05 Oct

Bottas, Magnussen, Schumacher and Russell complete the order.

05 Oct

Norris claims P4 and Ricciardo P5 in a key result for McLaren's bid to finish P4 in the Constructors' this season. Stroll, Verstappen, Vettel, Hamilton and Gasly complete the points.

05 Oct

As it stands then, Leclerc and Perez keep themselves in the title picture heading into the Japanese GP, where Verstappen then becomes favourite to seal the deal.

05 Oct

Leclerc comes home P2 with Sainz P3 as both Ferraris make the podium. Will Perez's victory stand after the steward's investigation? He deserves it to after that display.

05 Oct

Verstappen takes P7 from Vettel, but out front, a sublime drive from Perez who wins the Singapore Grand Prix!

05 Oct

The clock has run out, we are on the final lap.

05 Oct

Perez is now over six seconds ahead of Leclerc.

05 Oct

Hamilton had a look at Vettel at Turn 8, but locked up, allowing Verstappen through.

05 Oct

Perez has now cleared the four-second mark in his gap over Leclerc. A couple of laps remain.

05 Oct

Russell takes the fastest lap off Perez, and bonus point that Perez and Red Bull would have received.

05 Oct

Perez sets a new fastest lap, but Leclerc is keeping up the pace too. The gap is just above three seconds.

05 Oct

Hamilton really is not liking those medium tyres, Verstappen on the softs is now right on his gearbox.

05 Oct

Russell comes in for a set of new soft tyres. If he sets the fastest lap, he won't get a bonus point at this stage as he is not inside the top 10.

05 Oct

Red Bull tell Perez to start pulling away, he has 10 minutes to create a gap of five seconds, as that is a time penalty which the stewards may use.

05 Oct

12 minutes remain on the clock.

05 Oct

P9 now for Verstappen as he blasts past Gasly. Next up...Hamilton.

05 Oct

Verstappen clears Bottas at Turn 14 to move back into the poits. Perez's alleged Safety Car infringement will be investigated after the race.

05 Oct

"I can't get the temperature in my tyres, these are the wrong tyres". More tyre frustration for Hamilton then. Russell meanwhile says Schumacher is defending like it is "the race of his life". He needs it to be with his Formula 1 future in doubt. Russell

05 Oct

Leclerc gets all out of shape, dropping him out of DRS range on Perez.

05 Oct

Verstappen is back on the attack against Magnussen, they keep it clean this time as he improves to P11.

05 Oct

Perez locks up at Turn 14, that will not do his tyres much good.

05 Oct

Leclerc had his most serious look yet there at Perez heading into Turn 7, no way through. No further action on Russell-Schumacher.

05 Oct

Under 25 minutes to go, Perez is just trying to hang on.

05 Oct

Perez was already hanging on for dear life, now DRS for Leclerc will make that challenge much harder. Norris is chasing Sainz for the last podium place.

05 Oct

DRS enabled!

05 Oct

Perez says he is having issues with the engine and driveability.

05 Oct

Schumacher and Russell both pit, Schumacher coming out to meet that Perez-Leclerc battle, which is wise to back away from.

05 Oct

Schumacher now is going slowly as well.

05 Oct

Perez looked strong on the inters, on the slicks he is in trouble, Leclerc is all over him.

05 Oct

Russell rubbed tyres with Schumacher into Turn 1, causing the puncture. A strange one.

05 Oct

Verstappen pits for soft tyres. The compressed pack passes him to drop him to P14 and last. Russell looks like he has a puncture.

05 Oct

Perez has been noted for a Safety Car infringement. "I need to pit," says Verstappen, things suddenly are going wrong for Red Bull.

05 Oct

Verstappen tried to pass Norris and gets it all wrong! He goes off down the escape road and has dropped to P8, ahead of Hamilton. His tyres must be shot.

05 Oct

Here we go, back to green! Perez leads from Leclerc and Sainz.

05 Oct

Safety Car coming in this lap.

05 Oct

Right then, we are now racing against the clock rather than going by laps. 37 minutes to go.

05 Oct

Perez is getting very upset with the Safety Car, he wants it to speed up.

05 Oct

So Ricciardo and Bottas on softs, the twelve other remaining drivers all on mediums.

05 Oct

Ricciardo pits too, he takes softs as opposed to mediums for Norris and returns to the track in P6. This could be huge for McLaren in the battle for P4 in the Constructors', since Alpine will not score.

05 Oct

Russell pits again. In comes Norris now for slicks. He comes out P4 behind Sainz.

05 Oct

Safety Car deployed. With Tsunoda out, now only Schumacher remains of those drivers contesting their first Singapore GP.

05 Oct

Tsunoda is in the wall at Turn 10, this could work out fantastically for Norris!

05 Oct

In comes Perez now for slicks, Sainz and Verstappen too.

05 Oct

"Opposite to Red Bull," was the Ferrari call. In comes Leclerc for medium tyres, 5.3 seconds he was stationary. Hamilton pits too for mediums and a new front wing,

05 Oct

Slicks for Gasly who pits, Verstappen says Hamilton needs to pit to change his front wing. "It's going to fall off".

05 Oct

Ferrari were out with medium tyres for Leclerc anticipating a Safety Car, which has not come. Russell now is starting to get some joy out of those dry tyres.

05 Oct

Hamilton has hit the wall at Turn 7, he reverses out and loses a place to Norris but is still ahead of Verstappen, running P5.

05 Oct

"Very dangerous," is how Norris assesses that from Verstappen, the pair had returned to racing speed between Turn 5 and Turn 7. They may be in trouble for that.

05 Oct

Verstappen overshot the VSC ending there, he went a bit too early on Norris and has lost time.

05 Oct

Ferrari were out in the pit lane for someone, but both Leclerc and Sainz continue as the VSC returns.

05 Oct

So, a double retirement for Williams and Alpine here in Singapore.

05 Oct

As Russell says he "can't even keep the car on the road", Ocon has stopped down at Turn 13.

05 Oct

"I'm just losing so much time behind this guy, he's really slow." Hamilton is talking about Sainz there in the Ferrari. Ouch.

05 Oct

Albon's race is over, the Williams crew give the call to switch off the engine as marshals pull the discarded front wing out of the barrier. The VSC has ended.

05 Oct

The VSC is deployed again.

05 Oct

Albon is in the wall at Turn 8, he has reversed out and got going again, minus his front wing. Looks like he has a puncture too.

05 Oct

Now Verstappen has his buddy Norris ahead of him. Let's see how stern his defence is.

05 Oct

A dejected Alonso is now watching on from behind the fence.

05 Oct

Russell has carried on with those tyres rather than pitting.

05 Oct

We are back to green conditions.

05 Oct

Even with the delta time, it does not look like Russell could go faster than this. Definitely not ready for slicks. "No grip", No joke.

05 Oct

He nearly spins already! That was close.

05 Oct

Tsunoda nearly hit the wall, forcing Ricciardo and Schumacher into evasive action. Russell has pitted for medium tyres, he takes the plunge!

05 Oct

Virtual Safety Car deployed.

05 Oct

Alonso has stopped! "Engine, engine". His 350th start ends in a DNF.

05 Oct

Sainz is now coming under pressure from Hamilton, it has been a poor race from the Spaniard in that Ferrari so far.

05 Oct

"Is there any dry line, because I can't see any from the car," Alonso asks. Alpine are not too sure either from the pit wall.

05 Oct

Verstappen complains of a "massive lag on the upshift".

05 Oct

Alonso is back in Hungary 2021 mode here, this time being the brick wall to Verstappen instead of Hamilton.

05 Oct

Leclerc thinks conditions are moving towards slicks, Verstappen does not agree.

05 Oct

Norris says the wet patches are becoming more slippy as his tyres wear down.

05 Oct

Leclerc and Sainz are being told to hunt the wet patches.

05 Oct

No further action on the Verstappen-Magnussen collision.

05 Oct

Norris has managed to pull away from Alonso with the Spaniard defending from Verstappen, but he is doing a fine job of keeping Verstappen at bay for now.

05 Oct

Verstappen is flying, he has already joined the Alonso-Norris battle.

05 Oct

The stewards are now looking into the Verstappen-Magnussen and Zhou-Latifi incidents.

05 Oct

And now Gasly is dispatched by Verstappen at Turn 13.

05 Oct

Verstappen picks his moment and takes Vettel at Turn 5, he improves to P8.

05 Oct

Perez nails the restart to keep the lead.

05 Oct

Safety Car in this lap.

05 Oct

Russell and Bottas had a moment too at Turn 7 around the same time of the Zhou-Latifi incident. Russell went steaming down the inside, locked up and gave Bottas a little whack as he passed to go into the escape road.

05 Oct

A new front wing and intermediates for Latifi, but the Williams mechanics call it quits on that repair job, his first Singapore GP is also over.

05 Oct

The Safety Car has been deployed, hopefully it has dried out a bit from its track inspection earlier!

05 Oct

That is Zhou's first Singapore GP over. He hit the wall as he tried to pass Latifi around the outside, Latifi did seem to squeeze him and went into the wall himself from the contact. "I didn't see him," says Latifi.

05 Oct

Zhou Guanyu has stopped at Turn 5, puncture for Latifi.

05 Oct

Magnussen's foe, the black and orange flag, has returned. He will be forced to pit to change that front wing.

05 Oct

"As you can tell, it's not drying up very quick," says Norris. A switch to slick tyres seems some way off still then.

05 Oct

Verstappen now has Vettel in his sights as he hunts P8.

05 Oct

Russell is making very steady progress through the pack after that pit-lane start, he is running P17 now after passing Nicholas Latifi.

05 Oct

Perez and Leclerc are racing away here, Sainz is now over 6 seconds off the lead.

05 Oct

Albon will be thankful to still be in this race after a spin and hit of the wall on that opening lap. He is at the back of the pack.

05 Oct

"I told you about these tyres, in future you need to listen to me, no grip." Hamilton is not happy with his Mercedes team. The stewards noted Verstappen who cut Turn 2 at the start, but decided he did not gain an advantage.

05 Oct

No further investigation.

05 Oct

Race Control have noted that nudge from Sainz that sent Hamilton off at Turn 2.

05 Oct

As Verstappen points out, Magnussen has a broken end plate on his Haas front wing, Verstappen makes the pass on him and Lance Stroll to improve to P10.

05 Oct

Verstappen has not had a happy start to this one, he is down to P12.

05 Oct

Poor start for Leclerc, Perez takes the lead, Hamilton has a look at Sainz but is forced to go off at Turn 2. Perez, Leclerc, Sainz the top three.

05 Oct

It looks especially wet and slippery coming out of Turn 17.

05 Oct

Away they go for the formation lap. Intermediate tyres all round.

05 Oct

Mercedes have received a fine of 100 Euros after Russell was caught speeding in the pit lane.

05 Oct

So the start-finish straight is almost dry, but slippy, it will make for an interesting launch off the line.

05 Oct

We are getting closer to lights out, at last! Now is the time then to get your second screen sorted, so join Racing Statistics for their LIVE Singapore Grand Prix watchalong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFCScjHTYnQ.

05 Oct

Verstappen's RB18 is being worked on, Adrian Newey assures it is just a "precautionary brake bleed". Asked if he thinks Verstappen can win from P8 tonight, he says that will be "extremely difficult".

05 Oct

Felipe Massa says the track was wetter than this when he started on full wets back in 2017, which he said was the wrong choice, so he feels inters are definitely the way to go here.

05 Oct

25 minutes until the formation lap is set to start.

05 Oct

Hamilton is warned of Verstappen's moment at Turn 7 and that the pained lines are pretty slippy. Turn 21 in particular he is told to watch out for.

05 Oct

Another moment for Verstappen as he locks up at Turn 7 and takes to the escape road.

05 Oct

It is slippy out there, Verstappen corrected a slide just in time to avoid clattering the wall as he prepared to move over and take to the pit lane. He has ditched those wet tyres for inters.

05 Oct

Watching Verstappen go around on the full wets, it definitely looks like intermediate conditions out there. Still a fair bit of standing water in places.

05 Oct

Cars! The pit lane is open. Looks like a mix of wets and intermediate tyres.

05 Oct

So the three-hour clock for this race will start at 2105, when the formation lap is set to start. There is then a two-hour window within that during which the race must be run.

05 Oct

The track looks to be drying out, unlikely that the full wets will be needed for the start. The Intermediates may not even be required for much of the race.

05 Oct

Verstappen showed at Spa and Monza that he can come through the pack to win, though as for a repeat here in Singapore, Horner says this rain changes the game. "It's a very different race for him now today, compared to a dry race starting there. It's a t

05 Oct

It looks like then we will get the full procedure up to the race start. Would rather just go racing!

05 Oct

Here we go, the formation lap will begin at 2105 local time, the pit lane open from 2025, so we have quite a wait ahead of us here.

05 Oct

Red Bull boss Christian Horner is hopeful the "worst is now behind us", but the standing water is the issue now, as a "boat" rather than a car is needed out there currently.

05 Oct

The FIA has announced a further delay of 10 minutes. McLaren's team principal Andreas Seidl expects the normal start procedure to happen when the teams get the go-ahead. "From our point of view, from what we understand, it should get a lot easier with the

05 Oct

The safety boat, sorry Safety Car is now out on the track to assess the conditions.

05 Oct

Right, this storm seems to have now passed, the rain has stopped.

05 Oct

Verstappen could secure his second World Championship this evening, though he must win the race at the very least to give himself the chance to do so. He needs to outscore Leclerc by 22 points, Perez by 13 and Russell by six to decide the title today.

05 Oct

There will be a further update in 15 minutes on this race.

05 Oct

Let's just run you through the top 10 on the grid for this race, which we pray will still happen. Charles Leclerc launches from pole, joined by Sergio Perez on the front row. Lewis Hamilton starts P3, Carlos Sainz P4, Fernando Alonso P5, Lando Norris P6,

05 Oct

Dare we say, the rain seems to have now downgraded itself from torrential to heavy.

05 Oct

No sign of the rain letting up just yet.

05 Oct

Once the drivers hopefully do make it to the grid, we know that George Russell will be starting from the pit lane, Mercedes having decided to equip his W13 with a new power unit.

05 Oct

The start procedure then is delayed, so the pit lane remains closed. At least 10 minutes' notice will be given ahead of the start procedure.

05 Oct

And even though lights out is still an hour away, the FIA has decided to delay the race start by at least 30 minutes. This rain is expected to clear in around 15 minutes' time.

05 Oct

So a weather update, the rain is absolutely pouring down at the circuit! A game changer for this race.

05 Oct

Good evening and welcome to the Marina Bay circuit for the Singapore Grand Prix, round 17 of the 2022 World Championship. All times are local.
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:49.412
-
20
2
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Red Bull
1:49.434
0.022
20
3
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:49.466
0.054
24
4
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
Ferrari
1:49.583
0.171
22
5
Nationality
Fernando Alonso
Alpine
1:49.966
0.554
23
6
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:50.584
1.172
24
7
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
1:51.211
1.799
24
8
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:51.395
1.983
20
9
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
1:51.573
2.161
23
10
Nationality
Yuki Tsunoda
AlphaTauri
1:51.983
2.571
23
11
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Aston Martin
1:54.211
15
12
Nationality
Mick Schumacher
Haas
1:54.370
16
13
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Aston Martin
1:54.380
15
14
Nationality
Guanyu Zhou
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:55.518
14
15
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:56.083
7
16
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren
1:56.226
9
17
Nationality
Esteban Ocon
Alpine
1:56.337
9
18
Nationality
Alexander Albon
Williams
1:56.985
7
19
Nationality
Nicholas Latifi
Williams
1:57.532
8
20
Nationality
George Russell
Mercedes
1:54.012
17
Qualifying 1
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:53.057
-
8
2
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:53.161
0.104
9
3
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:54.129
1.072
7
4
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Red Bull
1:54.404
1.347
7
5
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
Ferrari
1:54.559
1.502
8
6
Nationality
George Russell
Mercedes
1:54.633
1.576
9
7
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
1:55.103
2.046
8
8
Nationality
Yuki Tsunoda
AlphaTauri
1:55.314
2.257
9
9
Nationality
Fernando Alonso
Alpine
1:55.360
2.303
8
10
Nationality
Guanyu Zhou
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:55.375
2.318
7
11
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Aston Martin
1:55.602
2.545
8
12
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
1:55.606
2.549
9
13
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Aston Martin
1:55.629
2.572
7
14
Nationality
Mick Schumacher
Haas
1:55.736
2.679
8
15
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:55.914
2.857
9
16
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:56.083
3.026
7
17
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren
1:56.226
3.169
9
18
Nationality
Esteban Ocon
Alpine
1:56.337
3.280
9
19
Nationality
Alexander Albon
Williams
1:56.985
3.928
7
20
Nationality
Nicholas Latifi
Williams
1:57.532
4.475
8

01 Oct

Latifi is set to prop up the grid, with Albon, Ocon, Ricciardo and Bottas joining him in Q1 elimination.

01 Oct

Yellow flags as Fernando Alonso has a moment at Turn 8, but the real Alpine shocker is that Esteban Ocon is out!

01 Oct

Albon can't escape the elimination zone on that attempt, he may get one more. Tsunoda and Vettel have moved out of the bottom five.

01 Oct

Under three minutes to go, Nicholas Latifi, Albon, Yuki Tsunoda, Valtteri Bottas and Sebastian Vettel need to improve to make Q2.

01 Oct

Alex Albon is the latest to go for a look down an escape road, turning his Williams around to get back on the right path.

01 Oct

Now it is Leclerc atop the pile again, Lance Stroll is continuing his strong form in these conditions up in P5 in the Aston Martin.

01 Oct

A 1:54.395 from Verstappen takes him P1, but "it's still inters" he feels.

01 Oct

The track is ramping up as Hamilton returns to P1, the switch to dry tyres is probably not far away.

01 Oct

Max Verstappen rather got in team-mate Sergio Perez's way there through the final corner. "We thought you'd aborted," says Red Bull. Leclerc and Kevin Magnussen meanwhile have been on slides down the escape road.

01 Oct

P4 for Carlos Sainz in the Ferrari, but Charles Leclerc has found time in that F1-75, going P1 on a 1:55.0.

01 Oct

Lewis Hamilton quickly beats the benchmark of team-mate George Russell, a 1:56.9 is the early P1 time to aim for.

01 Oct

Lando Norris feels the track is not ready for slick tyres yet.

01 Oct

The Mercedes cars head the queue to go straight out onto the track. The radar says no rain is in the area, but with the track busy from the start, do some of these teams know something we don't?

01 Oct

There is the green light, Q1 begins. The five slowest drivers will be eliminated in this session. And unlike at Monza, qualifying is actually set to create a representative grid for this race!

01 Oct

Also, remember to join Racing Statistics for their LIVE Singapore Grand Prix qualifying watchalong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Fm3abDZjaY.

01 Oct

We are just minutes away then from the green light for Q1, the track is drying, but intermediate tyres are probably still the way to go.

01 Oct

Let's get back to the racing shall we? As the cost cap issue continue to bubble away, it's time to return to the track for qualifying which starts in 15 minutes.
Qualifying 2
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:52.343
-
14
2
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:52.691
0.348
16
3
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:52.723
0.380
13
4
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Red Bull
1:52.818
0.475
12
5
Nationality
Fernando Alonso
Alpine
1:53.127
0.784
16
6
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
Ferrari
1:53.219
0.876
15
7
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
1:53.546
1.203
17
8
Nationality
Yuki Tsunoda
AlphaTauri
1:53.848
1.505
16
9
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:53.942
1.599
17
10
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
1:54.006
1.663
16
11
Nationality
George Russell
Mercedes
1:54.012
1.669
17
12
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Aston Martin
1:54.211
1.868
15
13
Nationality
Mick Schumacher
Haas
1:54.370
2.027
16
14
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Aston Martin
1:54.380
2.037
15
15
Nationality
Guanyu Zhou
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:55.518
3.175
14

01 Oct

Vettel goes straight on at Turn 7, he is out of qualifying. Zhou, Schumacher, Stroll and Russell are out! Disaster for Russell as Hamilton ends the session P2 behind Leclerc.

01 Oct

Into the final few seconds, Tsunoda, Zhou Guanyu, Magnussen, Schumacher and Vettel are in trouble.

01 Oct

So far Aston Martin's pace suggests that the track is not ready for slicks yet.

01 Oct

Russell jumps up to P7 on his inters to get himself out of the danger zone.

01 Oct

Stroll has had an off on his new soft tyres, so perhaps the track is not ready yet.

01 Oct

But Ferrari have sent him out on new inters, interesting. Stroll is taking a gamble on slick tyres, as is Vettel.

01 Oct

Hamilton and Russell have gone out on a new set of inters, while Leclerc has taken the plunge, he asks to box for slick tyres.

01 Oct

Only fourth-fastest for Sainz, he is over a second down on Leclerc. The latter says the track "looks dry", but it is "tricky to say" which call to make. Russell shows down at Turn 8 that there is still some standing water about.

01 Oct

P2 for Verstappen, four-tenths is the difference.

01 Oct

It is a 1:52.3 from Leclerc that puts him P1 early.

01 Oct

"It's drying up quickly," says Leclerc. He may be thinking that dry tyres could be called into action soo then.

01 Oct

No driver is taking a punt on slick tyres yet, all 15 drivers are out on inters. The top 10 from this session make it through to Q3 to go for pole position.

01 Oct

Ferrari nearly ended up in trouble with an unsafe release on a Ferrari there, both Leclerc and Sainz bolting out of the garage! That would have been new territory even for Ferrari!

01 Oct

Ocon complains that he had "no brakes" on that final lap, the damage is done as Q2 gets underway without him.
Qualifying 3
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:49.412
-
20
2
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Red Bull
1:49.434
0.022
20
3
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:49.466
0.054
24
4
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
Ferrari
1:49.583
0.171
22
5
Nationality
Fernando Alonso
Alpine
1:49.966
0.554
23
6
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:50.584
1.172
24
7
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
1:51.211
1.799
24
8
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:51.395
1.983
20
9
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
1:51.573
2.161
23
10
Nationality
Yuki Tsunoda
AlphaTauri
1:51.983
2.571
23

01 Oct

What a Q3 that was! Let's hope for similar excitement levels as Formula 1 goes racing in Singapore for the first time since 2019 tomorrow. Make sure to join us for that.

01 Oct

Well, Leclerc is on pole then with Perez P2. Hamilton starts P3, Sainz P4, Alonso P5, Norris P6, Gasly P7, Verstappen P8, Magnussen P9 and Tsunoda P10.

01 Oct

Verstappen is swearing away over the radio, team boss Christian Horner says he can't tell him the situation over the radio.

01 Oct

Perhaps Red Bull are worried about his ability to provide a fuel sample after this session? He certainly was not ready to quit on that lap.

01 Oct

Verstappen gets right out of shape on the approach to Turn 19 and that is the end of that, he is only P8 on the weekend where he could seal the Championship, he is livid as Red Bull tell him to abandon the lap. It is pole for Leclerc!

01 Oct

Hamilton goes P3, that is the best he can do in Singapore this evening.

01 Oct

It is Leclerc on provisional pole, Perez set to join him on the first row.

01 Oct

Verstappen has backed off, he will be pushing it to make the line before the chequered flag.

01 Oct

Into the final minute, the track is ramping up.

01 Oct

Ferrari wanted Sainz to pit for new soft tyres, but he says he is staying out there.

01 Oct

Verstappen does indeed avoid any interruption, but it was a scruffy lap for the Red Bull driver. He still goes P2 though.

01 Oct

The times are tumbling here, Alonso and Leclerc take provisional pole before Hamilton clinches it again with a 1:51.0. Gasly has had an off, looks like he will recover before Verstappen arrives on the scene.

01 Oct

But not Hamilton, he has produced magic here over one lap before, and has done so again, a 1:53.0, two and a half seconds faster than Leclerc.

01 Oct

It is Tsunoda in P1 after those opening runs, what a dilemma the others have now.

01 Oct

Tsunoda and Magnussen are still on inters, the rest armed with softs.

01 Oct

Ferrari sent Sainz out on softs but were going to keep Leclerc on inters, before he overruled.

01 Oct

Right then, time for the top-10 shootout! Who will claim pole for the Singapore Grand Prix? Verstappen is on slick soft tyres, both Ferraris too, and Perez.
Practice 1
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:43.033
-
20
2
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:43.117
0.084
20
3
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:43.435
0.402
17
4
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Red Bull
1:43.839
0.806
15
5
Nationality
George Russell
Mercedes
1:44.066
1.033
21
6
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
Ferrari
1:44.138
1.105
24
7
Nationality
Esteban Ocon
Alpine
1:44.736
1.703
24
8
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Aston Martin
1:45.221
2.188
12
9
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
1:45.258
2.225
24
10
Nationality
Fernando Alonso
Alpine
1:45.336
2.303
11
11
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Aston Martin
1:45.354
2.321
22
12
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren
1:45.724
2.691
21
13
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:45.725
2.692
24
14
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
1:46.028
2.995
22
15
Nationality
Yuki Tsunoda
AlphaTauri
1:46.081
3.048
26
16
Nationality
Alexander Albon
Williams
1:46.119
3.086
20
17
Nationality
Guanyu Zhou
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:46.408
3.375
25
18
Nationality
Mick Schumacher
Haas
1:46.601
3.568
23
19
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:46.680
3.647
22
20
Nationality
Nicholas Latifi
Williams
1:47.092
4.059
18

30 Sep

So Hamilton tops a session for the first time this season, which seems a bit mad to be saying for the Singapore Grand Prix. Behind the seven-time World Champion is Verstappen and then Leclerc. That's all for FP1, join us again at 2100 for FP2 under the l

30 Sep

Verstappen is off the track at turn 15 but avoids any contact, does a full spin and comes back onto the track.

30 Sep

It's a great lap for Lewis Hamilton and he moves P1.

30 Sep

Leclerc moves up to P2 meaning it's Red Bull, Ferrari, Red Bull, Ferrari at the top of the rankings.

30 Sep

Again Carlos Sainz is almost in the wall! Narrowly saving himself once more.

30 Sep

Stroll's car is off the track so the session is back underway.

30 Sep

Alpine have said "Fernando is in the garage as a precaution as the team checks a suspected gearbox oil leak."

30 Sep

It's a bit of understeer that has caused his down fall as he hits the wall with his back left just after turn 5. His session is over and the mechanics will have a race to get it ready for FP2 later this evening.

30 Sep

Red flag is out!

30 Sep

Perez goes top but not long as Verstappen regains his lead. Stroll looks like he is in trouble as he goes very slowly...

30 Sep

Sainz does very well not hit the wall at Turn 7.

30 Sep

Halfway through this first session of the Singapore Grand Prix race weekend and it is birthday boy Verstappen who leads.

30 Sep

Leclerc, meanwhile, is back out on the track with just over half the session left to run.

30 Sep

Sainz is on the radio telling his engineers it's "very clear" the set-up changes the team needs to do and to go to "the one we talked about."

30 Sep

Sainz moves up to P4 but it is bad news for his team-mate Leclerc with him still out of the car and waiting in that garage following that earlier brake problem.

30 Sep

The McLaren car of Lando Norris is drenched in flow paint as they test out his new sidepod.

30 Sep

A close shave for George Russell as he suffers a small lock-up and, because of how tight and twisty this circuit is, it almost results in him ending up in the barrier.

30 Sep

An investigation is underway in the Ferrari garage. Best you find the issues now rather than Sunday, we guess...

30 Sep

And here we go. Charles Leclerc is reporting that he has an issue with the brakes. Sound familiar?

30 Sep

No messing around from the drivers here with plenty of timed laps being set. Verstappen leads the very early stages with a 1:47.329.

30 Sep

We have green lights! FP1 is underway with all 20 of our usual driver line-up. Alex Albon making a remarkable recovery to be back in the car considering he was on a ventilator just three weeks ago.

30 Sep

It's going to be a hot and humid start to proceedings at the Marina Bay circuit. It's still 29 degrees! With a very green track to deal with as well, this could be a very tricky session to navigate.

30 Sep

But, before we turn attention to the on-track action. Formula 1 have just broken the news of some big TV contract extensions in some key territories. UK and Ireland: Sky until end of 2029; Germany: Sky until end of 2027; Italy: Sky until end of 2027.

30 Sep

Hello and welcome back to Singapore! The Marina Bay circuit is much loved and much missed after being off the calendar since 2019 due to COVID-related reasons. First practice begins in 15 minutes.
Practice 2
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
Ferrari
1:42.587
-
23
2
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:42.795
0.208
14
3
Nationality
George Russell
Mercedes
1:42.911
0.324
26
4
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:42.926
0.339
8
5
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:43.182
0.595
22
6
Nationality
Esteban Ocon
Alpine
1:43.412
0.825
23
7
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:43.431
0.844
26
8
Nationality
Fernando Alonso
Alpine
1:43.520
0.933
23
9
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Red Bull
1:43.906
1.319
13
10
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Aston Martin
1:43.982
1.395
21
11
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:44.013
1.426
16
12
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Aston Martin
1:44.249
1.662
24
13
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
1:44.422
1.835
22
14
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
1:44.469
1.882
22
15
Nationality
Guanyu Zhou
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:44.524
1.937
25
16
Nationality
Alexander Albon
Williams
1:45.144
2.557
25
17
Nationality
Yuki Tsunoda
AlphaTauri
1:45.211
2.624
11
18
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren
1:45.447
2.860
18
19
Nationality
Mick Schumacher
Haas
1:45.623
3.036
23
20
Nationality
Nicholas Latifi
Williams
1:46.553
3.966
25

30 Sep

And that's that folks. The first day of the Singapore Grand Prix running is in the books and it is Hamilton and Sainz's day. Join us again tomorrow for the final practice session at 18:00 and then the all important qualifying at 21:00. But for now, than

30 Sep

Leclerc is one of the last few to do a fast lap but does not improve and remains P2 so it's Sainz's session with a 1:42.587. Behind him it is Leclerc followed by Russell then Verstappen.

30 Sep

It's not good enough for top though and he goes P4, where he will presumably finish.

30 Sep

Here comes Verstappen...

30 Sep

Under 10 minutes to go now then and it is the Ferrari boys who lead with the two Mercedes cars behind them.

30 Sep

Judging by the replays, that could have been a lot worse as the team was wheeling the car into the garage when flame erupted behind Gasly's head. He managed to hop out quickly as the team got the fire extinguishers on it.

30 Sep

More work is being done on Verstappen's car while Pierre Gasly has also hoped out of his car in the pits. There looks to have been a fire around the air box intake and the paint has ripped off of it.

30 Sep

Tsunoda is back in the pits while George Russell has a big lock-up.

30 Sep

The soft tyres are coming out now with drivers getting some runs in to prepare for qualifying.

30 Sep

Coming up to halfway through this session and we are still yet to see Leclerc. Verstappen is out and secures a P5 spot, he is on the hards though.

30 Sep

Hamilton is again the fastest driver so far in FP2.

30 Sep

The front end mechanics are working on a suspension change on Verstappen's car and there is a row of Red Bull staff doing their best night club bouncer impression in an attempt to block the outside world from seeing.

30 Sep

Stroll also went off in FP1 causing him to red flag the session and unsurprisingly, his car is not quite ready yet. Speaking of cars not ready yet, Leclerc's is still hoisted into the air as mechanics work on the floor.

30 Sep

Vettel is off at the very same point where Verstappen went earlier this evening but is able to get safely back on track.

30 Sep

Latifi is having some problems with his seat belt and says his shoulder is rubbing against something during corners, not what you want in Singapore.

30 Sep

We have a green light so the session is underway, Hamilton is one of the first out and has a practice start from the pit lane.

30 Sep

With just five minutes to go until this session has the green light, one final chance to remind you you can watch along with our friends at Racing Statistics here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2JYkAMliXU

30 Sep

Welcome back to Singapore and the the Marina Bay Circuit. 15 minutes to go until FP2 gets underway after Lewis Hamilton topped his first practice session of the season in FP1.
Practice 3
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:57.782
-
11
2
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:58.308
0.526
12
3
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
Ferrari
1:58.848
1.066
12
4
Nationality
Fernando Alonso
Alpine
1:59.429
1.647
9
5
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Red Bull
1:59.526
1.744
11
6
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Aston Martin
2:00.373
2.591
11
7
Nationality
Esteban Ocon
Alpine
2:00.911
3.129
9
8
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Aston Martin
2:01.007
3.225
11
9
Nationality
George Russell
Mercedes
2:01.010
3.228
10
10
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren
2:01.036
3.254
13
11
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
2:01.089
3.307
13
12
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
2:01.220
3.438
8
13
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
2:01.245
3.463
15
14
Nationality
Mick Schumacher
Haas
2:01.502
3.720
13
15
Nationality
Yuki Tsunoda
AlphaTauri
2:01.679
3.897
14
16
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
2:01.791
4.009
13
17
Nationality
Alexander Albon
Williams
2:01.907
4.125
13
18
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Alfa Romeo Racing
2:02.066
4.284
11
19
Nationality
Guanyu Zhou
Alfa Romeo Racing
2:02.599
4.817
11
20
Nationality
Nicholas Latifi
Williams
2:03.510
5.728
10

01 Oct

So that's the chequered flag on this shortened session as drivers get some important data in the wet which could come in useful both in qualifying later on and the race tomorrow. Leclerc went quickest, 0.526 seconds ahead of Verstappen, followed by the tw

01 Oct

Both Verstappen and Leclerc improve on their lap times but their position in the timesheet remains the same with the Ferrari man on top.

01 Oct

Tsunoda is furious at Hamilton, shouting "what is this guy doing?!" over his radio. It looked like the Mercedes man was simply struggling for grip.

01 Oct

Leclerc moves fastest now, just 0.020 seconds ahead of Verstappen as the session nears its end.

01 Oct

And as I type that, Sainz goes P2

01 Oct

10 minutes to go in this session and it's Verstappen who leads followed by Gasly and then Sergio Perez.

01 Oct

Latifi tells his engineer he "can't drive like this" as he has issues with his steering wheel.

01 Oct

Other than Gasly and Verstappen who is now on track, everyone is on the wet tyre. Suspect the inters will be coming out soon though as the track dries up.

01 Oct

Despite the reduced run-time, there is still not a load of cars out on track.

01 Oct

The cars are on track! Pierre Gasly leads the way.

01 Oct

Kevin Magnussen has his helmet on and is getting in his car as the pitlane is set to open at 18:30.

01 Oct

The road sweeper is out trying to get rid of the water on the track.

01 Oct

The clouds above are looking much brighter and we could, emphasis on could, have cars out on track soon.

01 Oct

Rain update - yep it's still raining.

01 Oct

The session has started but we are unlikely to see any action any time soon as the pitlane remains closed due to that rain.

01 Oct

On the track there is one word which sums up the conditions best - wet

01 Oct

A lot of talk of the cost cap story this afternoon as the story continues to rumble on.

01 Oct

Good evening and welcome to day two of the Singapore Grand Prix weekend. It's a busy day today with the third and final practice session starting in 15 minutes followed by qualifying at 21:00. You can follow along with all the action as drivers look to ba
Singapore Grand Prix
Race Track
Race Date:

02 Oct

Length:
5.063km
Lap Record:
Kevin Magnussen (2018) - 1:41.905
Starting Grid
#
Team/Driver
1
Monaco
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
2
Mexico
Sergio Perez
Red Bull
3
Great Britain
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
4
Spain
Carlos Sainz
Ferrari
5
Spain
Fernando Alonso
Alpine
6
Great Britain
Lando Norris
McLaren
7
France
Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
8
Netherlands
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
9
Denmark
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
10
Japan
Yuki Tsunoda
AlphaTauri
11
Canada
Lance Stroll
Aston Martin
12
Germany
Mick Schumacher
Haas
13
Germany
Sebastian Vettel
Aston Martin
14
China
Guanyu Zhou
Alfa Romeo Racing
15
Finland
Valtteri Bottas
Alfa Romeo Racing
16
Australia
Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren
17
France
Esteban Ocon
Alpine
18
Thailand
Alexander Albon
Williams
19
Canada
Nicholas Latifi
Williams
20
Great Britain
George Russell
Mercedes
Season Schedule
Date
Grand Prix
Time
Driver Standings
#
Driver
Points
1
Max Verstappen Red Bull
454
2
Charles Leclerc Ferrari
308
3
Sergio Perez Red Bull
305
4
George Russell Mercedes
275
5
Carlos Sainz Ferrari
246
Team Standings
#
Team
Points
1
Red Bull
759
2
Ferrari
554
3
Mercedes
515
Season Results
Grand Prix
Podium

20 Mar

Bahrain Grand Prix
1. Charles Leclerc 2. Carlos Sainz 3. Lewis Hamilton

27 Mar

Saudi Arabian Grand...
1. Max Verstappen 2. Charles Leclerc 3. Carlos Sainz