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Daniel Ricciardo fastest in Singapore Grand Prix practice - Photo: LAT

Daniel Ricciardo fastest in Singapore Grand Prix practice – Photo: LAT

Daniel Riccardo has set the pace leading into this weekends Singapore Grand Prix by topping both of Friday’s practice sessions.

The Australian justified sacrificing the previous race at Imola with engine penalties, setting the fastest time in both FP1 and FP2, ending the day fastest with a clear half second advantage over Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen who clipped the wall pushing the limits looking for track time.

Mercedes ended the day third and fourth fastest, with Lewis Hamilton holding the advantage over the recently re-signed Valtteri Bottas.

Both McLaren's in the top 10 - Photo: LAT

Both McLaren’s in the top 10 – Photo: LAT

McLaren, who confirmed their switch to Renault engines overnight, had both their cars in the top ten. Stoffel Vandoorne was sixth fastest behind the Renault of Nico Hulkenberg, while Fernando Alonso ended the day seventh fastest.

Ferrari struggled in FP2, Kimi Raikkonen was the best of their drivers in ninth. Sebastian Vettel had been matching the pace of Riccardo of FP1, but could only manage the 11th fastest time in FP2 after he made contact with a advertising board triggering a virtual safety car in the session.

Formula 1 – Singapore Grand Prix – FP2 Result

Position Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m40.852s 33
2 Max Verstappen Red Bull/Renault 1m41.408s 0.556s 28
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m41.555s 0.703s 36
4 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1m42.104s 1.252s 35
5 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1m42.448s 1.596s 33
6 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren/Honda 1m42.501s 1.649s 34
7 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m42.788s 1.936s 32
8 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m42.826s 1.974s 35
9 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m42.835s 1.983s 30
10 Esteban Ocon Force India/Mercedes 1m43.054s 2.202s 34
11 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m43.104s 2.252s 33
12 Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso/Renault 1m43.236s 2.384s 38
13 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso/Renault 1m43.608s 2.756s 32
14 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1m43.795s 2.943s 32
15 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m43.836s 2.984s 32
16 Lance Stroll Williams/Mercedes 1m44.301s 3.449s 32
17 Kevin Magnussen Haas/Ferrari 1m44.417s 3.565s 32
18 Romain Grosjean Haas/Ferrari 1m44.928s 4.076s 29
19 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber/Ferrari 1m45.673s 4.821s 34
20 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m45.721s 4.869s 35

Formula 1 – Singapore Grand Prix – FP1

Position Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:42.489s 21
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:42.598s 0.109s 21
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull/Renault 1:42.610s 0.121s 23
4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:42.904s 0.415s 27
5 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1:43.423s 0.934s 25
6 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:43.434s 0.945s 27
7 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:43.734s 1.245s 25
8 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1:43.759s 1.270s 19
9 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:44.101s 1.612s 24
10 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso/Renault 1:44.220s 1.731s 25
11 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 1:44.340s 1.851s 25
12 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1:44.961s 2.472s 25
13 Esteban Ocon Force India/Mercedes 1:45.053s 2.564s 25
14 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1:45.084s 2.595s 27
15 Romain Grosjean Haas/Ferrari 1:46.456s 3.967s 20
16 Antonio Giovinazzi Haas/Ferrari 1:46.782s 4.293s 27
17 Lance Stroll Williams/Mercedes 1:47.190s 4.701s 11
18 Sean Gelael Toro Rosso/Renault 1:47.570s 5.081s 26
19 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1:47.699s 5.210s 23
20 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber/Ferrari 1:47.886s 5.397s 24

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