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SEBASTIAN VETTEL STEALS POLE IN SINGAPORE

Sebastian Vettel has claimed pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix - Photo: LAT

Sebastian Vettel has claimed pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix – Photo: LAT

Sebastian Vettel has claimed pole position for tomorrows Singapore Grand Prix smashing the street circuits lap record.

The Red Bull duo of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo had been the pace setters in the earlier segments of qualifying. Enjoying a comfortable margin over the rest of the field.

However, when it came to Q3, Vettel and Ferrari turned up the wick and set an dominating time of 1m39.669s early, that only the German driver could better.

Max Verstappen will start from the front row - Photo: LAT

Max Verstappen will start from the front row – Photo: LAT

The two Red Bull’s set in nearly identical times to lock in second and third fastest while attempting to beat Vettel’s mark.

Vettel completed one more lap, bettering his own time with a 1m39.491s to claim pole position. While his Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen ended qualifying fourth fastest.

The two Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas were well off the pace of the leaders and will make up the third row of the grid. Nico Hulkenberg (Renault), Fernando Alonso (McLaren), Stoffel Vandoorne (McLaren), Carlos Sainz (Toro Rosso) rounded out the top ten.

Felipe Massa had the only incident of note in qualifying, suffering a puncture after brushing the wall in early stages of Q1. It was a less than memorable qualifying session for the Williams team with neither of their cars progressing through to Q2.

Formula 1 – Singapore Grand Prix – Qualifying Result

Position Driver Car Time Gap
1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m39.491s
2 Max Verstappen Red Bull/Renault 1m39.814s 0.323s
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m39.840s 0.349s
4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m40.069s 0.578s
5 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m40.126s 0.635s
6 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1m40.810s 1.319s
7 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1m41.013s 1.522s
8 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m41.179s 1.688s
9 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren/Honda 1m41.398s 1.907s
10 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1m42.056s 2.565s
11 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1m42.107s 2.616s
12 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m42.246s 2.755s
13 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso/Renault 1m42.338s 2.847s
14 Esteban Ocon Force India/Mercedes 1m42.760s 3.269s
15 Romain Grosjean Haas/Ferrari 1m43.883s 4.392s
16 Kevin Magnussen Haas/Ferrari 1m43.756s 4.265s
17 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m44.014s 4.523s
18 Lance Stroll Williams/Mercedes 1m44.728s 5.237s
19 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber/Ferrari 1m45.059s 5.568s
20 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m45.570s 6.079s

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