SEBASTIAN VETTEL STEALS POLE IN SINGAPORE
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.
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
|2||Max Verstappen||Red Bull/Renault||1m39.814s||0.323s|
|3||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull/Renault||1m39.840s||0.349s|
|10||Carlos Sainz||Toro Rosso/Renault||1m42.056s||2.565s|
|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|
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Date posted: September 17, 2017