F1: Singapore Grand Prix – live!

12.43pm BST

Plus, while we were talking, there was lightning and thunder close by

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Force India’s Bob Fernley says there will “definitely” be some rain in the race. Looks like about 10 mins in https://t.co/bO1qwRwqvs

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WEATHER UPDATE

Might we see some rain during the #SingaporeGP? pic.twitter.com/zgjdDaOC7y

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Alain Prost reckons things look good for Red Bull.

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Jackie Stewart, resplendent in Super Gran hat, says this is now one of the premier events of the season.

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The rain has done some starting and stopping. The grid:

1) Sebastian Vettel — Ferrari — 1:39.491

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How long before Daniel Ricciardo wins a drivers championship? To my extremely inexpert eye he looks the most exciting to watch and the one with that bit of devil about him.

12.32pm BST

Bantz, etcetera.

30 MINS TO GO ⏰

Some of us are in a hurry to get started#SingaporeGP #F1 pic.twitter.com/uzfIhwKnyP

12.28pm BST

Fernando Alonso says that McLaren knew they had a chance to do well here*, but is non-committal as to whether Verstappen needs to take Vettel at the start.

*there

12.27pm BST

It’s raining. Not heavily, but nonetheless.

11.34am BST

Sebastian Vettel delivered a quite stunning performance to qualify in pole for the most aesthetically rewarding race of the season, breaking the track record in the process; even Lewis Hamilton reckons he’s likely to win here. The current gap at the top of the driver’s championship is three points in Hamilton’s favour – he’s won the last two GPs – but he’ll do well to still be in control three hours from now.

Lights out: 1pm BST

10.48am BST

Related: Vettel storms to pole at F1 Singapore GP and piles pressure on sluggish Hamilton

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