F1: Singapore Grand Prix – live!
- Updates from the Marina Bay Street Circuit starting at 1pm BST
- Vettel storms to pole, piling pressure on sluggish Hamilton
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Plus, while we were talking, there was lightning and thunder close by
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
Alain Prost reckons things look good for Red Bull.
Jackie Stewart, resplendent in Super Gran hat, says this is now one of the premier events of the season.
The rain has done some starting and stopping. The grid:
1) Sebastian Vettel — Ferrari — 1:39.491
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.
30 MINS TO GO ⏰
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.
It’s raining. Not heavily, but nonetheless.
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
Source: Formula 1