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22 Sep 16:16 Sebastian Vettel celebrates the race win aloft his SF90 as fireworks go off in the night sky. 
22 Sep 16:12 The last time Ferrari won three races in a row was 2008. 
22 Sep 16:12 The last time Ferrari won three races in a row was 2008. 
22 Sep 16:10 We are on the penultimate lap as Vettel closes in on his first win of the season. 
22 Sep 16:06 Vettel leads by just over two seconds. 
22 Sep 16:04 LAP 56/61 and Hamilton is within DRS range of Verstappen. 
22 Sep 15:59 Leclerc reportedly giving K1 + mode to mount a challenge on Vettel for the lead. 
22 Sep 15:56 SC in on this lap and we're racing. 
22 Sep 15:52 10 laps to go and Vettel leads from Leclerc, Verstappen, Hamilton, and Bottas. 
22 Sep 15:51 The front five cars are all in clean air and they should be able to race without encountering traffic. 
22 Sep 15:44 SC in this lap (47). 
22 Sep 15:37 Safety Car out for the second time after Perez's Racing Point comes to a halt. 
22 Sep 15:37 Vettel leads Leclerc by 0.900
22 Sep 15:32 Lap 41/61: Vettel leads from Leclerc, Verstappen, Hamilton, and Bottas in P5. 
22 Sep 15:31 And we're back racing!
22 Sep 15:28 SC in on this lap. 
22 Sep 15:22 Lap 37/61: Vettel, Leclerc, Verstappen, Hamilton, Bottas. 
22 Sep 15:20 Safety car deployed for Russel incident into the barriers. 
22 Sep 15:18 Yellow flags at sector 2, will race control send out the Safety Car?
22 Sep 15:18 Grosjean tags George Russel into the wall.  
22 Sep 15:13 Lap 33/61: Vettel leads Leclerc by 6 seconds as Ferrari are 1-2. 
22 Sep 15:10 We are halfway into the Singapore GP. 
22 Sep 15:09 Giovinazzi passed by Vettel and Ferrari lead the race. 
22 Sep 15:08 Vettel takes P2 from Gasly with a ballsy move on the inside, tyre to tyre racing.
22 Sep 15:06 Vettel passing Ricciardo, he is now P3.
22 Sep 15:00 Mercedes garage readies for Hamilton to pit.
22 Sep 14:59 Hamilton equals Michael Schumacher's record for the most laps led in Formula 1. 
22 Sep 14:54 Bottas pits, but Hamilton remains out. Vettel, Leclerc, Verstappen all pass Bottas.
22 Sep 14:53 Vettel puts in fastest lap: 1:45.453.
22 Sep 14:51 Hamilton leads the race and has yet to pit. 
FINISH It may well end up being yet another season of "what if" for Ferrari, but at least they're ending it in style. Today marks their third consecutive win, their first 1-2 of the season and the first-ever at Singapore. In the process, they've seen Leclerc pass Verstappen in the drivers' championship and Vettel get to just five points behind. With upgrades coming and Sochi suiting them, they're surely favourites to win next week at Sochi. Join us there at 13:00 local time on Saturday and Sunday to see.
FINISH The remaining finishing order: P11 GRO, P12 SAI, P13 STR, P14 RIC, P15 KVY, P16 KUB, P17 MAG. Retired: RAI, PER, RUS.
FINISH Speaking of Hasly, he drove maybe his best race of the season to finish P8, just behind Lando Norris and ahead of Hulkenberg and Giovinazzi, who take the final points and complete the top ten.
FINISH Bottas came home just behind his team-mate and just ahead of Albon, who looks far better in the Red Bull than Pierre Gasly did.
FINISH Charles Leclerc comes home P2 and will be rather unhappy about it, not that his team will care much. They have their 1-2. Verstappen rounds out the podium after holding off Hamilton in the last few laps.
FINISH Sebastian Vettel wins the Singapore Grand Prix!
Lap 61 Final lap...
Lap 60 Magnussen has set the fastest lap, taking the extra point from Bottas but not gaining it himself as he's nowhere near the top ten.
Lap 59 Hamilton now right on the tail of Verstappen...
Lap 59 Bottas has now gone purple, giving him the extra point.
Lap 58 Well, he may have benefitted from his team's strategy, but you can't deny that Vettel has driven excellently today. At the crucial point in the race, he cut through the midfield runners far better than his rivals, and it's given him the win, it seems.
Lap 56 Hamilton is pushing Verstappen, but not much else is happening at the front. It looks like it'll be a Ferrari 1-2 here.
Lap 56 Vettel has set the fastest lap of the race, will he leave Singapore with 26 points?
Lap 53 Again Magnussen can't warm his tyres up at the restart and drops down to P14, being passed by Grosjean, Sainz and Ricciardo.
Lap 51 Vettel catches the field out and breaks away sooner than everybody expected, building a decent gap.
Lap 51 Maybe not... The SC is coming in already. 10 laps to go.
Lap 51 We do indeed... Well, that's that for the race you'd think, any changes are extremely unlikely.
Lap 51 Raikkonen and Kvyat collide! The Finn breaks a wheel and is out of the race. Surely not ANOTHER SC?!
Lap 49 Not much-happening upfront but it's chaos in the midfield. Magnussen made a mistake and dropped two places to P10 behind Gasly and Hulkenberg while Ricciardo also lost out and dropped to P16.
Lap 48 Again, they all get away well, but Leclerc seems a lot closer to Vettel this time round.
Lap 47 SC coming in.
Lap 46 We may not reach 61 laps here if the SC lasts much longer. If the race reaches two hours, it'll simply end there, regardless of how many laps have been completed.
Lap 45 Leclerc is rather unhappy with his team for losing him the lead and wants Vettel to give him the place back. I'll tell you now Charles, there's absolutely no way that's happening.
Lap 45 There is indeed. Again, this plays into the hands of Ferrari.
Lap 44 Perez retires with a mechanical failure! Another Safety Car maybe?
Lap 43 Vettel and Leclerc look comfortably upfront, while Hamilton is struggling to keep up with Verstappen at the moment.
Lap 42 Lance Stroll has a puncture and drops to last place. He's pitting.
Lap 41 Hamilton is all over the back of Verstappen but won't have DRS for two laps.
Lap 41 Vettel makes a good getaway at the restart and stays comfortably ahead of Leclerc.
Lap 40 Safety Car coming in...
Lap 38 That was Williams' first DNF of the season. The one thing they had going for them...
Lap 37 On the bright side for Ferrari, they have the chance to look after their tyres for a few laps. On the downside, the gap they had to Verstappen and Hamilton is now gone.
Lap 37 Hulkenberg is the only car to take advantage and pit. He comes out P13.
Lap 36 We do! The Safety Car is out!
Lap 36 Our first DNF of the day is here! It's courtesy of Russell who collided with Grosjean. We may well have a SC here...
Lap 36 Hamilton seems to think Ferrari are going for a two-stop race here.
Lap 35 It was all going so well for Ricciardo, but the Aussie has picked up a puncture trying to pass Giovinazzi.
Lap 34 The leaders have now passed the midfield runners and the top six looks far more normal.
Lap 33 Verstappen moves up into P3.
Lap 32 Leclerc does the same. Ferrari are now officially P1 and P2 with just over half the race gone.
Lap 21 Vettel takes the lead, passing Giovinazzi rather easily. An Italian letting a Ferrari through? Surely not.
Lap 30 Vettel has just made an extremely risky move on Gasly! It worked, just about, but crikey it was close to disaster. Verstappen meanwhile has passed Stroll a bit less dramatically.
Lap 29 Not to worry, he's now through. Meanwhile, Vettel has passed Ricciardo and is building a healthy lead.
Lap 29 The longer the Monegasque is stuck behind Stroll, the closer Verstappen gets to him...
Lap 28 Vettel has passed Stroll but Leclerc is struggling to do so.
Lap 28 The front three at the moment are Giovinazzi, Ricciardo and Gasly. They'll all be pitting soon though.
Lap 27 Hamilton pits! The Brit comes out way behind the three drivers he's fighting and just ahead of Bottas. He's on fresher tyres, but track position is far more important here.
Lap 26 Vettel and Leclerc have now caught Stroll. If they can clear him quickly, they're well on for a 1-2 finish.
Lap 26 Mercedes have just told Bottas to slow down and hold up Albon for Hamilton.
Lap 25 It looks like Mercedes are counting on their rivals being held up by the midfield runners ahead of them.
Lap 25 Vettel gained the upper hand on Leclerc through strategy, but his team-mate still seems to be quicker. There's a one-second gap between them.
Lap 23 Bottas pits and comes out comfortably behind Vettel, Leclerc and Verstappen. At this rate, Hamilton could lose out to Hulkenberg and Albon too.
Lap 23 The German team must surely just be hoping for a Safety Car in the next few laps. It's a huge gamble.
Lap 22 For some bizarre reason, Hamilton is staying out. He'll almost definitely lose out to both Ferraris and maybe even Verstappen. What are Mercedes trying to do here? The mind boggles.
Lap 21 Leclerc pits and comes out behind Vettel! The German has nailed the undercut there, but will he lose out to Hamilton?
Lap 20 Crucially, Vettel came out ahead of Hulkenberg and Verstappen didn't.
Lap 20 Vettel and Verstappen pit! The German is stationary for 3.0 seconds and the Dutchman for 2.3 seconds. Both go onto the hard tyre.
Lap 19 Meanwhile, Hulkenberg has *finally* passed Grosjean.
Lap 19 Hamilton has responded at the front, closing the gap back down to a second.
Lap 19 Nearly 20 laps in and no Safety Car yet. What sort of Singapore Grand Prix is this? Let's hope I've jinxed it.
Lap 17 Leclerc has responded, opening up a two-second gap to Hamilton.
Lap 17 The big on-track battle right now is between Grosjean and Hulkenberg. A few days ago the two were fighting for the 2020 Haas seat. With Grosjean being renewed, they're now just fighting for P13.
Lap 16 Leclerc has been told on the radio to go "back to mode 'race'". And about time, too. Let's see what kind of pace the leader has.
Lap 14 They are indeed starting to come in. Kvyat and Perez are the first to pit.
Lap 13 If Leclerc pitted now, he'd come out in P17. The front runners best hope the midfield lose grip and come in soon.
Lap 12 Kvyat is in freefall now, being passed by both Racing Points.
Lap 11 #RicciradoWatch continues to be the most entertaining thing on track at the moment. He's just passed Kvyat to move up to P12 with a superb move at Turn 4.
Lap 10 Verstappen and Bottas are pushing a bit more than the front three and catching them. Not that that means much.
Lap 8 Ricciardo is enjoying himself so far today. He's already moved up seven places having just passed Stroll with a signature lunge down the inside.
Lap 7 If you want any proof that the leade drivers are holding back at the moment, George Russell is the second-fastest man on track.
Lap 5 The drivers all seem to be conserving their tyres at the moment. Vettel is just over a second off Hamilton and has the same gap to Verstappen behind.
Lap 5 The Brit is rapidly catching Leclerc now. Overtaking here though is extremely difficult.
Lap 3 Leclerc has opened up a 1.2 second lead over Hamilton.
Lap 2 Hulkenberg has pitted for hard tyres. Russell and Sainz follow him in, with the latter having a poor stop.
Lap 1 Further back, Carlos Sainz had a terrible start and is running in last place. He must've made contact somewhere.
Lap 1 And we're off! Leclerc gets a great start, staying well ahead of Hamilton and Vettel, who battle all the way to Turn 9 with the Mercedes just about holding him off.
20:11 The formation lap is underway.
20:08 Take your seats for what is sure to be a scintillating few hours. The 61-lap long Singapore Grand Prix is about to get underway.
20:04 Wolff: "Being ahead in the first corner helps a lot. There might be chances with strategy - nobody knows whether it'll be a one or two-stop, so we'll see."
19:55 The drivers are all lined up for the national anthem. 15 minutes until lights out.
19:53 Leclerc: "It's not going to be easy to keep Mercedes behind, they are obviously very strong here."
19:48 if Leclerc is to take his third consecutive win today, he'll need to see off two experts of this track, with both the drivers behind him, Hamilton and Vettel, taking four wins each here in their careers.
19:43 In terms of strategy, Pirelli say that a one-stop race is the best option today. This is Singapore though, where Safety Cars, and the chaos they bring, are inevitable.
19:35 The cars, which all look stunning under the lights, are starting to leave the pits and make their way to the grid. Just over half an hour until we get underway.
19:32 It's a warm, muggy night at Marina Bay (30'C), which is sure to be extremely pleasant for the drivers. It's probably a good thing Daniel Ricciardo isn't going to be on the podium - a shooey here could be a serious health hazard.
19:29 The rest of the grid is: P11 GAS, P12 RAI, P13 MAG, P14 KVY, P15 PER (five-place penalty), P16 STR, P17 GRO, P18 RUS, P19 KUB, P20 RIC (DSQ from Qualifying).
19:24 Carlos Sainz once again looks to be the best of the rest, starting P7, with Nico Hulkenberg separating him and his team-mate Norris following Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification from qualifying. Antonio Giovinazzi completes the top ten.
19:15 Valterri Bottas also had a disappointing qualifying, only managing P5. Alex Albon, on the other hand, will be relatively pleased with his efforts - he was only around half a second slower than Verstappen and starts P6.
19:11 Sebastian Vettel looked in fine form all-day up until the crucial moment as he made a mistake on his final flying lap, causing him to miss out on a much-needed pole. With his record at Singapore though, don't count him out. Behind him is Max Verstappen, who was disappointed to only start P4 at a track where Red Bull were expected to be strong.
19:00 As I'm sure you all know by now, yesterday's session ended with Charles Leclerc storming to his third (!!) consecutive pole position - quite the achievement. He starts just ahead of championship leader Lewis Hamilton.
18:00 Hello and welcome to the Marina Bay circuit for the Singapore Grand Prix. Can Charles Leclerc convert three pole positions in a row into three consecutive victories? Full build-up begins at 1900 local time with lights out at 2010.
22:03 Well that's it from us for tonight. Join us tomorrow at 1GMT for the build-up to the Singapore Grand Prix. Cheers!
22:02 Leclerc has done it again, putting his Ferrari on an unexpected pole. Hamilton is second ahead of Vettel, Verstappen, Bottas, Albon, Sainz, Hulkenberg, Sainz, Norris and Ricciardo. That is three in a row for Leclerc, who reckons he almost lost control "three times in the lap". Not a bad lap then, eh?
22:01 Here comes Hamilton and he goes second, also beating Vettel. He is 0.191s down on Leclerc. Bottas is fifth.
22:00 Vettel does not complete his lap after one too many errors. Verstappen stays third, Leclerc snatches pole position! A 1:36.217 for the Monaco driver puts him on provisional pole.
22:00 The chequered flag is out...
21:59 Vettel is not as fast in the first sector as he was on his first lap, Verstappen is also down... but Leclerc is up.
21:57 Vettel has overtaken Hulkenberg to lead the queue ahead of the German. The two Mercedes have joined the party as has Albon.
21:56 Renault blink first followed by Vettel, Sainz, Verstappen, Ricciardo and Leclerc.
21:53 It is then Albon, Sainz, Norris, Ricciardo and Hulkenberg. And back to the pits they all go for fresh tyres.
21:52 Leclerc goes second, 0.354s down, Verstappen is third and the Mercedes are fourth and fifth with Hamilton ahead of Bottas.
21:51 Vettel goes purple in the first sector, purple in the second, and it is a 1:36.437 for the Ferrari driver.
21:50 Vettel starts his hot lap as Bottas backs up from Sainz.
21:49 Let the games begin as one by one all 10 drivers take to the track with Vettel leading the field followed by the two McLarens, make that one McLaren and Bottas and another McLaren and then Leclerc.
21:48 Green light...
21:46 Every time Ferrari have gone into Q3 this season with the 1-2 in Q2 they have taken pole. Can the run continue? Let's find out...
21:43 The ten drivers fighting for pole: Leclerc, Vettel, Hamilton, Verstappen, Bottas, Norris, Albon, Sainz, Ricciardo and Hulkenberg.
21:41 Vettel goes quickest with a 1:36.720 but is then beaten by Leclerc by 0.070s! And out go: Perez, Giovinazzi, Gasly, Raikkonen and Magnussen.
21:40 The chequered flag is out so now we wait for the flying laps to finish and for the top ten to be decided.
21:38 And as to be expected everyone goes out at the same time. That's not a great plan around this circuit as, unlike Spa and Monaco, you don't want a tow here as it messes with the car's downforce.
21:36 Engines are being fired up ahead of a second run...
21:35 Drop zone: Giovinazzi, Gasly, Perez, Raikkonen and Magnussen. Giovinazzi is 0.117s off P10 which currently belongs to Hulkenberg.
21:32 Verstappen is on a hot lap and it is P3 for the Red Bull driver, he is 0.159s off the pace. Oops Raikkonen has whacked the wall, left side of the car has taken a huge thump.
21:30 But here comes Leclerc and that's P1 with a 1:36.930. Vettel crosses the line but it is only good enough for P4. Norris is fifth ahead of Sainz.
21:29 Hamilton looks like he kisses the wall, if not that is a hair's breathe that saved him. He still goes quickest with a 1:37.0 and Bottas is second.
21:26 Bottas, Hamilton and Leclerc are the first three out, one after the other. Vettel, Norris, Sainz, Hulkenberg join the party as one by one the drivers leave the pits.
21:25 Green light and once again no immediate takers.
21:23 And then there were 15...
21:19 Out are: Kvyat, Stroll, Grosjean, Russell and Kubica. Not big surprises.
21:18 The chequered flag is out...
21:16 Bottas goes purple in the first sector as all those behind Mercedes except Albon head out for another run. Hamilton is purple in the second and Bottas in the third. A 1:37.317 for the Finn. Hamilton goes second, 0.248s down.
21:13 One by one the drivers head back to the pits and with that the Mercedes team-mates head back out for a second run on new soft tyres. Drop zone: Raikkonen, Grosjean, Magnussen, Russell and Kubica.
21:11 The Renaults are the last two to set times with Nico Hulkenberg up to 11th place and Daniel Ricciardo P10. Vettel's next attempt has moved him up to second place, 0.3s down on Leclerc.
21:09 Vettel clocks a lap but it is only good enough for P6, 0.9s down on Leclerc.
21:08 "I scraped the wall a couple of times" is Lance Stroll's radio message to Racing Point.
21:07 For a power-less car, Sainz has just gone P4! Make that P5 as Verstappen puts his Red Bull up into second place. He's on the softs, the Mercedes drivers are running the mediums.
21:06 Leclerc goes purple in all three sectors on his way to a 1:38.014, 0.6s up on Valtteri Bottas with Hamilton P3.
21:04 Problem for Carlos Sainz as he reports "no power, I've got no power" but his McLaren is still going so clearly whatever that was has been sorted. On button?
21:02 Robert Kubica breaks the silence as he leaves the pits in the Williams. He announced on Thursday that this season will be his first and last with Williams.
21:01 Someone, anyone...?
21:00 Green light, let's go...
20:55 Five minutes til qualy...
20:49 The track temperature has fallen to 35'C ahead of Q1, humidity levels though are up to almost 70. Not very comfortable.
20:42 News just in is that Sergio Perez has a five-place grid penalty as Racing Point had to change his gearbox following his FP3 meeting with the Turn 22 wall. "After our inspection we found some damage so we had to change it," sporting director Andy Stevenson said.
20:34 Pole position tonight is anyone's guess after Max Verstappen set the pace in FP1, Lewis Hamilton in FP2 and Charles Leclerc claimed an unexpected P1 in this evening's final practice. It seems Ferrari's updates - floor and nose - are working.
20:30 Welcome back to the Marina Bay circuit for qualifying for the Singapore GP. All times are local.
19:04 Well, are Ferrari actually in this fight for pole? That session would suggest so. Join us for qualifying where we will find out.
19:02 Stroll, Gasly, Raikkonen, Perez, Russell, Giovinazzi, Magnussen, Grosjean, Kubica and Kvyat complete the FP3 order.
19:01 P4 Bottas, P5 Albon, P6 Verstappen, P7 Sainz, P8 Norris, P9 Hulkenberh and P10 Ricciardo completes the top 10.
19:00 That's it for the session, Leclerc takes P1. Hamilton and Vettel make up the rest of the top three.
18:59 Not the cleanest lap from Verstappen but still the fact he can't get within a second of Leclerc is concerning.
18:54 Hamilton escapes the traffic and improves to a 1:38.399. That puts him P2 and 0.2s down on Leclerc.
18:52 Hamilton is facing the right way now but struggling with traffic. Bottas has improved but he is still seven tenths shy of Leclerc. Vettel is six tenths slower than his team-mate.
18:49 It's all going on. Perez appears to need a gearbox change after his crash which will see him drop five places on the grid, meanwhile Hamilton has just spun coming out of the pits on his brand new softs.
18:46 Who ever said Singapore wouldn't suit Ferrari? A 1:38.1 for Leclerc to go a second quicker than Bottas.
18:44 Bad news for Kvyat, looks like a PU change.
18:43 Bottas sets a 1:39.166 on the softs, not a big advantage over Leclerc there at all, only two tenths. Verstappen finally sets a time but it's only good enough for P3.
18:38 Track green again.
18:32 VSC was out but the session is now red flagged.
18:29 Sergio Perez has hit the wall. Thankfully it was at Turn 22 so he didn't have far to go to return to the pits - the right rear is damaged.
18:27 Leclerc, Hamilton, Vettel and Bottas are the current top four with half the session remaining.
18:21 Daniil Kvyat's Honda engine is smoking away, he makes it back into the pits.
18:19 Leclerc moves into P1 with a 1:39.3, though that was set on the soft tyres.
18:16 A 1:40.320 from Hamilton on the mediums puts him P1, Bottas improves slightly but is still 0.4s down on his team-mate.
18:14 Albon is just over a tenth down on Bottas, yet he was running the softs while Bottas was on the medium tyres.
18:13 A 1:40.926 from Bottas.
18:09 Bottas must have heard us as he goes for an exploratory lap.
18:07 The track is empty at the moment.
18:05 McLaren, Renault, Haas and Toro Rosso send their drivers out for an installation lap before all return to the pits.
18:00 Away we go for 60 minutes of FP3.
17:55 Five minutes to go now until we have the green light for FP3.
17:52 The midfield order has been ever changing and very very tight so far in Singapore, even Williams were in the battle. We can't wait to see the latest twists that FP3 will offer.
17:47 Valtteri Bottas and Charles Leclerc are still playing a bit of catch up after their FP1 issues, while Alex Albon has a huge challenge on his hands to keep up with Red Bull team-mate Verstappen.
17:40 Maybe that person could be Sebastian Vettel? He has won four times at the Marina Bay circuit, a record he shares with Lewis Hamilton, and oh boy does he need a result right now.
17:35 Max Verstappen traded P1 with Lewis Hamilton in yesterday's practice sessions. They seem in a league of their own early on so it will be interesting to see who, if anyone, can step up in FP3.
17:32 Not the news the drivers want to hear but that humidity will reach 70% by the time qualifying starts at 9pm local time!
17:30 It is set to be another sweltering hot evening at the Marina Bay circuit with the air temperature currently 32'C. With the humidity at 55%, well that doesn't make for a very pleasant evening.
13:00 Welcome back to the Marina Bay circuit for Saturday's third and final practice. This is the Singapore GP weekend and all times are local.
22:08 Well, the most logical conclusion from that session is that Hamilton and Verstappen are the ones to beat, and Vettel could be the guy to do it. We have one more session to go before qualifying, so join us for FP3 tomorrow.
22:03 Kvyat, Ricciardo, Perez, Giovinazzi, Stroll, Raikkonen, Grosjean, Russell, Magnussen and Kubica complete the order.
22:00 Time is up. Hamilton tops FP2. Verstappen is P2 well clear of Vettel in P3. Bottas P4, Albon P5, Leclerc P6, Sainz P7, Hulkenberg P8, Norris P9 and Gasly completes the top ten.
21:55 5 mins to go in the session as Grosjean goes for a spin at Turn 2. He blames that on his team talking to him over the radio. Oh Romain.
21:46 Hamilton backs out of a potential overtake on Gasly, the Brit isn't very happy.
21:38 Stewards have noted the Perez/Magnussen incident but nothing yet on any investigation.
21:30 Vettel improves to P3 ahead of Bottas, he could have been further up the leaderboard before this though if he hadn't have been held up so badly during his qualy sim.
21:25 Almost a crash for Magnussen and Perez there as Magnussen tries to overtake a slow Perez to start a flying lap, before Perez tries to squeeze him into the wall. The stewards will be very interested in that one.
21:20 Qualy simulations drawing to a close now.
21:14 Hamilton goes back to P1 with a 1:38.7, Verstappen P2, Bottas P3 and Albon P4. Vettel was blocked by the "sleeping" Kevin Magnussen on what was a very quick lap.
21:12 A 1:38.9 for Verstappen, now that's a cracking time. All the big players on flyers here.
21:10 Albon goes back out with a new front wing and the soft tyres - P1 for him under a tenth up on Hamilton.
21:05 Russell up to P7, two tenths quicker than Vettel. We are being serious. Softs for Russell, mediums for Vettel.
20:55 Verstappen goes two tenths shy of Hamilton on the hard compound. Hamilton quickly strikes back though and becomes the first driver into the 1:39s.
20:52 Broken front wing for Albon who has hit the barrier at Turn 10. He gets going again and is crawling back to the pits.
20:51 Sergio Perez is mixing it with the big boys in P3 behind the Mercedes duo.
20:45 Hamilton sets a 1:40.6 on the medium compound to comfortably take over P1.
20:44 Big lock-up for Albon as he takes to the run-off. He was four tenths up on the fastest time on that lap too.
20:41 Alex Albon is displaced from P1 by the Williams of George Russell, well, never thought we would be saying that. Russell was on the softs though while Albon ran the hards.
20:39 Antonio Giovinazzi is 2 seconds down on his Alfa Romeo team-mate after his first flying lap.
20:36 A 1:43.996 on the mediums is the marker laid down by Kimi.
20:34 Kimi Raikkonen sets off on a flying lap.
20:30 The green light goes on, FP2 is underway. Also huge props to Mercedes for getting Bottas' car ready to go for this session. Leclerc's car is still being worked on.
20:28 Just a few minutes to go now until FP2 begins.
20:22 Nico Hulkenberg was on form and claimed P6 as he looks to secure a drive for 2020, while Robert Kubica, who is in the same boat, got himself into the midfield battle in FP1. But now for this session the lights are on around the circuit and FP2 will give us some more representative running.
20:19 Alex Albon ended FP1 over a second down on Verstappen, but this is his first experience of the Marina Bay Street Circuit, so he will continue his familiarisation with the track in FP2.
20:14 Bottas smashed his W10 into the barriers late in FP1. It will be a race against time to get him out on track for this session.
20:10 Lewis Hamilton finished FP1 six tenths adrift in P3, but he didn't use the soft tyres like those ahead, instead setting his best time on the hard compound.
20:07 Max Verstappen topped FP1 0.167s of Sebastian Vettel. It wasn't such a good session for his Ferrari team-mate Charles Leclerc who ended up P19 after a gearbox problem.
20:00 Hello and welcome to our live coverage of FP2 at the Singapore Grand Prix. All times are local.
18:03 That's it for now, join us again in two hours for FP2. Cheers.
18:02 Verstappen finishes P1 with a 1:40.259, 0.167s up on Vettel with Hamilton - on the hard tyres - 0.666s off the pace. Honourable mention to Kubica, P17 ahead of Perez, Leclerc and Russell.
18:00 The chequered flag is out on FP1...
17:58 Back out on track Raikkonen has moved up to P14.
17:57 Still early days but Raikkonen is not having a good time today. He is P20, 3.8s down. He has, however, only done 11 laps and has just returned to the pits with what looks like something in his Alfa's engine box.
17:55 Leclerc, in the Ferrari garage, has fallen all the way down to 18th place.
17:53 Sainz is not at all happy with Hamilton, saying he won't "get out of the way". Sainz is on the soft tyres, Hamilton the hards. "I cannot believe it - have you seen Hamilton? He cannot get out of the way."
17:52 Here's one for you... can you find Kubica on the timesheets? P20? P19? P18... nope he is P14!
17:51 A much better lap from Norris and he moves up to seventh place. Kyvat, Gasly and Ricciardo currently complete the top ten.
17:48 Bottas is back in the Mercedes garage, trudging his way to the rear and away from the cameras.
17:46 Yellow flags for Norris as he gets it wrong at Turn 7 and goes straight on. He works his way back out and onto the track.
17:45 Verstappen, Vettel and Hamilton - the top three - all take to the track.
17:44 Ferrari are playing around with parts with Vettel's car now fitted with the new floor but old front wing.
17:43 Green light and off we go with Sainz the first man out, practicing a start on his way out of the pits.
17:41 Still under red...
17:38 Replays show Bottas was already fighting the car a few corners earlier. It was a hefty whack for the Finn, ripping the steering wheel out of his hands.
17:37 The great news is that Bottas is fine. He walks away from the car after being given the all-clear as the rest of the field heads back to the pits.
17:36 He has left some serious rubber down on the track. He went super aggressive into 19, slammed brakes, and bam... met the tyre barrier.
17:34 Yellow flag, make that a red! Bottas is in the wall at Turn 19 and out of FP1. He lost the rear of his W10 and has done some serious damage to the left side of the car. "Sorry guys," he says.
17:33 Verstappen improves to P1, a 1:40.2 to go 0.167s up on Vettel.
17:31 Daniel Ricciardo meet wall. Wall meet Daniel Ricciardo. He is the second driver to brush up against the wall this session with Bottas having had a brief brush earlier.
17:30 While that was going on Verstappen, also running the soft tyres, moved up to second place.
17:28 Pulling in to the pits, Leclerc immediately turns the car off to save the engine.
17:27 Trouble for Leclerc, who is on the old floor. Something popped on the car and popped is the only word to describe it. He is still in fourth and slowly making his way back to the pits. "There's a problem," he tells Ferrari. Yes there is.
17:26 Vettel takes to the track with the new floor on his SF90. He goes purple in the first sector but is on the soft tyres compared to Mercedes' hard. He goes quickest with a 1:40.426.
17:23 It is a 1:41.4 for the reigning World Champion, 0.103s down on Bottas' P1 time.
17:22 Hamilton is also running the hard tyres but he is not making inroads on Bottas' time, at least not in the first sector. He goes green in the second and...
17:20 If you are wondering where Ferrari are, Leclerc has dropped to ninth and Vettel P12 as their floors are swapped.
17:18 Bottas gets it right and goes quickest, a 1:41.3 for the Finn. And his team-mate Hamilton takes to the track looking to regain P1.
17:17 "8. 11 and 12". Those are the three corners that Bottas is told he made mistakes.
17:14 Three greens for the Finn and he improves to second, 0.43s down on Hamilton.
17:12 Bottas breaks the silence as he leaves the pits on a set of hard tyres.
17:09 One by one the drivers head back to the pits to hand their first set of tyres back to Pirelli. Expect a few minutes' lull.
17:08 Make that P2 as Hamilton goes quickest, a 1:41.4 which is half a second up on Verstappen's time.
17:07 "The car is bouncing massively so I have massive oscillations on the pedal," is Verstappen's assessment after his P1 lap.
17:06 No Ferraris on the track at the moment as work is going on both sides of the garage. Looks as if mechanics are swapping the new floor from Leclerc's car to Vettel's.
17:04 Pit stop practice over at Renault, stop watch and all from track operations director Alan Permane.
17:03 Verstappen has returned to the track after a few set-up changes for his RB15. He is still on his first set of soft Pirellis. He sets a fastest middle sector on his way to a 1:41.9 and that's P1. Stroll has improved to fourth in the Racing Point.
17:00 P1 for Hamilton, a 1:42.412. That puts him 0.629s up on Bottas.
16:59 Replays show Hamilton almost lost his front wing as Sainz's McLaren shot passed him.
16:57 Hamilton is the last man to put in a timed lap... but it is a really slow 2.03. Not sure what went wrong there. But Mercedes need not worry because he just went purple in the first sector...
16:55 George Russell is not having a great time as he reports massive vibrations. "I had a bit of a weird vibration under braking into Turn 18 - at the front axel," he said. And we have a change at the top as Bottas goes quickest, a 1:43.0. He is 0.03s up on Verstappen.
16:54 New driver up in P1 and it is Verstappen. A 1:43.0 for the Red Bull driver.
16:53 Christian Horner is on the mic with Sky Sports, saying he would not have signed Grosjean if he was the Haas boss, and reckons Hulkenberg deserves a race seat but that it won't be with Red Bull.
16:50 Grosjean is having a problem passing the cars in front of him due to a DRS issue. More drivers have taken to the track and now half the field has set times. The Ferraris are still 1-2.
16:47 Leclerc's P1 time is down to a 1:43 with Vettel 1.4s down. Hulkenberg goes third.
16:46 A sparking Hulkenberg joins the party. Looks like Renault are going to need to raise the ride height as that RS19 is hitting every single tiny bump - and there are a lot of them around the Marina Bay street circuit.
16:43 The Ferrari team-mates have each done five laps, joined now by Kubica.
16:40 Leclerc has upped his pace to a 1:44.7 while Vettel is also putting in the laps. He is, however, 1.3 seconds down on his team-mate.
16:38 Leclerc lays down a 1:46.1 in his revised Ferrari. The Scuderia's car are sporting a new nose design today.
16:36 Everyone except Valtteri Bottas and Kubica has been out.
16:33 Verstappen, Kimi Raikkonen and Hamilton are the latest to put in their installation laps.
16:32 Kevin Magnussen, Antonio Giovinazzi, Daniil Kvyat and Alexander Albon are the next out, leading out a train of cars.
16:30 Green light, let's go with Pierre Gasly the first man out.
16:29 Almost...
16:24 If you missed yesterday's news, Romain Grosjean has re-signed with Haas for 2020, Nico Hulkenberg is running out of options and Robert Kubica has announced he will leave Williams at the end of this year.
16:18 If you aren't aware yet this is a night race, well except for this practice. The sun is still out, the lights are off and it is probably one of the least representative sessions on the calendar. However, the drivers can at least learn the track's layout. Air temperature is 31'C and the track is up to 42'C.
16:13 The good news this week is that the haze from the Indonesian fires that had settled over Singapore has lifted a bit. The air pollution levels are now moderate. The race organisers, though, so have a plan in place should the levels become dangerous.
16:09 Red Bull haven't won at the Marina Bay circuit since Sebastian Vettel's hat-trick from 2011 to 2013. BTW he is tied with Hamilton for the record for the most Singapore GP wins, four, but given his current form he's not one of the favourites to win this weekend.
16:06 As such many are expecting Red Bull to be the team to challenge Mercedes this weekend. Although Lewis Hamilton is chasing his third straight Singapore GP win, and Mercedes' fourth, the circuit is well suited to Red Bull's RB15.
16:00 Formula 1 arrives at the Marina Bay circuit on the back of two Ferrari wins. Charles Leclerc was P1 in Belgium and again in Italy. However, this Singapore circuit is a completely different beast. Gone are the long fast-flowing straights, instead it is corner after corner after corner.
13:00 Good afternoon and welcome to the Marina Bay circuit for the first of Friday's two practice sessions for the Singapore GP. All times are local.
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:46.250 1:58:33.667 1
2 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:47.048 2.641 1
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:46.077 3.821 1
4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:45.952 4.608 1
5 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:45.271 6.119 1
6 Alex Albon Red Bull 1:46.311 11.663 1
7 Lando Norris McLaren 1:46.208 14.769 1
8 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1:46.154 15.547 1
9 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:46.423 16.718 2
10 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 1:46.190 17.855 2
11 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:53.255 35.436 2
12 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:53.164 35.974 2
13 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1:52.526 36.419 3
14 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:54.336 37.660 1
15 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:48.749 38.178 2
16 Robert Kubica Williams 1:48.143 47.024 2
17 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:51.021 86.522 2
R Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing RETIRED 1
R Sergio Perez Racing Point RETIRED 1
R George Russell Williams RETIRED 1
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:36.217 0
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:36.408 0.191 0
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:36.437 0.220 0
4 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:36.813 0.596 0
5 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:37.146 0.929 0
6 Alex Albon Red Bull 1:37.411 1.194 0
7 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:37.818 1.601 0
8 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:38.095 1.878 0
9 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:38.264 2.047 0
10 Lando Norris McLaren 1:38.329 2.112 0
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:36.650 0
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:36.720 0.070 0
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:36.933 0.283 0
4 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:37.089 0.439 0
5 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:37.142 0.492 0
6 Lando Norris McLaren 1:37.572 0.922 0
7 Alex Albon Red Bull 1:37.865 1.215 0
8 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:37.982 1.332 0
9 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:38.399 1.749 0
10 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:38.580 1.930 0
11 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1:38.620 1.970 0
12 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 1:38.697 2.047 0
13 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1:38.699 2.049 0
14 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 1:38.858 2.208 0
15 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:39.650 3.000 0
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:37.317 0
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:37.565 0.248 0
3 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:38.014 0.697 0
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:38.374 1.057 0
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:38.540 1.223 0
6 Lando Norris McLaren 1:38.606 1.289 0
7 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:38.882 1.565 0
8 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:39.001 1.684 0
9 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1:39.085 1.768 0
10 Alex Albon Red Bull 1:39.106 1.789 0
11 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 1:39.272 1.955 0
12 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:39.362 2.045 0
13 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 1:39.454 2.137 0
14 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1:39.909 2.592 0
15 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:39.942 2.625 0
16 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:39.957 2.640 0
17 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1:39.979 2.662 0
18 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:40.277 2.960 0
19 George Russell Williams 1:40.867 3.550 0
20 Robert Kubica Williams 1:41.186 3.869 0
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:38.192 0
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:38.399 0.207 0
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:38.811 0.619 0
4 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:38.885 0.693 0
5 Alex Albon Red Bull 1:39.258 1.066 0
6 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:39.366 1.174 0
7 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:39.507 1.315 0
8 Lando Norris McLaren 1:39.709 1.517 0
9 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:40.118 1.926 0
10 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:40.153 1.961 0
11 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1:40.209 2.017 0
12 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1:40.339 2.147 0
13 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 1:40.953 2.761 0
14 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1:40.985 2.793 0
15 George Russell Williams 1:41.156 2.964 0
16 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 1:41.169 2.977 0
17 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:41.494 3.302 0
18 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:41.542 3.350 0
19 Robert Kubica Williams 1:41.954 3.762 0
20 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 0
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:38.773 0
2 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:38.957 0.184 0
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:39.591 0.818 0
4 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:39.894 1.121 0
5 Alex Albon Red Bull 1:39.943 1.170 0
6 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:40.018 1.245 0
7 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:40.145 1.372 0
8 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:40.324 1.551 0
9 Lando Norris McLaren 1:40.361 1.588 0
10 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1:40.637 1.864 0
11 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:40.713 1.940 0
12 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:40.811 2.038 0
13 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1:40.875 2.102 0
14 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 1:41.128 2.355 0
15 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1:41.128 2.355 0
16 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 1:41.232 2.459 0
17 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:41.392 2.619 0
18 George Russell Williams 1:41.445 2.672 0
19 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:41.564 2.791 0
20 Robert Kubica Williams 1:42.177 3.404 0
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:40.259 0
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:40.426 0.167 0
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:40.925 0.666 0
4 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:41.336 1.077 0
5 Alex Albon Red Bull 1:41.467 1.208 0
6 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:41.812 1.553 0
7 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:41.966 1.707 0
8 Lando Norris McLaren 1:42.180 1.921 0
9 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:42.305 2.046 0
10 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1:42.377 2.118 0
11 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:42.527 2.268 0
12 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:42.630 2.371 0
13 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 1:42.677 2.418 0
14 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 1:42.786 2.527 0
15 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1:42.791 2.532 0
16 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:43.150 2.891 0
17 Robert Kubica Williams 1:43.336 3.077 0
18 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1:43.369 3.110 0
19 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:43.618 3.359 0
20 George Russell Williams 1:43.993 3.734 0
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