Valtteri Bottas tops the final practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix.
Valtteri Bottas posts the fastest lap around Suzuka in the final practice session, despite a crash that later ruled the Finn out after twenty minutes. Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen then took the restart and crashed himself at Degner 2 to rule both Finn’s out of the session, while the Scuderia lacked the pace to match the race-focused Mercedes.
Ferrari remains on top as Raikkonen sets the pace in FP3 at the Malaysian Grand Prix.
At first, Lewis Hamilton appeared to have brought Mercedes back into the race after a less than perfect Friday left the Silver Arrows head scratching. But an error on his flying lap left the old-aero element running Briton down the order whilst Ferrari leapt to the top with a commanding lead. A strong start to the day, until an issue developed late on that left Sebastian Vettel limping back to the pits.
Second practice at the Singapore Grand Prix topped by Daniel Ricciardo.
The lights come on in Singapore and the deals were signed at the Marina Bay Street Circuit, as McLaren ditched Honda for Renault power, Toro Rosso took their Japanese supply and Carlos Sainz was loaned to the French manufacturer for 2018. Cramming a silly-season of deals into the between session-window, and overshadowing Daniel Ricciardo’s rapid table-topping FP2 runs.
Daniel Ricciardo sets the opening pace at the Singapore Grand Prix.
The evening sun may still have been beaming down over the Singapore streets, but the Red Bull was shining as Daniel Ricciardo posted the fastest time in First Free Practice for the Singapore Grand Prix. Setting a new absolute lap record for the Marina Bay Street Circuit, with times only set to continue to fall as night creeps in.
Preview Round 14 of the FIA Formula One World Championship, the Singapore Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton holds the championship lead for the very first time in 2017, as Formula One flies away from Europe once more and the calendar edges towards the Abu Dhabi closer. Still to go, though, are trips to Asia and the Americas with Singapore’s Marina Bay Street Circuit the first to welcome the mechanical circus that brings drama both on and off the track.
Lewis Hamilton claims record 69th pole position at the Italian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton breaks Michael Schumacher’s 11-year pole record with a sensational lap to claim pole by 1.1 seconds in challenging conditions. Mastering a drenched Monza just an hour after playing against Bottas on the PlayStation while rain flooded a red flagged track caused by Romain Grosjean aquaplaning.