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.
Lewis Hamilton commands the very first wet Formula One night race, the 2017 Singapore Grand Prix.
A race into the unknown as Formula One celebrated the 10th Singapore Grand Prix with the very first night race in wet conditions. A new prospect for the 20 man field, unsure of what tyres to start on and whether the weather would create glare under the lights. Though the drama came when Vettel pinched Verstappen into Raikkonen to take the trio out before the first corner. Promoting Hamilton into a lead he mastered to move 28-points clear of the Ferrari.
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 tops free practice two at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Atop the timesheets once again sat Daniel Ricciardo at the Hungaroring. Putting his upgraded Red Bull ahead of the field on the supersoft tyres, above Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas as Lewis Hamilton missed his chance at a flying lap thanks to yellow flags for Felipe Massa and a red flag when Pascal Wehlrein suffered a heavy head on crash at Turn 11.
Final practice at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix topped by Valtteri Bottas.
Valtteri Bottas tops a fraught final practice session for Jolyon Palmer, Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel as the British racer retired early with his Renault on fire. While Vettel often sat in the Ferrari pit and Friday pace-setting Max Verstappen parked up late on with engine issues.
Second free practice at the Monaco Grand Prix topped by Sebastian Vettel from Daniel Ricciardo.
The Monaco Grand Prix weekend had eased into action with Lewis Hamilton posting what was the then fastest ever lap around the streets of Monte Carlo. But once the afternoon was underway, times continued to tumble with Sebastian Vettel lowering Daniil Kvyat’s benchmark. While the barriers began to claim their first victims in Esteban Ocon and Lance Stroll – two drivers who were yet to ever lap the circuit.
Second free practice topped by Lewis Hamilton at the Spanish Grand Prix.
Updates bedded in, data gathered and Fernando Alonso’s McLaren fixed. But Hamilton and Bottas remained fastest after soft tyres were fitted and race simulations began in second practice at the Spanish GP.