Red Bull dominates FP2 at Singapore

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F1 Grand Prix, GP Singapore, Marina Bay Street Circuitsg

Daniel Ricciardo continued to be fastest in the second practice session of the day at Singapore, this time followed at more than half a second by his team mate Max Verstappen. The competition was left behind, with only Hamilton managing to stay within a second of the Australian pace setter.

Ricciardo and Verstappen had a lock on the session from the start, and after trading fastest times early on the issue was settled in the Australian’s favour when he posted a lap of 1m 40.852s on the ultrasoft Pirelli tyres - the quickest ever circuit of Marina Bay. His Dutch team mate brushed a wall, and was unable to better his mark of 1m 41.408s.

It was a very smooth and collected Hamilton who got closest to them, albeit seven-tenths down, after Vettel aborted his out-of-sequence run on ultras having stumbled across traffic. The German then whacked a wall and ripped down an advertising hoarding, bringing out the Virtual Safety Car temporarily while the debris was cleared. Thankfully for him, his Ferrari escaped damage.

Hamilton lapped his Mercedes in 1m 41.555s on the purple rubber, on which everyone bar Vettel set their best times, and was followed by team mate Bottas on 1m 42.104s.

Results

Pos.No.DriverCarTimeGapLaps
13Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing TAG Heuer1:40.852-33
233Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing TAG Heuer1:41.408+0.556s28
344Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG1:41.555+0.703s36
477Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG1:42.104+1.252s35
527Nico HulkenbergRenault1:42.448+1.596s33
62Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren Honda1:42.501+1.649s34
714Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:42.788+1.936s32
811Sergio PerezForce India Mercedes1:42.826+1.974s35
97Kimi RäikkönenFerrari1:42.835+1.983s30
1031Esteban OconForce India Mercedes1:43.054+2.202s34
115Sebastian VettelFerrari1:43.104+2.252s33
1255Carlos SainzToro Rosso1:43.236+2.384s38
1326Daniil KvyatToro Rosso1:43.608+2.756s32
1430Jolyon PalmerRenault1:43.795+2.943s32
1519Felipe MassaWilliams Mercedes1:43.836+2.984s32
1618Lance StrollWilliams Mercedes1:44.301+3.449s32
1720Kevin MagnussenHaas Ferrari1:44.417+3.565s32
188Romain GrosjeanHaas Ferrari1:44.928+4.076s29
1994Pascal WehrleinSauber Ferrari1:45.673+4.821s34
209Marcus EricssonSauber Ferrari1:45.721+4.869s35

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