F1 Singapore Grand Prix: From a Fans Perspective

Sports Rediscovered brings a live report from Nikhil Dongre on the Singapore Grand Prix

Formula-One action moved to Singapore this week and it was time for yet another enthralling race. The F1 Singapore Grand Prix qualifying session took place yesterday where Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel bagged the pole position, thus ending Mercedes AMG’s 15-month dominance.

Vettel’s teammate Kimi Raikkonen also put in an impressive performance to grab the third spot. Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo managed to finish second. Current leader and winner of the last two Grands Prix Lewis Hamilton finished fifth and his teammate Nico Rosberg was right behind him at number 6.

Interestingly, this is Ferrari’s first pole position since the 2012 German Grand Prix. Being a Ferrari fan, I am lucky to be here for the F1 Singapore Grand Prix.

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Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel (center) poses with teammate Kimi Raikkonen (left) and Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull(right).

My experience at the Marina Bay Circuit:

Entering the stands at the Marina Bay Circuit for my 2nd Formula 1 race. I could feel the excitement in the crowd and in me. As I entered the grandstand for qualifying the giant screen was showing Sebastian Vettel celebrating his first victory of the season in Malaysia shouting “Forza Ferrari” on his radio, setting up the scene for Vettel’s bid in dethroning Hamilton and his attempt at a record 8th pole position.

Qualifying session 1 & 2 were eventless though Ferrari were showing the same consistency which has been on display from the 1st practice session. Ferrari along with Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull conserved their super soft tyres for Qualifying 3 which eventually proved to be a masterstroke.

The F1 Singapore Grand Prix Qualifying for Force India proved to be very bad as both their cars went out after the 2nd session. Ferrari and Red Bull went home happy on Saturday night after finishing in the top 4.

Ferrari and Vettel will be happy with the result in qualifying even though they know it doesn’t guarantee victory on Sunday.

F1 Singapore Grand Prix Qualifying: Results (Q3)

POSITION DRIVER TEAM TIME LAPS
1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:43.885 14
2 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:44.428 17
3 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:44.667 17
4 Daniil Kyvat Red Bull 1:44.745 15
5 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG 1:45.300 16
6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG 1:45.415 17
7 Valterri Bottas Williams 1:45.676 20
8 Max Verstappen Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:45.798 16
9 Felipe Massa Williams 1:46.077 19
10 Romain Grosjean Lotus 1:46.413 18

Stay tuned for more news and updates on the F1 Singapore Grand Prix.




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