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Sebastian Vettel wins pole position in Singapore

Sebastian Vettel claimed the pole position for the F1 Singapore Grand Prix while his rival Lewis Hamilton came down at 5th. The Ferrari driver claimed the position from counterpart Max Verstappen by just 0.323 seconds. Vettel ended at 1m39.491 seconds. This was the first run of the Q3, and all the drivers were using ultra soft rubbers. Verstappen had his pace well set in Q2, but Vettel just proved a bit better in the third. Daniel Ricciardo came in at third. Sebastian Vettel survived a close scare when he brushed the wall in the second quarter. Kimi Raikkonen claimed the fourth place with Lewis Hamilton securing a fifth place. Renault’s Nico Hulkenberg finished seventh while McLaren’s Fernando Alonso ended at the eighth place. Kevin Magnusson was the fastest to get eliminated followed by Felipe Massa.

Daniel Ricciardo hopeful for Singapore win

Both of Red Bull’s racers provided strong finishes in the qualifiers for the Singapore Grand Prix. Daniel Ricciardo came in third while teammate Max Verstappen came in second. Verstappen was fastest in both Q1 and Q2 but just lost by 0.3 seconds to Vettel in the final quarter. Daniel Ricciardo is still confident Red Bull can turn the tables on the Marina Bay circuit. The Renault engine used by Ricciardo and Verstappen lacks a bit in power behind its Ferrari counterpart. Verstappen is also known for his aggressive racing promises to give Vettel a run for his money in the race. The Singapore Grand Prix will surely be a roller coaster of a race where anything can end up happening.

Raikkonen’s mistake cost him the pole position

Kimi Raikkonen would have joined his teammate Sebastian Vettel at the top if not for a mistake. Vettel went on to win the pole position for Ferrari in Singapore. Raikkonen meanwhile took the fourth place and was over half a second behind Vettel. Raikkonen claimed to have had minor issues with his Ferrari’s handling. He believes that Red Bull has been better in the qualifiers at least. The Singapore Grand Prix will be held at the Marina Bay Circuit which is quite a tricky track with some close turns.

Toyota interested in Alonso for Le Mans

Toyota has claimed that they are open to talking to Fernando Alonso for a Le Mans drive at next year’s FIA World Endurance Championship. The Japanese giants are willing for a top driver after McLaren said that Alonso would drive at Le Mans next year. Alonso has always claimed his desire to race in the Triple Crown. Although nothing is final as of now, things would be revealed next month, where Alonso’s career is heading. McLaren boss also claims that Alonso could compete in the Le Mans under right circumstances.



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