F1 2016: Singapore GP – Qualifying Times & Laps

Qualifying

Times

  1. Nico Rosberg – Mercedes – 1:42.584
  2. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – 1:43.115
  3. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 1:43.288
  4. Max Verstappen – Red Bull – 1:43.328
  5. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – 1:43.540
  6. Carlos Sainz – Toro Rosso – 1:44.197
  7. Daniil Kvyat – Toro Rosso – 1:44.469
  8. Nico Hulkenberg – Force India – 1:44.479
  9. Fernando Alonso – McLaren – 1:44.553
  10. Sergio Perez – Force India – 1:44.582
  11. Valtteri Bottas – Williams – 1:44.740
  12. Felipe Massa – Williams – 1:44.991
  13. Jenson Button – McLaren – 1:45.144
  14. Esteban Gutierrez – Haas – 1:45.593
  15. Romain Grosjean – Haas – 1:45.723
  16. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 1:47.827
  17. Kevin Magnussen – Renault – 1:46.825
  18. Felipe Nasr – Sauber – 1:46.860
  19. Jolyon Palmer – Renault – 1:46.960
  20. Pascal Wehrlein – Manor – 1:47.667
  21. Esteban Ocon – Manor – 1:48.296
  22. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 1:49.116

Laps

  1. Sergio Perez – Force India – 20
  2. Nico Hulkenberg – Force India – 17
  3. Daniil Kvyat – Toro Rosso – 15
  4. Fernando Alonso – McLaren – 15
  5. Carlos Sainz – Toro Rosso – 14
  6. Jenson Button – McLaren – 13
  7. Nico Rosberg – Mercedes – 12
  8. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – 12
  9. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 12
  10. Max Verstappen – Red Bull – 12
  11. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – 12
  12. Esteban Gutierrez – Haas – 12
  13. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 12
  14. Valtteri Bottas – Williams – 11
  15. Felipe Massa – Williams – 11
  16. Romain Grosjean – Haas – 11
  17. Kevin Magnussen – Renault – 9
  18. Jolyon Palmer – Renault – 9
  19. Esteban Ocon – Manor – 9
  20. Felipe Nasr – Sauber – 8
  21. Pascal Wehrlein – Manor – 8
  22. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 4

F1 2016: Singapore GP – FP3 Times & Laps

Free Practice 3

Times

Drivers

  1. Nico Rosberg – Mercedes – 1:44.352
  2. Max Verstappen – Red Bull – 1:44.411 – +0.059
  3. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – 1:44.860 – +0.508
  4. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – 1:44.903 – +0.551
  5. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 1:45.104 – +0.752
  6. Nico Hulkenberg – Force India – 1:45.316 – +0.964
  7. Daniil Kvyat – Toro Rosso – 1:45.503 – +1.151
  8. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 1:45.806 – +1.454
  9. Carlos Sainz – Toro Rosso – 1:45.879 – +1.527
  10. Valtteri Bottas – Williams – 1:45.947 – +1.595
  11. Sergio Perez – Force India – 1:46.112 – +1.760
  12. Fernando Alonso – McLaren – 1:46.164 – +1.812
  13. Esteban Gutierrez – Haas – 1:46.316 – +1.964
  14. Felipe Massa – Williams – 1:46.529 – +2.177
  15. Kevin Magnussen – Renault – 1:47.116 – +2.764
  16. Jenson Button – McLaren – 1:47.277 – +2.925
  17. Felipe Nasr – Sauber – 1:47.293 – +2.941
  18. Romain Grosjean – Haas – 1:47.411 – +3.059
  19. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 1:47.956 – +3.604
  20. Jolyon Palmer – Renault – 1:48.689 – +4.337
  21. Pascal Wehrlein – Manor – 1:49.201 – +4.849
  22. Esteban Ocon – Manor – 1:49.565 – +5.213

Teams

  1. Mercedes – 1:44.352
  2. Red Bull – 1:44.411 – +0.059
  3. Ferrari – 1:44.860 – +0.508
  4. Force India – 1:45.316 – +0.964
  5. Toro Rosso – 1:45.503 – +1.151
  6. Williams – 1:45.947 – +1.595
  7. McLaren – 1:46.164 – +1.812
  8. Haas – 1:46.316 – +1.964
  9. Renault – 1:47.116 – +2.764
  10. Sauber – 1:47.293 – +2.941
  11. Manor – 1:49.201 – +4.849

Laps

Drivers

  1. Romain Grosjean – Haas – 20
  2. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 20
  3. Daniil Kvyat – Toro Rosso – 19
  4. Felipe Nasr – Sauber – 18
  5. Carlos Sainz – Toro Rosso – 17
  6. Felipe Massa – Williams – 17
  7. Valtteri Bottas – Williams – 16
  8. Esteban Gutierrez – Haas – 16
  9. Jenson Button – McLaren – 16
  10. Nico Rosberg – Mercedes – 15
  11. Max Verstappen – Red Bull – 15
  12. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – 15
  13. Sergio Perez – Force India – 15
  14. Esteban Ocon – Manor – 14
  15. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 13
  16. Nico Hulkenberg – Force India – 13
  17. Fernando Alonso – McLaren – 13
  18. Jolyon Palmer – Renault- 13
  19. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – 12
  20. Kevin Magnussen – Renault – 11
  21. Pascal Wehrlein – Manor – 10
  22. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 9

Teams

  1. Sauber – 38
  2. Haas – 36
  3. Toro Rosso – 36
  4. Williams – 33
  5. McLaren – 29
  6. Ferrari – 28
  7. Force India – 28
  8. Red Bull – 27
  9. Mercedes – 24
  10. Renault – 24
  11. Manor – 24

F1 2016: Singapore GP – FP2 Times & Laps

Free Practice 2

Times

Drivers

  1. Nico Rosberg – Mercedes – 1:44.152
  2. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – 1:44.427 – +0.275
  3. Max Verstappen – Red Bull – 1:44.532 – +0.380
  4. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – 1:44.557 – +0.405
  5. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 1:45.161 – +1.009
  6. Nico Hulkenberg – Force India – 1:45.182 – +1.030
  7. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 1:45.275 – +1.123
  8. Carlos Sainz – Toro Rosso – 1:45.507 – +1.355
  9. Fernando Alonso – McLaren – 1:45.779 – +1.627
  10. Daniil Kvyat – Toro Rosso – 1:46.029 – +1.877
  11. Sergio Perez – Force India – 1:46.063 – +1.911
  12. Jenson Button – McLaren – 1:46.574 – +2.422
  13. Esteban Gutierrez – Haas – 1:46.727 – +2.575
  14. Felipe Massa – Williams – 1:46.856 – +2.704
  15. Valtteri Bottas – Williams – 1:46.960 – +2.808
  16. Kevin Magnussen – Renault – 1:47.161 – +3.009
  17. Jolyon Palmer – Renault – 1:47.166 – +3.014
  18. Felipe Nasr – Sauber – 1:47.531 – +3.379
  19. Romain Grosjean – Haas – 1:48.391 – +4.239
  20. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 1:48.487  – +4.335
  21. Pascal Wehrlein – Manor – 1:48.505 – +4.353
  22. Esteban Ocon – Manor – 1:48.823 – +4.671

Teams

  1. Mercedes – 1:44.152
  2. Ferrari – 1:44.427 – +0.275
  3. Red Bull – 1:44.532 – +0.380
  4. Force India – 1:45.182 – +1.030
  5. Toro Rosso – 1:45.507 – +1.355
  6. McLaren – 1:45.779 – +1.627
  7. Haas  – 1:46.727 – +2.575
  8. Williams – 1:48.856 – +2.704
  9. Renault – 1:47.161 – +3.009
  10. Sauber – 1:47.531 – +3.379
  11. Manor – 1:48.505 – +4.353

Laps

Drivers

  1. Esteban Gutierrez – Haas – 36
  2. Nico Hulkenberg – Force India – 35
  3. Daniil Kvyat – Toro Rosso – 35
  4. Nico Rosberg – Mercedes – 34
  5. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – 34
  6. Jolyon Palmer – Renault – 34
  7. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 33
  8. Carlos Sainz – Toro Rosso – 33
  9. Pascal Wehrlein – Manor – 33
  10. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 32
  11. Fernando Alonso – McLaren – 30
  12. Jenson Button – McLaren – 30
  13. Felipe Massa – Williams – 30
  14. Valtteri Bottas – Williams – 30
  15. Kevin Magnussen – Renault – 30
  16. Max Verstappen – Red Bull – 29
  17. Felipe Nasr – Sauber – 29
  18. Esteban Ocon – Manor – 29
  19. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – 26
  20. Sergio Perez – Force India – 26
  21. Romain Grosjean – Haas – 12
  22. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 10

Teams

  1. Toro Rosso – 68
  2. Ferrari – 67
  3. Renault – 64
  4. Manor – 62
  5. Force India – 61
  6. Sauber – 61
  7. McLaren – 60
  8. Williams – 60
  9. Red Bull – 55
  10. Haas – 48
  11. Mercedes – 44

F1 2016: Singapore GP – FP1 Times & Laps

Free Practice 1

Times

Drivers

  1. Max Verstappen – Red Bull – 1:45.823
  2. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – 1:45.872 – +0.049
  3. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 1:46.287 – +0.464
  4. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 1:46.426 – +0.603
  5. Nico Rosberg – Mercedes – 1:46.513 – +0.690
  6. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – 1:46.890 – +1.067
  7. Carlos Sainz – Toro Rosso – 1:46.936 – +1.113
  8. Daniil Kvyat – Toro Rosso – 1:47.683 – +1.860
  9. Felipe Massa – Williams – 1:48.044 – +2.221
  10. Esteban Gutierrez – Haas – 1:48.109 – +2.286
  11. Fernando Alonso – McLaren – 1:48.202 – +2.379
  12. Sergio Perez – Force India – 1:48.214 – +2.391
  13. Nico Hulkenberg – Force India – 1:48.359 – +2.536
  14. Valtteri Bottas – Williams – 1:48.453 – +2.630
  15. Felipe Nasr – Sauber – 1:49.595 – +3.772
  16. Jenson Button – McLaren – 1:49.615 – +3.792
  17. Jolyon Palmer – Renault – 1:49.794 – +3.971
  18. Kevin Magnussen – Renault – 1:50.263 – +4.440
  19. Pascal Wehrlein – Manor – 1:51.112 – +5.289
  20. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 1:51.479 – +5.656
  21. Esteban Ocon – Renault – 1:52.379 – +6.556
  22. Romain Grosjean – Haas – No Time Set

Teams

  1. Red Bull – 1:45.823
  2. Ferrari – 1:46.287 – +0.464
  3. Mercedes – 1:46.426 – +0.603
  4. Toro Rosso – 1:46.936 – +1.113
  5. Williams – 1:48:044 – +2.221
  6. Haas – 1:48.109 – +2.286
  7. McLaren – 1:48.202 – +2.379
  8. Force India – 1:48.214 – +2.391
  9. Sauber – 1:49.595 – +3.772
  10. Renault – 1:49.794 – +3.971
  11. Manor – 1:51.112 – +5.289

Laps

Drivers

  1. Esteban Ocon – Manor – 33
  2. Daniil Kvyat – Toro Rosso – 29
  3. Kevin Magnussen – Renault – 29
  4. Carlos Sainz – Toro Rosso – 28
  5. Sergio Perez – Force India – 28
  6. Nico Hulkenberg – Force India – 28
  7. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – 27
  8. Felipe Massa – Williams – 27
  9. Jolyon Palmer – Renault – 27
  10. Valtteri Bottas – Williams – 26
  11. Max Verstappen – Red Bull – 25
  12. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 24
  13. Esteban Gutierrez – Haas – 23
  14. Pascal Wehrlein – Manor – 23
  15. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 22
  16. Nico Rosberg – Mercedes – 22
  17. Fernando Alonso – McLaren – 21
  18. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – 20
  19. Jenson Button – McLaren – 20
  20. Felipe Nasr – Sauber – 16
  21. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 16
  22. Romain Grosjean – Haas – 2

Teams

  1. Toro Rosso – 57
  2. Manor – 56
  3. Renault – 56
  4. Force India – 56
  5. Red Bull – 53
  6. Williams – 53
  7. Mercedes – 46
  8. Ferrari – 42
  9. McLaren – 41
  10. Sauber – 32
  11. Haas – 25

F1 2016: Singapore GP Preview

The Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore first appeared on the F1 calendar in 2008. It was the sport’s first ever night race and remains the only one still held completely under the lights at night.

Teams, drivers and personnel remain on European time to help them deal with the odd timings of the Singapore Grand Prix. Due to the length of the circuit – 23 corners, the most of any race this year – and the probability of safety cars, the race normally pushes the two hour limit and is a tough challenge for drivers.

Circuit: Marina Bay Street Circuit
Number of Laps: 61
Circuit Length: 5.065km
Number of Corners: 23
Lap Record: 1:50.041 Daniel Ricciardo (2015)
Previous Singapore Grand Prix winners still on the grid: 3
Most Successful Team: Red Bull (3 wins)
DRS Zones: 2    
Pirelli Tyres: Soft, Supersoft and Ultrasoft

As is the case with any street circuit, there are low grip levels and the average speed is the second lowest of any on the calendar – Monaco being the slowest. 45% of the lap is spent at full throttle with approximately 80 gear changes per lap.

Pirelli have brought the soft, supersoft and ultrasoft tyre compounds with the latter making its first appearance since the Austrian Grand Prix earlier in the year. Drivers will have to contend with degradation as well as the humidity and extra challenges a street circuit brings.

The 2015 race proved to be a weakness in Mercedes’ armour with Nico Rosberg finishing fourth and Lewis Hamilton failing to finish. They struggled in qualifying and were unable to match the Ferraris and Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo. It was Sebastian Vettel who won the race for Ferrari with Ricciardo second and Kimi Raikkonen in third.

Last time out it was Rosberg who won, beating team-mate Hamilton who had a disappointing start to the race. Vettel was third ahead of Raikkonen, Ricciardo and Valtteri Bottas. The result means that the gap between the top two in the championship stands at just two points, with Rosberg getting right back in contention with Hamilton.

Mercedes will be hoping to avoid the difficulties they suffered at the 2015 Singapore Grand Prix. Elsewhere in the championship, Red Bull are ahead of Ferrari and they are a team who have won the modern Singapore Grand Prix more than anyone else. Ferrari have won it twice with other previous winning teams McLaren and Renault unlikely to win it this year.

 

 

F1 2016: Singapore GP Tyre Choices

Driver tyre choices for the Singapore Grand Prix are as follows:

DRIVER Soft Supersoft Ultrasoft
Lewis Hamilton 3 3 7
Nico Rosberg 4 2 7
Sebastian Vettel 2 2 9
Kimi Raikkonen 1 3 9
Valtteri Bottas 2 3 8
Felipe Massa 1 4 8
Daniel Ricciardo 2 4 7
Max Verstappen 2 4 7
Kevin Magnussen 1 5 7
Jolyon Palmer 1 5 7
Nico Hulkenberg 4 3 6
Sergio Perez 4 3 6
Daniil Kvyat 1 4 8
Carlos Sainz 1 4 8
Fernando Alonso 2 3 8
Jenson Button 2 3 8
Marcus Ericsson 1 3 9
Felipe Nasr 1 4 8
Pascal Wehrlein 3 4 6
Esteban Ocon 3 4 6
Romain Grosjean 2 2 9
Esteban Gutierrez 1 3 9

Nico Rosberg in control at Italian Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg has closed the gap at the top of the championship to just two points, following a win at the Italian Grand Prix.

It was his team-mate Lewis Hamilton who started from pole position but was slow away at the start, losing out to the Ferraris, Daniel Ricciardo and Valtteri Bottas. Rosberg took the lead and was untroubled over the course of the race, eventually crossing the line with a 15 second advantage over Hamilton.

Sebastian Vettel finished in third place – where he started – ahead of Kimi Raikkonen, Ricciardo, and Bottas. Max Verstappen finished seventh ahead of Sergio Perez and Felipe Massa, with Nico Hulkenberg rounding out the top ten and points finishers.

Everyone from Romain Grosjean in 11th down was lapped and there were 18 finishers from the 22 starters. Jenson Button enjoyed some battles throughout the race, having been forced wide at the start and dropping to the back of the pack. His fun included a pass on “cheeky monkey” team-mate Fernando Alonso who finished 14th. Esteban Gutierrez nearly stalled at the start but did get going eventually and finished in 15th place. Alonso put on a new set of tyres in the closing stages of the race and set the fastest lap on his way to 16th.

Carlos Sainz, Marcus Erisson, Kevin Magnussen and Esteban Ocon rounded out the finishers. Daniil Kvyat suffered another disappointment with another retirement along with Pascal Wehrlein. Jolyon Palmer and Felipe Nasr both retired following an early accident with Nasr being apportioned the blame and a ten second penalty.

The Italian Grand Prix marked the end of the European season as the action now heads to Singapore.