Lewis Hamilton snatched a dramatic last-gasp pole position from his Mercedes team-mate and championship leader Nico Rosberg for Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix with a phenomenal lap in the final seconds of Saturday’s qualifying session.
World champion Sebastian Vettel’s wretched run of luck continued at the Singapore Grand Prix on Friday when the German suffered an engine failure at the end of the first free practice session which compromised his track time in the second.
Lewis Hamilton laid down an early marker that he will be the man to beat in the Singapore Grand Prix this weekend when he set the fastest time in the second free practice session at the floodlit Marina Bay Street Circuit on Friday.
Formula One ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone admitted on Thursday that he is keen to see further restrictions on ‘ship to shore’ driver aid communications following this week’s ban on radio assistance.
Australian Daniel Ricciardo believes he still has a chance to win this year’s Formula One drivers world title, but admits he will have to attack hard in every one of the last six races.
Alain Prost has warned Mercedes to be ultra-careful in their handling of the street-fighting duel between Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton in this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix.
Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso on Thursday said a new ruling ordering teams and drivers to cut back on radio conversations has “no benefit” to the sport.
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have welcomed the sound of radio silence for the final six races of their dramatic duel for the drivers’ world championship.