Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton ended up fastest in FP2 of F1 Singapore GP with Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen in between him and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.
As expected Mercedes and Hamilton were quickest in FP2 of F1 Singapore GP at Marina Bay Sands circuit under the floodlights with the Brit registering a 1m38.773s lap – one of the two to dip in the 1m38s bracket.
Looking at the gap to Red Bull’s Verstappen (1m38.957s), it looks like Mercedes has more in the tank with Red Bull actually in the mix with Ferrari with Vettel (1m39.591s) ending up third.
Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas (1m39.894s) recovered from the FP1 crash to be fourth with Red Bull’s Alexander Albon (1m39.943s) slotting in fifth ahead of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc (1m40.018s).
Leclerc had a new gearbox fitted after issues in FP1. McLaren’s Carlos Sainz (1m40.145s) was best of the rest in seventh with Renault’s Nico Hulkenberg (1m40.324s) eighth in a McLaren sandwich from Lando Norris (1m40.361s).
Toro Rosso’s Pierre Gasly (1m40.637s) was 10th with Daniil Kvyat (1m40.713s) just outing in 11th. There were few offs/wall brushes with Albon going off twice which included a front wing damage.
Racing Point’s Lance Stroll and Haas’ Romain Grosjean had wall brush, with the latter also having a spin over the kerb. Teammate Kevin Magnussen had a run-in with Racing Point’s Sergio Perez, which had radio swears in it.
Hamilton as well was not happy with Toro Rosso’s Gasly. In the standings, meanwhile, Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo (1m40.811s) slotted in 12th with Perez (1m40.875s) in 13th.
It was Antonio Giovinazzi (1m41.128s) again in the lead for Alfa Romeo Racing in 14th with Racing Point’s Stroll (1m41.128s) 15th ahead – the duo setting the same lap time.
The other Alfa Romeo of Kimi Raikkonen (1m41.232s) was 16th with Haas’ Grosjean (1m41.392s) 17th from Williams’ George Russell (1m41.445s), Haas’ Kevin Magnussen (1m41.564s) and Williams’ Robert Kubica (1m42.177s).