Sebastian Vettel will start P1 at the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix ahead of the two Red Bulls of Verstappen and Ricciardo.
Vettel took his 49th career pole with a brilliant drive.
After disheartening practice sessions of seeing Red Bull dominating them and setting the fastest lap times, Ferrari have finally shown their true pace at Singapore to set a convincing lap to take pole here and start P1 ahead importantly of the two Red Bulls.
Red Bull say they have better race pace than Ferrari.
Things have gone exactly the way for Vettel and Ferrari with three cars separating them to Lewis Hamilton who will start in 5th. His teammate Bottas starts 6th. Vettel’s teammate Raikkonen starts 4th on the grid and will have an important supportive role to play tomorrow during the race.
Raikkonen will have a role to play on race day.
Max Verstappen won’t go down with a fight and will look to go for the victory as he has nothing to lose while Vettel has an ongoing Championship battle. Ricciardo is also close by looking to capitalize on any fall ups at the front.
Sparks will fly on race day!
A tight street circuit, the start will play a key role in victory as overtaking opportunities will be difficult to come by. Verstappen though will have other things in mind and Ricciardo said confidently that they have better race pace than Ferrari as well.
The best of the rest – Renault’s Hulkenberg
Hulkenberg was the best of the rest, ahead of the two McLaren Hondas soon to be Renaults from 2018 on wards. Carlos Sainz who will be partnering Hulkenberg at Renault in 2018 will start 10th ahead of Jolyon Palmer. It was a bad day in qualifying for Force India, Williams and Haas, with all of them starting at the back end of the pack.
Red Bull racing won’t disappear into the night without a fight.
Too lazy to type anything, so re quoting from the best F1 driver in the world:
“On a given day, a given circumstance, you think you have a limit. And you then go for this limit and you touch this limit, and you think, 'Okay, this is the limit'. And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.”
― Ayrton Senna