The pilot of Ferrari achieved at Marina Bay its third 'pole' of season, in a discreet day of Mercedes: Hamilton could only manage fifth
Alonso will start in eighth position, while Sainz will do so from 10th
Sebastian Vettel dazzled for fourth time on night of Marina Bay. His fourth pole position under floodlights of circuit in asia came after an intense duel with Max Verstappen, who cherished for a few moments, top of grill. A great day for racing car red and a dark night for Mercedes, any uncomfortable during whole weekend in Singapore. Hamilton will play a comeback from fifth position, something complicated on twisty path. Fernando Alonso will start eighth and Sainz, tenth. [this is grill of output]
Under night in impressive street circuit of Marina Bay, humidity and heat caused discomfort to most riders. Marcus Ericsson (Sauber), Pascal Wehrlein (Sauber), Lance Stroll (Williams), Felipe Massa (Williams) and Kevin Magnussen (Haas) were eliminated at first change.
now we are in Q2, Ferrari started to set pace and dramatically improving time, until Dutch Max Verstappen (Red Bull) appeared to lead session ahead of 'Cavalino Rampante'. Meanwhile, Mercedes is kept discreet, with a Hamilton fifth and Bottas impeded at eighth square.
The intermediate session, put at risk two spaniards, who hurried ir options to sneak in ultimate fight, spaniard as ninth and spaniard as tenth, marking last of positions of privilege. The Force India of Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon, against all expectations, remained outside.
The 'arrows silver' was reserved for shoot-out final, where y began to fight competitively with Ferrari and Red Bull. However, neir 'Scuderia' or Milton Keynes were willing to loosen.
Proof of this were good times both of Verstappen as sebastian Vettel - mediated Q3, after which everyone went to garages to prepare for final assault. Behind him, Vettel defended to sign his third pole of season.