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Old 13th September 2017, 21:11   #1
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The much awaited Singapore GP is here.

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Hopefully the silly season will get some clarity after the scheduled press conferences from FIA.
The list included the most wanted people on the paddock for the press.

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Timings:

15:25:00 - 17:00:00
15th Sept 2017
FIA F1 World Championship 2017 - Practice 1 LIVE

18:55:00 - 20:30:00
15th Sept 2017
FIA F1 World Championship 2017 - Practice 2 LIVE

15:25:00 - 16:30:00
16th Sept 2017
FIA F1 World Championship 2017 - Practice 3 LIVE

21:00:00 - 22:15:00
16th Sept 2017
FIA F1 World Championship 2017 - Qualifying

17:25:00 - 19:30:00
17th Sept 2017
FIA F1 World Championship 2017 - Main Race LIVE

Track & trivia:

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Tyres selection:

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Drivers Championship standings:

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Constructors standings:

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Now, let the fireworks begin.
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Juicy start to the weekend at the press conference! Am surprised no formal press release has come, they cant just deny it anyway.
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Romain Grosjean better be fit. The guy in the past has been in trouble in hot / humid conditions if I remember it right. His performance suddenly dips in such conditions & I won't be surprised if he retires for one reason or the other this time at SGP.

Well, nobody really pays attention to this guy since he literally leap-frogged Alonso's Ferrari in Belgium...
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FP1 Timings:

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In other news.

McLaren announced the switch from Honda to Renault PU for 2018.
Sainz to move to Renault as part of the deal.

Honda & STR announced new partnership for multiple years.
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In other news.

McLaren announced the switch from Honda to Renault PU for 2018.
Sainz to move to Renault as part of the deal.

Honda & STR announced new partnership for multiple years.
Was more or less sure that RBR were going to be the favourites here and not Ferrari. Ferrari have pretty much made a mess of things with the car as usual after mid-season break. Very often they lose steam in the fly-aways.

Looks like Ferrari will end up having to fend a dual challenge from Mercedes and RBR. In such scenarios they generally like to add a 3rd variable of strategic errors and pit stop blunders. Looks like fun weekend ahead!

Expected announcements about McLaren, Honda, Renault & Sainz.

Now we wait to know the fate of Palmer & Massa.
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Aha. I was waiting for this.

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FP2 Timings:

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Looks like a RBR 1-2 is on the cards.
Ferrari is not looking good. Don't think they are sandbagging.
Behind McLarens here. Shows how chassis dependent the track is.
Although the McLarens might drop a few places when everyone turns their engines up.
Lewis might get a decisive lead here unless something goes wrong.

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I am wondering as to why Ferrari chose the use 'softs' throughout session 2. Never used either of the softer compounds. Something brewing. I will keep my eyes peeled.
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Looks like a RBR 1-2 is on the cards.
Ferrari is not looking good. Don't think they are sandbagging.
Guess on which other track we had RBR sitting pretty for the free practices only for Ferrari to get it right from FP3 onwards?

I agree with you. Don't think Ferrari is sandbagging, the team is struggling with setup issues especially on ultra-soft. But hopefully it will come around like it did in Hungary.

Saw the forecast was for rain on both Sat and Sun at Marina Bay. If that's the case, then the race can turn on its head.

Ferrari needs a 1-2, nothing else will do this weekend. Even if the team pulls it off here, the rest of the season is going to be really hard. Lewis on that Mercedes is operating at a different level altogether. Hopefully we are going to get a fight till Abu Dhabi. And for that, Ferrari needs a very strong Singapore starting today.

Here is FP2
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A bit of a premature end to the FP3 due to a red flag means many drivers did not probably complete their fastest laps.
In any case, Vettel seems to have found the rhythm.
McLarens probably will line up as the best of the rest.
It will be fantastic if they can get at least some front runners in quali.

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It took a mega lap from Vettel to keep the Red Bulls from pole. That was an incredibly committed lap and I hope the touch on the wall out of turn 19 did not do any significant damage. With Verstappen alongside, tomorrow's start is going to be crucial.

Mercedes expected a difficult weekend and it has matched what they feared.

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Omg did Sebastian bring it!! The grandstand went alive right when he crossed. He was almost shaking at the interview. So much adrenaline. I can't upload videos now but the atmosphere is superb!

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Vettel on pole.
An incredible lap to secure the pole position.

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Qualifying Results:

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Nice mix of various drivers in top 10.
McLarens set for points tomorrow.
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