Mercedes AMG at the 2014 Formula One Singapore Grand PrixEnlarge Photo
This was just enough to beat his teammate who came in with a 1:45.688. With Marina Bay Circuit’s tight and twisty corners, the top-end performance of the Mercedes AMG Silver Arrows wasn’t much help, and Infiniti Red Bull Racing drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel proved this by almost matching the times of the Mercedes duo. Ricciardo was the quicker of the two, setting a 1:45.854, with Vettel close behind with a 1:45.902.
After showing much promise during practice, Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso could only manage the fifth fastest time. His former teammate Felipe Massa driving for Williams was the sixth fastest. Starting at seventh tomorrow will be Ferrari’s other driver Kimi Räikkönen, while at eighth will be Williams’ other driver Valtteri Bottas. McLaren’s Kevin Magnussen will start at ninth while Toro Rosso’s Daniil Kvyat rounds out the top ten grid positions.
Right now, there is still a chance of storm taking place tomorrow, and as always in Singapore the humidity and temperatures will be high. The tires on hand are Pirelli’s P Zero Yellow soft and P Zero Red supersofts.
Going into tomorrow’s race, Nico Rosberg leads the 2014 Drivers’ Championship with 238 points. Lewis Hamilton is in second with 216 points while Daniel Ricciardo is in third with 166 points. In the Constructors’ Championship, Mercedes AMG sits on 454 points versus the 272 of Infiniti Red Bull Racing and 177 of Williams.