Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel at the 2015 Formula One Singapore Grand PrixEnlarge Photo
Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel will start at pole position tomorrow at the 2015 Formula One Singapore Grand Prix after a thrilling performance at today’s qualifying session. He posted a 1:43.885 in Q3, which was half a second quicker than the next best time.
Incredibly, neither Lewis Hamilton nor Nico Rosberg made it into the top four, though the Mercedes AMG duo has been trailing the leaders so far this weekend.
Joining Vettel at the front of the grid will be Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo, and starting third will be fellow Ferrari driver Kimi Räikkönen. Next to the Finn, at fourth, will be Red Bull's other driver Daniil Kvyat.
At fifth will be Hamilton, with Rosberg starting next to him at sixth. At seventh will be Williams’ Valtteri Bottas while at eighth will be Toro Rosso youngster Max Verstappen. At ninth will be fellow Williams driver Felipe Massa and finally rounding out the top ten places on the grid will be Lotus’ Romain Grosjean.
There wasn’t much drama today, though Toro Rosso’s other driver Carlos Sainz touched the wall at one point with his left-rear wheel, which saw the yellow flags come out.
The weather forecast is once again calling for a thunderstorm tomorrow, though hopefully things will remain dry during the race. Going into it, Hamilton leads the 2015 Drivers’ Championship with 252 points. Rosberg is second with 199 and Vettel is third with 178. In the Constructors’ Championship, Mercedes leads with 451 points versus the 270 of Ferrari and 188 of Williams.