The opening 90-minute session however, is not representative of conditions for qualifying tomorrow or indeed Sunday's race, with both staged at night. Saturdays they're very strong, which obviously has its contribution to Sundays, it's not a big secret but I think we are strong, we don't need to hide and there's plenty of positives. The pair criticized each other's driving after several incidents on track.
A fantastic qualifying session, whetting the appetite for what could be a fascinating race tomorrow. The Finnish driver finished ahead of his teammate in 2016 and could do so this weekend as well.
The lowest winning grid position was Alonso, who came from 15th place in a now-notorious 2008 race where his Brazilian team mate Nelson Piquet crashed his Renault deliberately on team orders.
Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton has 59 career victories from 201 races and is second in the all-time list behind Michael Schumacher (91). But I'm very happy with this.
Having a challenger at last, that has been able to consistently trouble Mercedes AMG at these high-downforce venues, has been what has aided Vettel's cause in the title chase, whilst Lewis Hamilton flexes the muscle of the mighty Merc at the more power sensitive venues. "I just want to collect as many points as possible and hopefully that will take me far". If you wish to report any comment, simply click on the down arrow next to the offending comment and click 'Report'.
Singapore Grand Prix: Can Vettel regain lead in title race?
"We have worked as hard as we can to understand the car and we come here in full attack". Red Bull are also fancying their chances.
Expectedly, all drivers started their first run on the ultra soft tyres.
Formula One is back under the lights in Singapore this weekend. "I'm not used to a different situation".
The Mercedes car was in 'diva' at this point, with Hamilton and Bottas heading into the final hot laps of Q2, split by McLaren-Honda's Stoffel Vandoorne in P6. So it's going to be difficult.