user icon

FP2: Raikkonen leads Hamilton after second practice

  • Published on 14 Sep 2018 15:59
  • comments 1
  • By: Fergal Walsh

Kimi Raikkonen has topped the second practice session in Singapore, beating Lewis Hamilton to the fastest time by just 0.011s. The Finn's fastest lap was a 1:38.699, with the gap to the Red Bull's behind indicating that it will be a two-horse fight this weekend between Ferrari and Mercedes.

The Red Bull duo finished in third and fourth, with Max Verstappen leading Daniel Ricciardo. Verstappen was over half a second down on Raikkonen, which will disappoint the energy drink squad, as it was hoping to be closer than usual this weekend to Ferrari and Mercedes.

Valtteri Bottas was fifth, while Sebastian Vettel didn't complete his qualifying simulation lap. The German hit the wall at Turn 21 and immediately returned to the pitlane, where Ferrari found a radiator leak that put an end to his session.

Vettel finished in ninth place, behind Carlos Sainz, Romain Grosjean and Fernando Alonso, who all finished in sixth, seventh and eighth respectively. Nico Hulkenberg made it two Renault's inside the top ten, after setting the tenth fastest time.

Sergio Perez failed to get inside the top ten, missing out by just a tenth of a second. He was ahead of Marcus Ericsson and teammate Esteban Ocon. After crashing in FP1, Charles Leclerc had a smoother session and ended in fourteenth. 

Kevin Magnussen couldn't match the pace of his teammate Grosjean as he could only manage fifteenth. Stoffel Vandoorne found some pace after being the slowest driver in the opening practice session and ended in sixteenth.

The two Toro Rosso's followed with Brendon Hartley going one-tenth quicker than teammate Pierre Gasly. Williams rounded out the time sheets and look to be in for another tricky weekend, with Lance Stroll heading teammate Sergey Sirotkin

SG Marina Bay Street Circuit - 14 September 2018

Replies (1)

Login to reply
  • Looks interesting, but why are STR so low?

    • + 0
    • Sep 14 2018 - 16:42

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

Related news

World Championship standings 2022

Show full world champion standings

Test calendar

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

Driver profile

  • Country Netherlands
  • Date of b. Sep 30 1997 (25)
  • Place of b. Hasselt (Belgie), Netherlands
  • Weight 70 kg
  • Length 1.8 m
Show full profile

Team profile

Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2023

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Bahrain
3 - Mar 5
Bahrain
17 - Mar 19
Saudi Arabia
31 - Apr 2
Australia
28 - Apr 30
Azerbaijan
5 - May 7
United States of America
19 - May 21
Italy
26 - May 28
Monaco
2 - Jun 4
Spain
16 - Jun 18
Canada
30 - Jul 2
Austria
7 - Jul 9
United Kingdom
21 - Jul 23
Hungary
28 - Jul 30
Belgium
25 - Aug 27
Netherlands
1 - Sep 3
Italy
15 - Sep 17
Singapore
22 - Sep 24
Japan
20 - Oct 22
United States of America
27 - Oct 29
Mexico
3 - Nov 5
Brazil
17 - Nov 19
United States of America
24 - Nov 26
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2023

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
3 - Mar 5
17 - Mar 19
Saudi Arabia Jeddah Street Circuit
31 - Apr 2
Australia Albert Park
28 - Apr 30
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
5 - May 7
United States of America Miami International Autodrome
19 - May 21
26 - May 28
Monaco Monte Carlo
2 - Jun 4
16 - Jun 18
30 - Jul 2
Austria Red Bull Ring
7 - Jul 9
United Kingdom Silverstone
21 - Jul 23
Hungary Hungaroring
28 - Jul 30
25 - Aug 27
Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort
1 - Sep 3
Italy Monza
15 - Sep 17
22 - Sep 24
20 - Oct 22
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
27 - Oct 29
3 - Nov 5
Brazil Interlagos
17 - Nov 19
United States of America Las Vegas Street Circuit
24 - Nov 26
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule
show sidebar