Verstappen over Vettel in opening Singapore practice

Bottas in the Turn 19 barriers
Bottas in the Turn 19 barriers

Red Bull's Max Verstappen nipped Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in opening practice for the Singapore GP by 1/10th of a second Friday afternoon.

Verstappen put up a lap of 1m40.259s on the soft red tires while Vettel's Ferrari teammate suffered gearbox issues down in 19th.

Sandbagging Lewis Hamilton was third quick in his Mercedes while his teammate Valtteri Bottas crashed hard into the Turn 19 barriers.

Practice 1 Results

POS NO DRIVER CAR TIME GAP LAPS
1 33 Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing Honda 1:40.259 +0.000s 22
2 5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:40.426 +0.167s 23
3 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:40.925 +0.666s 26
4 77 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:41.336 +1.077s 14
5 23 Alexander Albon Red Bull Racing Honda 1:41.467 +1.208s 24
6 27 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:41.812 +1.553s 26
7 55 Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren Renault 1:41.966 +1.707s 20
8 4 Lando Norris McLaren Renault 1:42.180 +1.921s 19
9 26 Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda 1:42.305 +2.046s 26
10 10 Pierre Gasly Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda 1:42.377 +2.118s 24
11 3 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:42.527 +2.268s 20
12 8 Romain Grosjean Haas Ferrari 1:42.630 +2.371s 23
13 99 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari 1:42.677 +2.418s 15
14 7 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari 1:42.786 +2.527s 13
15 18 Lance Stroll Racing Point Bwt Mercedes 1:42.791 +2.532s 28
16 20 Kevin Magnussen Haas Ferrari 1:43.150 +2.891s 22
17 88 Robert Kubica Williams Mercedes 1:43.336 +3.077s 28
18 11 Sergio Perez Racing Point Bwt Mercedes 1:43.369 +3.110s 23
19 16 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:43.618 +3.359s 12
20 63 George Russell Williams Mercedes 1:43.993 +3.734s 29

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