I'm fighting for the title — Bottas


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I'm fighting for the title — Bottas

I'm fighting for the title — Bottas”

Red Bull's Ricciardo set a best time of one minute and 42.489 seconds at the Marina Bay circuit to finish ahead of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel with Max Verstappen third.

Red Bull threatened to run away with the weekend after dominating Friday's running but their P3 advantage over Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel was less than a tenth, with Lewis Hamilton also close behind in third for Mercedes.

Hamilton led team mate Valtteri Bottas in a dominant one-two at the Italian Grand Prix two weeks ago to take his second successive win from a record 69th pole position.

Hamilton became the first back-to-back race winner in 2017 by sweeping the final two European races of the season at Spa and Monza, moving into the lead of the drivers' standings for the first time this year in the process.

"We look forward to the continued support of all Singaporeans as we work with Formula 1, Singapore GP, and all stakeholders, to ensure the F1 Singapore Grand Prix remains an event that we can all be proud of", said the Minister.

"While I feel like I always drive with my heart - my heart is really the engine, the power and the force behind what I do - my mind is like the rudder, and I feel like it has been steering me in the right direction".

Mercedes chief Toto Wolff said the German marque faced a difficult weekend - but he will take heart from the fact that in five of the last seven seasons, the winning driver in Italy also took the chequered flag in Singapore.

Red Bull is the most successful team in Singapore, with Vettel claiming three victories for the team between 2011 and 2013. We'll have to play the long game - it's a marathon not a sprint. If they can hold out for the length of the race, expect points - there was some great pace there. Quietly stalking the leaders and, when given the opportunity, climbing to the top of the podium.

"Overall, it was a difficult day and not a lot of things made sense", said Raikkonen. I shouted as loud as the crowd.

He admitted that this time around negotiations were very different, after the rush to release him from Williams earlier in the year.

Ricciardo was sixth after he hit the wall on his flying lap. The Finnish driver finished ahead of his teammate in 2016 and could do so this weekend as well.

Verstappen added: "It is promising, but a shame we couldn't put it on pole". I threw the sink at it and squeezed every bit of it. "But I think still Ferrari are going to be quick there".



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