Kvyat puts Red Bull on top in Singapore practice

Daniil Kvyat

Daniil Kvyat

Red Bull showed signs of a resurgence as Daniil Kvyat topped the times in Friday practice ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix.

The Russian recovered from a fuel system issue in the opening 90 minute hit-out to post the fastest time in Practice 2.

Kvyat’s 1:42.142s super soft tyre effort edged Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen by 0.039s, while Daniel Ricciardo confirmed Red Bull’s pace in third just a tenth adrift of his team-mate.

Ricciardo had topped the second practice session early on while running on the soft compound tyre.

After recording a one-two in Practice 1, Mercedes struggled for outright pace compared to its rivals in the day’s final session.

Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton was fourth fastest 0.337s adrift of Kvyat, while Nico Rosberg could only manage a time good enough for seventh, behind the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel and Force India’s Sergio Perez.

Fernando Alonso gave McLaren some encouragement in eighth ahead of the second Force India of Nico Hulkenberg and Toro Rosso’s Max Verstappen.

Williams’ Felipe Massa emerged in 11th spot fractionally in front of the Sauber duo of Felipe Nasr and Marcus Ericsson, with Jenson Button in 14th position.

Carlos Sainz’s Friday practice was hampered by a puncture after he brushed the wall at Turn 5.

The Spaniard ended the day in 15th spot ahead of Romain Grosjean, Valtteri Bottas and Pastor Maldonado.

Manor endured a difficult day which began with new signing Alexander Rossi suffering a crash at Turn 18, which brought out the red flags at the end of Practice 1.

The damage incurred to the car saw the American join Practice 2 late.

While mechanics repaired Rossi’s car, Will Stevens damaged his Manor when he made contact with the wall at Turn 11 early in P2.

Result Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix Practice 2

Position Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1:46.142s 34
2 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:46.181s +0.039s 34
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1:46.256s +0.114s 29
4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:46.479s +0.337s 33
5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:46.487s +0.345s 35
6 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1:46.659s +0.517s 30
7 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:46.781s +0.639s 34
8 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1:46.959s +0.817s 26
9 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1:47.294s +1.152s 35
10 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1:47.427s +1.285s 32
11 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1:47.684s +1.542s 28
12 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1:47.755s +1.613s 26
13 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1:47.795s +1.653s 33
14 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1:47.888s +1.746s 28
15 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1:48.012s +1.870s 23
16 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 1:48.096s +1.954s 32
17 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1:48.118s +1.976s 28
18 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1:50.094s +3.952s 30
19 Alexander Rossi Marussia/Ferrari 1:56.739s +10.597s 9
20 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 1:59.932s 13.790s 3

Result Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix Practice 1

Position Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:47.995s 27
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:48.314s +0.319s 24
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1:48.331s +0.336s 21
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:48.494s +0.499s 23
5 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:48.785s +0.790s 20
6 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1:49.380s +1.385s 19
7 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1:49.466s +1.471s 17
8 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1:49.854s +1.859s 21
9 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1:50.019s +2.024s 28
10 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1:50.068s +2.073s 21
11 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1:50.123s +2.128s 21
12 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1:50.125s +2.130s 23
13 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1:50.158s +2.163s 18
14 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 1:50.341s +2.346s 23
15 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1:50.455s +2.460s 21
16 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1:50.883s +2.888s 21
17 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1:51.035s +3.040s 18
18 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1:51.188s +3.193s 8
19 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 1:53.903s +5.908s 20
20 Alexander Rossi Marussia/Ferrari 1:53.918s 5.923s 18

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