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Singapore 2022! Everything you need to know.

Updated: Oct 2, 2022

This post will be updated regularly over the weekend.


Welcome to Singapore 2022. One of the most beloved races has returned after 3 years off of the calendar.


Here you will find all the updates from free practice, to qualifying, to the race, along with any other news updates from the weekend!

 

JUMP TO:


Singapore Schedule

About The Track

Free Practice Updates

Qualifying Updates

Pre-race Penalties

The Race

Any Other News

Championship Standings

 

Singapore Schedule (BST):


Friday 30th September 2022

Free Practice 1: 11:00 - 12:00

Free Practice 2: 14:00 - 15: 00


Saturday 1st October 2022:

Free Practice 3: 11:00 - 12:00

Qualifying: 14:00 - 15:00


Sunday 2nd October 2022:

The Race: 13:00

 

About The Track:


  • Marina Bay Circuit is one of the 5 street circuits on the Formula 1 calendar.

  • The Singapore GP is also the original night race, with the race starting so late due to the intense temperatures and humidity.

  • The race will have 61 laps of the 5.063km circuit.

  • The lap record was set in 2018 by Kevin Magnussen (now driving for Haas) at 1:41.905.


Image taken from official Formula One website

 

Free Practice Updates:


Free Practice 1:


Times By Teams -


Alfa Romeo

  • Valtteri Bottas: P13. 1:45.725. Completed 23 laps.

  • Zhou Guanyu: P17. 1:46.408. Completed 24 laps.


AlphaTauri

  • Pierre Gasly: P9. 1:45.258. Completed 23 laps.

  • Yuki Tsunoda: P15. 1:46.081. Completed 25 laps.


Alpine

  • Esteban Ocon: P7. 1:44.736. Completed 23 laps.

  • Fernando Alonso: P10. 1:45.336. Completed 11 laps.


Aston Martin

  • Sebastian Vettel: P11. 1:45.345. Completed 21 laps.

  • Lance Stroll: P8. 1:45.221. Completed 12 laps.


Ferrari

  • Carlos Sainz: P6. 1:44.138. Completed 23 laps.

  • Charles Leclerc: P3. 1:43.435. Completed 16 laps.


Haas

  • Mick Schumacher: P18. 1:46.601. Completed 22 laps.

  • Kevin Magnussen: P14. 1:46.028. Completed 21 laps.


McLaren

  • Lando Norris: P19. 1:46.680. Completed 21 laps.

  • Daniel Ricciardo: P12. 1:45.724. Completed 20 laps.


Mercedes

  • Lewis Hamilton: P1. 1:43.033. Completed 19 laps.

  • George Russell. P6. 1:44.066. Completed 20 laps.


Red Bull

  • Max Verstappen: P2. 1:43.117. Completed 19 laps.

  • Sergio Perez. P4. 1:43.839. Completed 15 laps.


Williams

  • Alex Albon. P16. 1:46.119. Completed 19 laps.

  • Nicholas Latifi. P20. 1:47.092. Completed 17 laps.


Overall Rankings for FP1

Position

Driver

Team

Time

1

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

1:43.033

2

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

+0.084

3

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

+0.402

4

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

+0.806

5

George Russel

Mercedes

+1.033

6

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

+1.105

7

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

+1.703

8

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

+2.188

9

Pierre Gasly

AlphaTauri

+2.225

10

Fernando Alonso

Alpine

+2.303

11

Sebastian Vettel

Aston Martin

+2.321

12

Daniel Ricciardo

McLaren

+2.691

13

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

+2.692

14

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

+2.995

15

Yuki Tsunoda

AlphaTauri

+3.048

16

Alexander Albon

Williams

+3.086

17

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

+3.375

18

Mick Schumacher

Haas

+3.568

19

Lando Norris

McLaren

+3.647

20

Nicholas Latifi

Williams

+4.056

Free Practice 2:


Times By Teams -


Alfa Romeo

  • Valtteri Bottas: P7. 1:43.431. Completed 26 laps.

  • Zhou Guanyu: P15. 1:44.524. Completed 24 laps.


AlphaTauri

  • Pierre Gasly: P14. 1:44.469. Completed 21 laps.

  • Yuki Tsunoda: P17. 1:45.211. Completed 11 laps.


Alpine

  • Esteban Ocon: P6. 1:43.412. Completed 22 laps.

  • Fernando Alonso: P8. 1:43.520. Completed 22 laps.


Aston Martin

  • Sebastian Vettel: P12. 1:44.249. Completed 23 laps.

  • Lance Stroll: P10. 1:43.982. Completed 20 laps.


Ferrari

  • Carlos Sainz: P1. 1:42.587. Completed 23 laps.

  • Charles Leclerc: P2. 1:42.795. Completed 13 laps.


Haas

  • Mick Schumacher: P19. 1:45.447. Completed 22 laps.

  • Kevin Magnussen: P13. 1:44.422. Completed 22 laps.


McLaren

  • Lando Norris: P11. 1:44.013. Completed 16 laps.

  • Daniel Ricciardo: P18. 1:45.447. Completed 17 laps.


Mercedes

  • Lewis Hamilton: P5. 1:43.182. Completed 21 laps.

  • George Russell: P3. 1:42.911. Completed 25 laps.


Red Bull

  • Max Verstappen: P4. 1:42.911. Completed 8 laps.

  • Sergio Perez: P9. 1:43.906. Completed 12 laps.


Williams

  • Alex Albon. P16. 1:45.144. Completed 24 laps.

  • Nicholas Latifi. P20. 1:46.553. Completed 24 laps.


Overall Rankings for FP2

Position

Driver

Team

Time

1

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

1:42.587

2

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

+0.208

3

George Russell

Mercedes

+0.324

4

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

+0.339

5

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

+0.595

6

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

+0.825

7

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

+0.844

8

Fernando Alonso

Alpine

+0.933

9

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

+1.319

10

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

+1.395

11

Lando Norris

McLaren

+1.426

12

Sebastian Vettel

Aston Martin

+1.662

13

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

+1.835

14

Pierre Gasly

AlphaTauri

+1.882

15

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

+1.937

16

Alexander Albon

Williams

+2.557

17

Yuki Tsunoda

AlphaTauri

+2.624

18

Daniel Ricciardo

McLaren

+2.860

19

Mick Schumacher

Haas

+3.036

20

Nicholas Latifi

Williams

+3.966

Free Practice 3:


Times By Teams -


Alfa Romeo

  • Valtteri Bottas: P18. 2:02.066. Completed 11 laps.

  • Zhou Guanyu: P19. 2:02.599. Completed 11 laps.


AlphaTauri

  • Pierre Gasly: P13. 2:01.245. Completed 14 laps.

  • Yuki Tsunoda: P15. 2:01.679. Completed 13 laps.

Alpine

  • Esteban Ocon: P7. 2:00.911. Completed 8 laps.

  • Fernando Alonso: P4. 1:59.429. Completed 9 laps.


Aston Martin

  • Sebastian Vettel: P8. 2:01.007. Completed 10 laps.

  • Lance Stroll: P6. 2:00.374. Completed 10 laps.


Ferrari

  • Carlos Sainz: P3. 1:58.848. Completed 12 laps.

  • Charles Leclerc: P1. 1:57.782. Completed 10 laps.


Haas

  • Mick Schumacher: P14. 2:01.502. Completed 12 laps.

  • Kevin Magnussen: P11. 2:01.089. Completed 12 laps.


McLaren

  • Lando Norris: P16. 2:01.791. Completed 13 laps.

  • Daniel Ricciardo: P10. 2:01.036. Completed 13 laps.


Mercedes

  • Lewis Hamilton: P12. 2:01.220. Completed 7 laps.

  • George Russell: P9. 2:01.010. Completed 9 laps.


Red Bull

  • Max Verstappen: P2. 1:58.308. Completed 12 laps.

  • Sergio Perez: P5. 1:59.526. Completed 10 laps.


Williams

  • Alex Albon. P17. 2:01.907. Completed 12 laps.

  • Nicholas Latifi. P20. 2:03.510. Completed 10 laps.


Position

​Driver

​Team

Time

1

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

​1:57.782

2

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

+0.526

3

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

+1.066

4

Fernando Alonso

Alpine

+1.647

5

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

+1.744

6

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

+2.591

7

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

+3.129

8

Sebastian Vettel

Aston Marti

+3.225

9

George Russell

Mercedes

+3.228

10

Daniel Ricciardo

McLaren

+3.254

11

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

+3.307

12

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

+3.438

13

Pierre Gasly

AlphaTauri

+3.473

14

Mick Schumacher

Haas

+3.720

15

Yuki Tsunoda

AlphaTauri

+3.897

16

Lando Norris

McLaren

+4.009

17

Alexander Albon

Will

+4.125

18

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

+4.284

19

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

+4.817

20

Nicholas Latifi

Williams

+5.728

 

Qualifying Updates:


Eliminated in Q1 -


Valtteri Bottas

Daniel Ricciardo

Esteban Ocon

Alex Albon

Nicholas Latifi


Eliminated in Q2 -


George Russell

Lance Stroll

Mick Schumacher

Sebastian Vettel

Zhou Guanyu


Drivers through to Q3 -


Charles Leclerc

Sergio Perez

Lewis Hamilton

Carlos Sainz

Fernando Alonso

Lando Norris

Pierre Gasly

Max Verstappen

Kevin Magnussen

Yuki Tsunoda


OVERALL RESULT OF QUALIFYING:


*this does not take into account any penalties, final starting grid can be found under 'The Race' section*


The time listed shows the driver's fastest qualifying lap for their respective final qualifying sessions. Blue is for Q3, red is for Q2, and no background colour is Q1. For the driver's times for Q1, Q2, Q3, see below in 'Qualifying Results by Team'.

1

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

1:49.412

2

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

1:49.434

3

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

1:49.466

4

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

1:49.583

5

Fernando Alonso

Alpine

1:49.966

6

Lando Norris

McLaren

1:50.584

7

Pierre Gasly

Alpine

1:51.211

8

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

1:51.395

9

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

1:51.573

10

Yuki Tsunoda

AlphaTauri

1:51.983

11

George Russell

Mercedes

​1:54.012

12

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

1:54.211

13

Mick Schumacher

Haas

1:54.370

14

Sebastian Vettel

Aston Martin

1:54.380

15

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

1:55.518

16

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

1:56.083

17

Daniel Ricciardo

McLaren

1:56.226

18

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

1:56.337

19

Alexander Albon

WIlliams

1:56.985

20

Nicholas Latifi

Williams

1:57.532

Qualifying Results By Team -


Alfa Romeo


  • Valtteri Bottas: P16. Q1 = 1:56.083

  • Zhou Guanyu: P15. Q1 = 1:55.375, Q2 = 1:55.18


AlphaTauri


  • Pierre Gasly: P7. Q1 = 1:55.606, Q2 = 1:53.546, Q3 = 1:51.211

  • Yuki Tsunoda: P10. Q1 = 1:55.314, Q2 = 1:53.848, Q3 = 1:51.983



Alpine


  • Esteban Ocon: P18. Q1 = 1:56.337

  • Fernando Alonso: P5. Q1 = 1:55.360, Q2 = 1:53.127, Q3 = 1:49.966



Aston Martin


  • Sebastian Vettel: P14. Q1 = 1:55.602, Q2 = 1:54.380

  • Lance Stroll: P12. Q1 = 1:55.629, Q2 = 1:54.211

Ferrari


  • Carlos Sainz: P4. Q1 = 1:54.559, Q2 = 1:53.219, Q3 = 1:49.583

  • Charles Leclerc: P1. Q1 = 1:54.129, Q2 = 1:52.343, Q3 = 1:49.412

Haas


  • Mick Schumacher: P13. Q1 = 1:55.736. Q2 = 1:54.370

  • Kevin Magnussen: P9. Q1 = 1:55.103, Q2 = 1:54.006, Q3 = 1:51.573


McLaren


  • Lando Norris: P6. Q1 = 1:55.914, Q2 = 1:53.942, Q3 = 1:50.584

  • Daniel Ricciardo: P17. Q1 = 1:56.226


Mercedes


  • Lewis Hamilton: P3. Q1 = 1:53.161, Q2 = 1:52.691, Q3 = 1:49.466

  • George Russel: P11. Q1 = 1:54.633, Q2 = 1:54.012



Red Bull


  • Max Verstappen: P8. Q1 = 1:53.057, Q2 = 1:52.723, Q3 = 1:51.395

  • Sergio Perez: P2. Q1 = 1:54.404, Q2 = 1:52.343, Q3 = 1:49.434



Williams

  • Alex Albon: P19. Q1 = 1:56.985

  • Nicholas Latifi: P20. Q1 = 1:57.532

 

Pre Race Penalties


Unlike the last couple of races, no one is having to take a pre-race penalty (FINALLY!), so qualifying positions should be the starting grid!


SUNDAY UPDATE:


  • I spoke too soon, George Russell has to start from the Pit Lane. His car was modified whilst under Parc Fermé conditions and additional Power Unit elements have been used.

 

The Race


Starting Grid -


P1

Charles leclerc

Ferrari

P2

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

P3

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

P4

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

P5

Fernando Alonso

Alpine

P6

Lando Norris

McLaren

P7

Pierre Gasly

AlphaTauri

P8

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

P9

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

P10

Yuki Tsunoda

AlphaTauri

P11

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

P12

Mick Schumacher

Haas

P13

Sebastian Vettel

Aston Martin

P14

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

P15

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

P16

Daniel Ricciardo

McLaren

P17

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

P18

Alex Albon

Williams

P19

Nicholas Latifi

Williams

PIT Lane

George Russell

Mercedes

Fastest Lap -


Fastest Pit Stop -


Race Updates -


Pre-race weather update (12:00 BST): Completed downpour in Singapore currently! Expect an exciting race to come...


Due to the weather, we have a delayed start. Race set to begin at 14:00 BST.


Lap 1 - Perez gets away spectacularly, overtaking Leclerc to lead the race. Verstappen, who started P8, has dropped to P12.

Lap 4 - Hamilton tells his team in there is "no grip".

Lap 6 - Verstappen is back to P9 and trying to overtake Vettel.

Lap 7 - Contact between Zhou and Latifi. Zhou is out of the race and Latifi heads back towards to pits. Safety Car has been deployed, carrying on the Singapore GP tradition: every race sees a safety car.

Lap 8 - Latifi makes it back to the pits but has to retire the car. After contact on lap 1, Magnussen is given a black and orange flag due to damage on front wing. He pits for new tyres and new nose.

Lap 10 - Safety Car coming in at the end of this lap, the racing can return!

Lap 11 - Racing again and Verstappen makes up two places, overtaking first Vettel and then Gasly. Now at P7.

Lap 21 - Many conversations begin about changing to slick tyres. Most drivers disagreeing saying it's still too wet.

Lap 22 - In his record breaking 350th race start, Alonso reports engine issues and is forced to retire. Virtual Safety Car deployed.

Lap 23 - Russell is the first driver to pit for slicks.

Lap 24 - Russell is struggling initially on the slicks but is staying out for now.

Lap 26 - Albon has bumped the barriers. He's managed to reverse out - but leaves his front wing in the barriers - and he is heading to the pits for repairs. Another Virtual Safety Car released.

Lap 27 - Williams try to get Albon back out but the car has suffered too much damage so a second DNF for Williams and they ae out of the race. Unfortunate for Alex, who only 2 weeks ago underwent surgery and had complications during recovery, but hopefully a better race next week.

Lap 28 - Another DNF! Ocon has engine issues and is forced to retire. The second team completely out, and another Virtual Safety Car is released.

Lap 33 - Hamilton has hit the barriers. He's managed to reverse out but has lost a place to Norris, with Verstappen on his heels.

Lap 35 - Leclerc pits, but it's a slow one at over 5 seconds. Hamilton also pits to replace his front wing. George Russel on slicks is setting the fastest laps.

Lap 36 - Another car in the barriers. Tsunoda hits and is out of the race. Safety Car deployed.

Lap 37 - Ricciardo pits for softs.


Race will now be timed down, rather than running for 61 laps. There's 37 minutes on the clock.


37 mins - Safety Car still on track as the barriers continue to be repaired. Another round of pit stops and all drivers are now on slick tyres.

32 mins - Schumacher suffers puncture after fighting his way to 10th. Has to pit.

29 mins - Schumacher pits and onto softs.

22 mins - Leclerc puts pressure on Perez.

12 mins + 1 lap - Verstappen has overtaken Bottas and into P10. News that once the timer has finished, the drivers will complete an extra lap.

8 mins + 1 lap - Perez is still ahead but will be investigated after the race for an incident with the safety car earlier in the race - perhaps not within the 10 car distance.

Lap 59/61 - Perez wins the 2022 Singapore Grand Prix.



Race Results -

Pos

Driver

Team

Gap

Pit Stops

P1

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

1

P2

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

+7.595

1

P3

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

+15.305

1

P4

Lando Norris

McLaren

+26.133

1

P5

Daniel Ricciardo

McLaren

+58.282

1

P6

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

1:01.330

1

P7

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

1:03.825

2

P8

Sebsatian Vettel

Aston Martin

1:05.032

1

P9

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

1:06.515

1

P10

Pierre Gasly

AslphaTauri

1:14.576

1

P11

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

1:33.844

1

P12

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

+1:37.610

2

P13

Mick Schumacher

Haas

+ 1 lap

2

P14

George Russell

Mercedes

+ 2 laps

4

DNFs -


Tsunoda - AlphaTauri - 1 Pit Stop

Ocon - Alpine - 0 Pit Stops

Albon - Williams - 1 Pit Stop

Alonso - Alpine - 0 Pit Stops

Latifi - Williams - 1 Pit Stop

Zhou - Alfa Romeo - 0 Pit Stops


Driver of The Day - Sergio Perez


 

Any Other News


  • It has been confirmed this week that Nicholas Latifi will be leaving Williams at the end of the 2022 season. This now leaves 4 seats unclaimed for next season: Williams, Alpine, AlphaTauri, and Haas.

  • 1/10/22: Lewis Hamilton was assessed by the stewards for wearing a nose piercing whilst racing. This is against the FIA jewellery policy. Hamilton cleared this up during a media session stating that he had a 'letter from the doctor' as it had been 'infected' and so 'has to keep it in'. After viewing the medical records, the stewards decided to take no further action against him personally. However, Mercedes were fined €25,000 (approx £22,000) for inaccurately filling out his self-scrutiny form, as they declared that he was in compliance with the rules.

 

Championship Standings


World Driver Championship

1

Max Verstappen

341

2

Charles Leclerc

237

+104

3

Sergio Perez

235

+106

4

George Russell

203

+138

5

Carlos Sainz

202

+139

6

Lewis Hamilton

170

+171

7

Lando Norris

100

+241

8

Esteban Ocon

​66

+275

9

Fernando Alonso

59

+282

10

Valtteri Bottas

46

+295

11

Daniel Ricciardo

29

​+312

12

Sebastian Vettel

​24

+317

13

Pierre Gasly

23

+318

14

Kevin Magnussen

22

+319

15

Lance Stroll

13

+328

16

Mick Schumacher

12

+32

17

Yuki Tsunoda

11

+330

18

Zhou Guanyu

6

+335

19

Alex Albon

4

+337

20

Nyck De Vries

2

+339

21

Nicholas Latifi

0

+341

22

Nico Hulkenburg

0

+341

World Constructor Championship


1

Red Bull Racing

576

2

Ferrari

439

+137

3

Mercedes

373

+203

4

McLaren

129

+447

5

Alpine

125

+451

6

Alfa Romeo

52

+524

7

Aston Martin

37

+539

8

Haas

34

+542

9

AlphaTauri

34

+542

10

Williams

6

+570


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