Singapore GP (2017)

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Flashback: Vettel’s disastrous Singapore 2017 start shunt

Sebastian Vettel returns to the Singapore Grand Prix this weekend much in the same shape as he left the 2017 edition – under fire.

Honda feared Alonso engine a write-off in Singapore crash

Honda has revealed it had fears that Fernando Alonso’s engine had been damaged beyond repair in the first accident he suffered at the Singapore Grand Prix.

Massa column: Vettel too forceful in Singapore GP start

Felipe Massa reflects on a challenging Singapore Grand Prix and offers his view on the controversial accident between the Ferraris and Max Verstappen at the start.

Palmer: I can leave Renault with my head held high

Jolyon Palmer says he will leave Renault at the end of the year with his head held high, after hoping a season-best result of sixth in the Singapore Grand Prix starts a run of good form for him.

Singapore GP strategy: The key to balancing risk and reward in F1

James Allen takes a strategic review of the Singapore Grand Prix, and how key battles played out across the first-ever wet/dry Formula 1 night race.

Vettel has only himself to blame for crash - Villeneuve

Sebastian Vettel only has himself to blame for his part in the Singapore Grand Prix start crash that caused his retirement and dented his title hopes, says Jacques Villeneuve.

Why Mercedes' pace transformed in Singapore race

A 'green' track from the rain showers that hit the Singapore Grand Prix, allied to cooler temperatures, is the likely explanation for why Mercedes' form turned around so dramatically on Sunday.

Verstappen says Vettel did not apologise for crash

Max Verstappen says Sebastian Vettel did not apologise for the crash that put them and Kimi Raikkonen out of the Singapore Grand Prix.

Why Vettel only has himself to blame for Singapore title blow

The Singapore Grand Prix should have been one of Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari's best opportunities to inflict damage on Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes in the title battle. Instead Vettel shot himself in the foot…

Hamilton: Verstappen was in Vettel's blind spot

Lewis Hamilton has suggested Sebastian Vettel probably couldn't see Max Verstappen and Kimi Raikkonen in the moments before they collided at the start of the Singapore Grand Prix.

Singapore Grand Prix driver ratings

Some low scores at the front of the field, but the start chaos allowed plenty of the usual midfield runners to shine, and one picked up a perfect score along with the winner.

Analysis: How Hamilton got the 'miracle' he was hoping for

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes were meant to be sitting ducks in Singapore.Instead, it may well go down as the weekend where the Briton broke clear of the Vettel/Ferrari challenge.

Hamilton kept Senna's Monaco crash in mind in Singapore

Lewis Hamilton says he could "easily have binned it" while leading the Singapore Grand Prix in treacherous conditions, so kept Formula 1 hero Ayrton Senna in mind to avoid crashing.

Mercedes feels sympathy for "awful" Ferrari situation

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says he actually felt a bit of sympathy for the nightmare scenario Ferrari faced at the Singapore Grand Prix with both its cars out on the opening lap.

Motorsport Debrief: Verstappen points the finger at Vettel

After a wild Singapore Grand Prix, here is today's news blast to get you up-to-date on what's been making the motorsport headlines over the past 24 hours.

Singapore GP: Post-race press conference

DRIVERS: Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes), Daniel RICCIARDO (Red Bull Racing), Valtteri BOTTAS (Mercedes).

Ferrari duo, Verstappen cleared over start accident

The FIA has opted to take no further action following the Singapore Grand Prix opening-lap collision between Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen and the Red Bull of Max Verstappen.

Sainz admits career-best fourth was "unthinkable"

Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz labelled his career-best fourth place finish in the Singapore Grand Prix as "unthinkable".

Red Bull feared Ricciardo would suffer gearbox failure

Red Bull principal Christian Horner has revealed the team was seriously concerned that Daniel Ricciardo's gearbox could have expired midway through the Singapore Grand Prix.

Singapore GP: Top 10 quotes after race

Lewis Hamilton took his 60th F1 victory- his third in Singapore and seventh of the 2017 season

Singapore GP: Hamilton wins after Ferrari disaster

Lewis Hamilton took victory in a dramatic Singapore Grand Prix as Formula 1 title rival Sebastian Vettel crashed out.

Alonso says Singapore podium was guaranteed

Fernando Alonso believes he could have been in the fight for victory in the Singapore Grand Prix if not for the first-corner accident, and reckons a podium finish was "guaranteed".

Verstappen says "not clever" Vettel at fault in crash

Max Verstappen says Sebastian Vettel was the main driver at fault for the Singapore Grand Prix Formula 1 start crash.

Vettel baffled by first lap Singapore accident

Sebastian Vettel says he does not know what happened in the Singapore Grand Prix Formula 1 start crash involving both Ferraris, Max Verstappen and Fernando Alonso.

Mercedes not regretting long wheelbase despite Singapore slump

Mercedes is adamant that its long wheelbase concept was still the right thing to do with its 2017 Formula 1 car, despite its Singapore struggles exposing the downsides of its design.

Grosjean unsure wet Singapore GP is viable

Romain Grosjean says he has no idea if Formula 1 cars will be able to race in the rain in the Singapore Grand Prix, after bad weather hit the event on Sunday morning.

Lowe has sympathy for Mercedes' Singapore struggles

Paddy Lowe says he has sympathy for his former team Mercedes as it struggled for performance in Singapore Grand Prix qualifying. 

Massa "supporting McLaren" in the Singapore GP

Williams' Felipe Massa says he will be supporting McLaren in Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix in the hope it can take points off its Formula 1 rivals in the constructors' championship.

Singapore GP: Post-qualifying press conference

DRIVERS: Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari), Max VERSTAPPEN (Red Bull Racing), Daniel RICCIARDO (Red Bull Racing).

Hulkenberg was "desperate" to beat McLarens

Renault Formula 1 driver Nico Hulkenberg said he was "desperate" to beat the McLaren-Hondas in Singapore Grand Prix qualifying.

Raikkonen says mistake cost him front row slot

Kimi Raikkonen reckons he could have joined Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel on the front row of the Singapore GP grid if not for a mistake on his final Q3 lap.

Ricciardo "still confident" Red Bull can win in Singapore

Daniel Ricciardo believes the Red Bull Formula 1 team can still fight for victory in the Singapore Grand Prix, despite missing out on pole position to Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.

Hamilton admits Mercedes caught out by Ferrari pace

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton admits the team "definitely didn't anticipate" to be trailing Ferrari by as much as it did in the Singapore Grand Prix qualifying shoot-out.

Vandoorne says McLaren “missed a little” in Q3

Although McLaren put both its cars into the top-10 shootout for the Singapore Grand Prix, Stoffel Vandoorne believes the team could have achieved more than eighth and ninth positions on the grid.

Vettel "lucky" to survive brush with wall in Q3

Sebastian Vettel admitted he was lucky to be able to complete his final lap in qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix after making contact with the wall.

Singapore GP: Vettel beats Verstappen to pole, Hamilton fifth

Sebastian Vettel claimed pole position for Formula 1's Singapore Grand Prix, while world championship rival Lewis Hamilton finished down in fifth.

FIA revises track limits guidelines for Turn 2

The FIA has relaxed its track limits guidelines for drivers who are forced off-track by a rival at Singapore’s Turn 2.

Singapore GP: Verstappen pips Vettel, McLaren shines in FP3

Red Bull's Max Verstappen pipped Ferrari Formula 1 rival Sebastian Vettel to the fastest time in third and final practice for the Singapore Grand Prix.

Tech analysis: Ferrari inspiration helps Red Bull in Singapore

Red Bull always knew Singapore would give it a good chance, but a host of updates to the RB13 helped deliver some blistering pace on Friday that has left its drivers as early favourites.

Force India to keep 'Stegosaurus' for rest of Singapore GP

Force India will stick with its unique ‘Stegosaurus’ engine cover fin for the remainder of the Singapore Grand Prix event, following a successful first test at the Marina Bay circuit on Friday.

Why Red Bull's hopes of Singapore domination appear real

On Friday in Singapore, Daniel Ricciardo did something a Red Bull driver hasn't done for years: declared he wanted to dominate the weekend. The Friday data suggests he can...

Singapore GP: Friday's press conference

TEAM REPRESENTATIVES – Masashi YAMAMOTO (Honda), Katsuhide MORIYAMA (Honda), Franz TOST (Toro Rosso). Zak BROWN (McLaren), Cyril ABITEBOUL (Renault), Christian HORNER (Red Bull Racing).

Red Bull can target "dominant weekend" - Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo believes Red Bull can realistically target a “dominant weekend” at the Singapore Grand Prix after sweeping Friday practice.

Raikkonen says "not a lot of things made sense" on Friday

Kimi Raikkonen said "not a lot of things made sense" for Ferrari as the Formula 1 team struggled for pace in Friday practice for the Singapore Grand Prix.

Singapore GP: Ricciardo heads Red Bull 1-2 in second practice

Daniel Ricciardo completed a Friday practice sweep for the Singapore Grand Prix, leading Red Bull Formula 1 teammate Max Verstappen in second practice.

Singapore GP: Ricciardo leads Vettel in FP1

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo pipped Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel to top spot in the opening Formula 1 free practice session for the Singapore Grand Prix.

Gallery: Key F1 tech shots at Singapore GP

A selection of the best technical images from Singapore courtesy of Giorgio Piola, Sutton Images and LAT Images.

Singapore GP handed new four-year deal

The Singapore Grand Prix will stay on the Formula 1 calendar until at least 2021 thanks to a fresh four-year agreement.

Singapore GP: Thursday's press conference

DRIVERS – Fernando ALONSO (McLaren), Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes), Jolyon PALMER (Renault). Kevin MAGNUSSEN (Haas), Daniel RICCIARDO (Red Bull Racing), Lance STROLL (Williams)

F1 drivers could experience "heat shock" in Singapore

Formula 1 drivers could suffer a "heat shock" after Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix due to the challenging conditions and the greater demands of this year's cars, says Romain Grosjean.

Force India reveals unique winged shark fin

Force India has gone radical in its bid to add downforce to its car at the Singapore Grand Prix, with more than 30 mini wings placed on the top of its shark fin cover.

FIA to take hardline approach to Turn 2 track limits

The FIA is to take a no-nonsense approach to drivers abusing track limits at the first sequence of corners at the Singapore Grand Prix.

Singapore will favour Ferrari/Red Bull, says Mercedes

Mercedes chief Toto Wolff believes this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix street circuit will favour Formula 1 rivals Ferrari and Red Bull.

McLaren waiting on penalty clearance for Singapore

McLaren is still waiting for news from Honda on whether or not Stoffel Vandoorne will escape an engine change penalty at this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix.

Giovinazzi gets Singapore FP1 run after Monza miss

The Haas Formula 1 team will field Ferrari third driver Antonio Giovinazzi in the opening practice session for the Singapore Grand Prix, in place of his scrapped Italy outing.