With the dirt asphalt still few rubberised, the monegasque driver has decided not to risk.
Under the sun of Singapore, at a temperature around 30 degrees, Stéphane Richelmi came down in the cockpit of his DAMS to compete the thirty minutes of free practice.
A few hours later, it's qualifying round, where Richelmi has improved his time completing a best lap of 1'54"403 and he has won the 5th position. On the Race 1 starting grid tomorrow at 4.05 pm local time (10.05 am in Europe), Richelmi will be in the 3rd row and he will fight for the top positions. The race (28 laps with mandatory pit stop) will be broadcast live on Sky Sports F1 HD.