Despite finishing the second practice session of the Singapore Grand Prix fastest, Daniil Kvyat is still waiting for Mercedes to show it’s true pace after the world champions seem to be struggling around the Singapore streets.

“I think we should wait until tomorrow. Today I felt everything was quite okay with the car, especially considering I missed completely almost FP1 so it was quite good value for FP2. Still, we have to wait until tomorrow,” Kvyat said.

“We knew on this track we had a bit more of a chance but we don’t know what Mercedes was doing today. We just have to wait until tomorrow.  For me, after FP1, after no laps it was a bit surprising but the feeling was good straight away so I just went for it.

“I still haven’t had a great Saturday so far this year and I’m trying to work on that and let’s see what I make out of it tomorrow.”

Mercedes aren’t strangers to running a high fuel load on a Friday and sandbagging in practice sessions, although Executive Director Toto Wolff seemed concerned about Mercedes’s lack of pace during FP2.

“We are not with the performance today,” Wolff said.

“We haven’t really made the tyre work in the way we should on the one-lap performance and on the long runs either. We have seen some spectacular laps from the Red Bulls. Yeah, just need to get our heads together and assess what’s happening.”

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