The unforgiving streets in Singapore claimed a few drivers throughout the weekend, Chandni Patel picks her winners and loser from an entertaining qualifying session.


Nico Rosberg has been a real winner so far with a pole position on what will be his 200th GP, showing great pace around the Marina Bay Street Circuit.

Both Toro Rosso drivers Carlos Sainz and Daniil Kvyat qualified in sixth and seventh respectively in the teams 200th GP. It has been their best qualifying since Australia this year.

Both Force India drivers got into Q3 showing great form with Nico Hulkenberg in eighth. Sergio Perez (P10) had three yellow flags in Q3 and lifted to lose sixth-tenths, he later passed Esteban Gutierrez who was on a slow lap and lost four-tenths. But according the double yellow flag he was not allowed to overtake under the flags and the outcome of this is still yet to be known. None the less a great day for the team.

Fernando Alonso qualified in ninth for McLaren ahead of the Force India of Sergio Perez which was a good result for the McLaren team.


Unfortunately for Sebastian Vettel his anti-roll bar broke and with a long lap around Singapore, there simply wasn’t enough time to fix the problem. This left him losing a significant amount of time to be the slowest car on the grid and qualifying last. It will be a new day tomorrow where Ferrari expect to score points.

Although Lewis Hamilton was having issues and struggling with braking, he still managed to qualify in third after a poor middle sector on his last lap. Despite his problems he will still be starting on the second row of the grid, after what has been a tough weekend.

Another driver that ran out of luck was Jolyon Palmer who hit the kerb on his lap and said he had no rear grip. Both Renaults failed to reach Q2.

Romain Grosjean suffered a crash into the barriers in Q2, which left him 15th just behind his teammate Esteban Gutierrez, but it isn’t revealed whether he may need parts changed that may lead him to start from the pit lane.

Jenson Button also suffered from a problem that left him out of Q3 after he brushed up against the wall which caused a problem, leading him straight down the escape road.

Image via Mercedes AMG F1 Petronas

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