Looking ahead to the Singapore GP

Gwen Vasquez
September 16, 2017

But an unexpected victory for the Mercedes driver, who edged to the front of the standings by just three points with his wire-to-wire win in Italy, would set alarm bells ringing at Ferrari.

Although the highly anticipated contest between Mercedes and Ferrari won't be the only factor the heat will be turned up at the Marina Bay circuit this Sunday. We still need to understand a few things we've introduced on the vehicle for this race a bit better because at the moment we're not 100% sure, but we will work hard overnight to solve this.

Mercedes may well be leading the Constructors' championship by more than 60 points but it is the Driver's Championship which presents a very interesting case. Saturdays they're very strong, which obviously has its contribution to Sundays, it's not a big secret but I think we are strong, we don't need to hide and there's plenty of positives.

"While I feel like I always drive with my heart - my heart is really the engine, the power and the force behind what I do - my mind is like the rudder, and I feel like it has been steering me in the right direction". Such a tough corner invariably puts drivers under strain, and Hamilton sustained a puncture and retired after bumping tires with Red Bull's Mark Webber in 2010.

Teams have already begun to arrive in Singapore for what is promising to be one of the most exciting races of the Formula 1 season thus far.

With the ultimatum thrown down to Red Bull, it is now up to team boss Christian Horner and chief technical officer Adrian Newey to deliver Ricciardo a auto that will put him in the hunt for a championship next season.

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Red Bull, who took Vettel to three of his wins, boast the best record of all teams in Singapore and see this year's race as a real opportunity. The 26-year-old Englishman is one of only two drivers yet to score a point this season, and he has been out-qualified by his Renault team-mate Nico Hulkenberg at every round this year.

Well done to the whopping 88% of you who said Lewis Hamilton would win the Italian Grand Prix.

Red Bull impressed in this morning's session, with Daniel Ricciardo quickest and Max Verstappen third. The total points have only been considered post-2010 - when the scoring system was restructured to what we see today.

"We got it, another step, I think we can get another half a step out of it, that's what I'm looking for".

Mercedes have been on pole in 66 of the last 71 races. "So we are happy that he will continue with us for another season also". While no one can say for sure what will happen in the race, what can be said is it should be an exciting, heart stopping weekend and Formula 1, and its fans, can't ask for any more than that.

"You sign a deal with Red Bull and you want a winning package".

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