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LIVE | Singapore FP3 gets underway in wet conditions

LIVE | Singapore FP3 gets underway in wet conditions

1 October - 09:30 Last update: 11:20
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The Grand Prix weekend in Singapore has started and the lights for the third and final free practice are ready to turn green. Who has the best chances to win the 2022 Singapore Grand Prix? We will get some stronger clues in this session and we'll keep you up to date on the liveblog below. 

LIVEBLOG | Third free practice for the Singapore Grand Prix 2022

 

During the third free practice session, it is always essential for F1 drivers and teams to be on the track a lot. As the session is the last one before qualifying and the race, teams will need to do all they can to perfect the set-ups going into those meaningful events. Charles Leclerc said after FP2 on Friday that he was looking to catch up on the competition after spending a lot of time in the garage during both sessions due to small issues. 

Max Verstappen didn't complete a race run either in the second free practice session. He might also be looking to catch up on the track time compared to the other teams and drivers in the Formula 1 field. 

Red Bull and Ferrari are favourites again

At the cramped but fast Marina Bay Street Circuit, it is again between two teams, though Mercedes have been knocking on the door this weekend. In FP1, Hamilton recorded the fastest time, and in FP2 he set the quickest first sector.

Red Bull Racing and Ferrari have been fastest all year and in all likelihood will be so in Singapore too. Max Verstappen is already hoping to secure his world title here. As has been the case throughout the season, Ferrari were quicker than Red Bull in the corners by setting the best times in sectors two and three. Red Bull were marginally faster in sector one.

Mercedes will also be hoping to join the battle at the front this weekend, as Lewis Hamilton's team have yet to win a single GP this year. Singapore's second free practice session will be held at 21:00 local time. The circuit characteristics seem to fall towards Ferrari. Red Bull Racing have been strong on the straights, but this corner rarely gives drivers time to relax. That being said, this weekend we'll get a really good indication on how strengths and weaknesses have changed through the year.  

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