Carlos Sainz commands the return of F1 to Singapore with problems for Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc

Singapore looks like an ideal circuit for Ferrari, and so far it has been on the first day of free practice. Carlos Sainz was the fastest rider stopping the clock in 1:42.587,but it is that Charles Leclerc followed behind him, completing the double for Maranello. Of course, not everything is happiness in Ferrari.

Leclerc has had many mechanical problems that appeared already in the first session, still during the day, and have been maintained during the night in Singapore. The Monegasque has lost a lot of filming time, and for this reason his best lap was already at the end of the session. Even so, he is second and three tenths behind Sainz.

Fernando Alonso, eighth, confirms the good feelings of Alpine

Bottas Singapore F1 2022

Of course the drama at Red Bull has been even greater. Max Verstappen has also lost a lot of filming time in FP2 due to mechanical failures, although in morning practice he dominated with overwhelming authority. Let us remember that Verstappen has here his first match point to be champion.

It hasn’t gone much better for Sergio PĆ©rez, who also had some mistakes and also added driving errors that took him very close to the walls. The Mexican was the ninth fastest, while Verstappen put in his best lap on the soft tire already at the end and only climbed to fourth place.

Hamilton Singapore F1 2022

The sensations for Mercedes are not bad, but they are still a long way from dreaming of victory. Lewis Hamilton was the fastest in the morning, but he was only fifth in the afternoon. ahead of him is George Russell, third just three tenths behind Carlos Sainz.

And the day has been full of trouble. Pierre Gasly caught fire in his Alpha Tauri in the pits, thankfully without major damage, and Lance Stroll hit the wall in early practice. The friction has been constant one of them that of Fernando Alonso, who was able to continue with his Alpine.

Gasly Singapur F1 2022

The sensations of Alpine are very good, Fernando Alonso has made the eighth fastest time, nine tenths behind Sainz, but Esteban Ocon is sixth. Valtteri Bottas’s Alfa Romeo slipped in between, but it looks like Alpine is in a good position to be first of the pack in Singapore.

Above all because McLaren is suffering. Lando Norris has made the eleventh fastest time, with Daniel Ricciardo sunk in the penultimate position. By the way, Alexander Albon is already back in his Williams, finishing sixteenth. We will see if the much announced rain appears at some point.

FP2 Formula 1 GP Singapore 2022 results

Position Dorsal Pilot coach Weather Difference laps
1 55 Carlos Sainz FERRARI 1:42.587 23
2 16 CharlesĀ Leclerc FERRARI 1:42.795 +0.208s 14
3 63 GeorgeĀ Russell MERCEDES 1:42.911 +0.324s 26
4 1 MaxĀ Verstappen RED BULL RACING RBPT 1:42.926 +0.339s 8
5 44 LewisĀ Hamilton MERCEDES 1:43.182 +0.595s 22
6 31 Stephen Ocon ALPINE RENAULT 1:43.412 +0.825s 23
7 77 Valtteri Bottas ALFA ROMEO FERRARI 1:43.431 +0.844s 26
8 14 Fernando Alonso ALPINE RENAULT 1:43.520 +0.933s 23
9 11 Sergio Perez RED BULL RACING RBPT 1:43.906 +1.319s 13
10 18 LanceĀ Stroll ASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES 1:43.982 +1.395s 21
11 4 Lando Norris McLaren Mercedes 1:44.013 +1.426s 16
12 5 SebastianĀ Vettel ASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES 1:44.249 +1.662s 24
13 20 Kevin Magnussen HAAS FERRARI 1:44.422 +1.835s 22
14 10 Pierre Gasly ALPHATAURI RBPT 1:44.469 +1.882s 22
15 24 Zhou Guanyu ALFA ROMEO FERRARI 1:44.524 +1.937s 25
16 23 Alexander Albon WILLIAMS MERCEDES 1:45.144 +2.557s 25
17 22 Yuki Tsunoda ALPHATAURI RBPT 1:45.211 +2.624s 11
18 3 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren Mercedes 1:45.447 +2.860s 18
19 47 MickĀ Schumacher HAAS FERRARI 1:45.623 +3.036s 23
20 6 Nicholas Latifi WILLIAMS MERCEDES 1:46.553 +3.966s 25

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