What took place in qualifying?

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc installed a stunning lap below the Singapore spotlights to grasp his 3rd pole place in a row on Saturday, with Mercedes’s international champion Lewis Hamilton along.

The 21-year-old Monegasque, who began the final two races in Belgium and Italy from the entrance and went directly to win each, lit up the timing monitors with a time of 1 minute, 36.217 seconds.

Hamilton used to be 0.191 seconds slower, with Leclerc’s Ferrari workforce mate Sebastian Vettel qualifying 3rd after aborting his ultimate lap and Crimson Bull’s Max Verstappen fourth.

  • 1 Charles Leclerc (Mon) Ferrari 1min 36.217secs
  • 2 Lewis Hamilton (Gbr) Mercedes GP 1:36.408
  • three Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari 1:36.437
  • Four Max Verstappen (Ned) Crimson Bull 1:36.813
  • Five Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Mercedes GP 1:37.146
  • 6 Alexander Albon (Tha) Crimson Bull 1:37.411
  • 7 Carlos Sainz (Spa) McLaren 1:37.818
  • Eight Nico Hulkenberg (Ger) Renault 1:38.264
  • nine Lando Norris (Gbr) McLaren 1:38.329
  • 10 Sergio Perez (Mex) Racing Level 1:38.620

What are the percentages (best six)?

  • Lewis Hamilton – 6/5
  • Max Verstappen – 7/4
  • Valtteri Bottas – 8/1
  • Charles Leclerc – 8/1
  • Alexander Albon – 10/1
  • Sebastian Vettel – 14/1

What’s our prediction?

After two victories in two races, having had none in 2019 prior to (Ferrari wins are like buses, or one thing…) that is going to be a lot more tricky for them to win or even be aggressive. It seems, then, just like the circuit will swimsuit the Crimson Bull and Mercedes extra. Perhaps the Mercedes may have a bonus however it might be shut.  Most likely it’ll be a fight between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, as we kind of had final 12 months. Might be fascinating to peer how Alex Albon does right here as it is his first race towards Verstappen at Crimson Bull with a rather even outlook, i.e. neither of them has a grid penalty. We expect Verstappen goes to win this one, regardless that. 

 

Podium prediction: 1st Verstappen 2d Hamilton third Bottas

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