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The 2022 Singapore Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Mon Sep 26, 2022 7:13 pm

This is the place to discuss everything related to the 17th round of the 2022 season taking place in Singapore between the 30th of September and 2nd of October.

The event timetable for the Singapore Grand Prix.

Friday
1st Practice 18:00 local time - 10:00 GMT
2nd Practice 21:00 local time - 13:00 GMT

Saturday
Practice 18:00 local time - 10:00 GMT
Qualifying 21:00 local time - 13:00 GMT

Sunday
Race 20:00 local time - 12:00 GMT

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Re: The 2022 Singapore Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Mon Sep 26, 2022 7:20 pm

It feels like we have just had another summer break. It's been 3 weeks since the last event. Oh well,it will be back in a flurry with 2 events over successive weekends. So, what to expect?
Max Verstappen dominating over another weekend?
Ferrari having every chance to win and shooting themselves in the foot (again)
Mercedes having a great racecar but ordinary qualifying car.
Daniel Ricciardo again not finding the right setup for his McLaren.

This season has been so frustrating.....

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Re: The 2022 Singapore Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Sat Oct 01, 2022 6:57 am

FP1 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		  Team
1	1:43.033	Lewis Hamilton	  Mercedes
2	1:43.117	Max Verstappen	  Red Bull Racing
3	1:43.435	Charles Leclerc	  Ferrari
4	1:43.839	Sergio Perez	  Red Bull Racing
5	1:44.066	George Russell	  Mercedes
6	1:44.138	Carlos Sainz	  Ferrari
7	1:44.736	Esteban Ocon	  Alpine Renault
8	1:45.221	Lance Stroll	  Aston Martin
9	1:45.258	Pierre Gasly	  AlphaTauri
10	1:45.336	Fernando Alonso	  Alpine
11	1:45.354	Sebastian Vettel  Aston Martin
12	1:45.724	Daniel Ricciardo  McLaren
13	1:45.725	Valtteri Bottas	  Alfa Romeo
14	1:46.028	Kevin Magnussen	  Haas
15	1:46.081	Yuki Tsunoda	  AlphaTauri
16	1:46.119	Alexander Albon	  Williams
17	1:46.408	Zhou Guanyu	  Alfa Romeo
18	1:46.601	Mick Schumacher	  Haas
19	1:46.680	Lando Norris	  McLaren
20	1:47.092	Nicholas Latifi	  Williams
It was a fairly normal session for Singapore. Drivers testing the boundaries, some stepping a little over it.

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Re: The 2022 Singapore Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Sat Oct 01, 2022 7:10 am

FP2 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		  Team
1	1:42.587	Carlos Sainz	  Ferrari
2	1:42.795	Charles Leclerc	  Ferrari
3	1:42.911	George Russell	  Mercedes
4	1:42.926	Max Verstappen	  Red Bull Racing
5	1:43.182	Lewis Hamilton	  Mercedes
6	1:43.412	Esteban Ocon	  Alpine
7	1:43.431	Valtteri Bottas	  Alfa Romeo
8	1:43.520	Fernando Alonso	  Alpine
9	1:43.906	Sergio Perez	  Red Bull Racing
10	1:43.982	Lance Stroll	  Aston Martin
11	1:44.013	Lando Norris	  McLaren
12	1:44.249	Sebastian Vettel  Aston Martin
13	1:44.422	Kevin Magnussen	  Haas
14	1:44.469	Pierre Gasly	  AlphaTauri
15	1:44.524	Zhou Guanyu	  Alfa Romeo
16	1:45.144	Alexander Albon	  Williams
17	1:45.211	Yuki Tsunoda	  AlphaTauri
18	1:45.447	Daniel Ricciardo  McLaren
19	1:45.623	Mick Schumacher	  Haas
20	1:46.553	Nicholas Latifi	  Williams
The Red Bulls, AlphaTauri duo and Charles Leclerc spent a fair bit of time in the garages this session.
Pierre Gasly has a fire as his car was pushed back into the garage. My initial thought was that the Aston Martin mechanics put it out but they were in the vicinity armed with their own extinguisher. Damage was cosmetic and the car returned to the circuit.

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Re: The 2022 Singapore Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Sun Oct 02, 2022 8:14 am

FP3 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		  Team
1	1:57.782	Charles Leclerc	  Ferrari
2	1:58.308	Max Verstappen	  Red Bull Racing
3	1:58.848	Carlos Sainz	  Ferrari
4	1:59.429	Fernando Alonso	  Alpine
5	1:59.526	Sergio Perez	  Red Bull Racing
6	2:00.373	Lance Stroll	  Aston Martin
7	2:00.911	Esteban Ocon	  Alpine
8	2:01.007	Sebastian Vettel  Aston Martin
9	2:01.010	George Russell	  Mercedes
10	2:01.036	Daniel Ricciardo  McLaren
11	2:01.089	Kevin Magnussen	  Haas
12	2:01.220	Lewis Hamilton	  Mercedes
13	2:01.245	Pierre Gasly	  AlphaTauri
14	2:01.502	Mick Schumacher	  Haas
15	2:01.679	Yuki Tsunoda	  AlphaTauri
16	2:01.791	Lando Norris	  McLaren
17	2:01.907	Alexander Albon	  Williams
18	2:02.066	Valtteri Bottas	  Alfa Romeo
19	2:02.599	Zhou Guanyu	  Alfa Romeo
20	2:03.510	Nicholas Latifi	  Williams
The rains came and, while the session timer began its countdown, pit exit remained closed for nearly half the session.
Teams then came out on wets and explored the limits of adhesion. The track slowly dried however many parts of the circuit remained wet enough to limit running.

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Re: The 2022 Singapore Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Sun Oct 02, 2022 8:29 am

Qualifying

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Pos	Time		Driver		  Team
1	1:49.412	Charles Leclerc	  Ferrari
2	1:49.434	Sergio Perez	  Red Bull Racing
3	1:49.466	Lewis Hamilton	  Mercedes
4	1:49.583	Carlos Sainz	  Ferrari
5	1:49.966	Fernando Alonso	  Alpine
6	1:50.584	Lando Norris	  McLaren
7	1:51.211	Pierre Gasly	  AlphaTauri
8	1:51.395	Max Verstappen	  Red Bull Racing
9	1:51.573	Kevin Magnussen	  Haas
10	1:51.983	Yuki Tsunoda	  AlphaTauri
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11	1:54.012	George Russell	  Mercedes
12	1:54.211	Lance Stroll	  Aston Martin
13	1:54.370	Mick Schumacher	  Haas
14	1:54.380	Sebastian Vettel  Aston Martin
15	1:55.518	Zhou Guanyu	  Alfa Romeo
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16	1:56.083	Valtteri Bottas	  Alfa Romeo
17	1:56.226	Daniel Ricciardo  McLaren
18	1:56.337	Esteban Ocon	  Alpine
19	1:56.985	Alexander Albon	  Williams
20	1:57.532	Nicholas Latifi	  Williams
For Q1 and Q2, the track remained damp enough for the use of intermediates with only a couple of teams trying soft slicks at the end of Q2.
A late yellow in the final minute at the end sector 2 ruined Daniel Ricciardo's chances of progressing into the next session.
Most teams took to the track fully fueled and on soft slicks for Q3.

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Re: The 2022 Singapore Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Mon Oct 03, 2022 12:52 pm

Results

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Pos	Driver		  Team
1	Sergio Perez	  Red Bull Racing
2	Charles Leclerc	  Ferrari
3	Carlos Sainz	  Ferrari
4	Lando Norris	  McLaren
5	Daniel Ricciardo  McLaren
6	Lance Stroll	  Aston Martin
7	Max Verstappen	  Red Bull Racing
8	Sebastian Vettel  Aston Martin
9	Lewis Hamilton	  Mercedes
10	Pierre Gasly	  AlphaTauri
11	Valtteri Bottas	  Alfa Romeo
12	Kevin Magnussen	  Haas
13	Mick Schumacher	  Haas
14	George Russell	  Mercedes
DNF	Yuki Tsunoda	  AlphaTauri
DNF	Esteban Ocon	  Alpine
DNF	Alexander Albon	  Williams
DNF	Fernando Alonso	  Alpine
DNF	Nicholas Latifi	  Williams
DNF	Zhou Guanyu	  Alfa Romeo
Sergio Perez received a 5 second post race penalty for a safety car infringement. It didn't affect the outcome.

Next: Round of Japan 2022
Date: October 7th-9th 2022

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