F1 Database preview: form guide to the 2018 Singapore Grand Prix

by Peter Higham on 13th September 2018

Your form guide for the 2018 Singapore Grand Prix

An aerial shot of the Singapore night race from 2016

Sebastian Vettel is the most successful driver in the 10 years of the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix, with four pole positions and four victories.

However, he has not led a lap during the last two races and crashed into team-mate Kimi Räikkönen and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen here 12 months ago.

The Dutchman had qualified second in 2017 – one of three front-row starts although a maiden pole position remains elusive.

The Mercedes team-mates, Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, have contrasting qualifying form in Singapore. Hamilton has always started from inside the top five on the grid, but sixth last year is Bottas’s best qualifying performance so far. Hamilton has three pole positions and three wins to his name, although he has not started the race from the front row since 2014.

Daniel Ricciardo has finished second for the last three years and was third in 2014. And while he has started the last four Singapore GPs from inside the top three, he is yet to win here. Since his victory in this year’s Monaco GP, Ricciardo has not scored a podium finish and only has a 50 per cent reliability record during that time.

Sergio Pérez has finished in the points in each of his seven Singapore GPs, but he’s never started in the front half of the grid. Nico Hülkenberg, meanwhile, will be looking just to finish, because he has retired on his last three visits to Singapore.

Fernando Alonso has won the race on two occasions, including the controversial inaugural event in 2008. Stoffel Vandoorne, who's in need of a strong result, last year scored the first of back-to-back seventh-place finishes – the best results of his F1 career.

Carlos Sainz’s best F1 finish also came a year ago – fourth for Toro Rosso. Sergey Sirotkin’s 10-place at Monza means that all 20 race drivers have now scored points in 2018.

There has been a safety car period in all 10 Singapore GPs held so far.


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