F1: Ferrari dominates at the close of the first day, ‘Checo’ finishes ninth | Tweet

ferrari got the 1-2 in the second free practice on Friday from marina bay circuitWith the spanish Carlos Sainz leading the forefront in Singapore Grand Prixseventeenth round of the World Cup Formula 1 on his return after a two-year absence. Leclerc ended in secondfollowed by George Russell of the team Mercedes.

This Friday was the second contact in the cmarina bay circuit in its back after two years due to the pandemic Covid-19 and asphalt modifications to lessen the effect of pouringa phenomenon that makes single-seaters bounce.

The man from Madrid was the fastest with a time of 1:42.587in a circuit that leaves the ‘scuderia’ as dominator. Sainz did not start in the best way, but on his seventh lap, the Spaniard gave his best to get overtake the leader at the time, Lewis Hamilton.

charles leclerchis partner, ended with the second best time, a good sign ahead of Sunday’s race where the Monegasque will need stay at least eighth in order not to give Verstappen his second championship of the consecutive world.

‘MadMax’driver’s championship leader, he didn’t hit the track until almost the second half hour of the sessionbut some fast laps were enough to finish fourth. Sergio ‘Checo’ Perez did not have the same luck, since, after having gearbox problems at the end of the first stintwas not able to beat the time of the Spanish Fernando Alonso of Alpine and closed in the ninth position.

Lewis Hamiltonwho dominated practice one, could not repeat and placed fifthtwo positions below his partner George Russellwhich, improving what was seen in the last session, ended in the third position.

In a tense moment, the car of the French teamto AlphaTauri, Pierre Gasly, caught fire while they were looking to remove it to the garage. Fortunately for the pilot one of his engineers reacted to put out the fire with an extinguisher and the incident did not escalate.

The second batch ended as follows:

  1. Carlos SainzFerrari
  2. Charles Leclerc, Ferrari
  3. George RussellMercedes AMG
  4. Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing
  5. Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG
  6. Esteban Ocon, Alpine
  7. Valtteri Bottas, Alfa Romeo
  8. Fernando Alonso, Alpine
  9. Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing
  10. Lance StrollAston Martin
  11. Lando NorrisMcLaren
  12. Sebastian VettelAston Martin
  13. Kevin MagnussenHaas
  14. Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri
  15. Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo
  16. Alexander AlbonWilliams
  17. Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri
  18. Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren
  19. Mick SchumacherHaas
  20. Nicolas Latifi, Williams

The activity of the Singapore Grand Prix will continue on Saturday equal to 08:00 with qualifying and will end the Sunday with the race at 07:00 hourscentral Mexico time.

(With information from EuropaPress)