Singapore Grand Prix Preview

Singapore Grand Prix Preview

Sergio Perez was struck down with a virus in Malaysia but somehow managed the nearly superhuman effort of finishing sixth for Force India in the most physically demanding Grand Prix on the calendar.

Lewis Hamilton has made it clear to his Mercedes team what he wants from his auto for the next round of the Formula One world championship in Japan having struggled for pace at the Malaysian Grand Prix, finishing second to the Red Bull of Max Verstappen.

While the Finnish driver was involved in the blast off the starting grid crash with Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel, which ruled all three out of the race, Raikkonen has been hit with a double dose of pain after picking up an engine issue on his way to the grid in Malaysia.

But gremlins that plagued the team's weekend in Malaysia prompted a tetchy response from Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne, who admitted he was "angry" at the lack of reliability shown by the cars.

I'm not sure if that's an easy thing to fix either because if they had a clear answer, an understanding of how to address that, they would have done it by now, as there are some extremely clever people on that Mercedes pit-wall.

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"But knowing what is going on internally, there is no panic, no big plans as a reaction. Maybe it's more a coincidence between the events".

Vettel is due a little good fortune after crashing from pole in Singapore three weeks ago. The pair collided with the Red Bull of Max Verstappen on the first corner in Singapore in the previous round before engine and battery woes struck both cars in Kuala Lumpur. To bury one's head in the sand is absolutely no option.

This year slight change of date has made things interesting as weather will be complete different at this time of the year unlike the sheer heat we might have a pleasant weather with some chances of rain. "So I have told them what I feel is the best way to start the next race". How can we fix our issues?

So, while Mercedes AMG have proved the past two races that even on their worst days, they can scrounge a better result together than Ferrari, there are still five races left in 2017 for Vettel and the Scuderia to strike back - or concede another title through their own inconsistencies. "So there's something we need to obviously understand". "We are behind on points if we look at the championship, so we need to score much more than them". Meanwhile, Ricciardo was able to hold on to third position ahead of Sebastian Vettel.

Hamilton said Mercedes had "definitely still question marks" about the car's performance but added: "I saw some stories that we had been thrown off the ball or are on the back foot". We know that the Pirellis are very sensitive to temperature and track conditions, to the amount of rubber on track and the asphalt.

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