Lap Times 1st Free Practice 2019 Singapore F1 GP

A scenic view of the Singapore skyline on an overcast day during the Singapore GP at Singapore Street Circuit on September 18, 2019 (Photo by Steven Tee / LAT Images)

Event: Singapore Grand Prix
Track: Marina Bay Street Circuit

Weather: Dry 32.0-30.4°C
Tarmac: Dry  43.9-38.3°C
Humidity: 59.8-68%
Wind: 2.2 m/s SE
Pressure: 1008.5 bar

First practice for the 2019 Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix got underway on time and still in daylight. As the lights at the end of the pit lane flick to green we saw Pierre Gasly going out as first in the Toro Rosso.

1:44.723 min was the time set by Charles Leclerc in the Ferrari. He was the fastest after 10 minutes into FP1.

Alfa Romeo was using the green flowfish paint to check the aerodynamics of the C38.

Ten minutes after Leclerc's lap it was Red Bull driver Max Verstappen who was quickest with a 1:41.938. A lot is expected by Verstappen in Singapore. Marina Bay Street Circuit has the most corners of the calendar. Cars with a lot of downforce have a big advantage.

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton also mingled his W10 into the top of the timesheet. Halfway the session the British driver topped the timesheet with a 1:41.469.

Racing Point had brought a lot of upgrades to Singapore. Lance Stroll seemed to benefit a lot from it and even was 3rd for a few minutes early in the session.

With 32 minutes still on the clock Leclerc was rolling into the pit. The Ferrari SF90 failed to change gears and had to be pushed back to the garage by mechanics.

A few minutes later Valtteri Bottas had a harsh moment in the Mercedes. He was struggling to get the hard tyres in the right temperature window and crashed into the barrier coming out of turn 19. The session was red flagged for a couple of minutes to recover the damaged W10 and clear up the track. When the green flag was waved the drivers had 15 minutes to go in this FP1 session.

Daniel Ricciardo was quickest in last years FP1 around the Marina Bay with a 1:39.711 min.

FP1 Lap Times 2019 Singapore GP

PosNoDriverTeamLap Time1st GapLapsTyres
133Max VerstappenRed Bull1:40.25922Soft
25Sebastian VettelFerrari1:40.426+0.167s23Soft
344Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:40.925+0.666s26Hard
477Valtteri BottasMercedes1:41.336+1.077s14Hard
523Alexander AlbonRed Bull1:41.467+1.208s24Soft
627Nico HülkenbergRenault1:41.812+1.553s26Soft
755Carlos Sainz Jr.McLaren1:41.966+1.707s20Soft
84Lando NorrisMcLaren1:42.180+1.921s19Soft
926Daniil KvyatToro Rosso1:42.305+2.046s26Soft
1010Pierre GaslyToro Rosso1:42.377+2.118s24Soft
113Daniel RicciardoRenault1:42.527+2.268s20Soft
128Romain GrosjeanHaas1:42.630+2.371s23Soft
1399Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo1:42.677+2.418s15Soft
147Kimi RäikkönenAlfa Romeo1:42.786+2.527s13Soft
1518Lance StrollRacing Point1:42.791+2.532s28Soft
1620Kevin MagnussenHaas1:43.150+2.891s22Soft
1788Robert KubicaWilliams1:43.336+3.077s28Medium
1811Sergio PérezRacing Point1:43.369+3.110s23Hard
1916Charles LeclercFerrari1:43.618+3.359s12Medium
2063George RussellWilliams1:43.993+3.734s29Medium

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