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Fastest laps - Singapore Grand Prix 2017 // Drying track helps many drivers have a fastest lap

Drying track helps many drivers have a fastest lap
Credit: Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix

It was fascinating to watch the evolution of the Marina Bay track after rain hit the first part of the race. The lap times improved as the track started to dry, and the switch to slicks obviously brought the times down even further. Driver after driver snatched their moment in the spotlight with the fastest lap, but in the end it came down to those fighting for the win.

As Ricciardo chased Hamilton for victory, the pair were trading fastest laps. The end result is a list that mirrors the results of the race itself, but the way we got there provided its own entertainment.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLap
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:45.00855
2Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:45.30157
3Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:45.40554
4Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:46.53752
5Jolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 Team1:46.72252
6Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren Honda1:46.72257
7Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:46.73152
8Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:47.05558
9Lance StrollWilliams Martini Racing1:47.51255
10Kevin MagnussenHaas F1 Team1:47.58544
11Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team1:47.63754
12Esteban OconSahara Force India F1 Team1:47.67752
13Nico HülkenbergRenault Sport F1 Team1:48.01137
14Pascal WehrleinSauber F1 Team1:49.06156
15Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:52.49635
16Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso2:10.51210
17Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda2:13.5796