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Qualifying results - Singapore Grand Prix 2017 // Vettel beats Red Bull to pole with Mercedes off the pace

Credit: Ferrari Media

The action for qualifying was all in the first and last sessions. In Q1, Williams failed to get either driver out of the session with a problem on Felipe Massa's car that was rectified but both drivers were still unable to progress. Force India nearly went out with lap times improving rapidly, but they made it through leaving Sauber in the drop zone instead.

The top ten saw two dramatic shoot-outs. Vettel swept to pole position, beating both Red Bull drivers to the bunch, despite the confidence of both Ricciardo and Verstappen. Meanwhile, Mercedes had to settle further down the grid, with the cars being more off the pace than either of the drivers expected.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:39.49119
2Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing1:39.81418
3Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:39.84018
4Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:40.06918
5Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:40.12617
6Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:40.81016
7Nico HülkenbergRenault Sport F1 Team1:41.01318
8Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:41.17920
9Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren Honda1:41.39819
10Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:42.05620
11Jolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 Team1:42.10712
12Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:42.2468
13Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:42.33814
14Esteban OconSahara Force India F1 Team1:42.76011
15Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team1:43.88313
16Kevin MagnussenHaas F1 Team1:43.7568
17Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:44.0146
18Lance StrollWilliams Martini Racing1:44.7289
19Pascal WehrleinSauber F1 Team1:45.0599
20Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:45.5706