Wednesday, 19 September, 2018

Räikkönen 2nd, Vettel top in Singapore GP 3rd practice

16 Sep 2018, 00:51 ( 3 days ago) | updated: 16 Sep 2018, 00:53 ( 3 days ago)

DF-Xinhua Report
Ferrari Finnish driver Kimi Räikkönen of Finland drives in the second practise session of the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix Night Race held at the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore, on Sept. 14, 2018. Photo Xinhua by Then Chih Wey.

Sebastian Vettel and Finnish driver Kimi Räikkönen, both from Ferrari, set the pace in the third and final practice Saturday ahead of the day's later qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix.

Vettel recovered from a mishap in hitting a wall in Friday's second practice to top the final session.

The German was 0.362 seconds ahead of Räikkönen, who had led Friday's second session, and just over half a second faster than third-placed Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton.

Hamilton's Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas, another Finnish driver was fourth, followed by the Red Bulls of Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen, who were more than a second behind Vettel.

Qualifying will determine grid positions for Sunday's race on the Marina Bay street course. Hamilton has a 30-point lead over Vettel in the drivers' standings.

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