F1 2011 Singapore Grand Prix: Hamilton third quickest in practice

PUBLISHED: 16:12 23 September 2011 | UPDATED: 20:25 24 September 2011

Lewis Hamilton driving around the 2011 Singapore Grand Prix street circuit [Picture: Vodafone McLaren Mercedes / www.mclaren.com]

Lewis Hamilton driving around the 2011 Singapore Grand Prix street circuit [Picture: Vodafone McLaren Mercedes / www.mclaren.com]

HOCH ZWEI

FORMULA 1 racer Lewis Hamilton was third fastest in second practice for the 2011 Singapore Grand Prix.

Previous Singapore Grand Prix winners

2008: Fernando Alonso (Renault)

2009: Lewis Hamilton (McLaren)

2010: Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)

Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel, the reigning F1 world champion, topped the P2 timesheets today (Friday) around the Marina Bay street circuit in Singapore.

Then came the Ferrari of Fernando Alonso with Vodafone McLaren Mercedes ace Hamilton, 26, third quickest.

Vettel’s fastest time was a 1m 46.374s, while Herts-born Hamilton clocked a 1m 47.115s on option tyres to go third fastest.

McLaren team-mate Jenson Button was 10th, albeit unable to complete the session, on 1m 49.751s.

Button’s practice session ended prematurely when he overshot at Turn 14 and couldn’t get the car into reverse.

He climbed out of the cockpit unhurt with the car undamaged, although the spin cost the team vital track time after having to play catch-up following this morning’s track delays.

Tewin race ace Hamilton had earlier topped the P1 timesheets with a 1m 48.599s ahead of Vettel and Mark Webber, with Button fifth fastest in the opening session.

Qualifying for the 2011 Singapore GP starts from 3pm on Saturday.

The race itself begins at 1pm on Sunday.

* Click on the video to take a lap of the Singapore circuit with Andy Latham, Hamilton’s race engineer.

Video courtesy of Vodafone McLaren Mercedes.


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