Max Verstappen and his colleagues started qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix on Saturday at 3 p.m. In this live blog we will keep you informed of all events.

Good afternoon and welcome to the Formula 1 live blog on My name is Patrick Moeke and I will keep you up to date on the latest developments around the Singapore Grand Prix this entire weekend. Lots of fun!

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GP Singapore · a few seconds ago

1 min (Q1) - Good morning! Both Mercedes coaches speed up the pace and push the Ferraris to P3 and P4. The difference is huge.

  • Bottas 1.37.317
  • Hamilton +0.248
  • Leclerc +0.697
  • Vettel +1.057
  • Verstappen +1.223
  • GP Singapore · 4 minutes ago

    4 more minutes (Q1) - Both Mercedes will try to improve their time. Max Verstappen (P3) stays inside and is safe for Q2. Hamilton (P4) and Bottas (P5) just drove on medium, but now have the soft tire.

    GP Singapore · 5 minutes ago

    Another 5 minutes (Q1) - In the danger zone:

    15. Stroll

    16. Räikkönen
    17. Grosjean
    18. Magnuses
    19. Russell
    20. Kubica

    GP Singapore · 6 minutes ago

    Another 6 minutes (Q1) - Ferrari seems to have found something, because the formation from Maranello tops the times list. Vettel climbs to P2, three tenths behind Leclerc.

    GP Singapore · 8 minutes ago

    Formula 1 in full glory.

    Nothing looks better than F1 under the lights 😍Don't @ us 🙅‍♂️ # F1 #SingaporeGP

    Avatar Author Formula 1 Moment of publication 15: 10 - 21 September 2019

    GP Singapore · 9 minutes ago

    Another 10 minutes (Q1) - Max Verstappen returns to the pits after one timed lap. The position after the first runs:

  • Leclerc 1.38.014
  • Verstappen +0.526
  • Bottas +0.609
  • Hamilton + 0.749
  • Sainz + 0.868
  • Vettel + 0.925
  • GP Singapore · 11 minutes ago

    11 more minutes (Q1) - Verstappen clocked the second time in his first timed run. He is still five tenths slower than Charles Leclerc.

    GP Singapore · 12 minutes ago

    Sainz reports a power shortage in his McLaren. The Spaniard will continue for the time being.

    SAINZ 📻: "I have no power" Not what you want just a couple of minutes into Q1 utBut it looks like a temporary issue as he heads off what looks like a flying lap # F1 #SingaporeGP

    Avatar Author Formula 1 Moment of publication 15: 05 - 21 September 2019

    GP Singapore · 13 minutes ago

    Only in Singapore 👌 Kicking off Quali with Q1! Who's taking @ F1NightRace pole tonight ... 👀

    Avatar Author: Mercedes-AMG F1 Moment of Places 15: 04 - 21 September 2019

    GP Singapore · 14 minutes ago

    Another 14 minutes (Q1) - Max Verstappen is also on the road. It is important for the Dutchman to find a free lap.

    GP Singapore · 15 minutes ago

    Another 15 minutes (Q1) - Many drivers immediately go outside, but Max Verstappen is still inside. The best fifteen drivers will continue to the second qualifying session.

    GP Singapore · 18 minutes ago

    18 more minutes (Q1) - Green! The qualification for the Singapore Grand Prix starts.

    GP Singapore · 19 minutes ago

    It is still very hot in Singapore.

    It might be approaching 2100, but it's still very hot and very humid in Singapore. And this circuit is ready to push these drivers to the extremities of their mental and physical capabilities. # F1 # SingaporeGP

    Avatar AuthorFormula 1Moment of places14: 55 - September 21, 2019

    GP Singapore · 21 minutes ago

    According to our readers, the battle is about pole between Hamilton, Verstappen and Leclerc.

    Who takes pole position in the streets of Singapore?

    • Max Verstappen


    • Lewis Hamilton


    • Charles Leclerc


    • Valtteri Bottas


    • Sebastian Vettel


    • Someone else


    GP Singapore · 23 minutes ago

    "Hopefully we can be competitive," says Christian Horner in conversation with Ziggo Sport. "It's hard to find a free lap. Max hasn't been able to ride one lap in free air this weekend. That needs to change now."

    GP Singapore · 26 minutes ago

    Getting ready. Nearly It's nearly time for qualifying at the #SingaporeGP!

    Avatar Author: McLaren Time of Seating14: 50 - September 21, 2019

    GP Singapore · 33 minutes ago

    Max Verstappen was three tenths short on the Marina Bay Street Circuit last year to become the youngest polesitter in Formula 1 history. His qualifying results in Singapore:

    • 2018 - P2
    • 2017 - P2
    • 2016 - P4
    • 2015 - P8 (Toro Rosso)

    GP Singapore · one hour ago

    Toro Rosso installs a new engine in Daniil Kvyat's car, avoiding a grid sentence.

    Busy evening for Toro Rosso after this oil leak in FP3Kvyat's car will be getting a new power unit (free of penalty) # F1 #SingaporeGP

    Avatar Author Formula 1 Moment of seats 14: 41 - 21 September 2019

    GP Singapore · one hour ago

    Pole positions in Singapore:

    • 2018 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
    • 2017 - Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
    • 2016 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
    • 2015 - Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
    • 2014 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
    • 2013 - Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)
    • 2012 - Lewis Hamilton (McLaren)
    • 2011 - Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)
    • 2010 - Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)

    GP Singapore · one hour ago

    Kvyat also in 2020 at Toro Rosso, last Red Bull seat to Albon or Gasly
    Daniil Kvyat will also be driving Toro Rosso in 2020, confirms Red Bull CEO Helmut Marko in Singapore opposite NUsport. In addition, Marko says that Alexander Albon or Pierre Gasly will be Max Verstappen's teammate next year. Gasly started the season at Red Bull Racing, but was replaced by Albon during the summer break.

    GP Singapore · 2 hours ago

    This touché from Sergio Pérez provides a code red in the third training.

    This love-tap with the wall in final practice brought out the red flags 🚩And it means lots of work for Racing Point ahead of Qualifying 🔧 # F1 #SingaporeGP

    Avatar Author Formula 1 Moment of placement 13: 37 - 21 September 2019

    GP Singapore · 2 hours ago

    Sunset strolls in the paddock 👌 Next stop Qualifying 👊 #SingaporeGP

    Avatar AuthorAston Martin Red Bull RacingMoment of places13: 13 - 21 September 2019

    GP Singapore · 2 hours ago

    All figures from the third free in a row.

    Mercedes v Red Bull was the talk ahead of the weekend ... Are Ferrari back in the hunt at Marina Bay? # F1 #SingaporeGP

    Avatar AuthorFormula 1Moment of places13: 05 - 21 September 2019

    GP Singapore · 2 hours ago

    Verstappen clock sixth time in third training session Singapore, Leclerc fastest
    Max Verstappen does not get any further than the sixth fastest time in the final training for the Singapore Grand Prix. The Dutchman only drove one qualification simulation and had to stop his fast lap because he was hindered by those who stayed behind. Charles Leclerc was the fastest in his Ferrari, ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel.

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