despite the many doubts he had regarding the performance of Mercedes in Singapore, especially after their disappointing results in 2015, the German team has displayed their usual form throughout the season on Marina Bay, getting a new pole position this season only has shrugged off in Monaco.
For the fourth time in the last five races, and for the seventh time this season, it will be Nico Rosberg the closest to the light output. The German pilot flashed with stratospheric laps in Q2 and Q3, to leave Daniel Ricciardo half a second, and in a superb situation to regain the lead in the world
After qualifying, Rosberg, who will play tomorrow his Grand Prix number 200 in the Formula 1, stressed that he had made one of the best laps of his career, but was cautious regarding the fight that may offer Red Bull, which highlighted your rhythm with the mid-range of tyres this weekend, the superblandos.
“Definitely, I’m happy with this pole for my Grand Prix number 200. Has been one of my best three laps of always. Very happy with this, it was really good. It was not clear as rendiríamos regard to Red Bull in qualifying, they were fast with the superblandos in Q2, so I knew I had to get something out of the hat”.
“of course, I will have an eye on Ricciardo, because they have been quick in race pace Friday, probably more than in the rhythm of classification. Will be a danger, especially with that superblando”.
To Lewis Hamilton, the classification and the day were far from ideal. After a Free 3 plagued with problems with the brakes, the british raised the bar in qualifying, but it was not enough to reach the first line, and take the output from the third position, like the Monaco Grand Prix in which ended up imposing.
the leader of The championship showed to be puzzled regarding the root causes of your lack of speed, to which the fault of his lack of shooting and, although granted that could lose the lead in the World this weekend, is confident in finishing ahead of the Red Bull of Ricciardo.
“In reality, there has not been a session frustrating, but is not being my weekend until now. I have not had many good laps, and I have not been able to put it all together. Obviously, there are things that have come into play this weekend, and I can not point really where is the problem, but Nico has done a great job, and has demonstrated the true potential of the car”.
“it’s being a tough weekend, but very good for the team. There have been some ups and downs, and this weekend you leave behind (in general), but there is still a lot ahead, so I’ll keep squeezing. Tomorrow I will try to at least be a step ahead and get that doublet for the team”.