Red Bull speedy Daniil Kvyat post the quickest lap-time in second practice for the Singapore Grand Prix, ahead of Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen, Red Bull and Ferrari are set to offer a big challenge to earlier dominant Mercedes this weekend.
Four-time world champion Red Bull had not set top time in any F1 session this season but the performance, position was confirmed by Kvyat’s teammate Daniel Ricciardo, who was third fastest ahead of Hamilton.
Defending world champion Lewis Hamilton, who has taken pole position in 11 of 12 races this season, was fourth quickest and his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg was seventh.
Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel managed fifth place. Sergio Perez was sixth for Force India, half a second off the fastest time and over 0.1s ahead of Nico Rosberg.
McLaren’s Fernando Alonso less than 0.2s shy of the Mercedes. Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg and Toro Rosso’s Max Verstappen rounded out the top ten in evening practice time sheet.
Mercedes GP, who have dominated this year’s Championship, found themselves under threat from both Red Bull Racing and Ferrari, which bodes well for Sunday night’s race.