Sebastian Vettel take pole position by half a second ahead of Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo and Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen as Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg fall down to fifth and sixth place respectively.
Pole sitter Sebastian Vettel surprised by the nonappearance of dominant Mercedes in the top three. Even as the He is not writing them [Mercedes] off for Sunday main race
“To be perfectly honest we don’t mind! Sorry! I don’t know, it’s a surprise. I thought they were sandbagging because there’s no doubt they have the strongest package this year. They must have some issues. Vettel told reporters following the session
“But I wouldn’t rule them out for tomorrow. It’s not the easiest circuit to overtake, but if you have the pace you can come through. So I expect them to be strong tomorrow.”
Sebastian Vettel stormed to Ferrari’s first pole position in over three years as Mercedes’ perfect streak of pole positions in 2015 came to an end in Singapore
“I know it’s only Saturday and the main job is coming tomorrow but I had to enjoy the moment when I heard that we’d made it. It was looking pretty good, right from the off – and from this morning. The German added
“The car was fantastic to drive, it got better through qualifying and I think we did the maximum today. I’m surprised by the margin but I think it just came together. I really had a near-perfect lap at the end.”