Red Bull Looking Extremely Strong Heading Into The Singapore Grand Prix
Infiniti Red Bull Racing Daniil Kvyat set the fastest time in the second practice session ahead of Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix. The Russian set a fastest time of 1m 46.142s following a difficult first session in which he completed just eight laps. In the second practice, Kvyat completed 34 laps and speaking following the session he stated:
We expected the car to perform better at this track because it has fewer straights. This afternoon, it didn’t look bad at all and our pace looks promising. I didn’t do much running in the first session, so it was more of a challenge in FP2 and maybe slightly surprising that I did a quick lap immediately, but I felt comfortable straight away. It’s good to be P1 for the first time. However, all the teams will be working hard overnight and we will have to see what the situation is. So I don’t have any particular expectations for tomorrow.
Daniel Ricciardo had a great session as the Australian finished the session in third place with a fastest time of 1m 46.256s completing 29 laps and in the first session he finished the session in third place completing 21 laps. Speaking following the session, the Australian commented by saying:
We’ve had a pretty nice car out of the box at the last few races, because the balance has been right. Both free practices today were good for us, we hit a bit of traffic on the Option lap, but we know what we have and I think we are looking good for the weekend. Saturday is the important day but I am happy we started off on the right foot in free practice. The car felt strong and as expected is performing well at this track. We will be doing some fine tuning tonight. We expect the silver cars and the red ones to turn it up tomorrow, but hopefully we can keep the pace we showed to get up as far the grid as possible.