Max Verstappen and Nico Rosberg were the drivers on top in the opening day of the Singapore Grand Prix, after Lewis Hamilton ran into problems in the afternoon session. Coming into the weekend Red Bull are the favourites given Mercedes’ history around this track which and after showing winning pace at Monaco earlier this year.
Nico Rosberg was quickest in the first Practice session in Singapore. The Mercedes driver was 0.319 clear of teammate Lewis Hamilton on a 1:47.995, and a further 0.336 from Daniel Ricciardo in the Red Bull. As always in Singapore the first Practice session got underway in twilight hours, which meant it wasn’t representative of the racing conditions