SINGAPORE, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Ferrari was once again fastest in practice for Saturday’s Singapore Grand Prix, with Carlos Sainz leading Mercedes driver George Russell and McLaren’s Lando Norris.
Sainz had also set the best time in practice on Friday, but the Spaniard was even faster with a time of one minute and 32.065 seconds. He was fastest for the fifth time in the last eight F1 sessions.
Formula One championship leader Max Verstappen of Red Bull was fourth fastest, meaning four different constructors were in the top four.
The Dutchman, who is chasing a record eleventh consecutive victory, complained that he was struggling with the rear grip of his vehicle.
“In the last sector I’m skidding. I think if I’m going to compete skidding, I could win the race,” he said over the team radio.
Sainz’s teammate Charles Leclerc was fifth fastest, ahead of Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton. (Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing in Spanish by Manuel Farías)
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