This is for my 85-year old dad, seen here on a night walk with his grandson, and his love of motor racing and all things with cylinders, pistons and open-wheeled racing. One of the things he never fails to do or wake up for is a race, and it would thrill him to bits to be so close to #lh44 and #vb77 MarriottBonvoy #mercedesamgf1#rcmemories
Brilliant Singapore Grand Prix victory from Sebastian Vettel #onthisday in 2015 after one of the greatest opening laps ever. There was a new face on the grid ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix, it was GP2 frontrunner Alexander Rossi who replaced Roberto Merhi at Manor. It would be a one man show in qualifying which reminded the grid of Vettel in his Red Bull days, the German beat Ricciardo to pole by 8 tenths. Raikkonen and the 2nd Red Bull of Kvyat qualified 3rd and 4th while Mercedes struggled massively in 5th and 6th. Verstappen who qualified a brilliant 8th stalled on the grid which forced him to start from the pitlane which dropped him a lap down on the leaders. Sebastian Vettel had a great start and an even better opening lap, the German pulled away by 3 seconds in the opening lap leaving Ricciardo for dust. A crash between Massa and Hulkenberg coming out of the pits called out the safetycar which saw both Hamilton and Rosberg jump Kvyat. Hamilton would soon retire for the first time of the season with a power loss. Further down a battle for 7th between Verstappen Sainz and Perez got heated, Sainz found himself behind Verstappen after his car had a glitch which put him in neutral, the team instructed Verstappen to let Sainz on fresher tyres have a go at Perez, the young Verstappen wasn't too keen and shouted, no! Up front it was Vettel who won the race ahead of a fast charging Ricciardo and teammate Raikkonen. Rosberg maximised the result with 4th ahead of Bottas, Kvyat, Perez, Verstappen, Sainz and Nasr.
Today has been the best Friday I can remember (we got married on a Saturday, so I’m safe on that one 😁). A great afternoon and evening watching FP1 and FP2 track side at the Singapore F1 GP and then we topped it all off seeing Swedish House Mafia tonight. Can’t wait for 2 more brilliant days here. @mercedesamgf1 @f1nightrace @evies72 @swedishhousemafia @lewishamilton @valtteribottas #sg#f1#vb77#lh44