New Zealand’s Liam Lawson went 16th fastest in yesterday’s Free Practice 1 for the Singapore Grand Prix before going 12th fastest in FP2 this morning on the Marina Bay Street Circuit.
The first session, run late in the afternoon, was interrupted on three occasions for lizards on the track.
After an hour of running, Ferrari was atop the time sheets, with Charles Leclerc’s 1:33.350 bettering teammate Carlos Sainz by 0.078 seconds.
Max Verstappen was third fastest, 0.126 seconds off Leclerc, ahead of Lando Norris, running a massive upgrade package for McLaren, in fourth and Lewis Hamilton in fifth.
Despite the interruptions, which caused three separate yellow flags in sector two, Lawson completed 27 laps in the hour-long session, his best time coming in at 1:34.894, 1.544 seconds off the pace of Leclerc.
In comparison, AlphaTauri teammate Yuki Tsunoda was ninth, eight-tenths quicker than Lawson.
Free Practice 2 was run under lights, as will qualifying and the race this weekend. This saw the first representative qualifying simulation runs completed, and Sainz got the better of his teammate this time.
A 1:32.120 from Sainz topped the session leaderboard, with Leclerc just 0.018 seconds behind in second. George Russell, Fernando Alonso and Hamilton rounded out the top five.
Lawson again completed 27 laps, setting a best time of 1:33.285, two-tenths faster than Tsunoda’s.
Red Bull’s Sergio Perez and Verstappen struggled to find the pace to match the front runners, going seventh and eighth fastest, respectively.
Formula 1 returns for the FP3 at 9:00 p.m. this evening, with qualifying at 1:00 am on Sunday.
The Singapore Grand Prix begins at midnight on Monday.
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