Qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix starting shortly. Lewis Hamilton was fastest in the practice session earlier ahead of Sebastien Vettel and Nico Rosberg
Just like yesterday evening, the air and track temperature is at 30 degrees
1st qualifying session underway!
Several cars go out straight away. Fisichella is the first out
Grosjean misses the turn!
Fisichella starts his flyer. He is already on the super softs
Grosjean complaining of 'no brakes'!!
A 1:51.028 for Fisichella!
Buemi fastest at this stage ahead of Raikkonen
Hamilton is the only one not on the track at the moment
Button now quickest with a 1:48.632
Barrichello very quick!
Vettel quickest with a 1:48.168
Barrichello sets a 1:47.939
Rosberg now quickest with a 1:47.636
Vettel goes fastest again although Hamilton is about to better that!
A 1:47.241 for Hamilton
[Comment From RaHuL ] Sutil?
Hamilton sets a 1:46.977. First to set a time under the 1:47 mark this weekend!
[Comment From yz ] what position is kimi in?
[Ed] 14th at the moment
Raikkonen down in 14th and is back with the super softs
Raikkonen sets a 1:47.293 (2nd)
[Comment From vishnu ] liuzzi?
[Ed] Currently in 20th
[Comment From mish ] go kimi
Looks like Hamilton (1st) and Vettel (3rd) opted not to go back out
Heidfeld moves into 3rd! Vettel could be in danger!
Button up into second with a 1:47.180
Knocked out: Sutil, Alguersuari, Fisichella, Grosjean and Liuzzi
Top 10: Hamilton, Button, Raikkonen, Heidfeld, Rosberg, Barrichello, Vettel, Kovalainen, Kubica and Nakajima
[Comment From Danfloyd ] expected faster from Webber there.
[Ed] It is very close in the middle of the pack. Nothing in it!
Second session underway and Buemi, Vettel and the 2 Brawns are out already
[Comment From Marlon ] What is Fiscichellas position
[Ed]18th and out
12 cars on the track!
Raikkonen quickest in S1 so far!
Hamilton now quickest in S1. Button sets a 1:47.412
Barrichello now quickest, no it is Webber with a 1:47.030
Rosberg flying! A 1:46.197! Wow!
Alonso yet to go out!
A super lap from Rosberg! He is nearly half a second quicker than second placed Vettel!
This session look set to be very close!
Alonso up into 5th
Final laps in Q2
Button will not make it into Q3
Raikkonen will not make it to Q3
Barrichello makes it! Webber up into second
[Comment From Guest ] button on fast lap
[Ed] Button doesn't make it to Q3
Knocked out: Nakajima, Button, Raikkonen, Buemi and Trulli
Q2 - Hamilton in 4th and Kovlainen in 10th are separated by just 0.185 seconds
[Comment From Danfloyd ] Gooo Webber, show em who's da boss,
[Comment From Marlon ] i cant belive that raiki is out
[Comment From Marlon ] his time?
Top 10 after Q2: Rosberg, Webber, Vettel, Hamilton, Glock, Alonso, Barrichello, Kubica, Heidfeld and Kovalainen
[Comment From Ter ] im so sad that kimi is out.........................
[Comment From Marlon ] too bad... he might end up crashing with KERS
Final qualifying session underway!
Rosberg the first out
[Comment From Danfloyd ] is Barichello now proving the Button wasnt good at the start of the season...his diffuser was?
Only Hamilton still in the pits now
[Comment From smitp ] Come on Lewis!
Just a reminder that Barrichello will drop 5 places on the grid due to a gearbox change
If Rosberg manages Pole this evening, it will be the first for Williams since the European GP in 2005
Vettel quickest with a 1:48.204. Hamilton quick!
[Comment From Danny ] GO Jenson Button!!
[Comment From Marlon ] i hope he will end up 10th so that raki will gain a place atleast. Ferrari's must score points to be in 3rd
Hamilton fastest with a 1:47.891
[Comment From smitp ] Jenson goes only tomorrow!
[Ed] True, he is 12th
All the cars back on the track for the final timed lap
Barrichello crashes! Session stopped
Hamilton on Pole!
It is a pity that qualifying ended this way!
[Comment From Danfloyd ] What a joke Barichello
Session will be restarted but there is not enough time to start a timed lap
Qualifying Top 10: Hamilton, Vettel, Rosberg, Webber, Barrichello, Alonso, Glock, Heidfeld, Kubica, Kovalainen
Now we await the fuel loads!
The clock ticks down for the final qualifying! Checkered flag is waved!!
[Comment From Danfloyd ] Is Barichello working for Mclaren? he already had that 5 place grid penalty there was no use in pushing that hard. stinks of a setup!
[Ed] He is fighting for the championship so I suspect it was just a driver error!
Singapore race on Sunday at 20:00 local time (12:00 GMT). You can follow NewsOnF1 race coverage here and set a reminder to be sent out to you.
Pre-race car weights are available here. Hamilton is heaviest of top 8 while Heidfeld is lightest