Vettel relying on Singapore experience to regain F1 lead

Formula One- Singapore Grand Prix 2017- Practice- Singapore

The Mercedes driver took the lead of the drivers' championship for the first time this year after winning the Italian Grand Prix in Monza on September 3.

Vettel has won four of the nine Singapore races so far, but he dismissed expectations that Ferrari will have the edge over Mercedes at the corner-heavy Marina Bay street circuit.

Meanwhile, in the constructors' standings, Mercedes are ahead of Ferrari by 62 points.

Kimi Raikkonen is not getting carried away with the favourites tag which has been slapped on Ferrari ahead of this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix. Separated by only three points, if either Vettel or Hamilton have a slip up, it could prove to be costly. They locked out the front row and then claimed a comfortable race-day one-two, with Mercedes also beaten by Red Bull into fourth. But Sebastian Vettel wouldn't have expected to cross the line over half a minute behind his championship rival, who was cruising for the majority of the 53 laps.

Red Bull's Ricciardo has set the fastest lap for the past two years, finishing second on both occasions.

"Both have shown strong performance on low-speed circuits demanding maximum downforce, and we have found life more hard at those places in 2017. On the surface, Singapore is the kind of circuit that should favour both Ferrari and Red Bull", said Wolff.

There are few places to overtake in Singapore, but one of those is the blistering run into Turn 7.

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Wolff, however, is not writing off Mercedes' chances and revealed that they have made considerable improvements to their auto to understand their shortcomings in high downforce circuits.

Australian Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull Racing. While no one can say for sure what will happen in the race, what can be said is it should be an exciting, heart stopping weekend and Formula 1, and its fans, can't ask for any more than that.

Another disappointment on Sunday in Singapore, the 14th of 20 races and the unofficial start of the title run-in, would deflate optimism of Ferrari's first world title in a decade. Nico Rosberg prevailed in last year's race, the first in Singapore since the inaugural race in 2008. After a tough start, punctuated by two retirements in four races, he is hitting peak form.

His uncanny ability to sense an overtaking move is among the best, and he feels he has a good chance to challenge for a victory.

In terms of out-of-the-blue slumps of form, there has been little to beat it in recent F1 history after Mercedes, on pole position at all of that season's previous races, arrived in Singapore with the same vehicle and lapped 1.5 seconds off Ferrari's qualifying pace.

"Since 2014 I felt if I was in a Mercedes I believed I could have won and a year ago as well".

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