Max Verstappen could claim his second world title this weekend as Formula One returns to the Marina Bay street circuit for the first time since 2019 for the Singapore Grand Prix.
Following his fifth win in succession at Monza two weeks ago, Verstappen’s championship lead stands at 116 points with only 164 available, meaning he will take the crown if he outscores Charles Leclerc by 22 points, Red Bull team-mate Sergio Perez by 13 points, and Mercedes’ George Russell by six points.
Verstappen has won the last five races, stretching back to France in mid-July, and with 11 Grand Prix victories this season has the opportunity to break Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher’s joint-record of 13 wins in a single season.
Due to Covid, Singapore was missing from the calendar in 2020 and 2021 but returns this year. Vettel won in 2019 for Ferrari, the last time the soon-to-be retired German triumphed in F1. Lewis Hamilton, looking for his first win of the season, is a four-time winner in Singapore. Hamilton was fastest in FP1 on Friday – topping a session for the first time in 2022 – with Carlos Sainz quickest in second practice.
Here is everything you need to know.
What is the race schedule?
(All times BST)
Saturday 1 October
- Free Practice 3: 11am
- Qualifying: 2pm
Sunday 2 October
- Race: 1pm
Lewis Hamilton is ooking for his first win of the season (Getty Images,)
How can I watch it online and on TV?
The entire race schedule from Friday to Sunday will be broadcast live on Sky Sports F1, with the latter stages of qualifying live on Sky Sports Main Event at from 2:30pm on Saturday. Highlights will be aired on Channel 4; for qualifying at 7:15pm (BST) on Saturday and for the race at 6:30pm on Sunday.
If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.
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Current driver standings
1. Max Verstappen – 335 points
2. Charles Leclerc – 219 points
3. Sergio Perez – 210 points
4. George Russell – 203 points
5. Carlos Sainz – 187 points
6. Lewis Hamilton – 168 points
7. Lando Norris – 88 points
8. Esteban Ocon – 66 points
9. Fernando Alonso – 59 points
10. Valtteri Bottas – 46 points
11. Pierre Gasly – 22 points
12. Kevin Magnussen – 22 points
13. Sebastian Vettel – 20 points
14. Daniel Ricciardo -19 points
15. Mick Schumacher – 12 points
16. Yuki Tsunoda – 11 points
17. Guanyu Zhou – 6 points
18. Lance Stroll – 5 points
19. Alex Albon – 4 points
20. Nyck de Vries – 2 points
21. Nicholas Latifi – 0 points
22. Nico Hulkenberg – 0 points
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