Singapore Grand Prix qualifying LIVE – F1 2018 updates at Marina Bay

After victory last time out in Monza, Lewis Hamilton will look to strengthen his advantage in the title race as drivers lay down a marker in qualifying in Singapore.
For all the glitz and glamour of the Marina Bay Street Circuit, it proved a cruel mistress last season with a huge moment involving Hamilton's title rival Sebastian Vettel who suffered a first corner crash on race-day. 
With pole position up for grabs, there is plenty of drama in store on Saturday as teams jostle for position. 
You can follow the action live with Sportsmail's NATHAN SALT as he brings you minute-by-minute updates during the session.
Nathan Salt
Host commentator


13:37
Edging ever close to lights out for Q1
Not long until first qualifying gets underway and we will begin to see the field take shape ahead of Sunday's race. But in the meantime, the track doesn't look too shabby for photographers, does it?
13:27
Hypersofts are the key to success
They may not have the longest life but the speed of the hypersofts has already shown itself around the Marina Bay circuit this weekend.
Earlier today we saw Sebastian Vettel motor round the track on the pink compound tyre and unsurprisngly leads the way on a track that - last year aside - has brought him so much joy.
Red Bull are an outside bet for pole and you can never rule out championship leader Lewis Hamilton, can you?
FP3 CLASSIFICATION: @ScuderiaFerrari are looking very strong ahead of qualifying #SingaporeGP ???? #F1 pic.twitter.com/phSi8bBX62
— Formula 1 (@F1) September 15, 2018
13:23

How did Friday practice play out...?


DAN RIPLEY: Kimi Raikkonen continued his recent fine form as he set the pace in Friday practice for the Singapore Grand Prix, just edging out Lewis Hamilton.
Raikkonen just missed out on victory at the Italian Grand Prix to the Brit after grabbing pole last time out, and in his first race weekend since it was announced he was leaving Ferrari topped the time sessions again at Marina Bay.
The Finn was just 0.011 seconds quicker than Hamilton on a day where his Ferrari replacement for 2019 in Charles Leclerc crashed out.
FULL ROUND-UP HERE.
13:18
Historical weekend for Sebastian Vettel
How time must have flown for the German driver...
It was TEN years ago today that Sebastian Vettel took his first win in @F1 and also the first and only win for @ToroRosso #SkyF1 #F1 @Autodromo_Monza @SkySportsF1 pic.twitter.com/zKiK52sMHe
— Sky F1 Insider (@SkyF1Insider) September 14, 2018
13:15
Under the lights!
Good afternoon,
Another race weekend is here but this time we are under the lights at the picturesque Marina Bay circuit in Singapore.
Pole position is crucial here and title challengers Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel know how important a good session on Saturday will be.
Stick with me for all the action as it happens from 2pm when Q1 gets underway.
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