Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the 2017 Singapore Grand Prix weekend.
The track was drying out as practice began.
The Red Bulls were flying but Max Verstappen consistently had a few hundredths of a second in hand over Daniel Ricciardo during qualifying.
Verstappen claimed a place on the front row but Sebastian Vettel denied him the chance to become F1’s first teenage pole-sitter.
Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen and Max Verstappen
When Kimi Raikkonen made a flying start the trio found themselves on a spectacular collision course. Fernando Alonso’s car was hit during the carnage.
McLaren team members took photographs of Alonso’s sidepod as he passed through the pits during a Safety Car period in order to assess the extent of the damage.
Smoke and sparks: Lewis Hamilton pressed on in the lead after his major rivals had been eliminated.
The Safety Car made a total of three appearances, the final coming after Marcus Ericsson left his Sauber pointing the wrong way on the Andersen bridge.
Hamilton’s third consecutive win came at a track where Mercedes had been expected to struggle, making his triumph all the sweeter.
Carlos Sainz Jnr and Marco Matassa
Carlos Sainz Jnr took his best-ever finish with fourth place for Toro Rosso in the first race following the confirmation he will drive for Renault next year.
A spectacular sign-off to Singapore’s tenth grand prix. During the weekend it confirmed it will continue to hold the race until at least 2021.
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8 comments on “Top ten pictures from the 2017 Singapore Grand Prix”
Julian (Mr. Sakura) (@xiasitlo)
19th September 2017, 16:49
The McLaren mechanics did actually take pictures with smartphones to analyse the damage! Can’t believe I missed that during the race. Why would 7 different mechanics do this? Can’t be that their camera’s aren’t that good? Or are some on film mode? Different angles I can get but 7? The chuckles people must have had.
But anyway freaking brilliant, it’s so iconic. Well done.
The caption competition would go nuts: ”At one point the mechanics even proudly send their families pictures that the engine was still running.”
Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine)
19th September 2017, 16:56
@xiasitlo Normally they’d use pictures from the professional photographers but on this occasion they had a chance to do it themselves. Alonso’s damage was on the side facing the garage and the cars were coming through the pits because of the debris on the straight. It looks like Alonso slowed down a bit to help them get a better view, too.
Julian (Mr. Sakura) (@xiasitlo)
19th September 2017, 18:34
Ah, wow, completely missed him slowing down. That makes it rather clever. Turned my head briefly away it seems. Thanks for the explanation @keithcollantine
19th September 2017, 19:11
The two Lewis pictures (the one with the sparks and other of him jumping into his mechanics) are seriously awesome.
19th September 2017, 23:23
I was about to say the same. Sparks flying is fantastic.
20th September 2017, 6:34
The last pic reminds me of one picture few years back – some well-known F1 photographer went to Singapore Flyer timing it so that he would be on top when the race finishes and the fireworks start – picturing the moment there.
20th September 2017, 9:58
Very nice pics!
20th September 2017, 11:22
this is next level. thank you so much for extraordinary photographs.
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