The 2013 Formula 1 world championship moves from Europe to Asia with this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix.
Defending champion Sebastian Vettel comes into the race as the favourite, after the Red Bull driver won the last two races in Belgium and Italy in convincing fashion. The German has the momentum, heading to Singapore, and there is every chance of him making it four wins out of five races on Sunday.
Where to Watch Live
The first practice session starts at 11am BST, with Sky Sports F1 providing live coverage in the UK. Real-time internet updates are available on the Live Timing section of the sport's official website. Live coverage of the second practice session starts at 2.30pm BST.
- Circuit Name: Marina Bay Street Circuit
- First F1 Race: 1966
- Circuit Length: 5.06 km
- Number of Laps: 61
- Race Distance: 308.83 km
- Fastest Lap: Nico Hulkenberg (Force India) 1:51.033
- Most Wins: Graeme Lawrence (3)
- 2012 Winner: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)
- 2012 Pole: Lewis Hamilton (McLaren)
Drivers' Championship Review
Vettel holds a comfortable 53-point lead over Ferrari's Fernando Alonso in the race for this season's title. The 26-year-old has 222 points, with Alonso on 169 and it is beginning to look like even a late rally from the Spaniard might not be enough to catch up with the Red Bull star. Meanwhile, the race for the second position could heat up with Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton (141), Lotus' Kimi Raikkonen (134) and Red Bull's Mark Webber (130) all hopeful of climbing higher up the table.
Constructors' Championship Review
Vettel and Webber's consistent points-scoring finishes in the first-half of the season have given Red Bull a massive 104-point lead over second-placed Ferrari. The Milton Keynes team has 352 points to the Italian outfit's 248 and, barring a miraculous turnaround in fortunes, Red Bull should win the tile with ease this season. Mercedes are right behind Ferrari with 245 points, while Lotus (191) is the only other team to have crossed triple figures in the points table so far.
The weather forecast today in Singapore is partly cloudy. Temperatures will be in the mid-29C with a 20% chance of rain.
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