Date: 11th September 2017 at 6:45pm
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Many within the Formula One paddock believe this weekends Singapore Grand Prix will favour Ferrari and Red Bull Racing over Mercedes.

Three-time Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton has only just overhauled former four-time F1 title holder Sebastian Vettel in the 2017 Formula One World Championship standings.

It’s the first time in a calendar year that Hamilton has led the Championship and he holds a slender three point lead.

But the low-speed tracks have favoured Ferrari this season with Sebastian Vettel winning in Monaco and Hungary.

Due to this many in the paddock and media believe Vettel could well re-gain the title lead this Sunday.

Meanwhile Red Bull Racing took their engine penalties in Monza to optimise their chances in Singapore as well.

So will Ferrari and even Red Bull outperform Mercedes? Disappointingly for Hamilton, Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff thinks there is that exact possibility.

‘So far this year, we have seen the pendulum swing according to circuit type, On the surface, Singapore is the kind of circuit that should favour both Ferrari and Red Bull. he told motorsport.com.

‘Both have shown strong performance on low-speed circuits demanding maximum downforce, and we have found life more difficult at those places in 2017.

‘Sometimes, characteristics like this are simply in the DNA of a car.

‘Nevertheless we learned a lot from our struggles in Monaco, raised our level of performance significantly in Hungary and we have made good progress in understanding what we need to do in order to get the most from the chassis.’

 

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