Race Grid: Singapore Grand Prix

Four-time world champion Lewis Hamilton made one of the best ever qualifying laps of his career to take a stunning pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix. The Brit’s first Q3 lap, described by his race engineer as “epic”, was enough despite fading to improve on his second run.

“That lap felt like magic,” the world champion said. “I don’t know where it came from. I am overwhelmed.” His title rival Sebastian Vettel was third behind Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.