Daniel Ricciardo vows to bring back the 'shoey' — Formula One

Daniel Ricciardo vows to bring back the 'shoey' — Formula One

Red Bull is said to be looking to exit its F1 programme and could sell its stake to Porsche and continue as a brand sponsor.

Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton, who is seeking his third successive victory, was third quickest ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas.

The pair collided twice during the race, with the second instance seeing Perez sustain a right-tyre puncture and Ocon a damaged front wing.

Only in Formula One, and motor racing in general, is an athlete expected to beat and work alongside the same person - his team-mate.

Kimi Raikkonen, seventh in the evening, ended they day as the fastest Ferrari in ninth.

The famously taciturn and unflappable two-time world champion (1998-1999) Mika Hakkinen used the same analogy when he was in town this week.

This follows the launch of Red Bull's recent Singlish challenge video, where the duo attempted to guess phrases such as "catch no ball", "kan cheong spider" and "fly aeroplane".

Red Bull boss Christian Horner says Aston Martin are considering entering F1 for 2021 but admitted only one of the sport's existing engine makers could supply his team in 2019. I don't know if he wants to die or something. "We have a relationship with Aston Martin and that's only growing. For sure on Sunday, everyone can be selfish to do better, but it helps (with the relationship) if you understand the bigger picture", said Ricciardo.

Several cars skimmed the barriers as they began pushing the limits of the track. "I think we've got to keep that going to Abu Dhabi and then make another step across the (northern) winter to start strong for 2018".

This seems to support the "not Porsche" part of Horner's statement, too-at least not until F1 develops its new engine regulations for 2021. "Over the past decade the Singapore race has introduced many innovative elements and become an iconic and highly anticipated event on the F1 calendar", he said.

Following that, they had to take a bite of the king of fruits, a task which they were rather hesitant to complete. Cars drive around a floodlit street circuit through the heart of Singapore while spectators are entertained by music acts.

Watch the Singapore GP LIVE on Sky Sports F1 this weekend.

The race, which will remain 60 percent funded by the government, costs some S$150mn ($111.58mn) to put on every year but Industry Minister Iswaran said that would be going down to S$135mn a year.