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WATCH LIVE: Singapore GP on NBCSN, NBC Sports app from 7am ET

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Formula 1’s first of seven flyaway races to end the season, the Singapore Grand Prix, takes place today starting on NBCSN and the NBC Sports App from 7 a.m. ET.

F1 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX LIVE STREAM

Pre-race coverage runs for an hour from 7 a.m. ET through to 8 a.m. ET, with lights out at that point.

The stage is set for what should be a duel between the Ferrari and Red Bull teams on Sunday, as these two squads locked out the front two rows.

Sebastian Vettel has the pole ahead of Max Verstappen, with Daniel Ricciardo and Kimi Raikkonen on row two. The Mercedes AMG Petronas teammates of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas will have to make hay from row three, with Nico Hulkenberg (Renault), McLaren Honda teammates Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne and Carlos Sainz Jr. (Toro Rosso) completing the top-10.

Vettel is poised to recapture the points lead with the tight and twisting Singapore circuit playing to the Ferrari’s benefits.

Safety cars are also usually a staple of the race and could throw a surprise into the mix.

Hamilton won his second straight race of the year in Monza, and he’s now moved into the championship lead with a three-point lead over Vettel, 238 to 235. But with Vettel and Ferrari poised to succeed from the front in Singapore, the pendulum could swing back their way tonight.

You can watch the Singapore Grand Prix live on NBC and the NBC Sports app from 7am ET. CLICK HERE for NBCSN live stream.

You can also try out a new ‘Mosaic View’ for the race that includes the race simulcast, in-car cameras, driver tracker and pit lane cam. CLICK HERE to watch the Mosaic View live stream.

Bob Varsha, David Hobbs and Steve Matchett will be on the call, with pit reporter Will Buxton providing updates and interviews throughout the race from Singapore.

Also be sure to follow the @F1onNBCSports Twitter account for live updates throughout the race.

Valtteri Bottas fastest in Friday F1 practices for Russian Grand Prix

F1 Sochi Valtteri Bottas
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SOCHI, Russia — Valtteri Bottas paced both F1 practices Friday for the Russian Grand Prix on Friday as Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton was slowed by damaged tires in the first session.

Bottas turned a fast lap of 1 minute, 33.519 seconds in the second session that bettered Hamilton’s 1:33.786.

Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo was more than a second behind Bottas in third at 1:34.577, followed by the McLaren Racing duo of Carlos Sainz Jr. (1:34.723) and Lando Norris (1:34.847).

In the first F1 session at Sochi, Valtteri Bottas set the pace with a time of 1 minute, 34.923 seconds, beating Ricciardo by half a second. Max Verstappen was third quickest in his Red Bull, a further 0.147 back.

Hamilton could only manage 19th fastest after locking up his tires and leaving them with a flat spot. Ferrari again struggled to find pace with Sebastian Vettel ninth and Charles Leclerc 11th.

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The first session was briefly red-flagged when Nicholas Latifi crashed his Williams. Carlos Sainz Jr. spun his McLaren backward into a barrier and broke off his rear wing.

Verstappen spun during the second session but avoided damage to his car.