Singapore Grand Prix 2014: Live Streaming, TV Coverage, Start Time, Qualifying Results for F1 Race

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
September 19, 2014 Updated: September 21, 2014

The Singapore Grand Prix is set for Sunday, September 21.

The race is slated for Sunday from 8 p.m. SGT (2 p.m. GMT, 8 a.m. EDT) until 10 p.m. SGT.

The race will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network in the United States, Sky Sports F1 in the United Kingdom, Sky Sport in New Zealand, and Fox Sports in Mexico, Central America, and South America.

RTL in Ireland, TSN in Canada, OTE TV in Greece, on M1 in Hungary, Sky F1 in Italy, MTV Max in Finland, Polsat Sport in Poland, SLO 2 in Slovenia, Sport1 in The Netherlands, BBC in Belgium, RTL or Sky Deutschland in Germany, Nova in the Czech Republic, TV3+ in Denmark, SportTV in Portugal, Abu Dhabi Sports 2 in the United Arab Emirates, and Star Sports 4 in India are among the other broadcasters.

Most of the broadcasters will also broadcast the qualifying.

Live streaming is available on BBC iPlayer in the United Kingdom, CNBC Live in the United States, Tenplay.com in Australia, SKY in New Zealand, TELMEX in Mexico, Foxplay.com in Central and South America, Star Sports in India, Sporting Telenet in Belgium, and Nova in the Czech Republic, among other places.

The next race after this one is the Japanese Grand Prix on October 5, then the Russian Grand Prix on October 12 and the United States Grand Prix on November 2.

The season will wrap up with the Brazilian Grand Prix on November 9, and the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on November 23.

See current standings and qualifying results below.

Qualifying Results

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, center, shakes hands with team mate Nico Rosberg of Germany, right, while red Bull Racing driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia, left, looks on after the qualifying session for the Singapore Grand Prix on the Marina Bay City Circuit in Singapore, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton qualified for pole position while Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany, was second and Red Bull Racing driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia, qualified third for tomorrows race.(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

1. Lewis Hamilton, England, Mercedes, 1 minute, 45.681 seconds.

2. Nico Rosberg, Germany, Mercedes, 1:45.688.

3. Daniel Ricciardo, Australia, Red Bull, 1:45.854.

4. Sebastian Vettel, Germany, Red Bull, 1:45.902.

5. Fernando Alonso, Spain, Ferrari, 1:45.907.

6. Felipe Massa, Brazil, Williams, 1:46.000.

7. Kimi Raikkonen, Finland, Ferrari, 1:46.170.

8. Valtteri Bottas, Finland, Williams, 1:46.187.

9. Kevin Magnussen, Denmark, McLaren, 1:46.250.

10. Daniil Kvyat, Russia, Toro Rosso, 1:47.362.

Eliminated after second session

11. Jenson Button, England, McLaren, 1:46.943.

12. Jean-Eric Vergne, France, Toro Rosso, 1:46.989.

13. Nico Hulkenberg, Germany, Force India, 1:47.308.

14. Esteban Gutierrez, Mexico, Sauber, 1:47.333.

15. Sergio Perez, Mexico, Force India, 1:47.575.

16. Romain Grosjean, France, Lotus, 1:47.812.

Eliminated after first session

17. Adrian Sutil, Germany, Sauber, 1:48.324.

18. Pastor Maldonado, Venezuela, Lotus, 1:49.063.

19. Jules Bianchi, France, Marussia, 1:49.440.

20. Kamui Kobayashi, Japan, Caterham, 1:50.405.

21. Max Chilton, England, Marussia, 1:50.473.

22. Marcus Ericsson, Sweden, Caterham, 1:52.287.

F1 Standings 

With points only.

1. Nico Rosberg, Germany, Mercedes, 238 points
2. Lewis Hamilton, England, Mercedes, 216 points
3. Daniel Ricciardo, Australia, Red Bull Racing-Renault, 166 points 
4. Valtteri Bottas, Finland, Williams-Mercedes, 122 points
5. Fernando Alonso, Spain, Ferrari, 121 points 
6. Sebastian Vettel, Germany, Red Bull Racing-Renault, 106 points
7. Jenson Button, England, McLaren-Mercedes, 72 points 
8. Nico Hulkenberg, Germany, Force India-Mercedes, 70 points
9. Felipe Massa, Brazil, Williams-Mercedes, 55 points  
10. Kimi Raikkonen, Finland, Ferrari, 41 points
11. Sergio Perez, Mexico, Force India-Mercedes, 39 points 
12. Kevin Magnussen, Denmark, McLaren-Mercedes, 38 points
13. Jean-Eric Vergne, France, STR-Renault, 11 points 
14. Romain Grosjean, France, Lotus-Renault, 8 points
15. Daniil Kvyat, Russia, STR-Renault, 8 points
16. Jules Bianchi, France, Marussia-Ferrari, 2 points

See an Associated Press story below.

Hamilton beats Rosberg to Singapore pole

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car to qualify for pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix on the Marina Bay City Circuit in Singapore, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

SINGAPORE—The margin was closer than ever, and their rivals a tougher challenge, yet the outcome was the same as usual Saturday as Mercedes locked out the front row for the Singapore Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton edging Nico Rosberg by a mere seven thousandths of a second.

Hamilton claimed his sixth pole of the season with a time of 1 minute, 45.681 seconds in the qualifying session, and those few yards of advantage between first and second on the grid could prove crucial in Sunday’s night race on a tight and twisty Marina Bay circuit with few passing opportunities.

Rosberg leads Hamilton by 22 points in the overall title race — 238 vs. 216.

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo, who is the only genuine threat to the Mercedes pair for the Formula One championship, qualified third — less than two tenths of a second off Hamilton. Ricciardo was ahead of his teammate and three-time defending Singapore champion Sebastian Vettel.

Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso will start from fifth on the grid, and later tweeted that he was “very, very happy” while Williams driver Felipe Massa will start from sixth.

Kimi Raikkonen’s Ferrari had engine trouble on the final flying lap and he had to park the car out on the circuit, but still qualified seventh, ahead of Valtteri Bottas of Williams.

The top eight cars were separated by just half a second — a remarkably small margin on what is one of the longest laps on the F1 calendar.

“It’s the most incredible feeling on the last lap, with all the pressure, when the smallest mistake could lose you a lot,” Hamilton said. “After the first sequence of corners, I was already two tenths down, but I said to myself ‘Let’s keep going and see what happens.’

“That was one of the most exciting qualifying sessions I have had for a long time, where there are a lot of people in the mix and you have to be spot on.”

When told over his radio that he had lost out to Hamilton by just seven thousandths, Rosberg shouted in frustration at missing pole in Singapore by less than a tenth of a second for the second year running. But he had a smile on his face later when lamenting the small margin.

“If I think back over the lap, seven thousandths is nothing,” Rosberg said. “A little bit here or there and I could have done it.”

The Mercedes team calculated after the session that seven thousandths was equivalent to 33.5 centimeters — roughly one foot — at the end of the lap had they started side by side.

Ricciardo was enthused by how little separated him from the Mercedes cars, which have shared 12 of the 13 previous poles between them this season, usually by much more comfortable margins.

“It’s definitely encouraging,” Ricciardo said. “We ended up a lot closer than we thought we would. There are a lot of cars within half a second or a second, so it will be a fun race.”

McLaren’s Kevin Magnussen qualified ninth and Toro Rosso’s Daniil Kvyat rounded out the top 10.

Lotus driver Sebastian Grosjean qualified down in 15th, and the struggles of the team this season appeared to overwhelm him as he radioed back to his team: “I cannot believe it! Bloody engine!” When a team member began to explain the issue, the Frenchman shot back: “I don’t care. It’s too much.”

Among the tail-enders, Marussia’s Jules Bianchi caught the eye by qualifying a full second faster than his teammate and the two Caterham cars.

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.