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Motorsport pictures of the week

Jordan Katsianis
18 Sep 2017

Formula One’s first ever night race in wet conditions was made more intense by its street circuit setting - cue gnashed carbonfibre

If you have ever been to Singapore, you’ll know that despite the lovely architecture and culture, it’s a city best experienced when it comes alive at night. F1 organisers clearly feel the same, as it’s the host of the F1 season’s only (complete) night race, and it's this week’s motorsport pictures of the week gallery.

Singapore is usually pretty good at giving us a visual feast come F1 weekend, but this year it was the weather that defined the race facilitating some pretty spectacular snaps.

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The weekend started in unusual form, with the Red Bulls of Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen showing impressive pace against Ferrari and Mercedes, who have been dominating the season so far. It was eventually the Ferrari of Vettel that snatched pole position from the two Red Bulls behind, with Raikkonen starting in fourth.

Race day threw up a wildcard however, as a rainstorm prior to the race start slicked the city streets. Despite his impressive qualifying lap, Sebastian Vettel struggled to get off the line at lights-out, allowing second-placed Verstappen and Kimi Raikkonen behind to line up alongside coming into the first corner.

Keen to maintain track position, Vettel started to squeeze Verstappen, but with dire consequences, ending the race of all three drivers and an unlucky Fernando Alonso who was caught in the crossfire.

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Lewis Hamilton may have started down in fifth, but quickly made the most of the situation, taking and holding onto the lead to extend his world championship lead over main rival Vettel.

Some saw the race as a mess of slippery track conditions and clumsy driving, but there is no doubt it created some fantastic scenes as the otherworldly shapes slithered their way underneath and between the raised roadways and colonial buildings of downtown Singapore.

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FIA Formula 1 Gran Prix round 13 in Italy 


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FIA Formula 1 Gran Prix round 12 in Belguim 


F1 Spa 2017 - red bull

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WRC Rally Germany

WRC Rally Germany - Fiesta

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Ginetta Junior Championship 

Ginetta Junior - Priaulx

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FIA World Rallycross

World RX R9 Canada - Audi A1 sideways

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WRC Rally Finland 


WRC Rally Finland - i20 jump 3

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FIA Formula 1 Gran Prix round 9 in Austria


Formula One Round 9 AUT - Williams

Click here for our full Austrian F1 gallery

WRC Rally Poland


WRC round 9 - Rally Poland neuville 2

Click here for our full Rally Poland gallery. 

FIA Formula 1 Gran Prix round 8 in Baku


Baku Gran Prix 2017 - williams

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V8 Supercars Hidden Valley


V8 Supercars Hidden Valley - Monster

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WRC Rally Sardinia


WRC Rally Sardinia - Toyota Yaris

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WEC Le Mans test day


Le Mans test day 2017 - Gazoo racing

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WRC Rally Portugal

WRC Rally Portugal 2017 - Citroen C3 3

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FIA Formula 1 Gran Prix round 5 in Barcelona


Spanish F1 - Ferrari

Click here for our gallery of the 2017 Spanish F1 Gran Prix.

FIA World Endurace Car Championship 6 hours of Spa


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WRC Rally Argentina


WRC R5 Argentina - Citroen 3

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V8 Supercars Phillip Island


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FIA Formula 1 Gran Prix Round 3 in Bahrain


Click here for our gallery of the 2017 Bahrain F1 Gran Prix.

FIA Formula 1 Gran Prix Round 2 in Shanghai


Click here for our gallery of the 2017 Shanghai F1 Grand Prix.

MSA BTCC round 1 at Brands Hatch


BTCC cornering shot

The MSA BTCC was held at Brands Hatch for the first round of 2017, click here for our best pictures gallery.

FIA Formula 1 Grand Prix Round 1 in Melbourne

The 2017 Formula 1 Championship took off in Melbourne last weekend, click on the link for our full mega gallery.

Toyo Tyres MSA British Rallycross

The British Rallycross season kicked off in Croft, with Nathan Heathcote taking the win.

WRC Rally Mexico

Rally Mexico graced our gallery this week, with Brit Chris Meeke coming out on top after a frustrating start to his season and a detour through the spectator carpark.

Daytona 500

 
Daytona 500 2017 - Fusion grass

The Daytona 500 kicked off the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with Stewart-HAAS driver Kurt Busch taking the win in a Ford Fusion.  

Formula E Buenos Aries

 

The Argentinian capital Buenos Aries hosted Formula E and produced some spectacular images, with former F1 driver Sebastian Buemi taking the win in his Renault E.Dams racer.

2017 WRC Rally Sweden


WRC C3 night shot

Rally Sweden featured in our Motorsport gallery of the week in mid February with Jari Matti Latvala claiming Toyota's first WRC win in only their second rally since their return to the sport at the start of the season.

Ford's M-Sport Fiestas were both competitive, pushing the Finn till the end. The Hyundai i30 WRC of Thierry Neuville was leading the rally in its early stages but crashed out mid rally.

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