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F1, Singapore Grand Prix: Daniel Ricciardo disqualified, Charles Leclerc on pole

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Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc has seized his third pole position in a row ahead of Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix, but Renault’s Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo has been demoted to the back of the field after a technical breach.

The 21-year-old Leclerc, who started the last two races in Belgium and Italy from the front and went on to win both races, lit up the timing screens with a time of one minute, 36.217 seconds on Saturday.

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Daniel Ricciardo was demoted to the back of the field for a technical breach.
Daniel Ricciardo was demoted to the back of the field for a technical breach.Source: Getty Images

Mercedes’ world champion Lewis Hamilton was 0.191 seconds slower, with Monegasque Leclerc’s Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel qualifying third after aborting his final lap and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen fourth.

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F1 2019: Daniel Ricciardo, Charles Leclerc prank war, Lando Norris, Japanese Grand Prix

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Aussie F1 star Daniel Ricciardo may be on the older side of the grid having turned 30, but he’s definitely young at heart as he’s shown with his latest prank on Charles Leclerc.

The current grid is the youngest ever to have started the season but the 30-year-old Aussie has been at home with 19-year-old McLaren rookie Lando Norris and now 21-year-old Ferrari wunderkind Leclerc.

The pair got up to some social media hijinks in a hilarious Instagram Story battle.

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Bathurst 1000: ‘Disgraceful’ tactics, rule breach charge, Scott McLaughlin | CAMS statement

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Scott McLaughlin’s maiden Bathurst victory hangs in the balance after officials slapped a team orders rule breach charge against DJR/Team Penske.

The charge was handed down after an inquiry into the “disgraceful” actions taken by Supercars driver Fabian Coulthard during a late safety car period at the Bathurst 1000.

Officials originally hit Coulthard with a drive-through penalty during the race for breach of safety car procedures which saw him bunch and hold up the field as McLaughlin pitted for fuel for the final laps.

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Coulthard’s actions saw McLaughlin’s lead increase from one second out to 47 after the yellow flags where first waved.

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Bathurst 1000: Record ratings, Bathurst 2019 crowd, attendance, TV ratings

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The 2019 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 has drawn in record television audiences and another whopping crowd.

The thrilling race, which was taken out by Scott McLaughlin and Alex Premat, featured eight Safety Cars and ran for nearly six and a half hours, despite the predicted record pace of the race.

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