Did Vettel always have Ricciardo covered?

Did Vettel always have Ricciardo covered?

Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo were in a class apart in the Singapore Grand Prix, but did the safety cars make Ferrari's life easier or was Red Bull never really quick enough?

On a weekend when the erstwhile dominant Mercedes team struggled for pace, and tyres once again took centre stage (though this time not because of blowouts or pressure controversies), former Red Bull team-mates Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo reminded the world why they are currently two of the best Formula 1 drivers on the grid.

These two were a clear step ahead of their opposition around the floodlit Marina Bay street circuit. But neither was a clear step ahead of the other in a tight 61-lap race, with a definite question mark over whether the timely double appearance of the safety car ultimately helped Vettel's Ferrari free itself from Ricciardo's baited hook.

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