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Mercedes drivers Nico Rosberg (L) and Lewis Hamilton pose for photos in their garage ahead of the Singapore F1 Grand PrixReuters

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg continue their battle for the driver's world championship title when Mercedes and the rest of the chasing pack head into the nightly glitz of the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix.

The Mercedes duo of Rosberg and Hamilton are locked in a fight for the championship, with Hamilton cutting down the lead a little following victory in Monza a couple of weeks ago. However, with Rosberg finishing right behind his Mercedes teammate, the lead and the advantage still remains with the German, who will target that position on the top of the podium once again come Sunday night.

"Even though it didn't work out quite the way I'd hoped, there were still plenty of positives to take away from Monza," Rosberg told F1's official website. "Once again our Silver Arrow looked super quick compared to our rivals and hopefully we can carry that right through to the end of the season.

"Of course, I was disappointed to drop points to my teammate in the championship battle -- but I still have the lead and I'm determined to hold on to it. Next up it's the Singapore Grand Prix, which is definitely one of the highlights of the year.

"There's an amazing atmosphere and the whole city really comes to life for the race weekend. It's just unreal I got my second ever podium here with P2 in 2008 and I generally enjoy street circuits, so I'm looking to go one better this time around."

Rosberg currently has a 22-point lead over Hamilton, who, after a couple of disappointing races, will take the confidence from the Italian GP victory to Singapore.

"It was a good feeling to finally get back on the top step at Monza -- especially after another tough start to the race," said Hamilton. "Obviously, with Nico coming second I haven't been able to close the gap too much -- but there's still plenty of points to be won and I'm glad to have taken a step forwards.

"Despite the highs and lows, I'm still well and truly in the hunt for the championship and that is something that gives me huge motivation for the final six races -- starting in Singapore."

Mercedes will hope for a worry-free race from their two drivers, who have clashed with each other far too much for their liking. With Red Bull and Williams, slowly but surely, gaining in strength, the team will know the importance of keeping up their momentum and ensuring they keep a hold of their massive advantage in the constructor's championship race.

Where to Watch Live

The first practice session for the Singapore Grand Prix is scheduled for a 6 pm local time (3.30 pm IST, 11 am BST) start on Friday. Practice 2 will be three-and-a-half hours later at 9.30 pm local time (7 pm IST, 2.30 pm BST) with Practice 3 on Saturday at 6 pm local time. Live coverage in India will be on Star Sports 4. Viewers in India and Asia can also watch the practice sessions via live streaming online HERE or HERE.

UK viewers can catch the Singapore GP on Sky Sports F1 or via a live stream. US viewers watch the race live online or on NBC Sports. Bein Sports will provide live coverage in the Middle East and North Africa while viewers can also catch the race action via live streaming.

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