Scuderia Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz has put a stop to Red Bull’s perfect season with a win of his own, converting his pole position into a victory in another Singapore Grand Prix to remember, on Sunday, September 17.
Fellow Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc joined his teammate at the front of the pack at the very start of the race, having powered past George Russell to take P2. However, the Mercedes pair of Lewis Hamilton and Russell managed to overtake the Monegasque after the Silver Arrows made the most of a Virtual Safety Car by equipping both drivers with a fresh set of medium tyres, setting up a grandstand conclusion to the race.
Lando Norris put in a big shift to get past everyone except Sainz, slotting in behind his former McLaren teammate and holding off Mercedes to take second place, his career best finish.
Russell’s P3 podium finish dreams were dashed in the final lap, as the Brit crashed into Turn 10 after a nasty brush with the barriers knocked his front right wheel out of place, and him out of the race.
Shortly thereafter, and missing a teammate, Hamilton crossed the finish line to take third place and step onto the podium in Singapore yet again.
Leclerc held off the fast approaching Red Bull of Max Verstappen to take fourth place, leaving Verstappen frustrated in fifth place, having surprisingly struggled all weekend.
After another thrilling stop in Singapore, the Formula 1 circus set their sights on the Japanese Grand Prix at the hallowed Suzuka Circuit on Sunday, September 24.
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