2023 F1 Singapore GP outcomes: Carlos Sainz wins thriller


Sainz led from the beginning, with team-mate Charles Leclerc passing George Russell’s Mercedes for an early Ferrari 1-2.

A security automotive for Logan Sargeant nudging his Williams into the barrier despatched many of the area into the pits, with Leclerc struggling a delay that dropped him behind Russell and Lando Norris (McLaren). He later misplaced an extra spot to Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) when he ran huge after the restart.

A digital security automotive at two-thirds distance allowed the Mercedes drivers to make use of their contemporary medium tyres and chase down the leaders. In an exhilarating finale, the highest 4 ran nose-to-tail to the end, till Russell crashed out on the ultimate lap. Norris held second, with Hamilton transferring as much as third.

Max Verstappen began his Purple Bull from 11th on onerous tyres however, after making early progress, the security automotive ruined the group’s technique, and he tumbled again from second place on {old} rubber. After operating as little as 15th, he recovered to complete fifth.

2023 F1 Singapore Grand Prix outcomes

Cla   Nº   Driver   Automobile / Engine   Laps   Time 
55 Carlos Sainz Jr. Ferrari 62
4 Lando Norris McLaren/Mercedes 62 -0.812
44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 62 -1.269
16 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 62 -21.177
1 Max Verstappen Purple Bull/Honda RBPT 62 -21.441
10 Pierre Gasly Alpine/Renault 62 -38.441
81 Oscar Piastri McLaren/Mercedes 62 -41.479
11 Sergio Pérez Purple Bull/Honda RBPT 62 -54.534
40 Liam Lawson AlphaTauri/Honda RBPT 62
10  20 Kevin Magnussen Haas/Ferrari 62
11  23 Alexander Albon Williams/Mercedes 62
12  24 Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo/Ferrari 62
13  27 Nico Hülkenberg Haas/Ferrari 62
14  2 Logan Sargeant Williams/Mercedes 62
15  14 Fernando Alonso Aston Martin/Mercedes 62
16  63 George Russell Mercedes 61
–  77 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo/Ferrari 51
–  31 Esteban Ocon Alpine/Renault 42
–  22 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri/Honda RBPT 0

How the 2023 F1 Singapore Grand Prix unfolded

Polesitter Sainz, who began on mediums, led soft-shod Leclerc, who jumped up from third on the grid to cross Russell. Hamilton additionally handed Russell after operating huge at Flip 1 and overtaking him off the monitor. They swapped the positions again on lap two, and Hamilton let Lando Norris (McLaren) previous too.

AlphaTauri’s Yuki Tsunoda was an opening-lap retirement after clashing with Sergio Perez’s Purple Bull, which broken Perez’s entrance wing endplate.

Sargeant understeered into the wall on lap 20, which broke his entrance wing that then dropped particles as he returned to the pits – sparking a quick security automotive interval. Sainz pitted and retained his lead, however Leclerc – who backed up the pack – needed to be held as automobiles have been coming into the pits, and he misplaced locations to Russell and Norris.

Verstappen began from 11th on hards and gained a spot from Liam Lawson on the opening lap and Nico Hulkenberg’s Haas on lap two. He then handed Hulkenberg’s team-mate Kevin Magnussen on lap six.

Verstappen stayed out beneath the security automotive, which briefly elevated him to second, however left him weak on {old} rubber. Russell attacked him onerous on the restart, turning into the primary driver to overhaul Verstappen all season on lap 23, as Norris handed Perez (who additionally stayed out) for fourth. Hamilton gained a spot from Leclerc when the Ferrari ran huge, after which moved previous Perez a lap later, but in addition ran huge on the nook exit.

Norris too handed Verstappen for third, earlier than Hamilton pushed him again to fourth on lap 27 and Leclerc did likewise a tour later.

Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso (whose team-mate Lance Stroll didn’t begin after his massive qualifying crash) attacked Perez for seventh on lap 37 however misplaced a spot in doing so to Alpine’s Esteban Ocon, who pulled a tidy transfer to cross Perez two laps later and Alonso adopted go well with at Flip 14.

Verstappen pitted on lap 42, rejoining on mediums in 15th. Ocon’s robust race ended when he pulled off at Flip 2 on lap 43, inflicting a digital security automotive, which Mercedes used to pit Russell and Hamilton from second and fourth respectively to make use of their contemporary mediums, rejoining in fourth and fifth.

Sainz led Norris by 1.5s because the race went inexperienced once more, with Leclerc in third. Behind him, Russell started lapping 2s faster than the automobiles forward. Alonso suffered an off on lap 47 and rejoined down in seventeenth.

Russell carved into the hole to Leclerc and handed him for third on lap 53, with Hamilton following go well with a tour later. Norris was 6s clear, however Russell quickly chased him down and the highest 4 ran nostril to tail getting into the ultimate 4 laps, with Sainz reporting his tyres have been “completed”.

Norris defended onerous in opposition to Russell, which allowed Hamilton to start out attacking his team-mate. Russell crashed out on the ultimate lap, selling Hamilton to 3rd, who Norris simply held off as Sainz received by 0.8s.

Verstappen was additionally on the transfer, carving his approach into the highest 10 on his new rubber. He made it so far as sixth, passing Pierre Gasly’s Alpine with seven laps remaining and completed proper behind Leclerc on the end line.

2023 F1 Singapore Grand Prix quickest laps

Cla Driver  Automobile / Engine   Time   Delay   Km/h 
44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’35.867   185.507
63 George Russell Mercedes 1’36.273 0.406 184.724
14 Fernando Alonso Aston Martin/Mercedes 1’36.456 0.589 184.374
1 Max Verstappen Purple Bull/Honda RBPT 1’36.575 0.708 184.147
11 Sergio Pérez Purple Bull/Honda RBPT 1’37.108 1.241 183.136
23 Alexander Albon Williams/Mercedes 1’37.342 1.475 182.696
55 Carlos Sainz Jr. Ferrari 1’37.666 1.799 182.089
4 Lando Norris McLaren/Mercedes 1’38.046 2.179 181.384
77 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo/Ferrari 1’38.075 2.208 181.330
10  20 Kevin Magnussen Haas/Ferrari 1’38.107 2.240 181.271
11  16 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1’38.275 2.408 180.961
12  10 Pierre Gasly Alpine/Renault 1’38.277 2.410 180.957
13  81 Oscar Piastri McLaren/Mercedes 1’38.492 2.625 180.562
14  2 Logan Sargeant Williams/Mercedes 1’38.531 2.664 180.491
15  40 Liam Lawson AlphaTauri/Honda RBPT 1’39.028 3.161 179.585
16  24 Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo/Ferrari 1’39.316 3.449 179.064
17  27 Nico Hülkenberg Haas/Ferrari 1’39.923 4.056 177.977
18  31 Esteban Ocon Alpine/Renault 1’39.930 4.063 177.964

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