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Carlos Sainz wins GP: Ferrari’s first win since Silverstone 2022

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Carlos Sainz won race

Carlos Sainz’s victory was all the more impressive considering the challenging conditions at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. The race took place in humid and wet conditions, which made the track slippery and difficult to drive on. However, Sainz was able to keep his cool and produce a flawless performance.

Sainz’s win was also a major boost for Ferrari’s championship hopes. The team had been struggling to keep up with Red Bull in recent races, but Sainz’s victory showed that they are still capable of winning races.

 

Race report

The race started in wet conditions, and Sainz got off to a good start from pole position. He maintained his lead over the first few laps, with George Russell and Lando Norris in second and third place respectively.

On lap 10, there was a safety car period after Williams driver Logan Sargeant crashed into the wall. This gave the drivers a chance to change tires, and Sainz remained in the lead.

The safety car came in on lap 16, and Sainz continued to lead the race. He was closely followed by Russell and Norris, but he was able to pull out a gap of over two seconds.

On lap 30, Russell made a mistake and spun off the track. This allowed Norris to close the gap to Sainz, but the Spaniard was able to hold on to his lead.

On lap 50, Norris made a pit stop for new tires. This gave Sainz a clear lead, and he was able to cruise to victory.

Leaderboard

 

    1. Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)

    1. Lando Norris (McLaren)

    1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

    1. Max Verstappen (Red Bull)

    1. Sergio Pérez (Red Bull)

Past winners of the Singapore Grand Prix

Year Winner
2023 Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)
2022 Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin)
2021 Not held due to COVID-19 pandemic
2020 Not held due to COVID-19 pandemic
2019 Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2018 Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
2017 Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
2016 Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
2015 Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
2014 Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2013 Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)
2012 Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)

Data and statistics

 

    • Carlos Sainz’s victory was his second in Formula One, and his first since the 2022 British Grand Prix.

    • Ferrari’s victory was their first since the 2022 British Grand Prix, and their first in Singapore since 2010.

    • Sainz finished the race 5.302 seconds ahead of Lando Norris in second place.

    • The race was the 16th round of the 2023 Formula One season.

    • Max Verstappen still leads the drivers’ championship, but his lead over Sainz has been cut to 15 points.

Analysis

Carlos Sainz’s victory at the Singapore Grand Prix was a major boost for his own career and for Ferrari. The Spaniard had been struggling to match the pace of his teammate Charles Leclerc in recent races, but his win in Singapore showed that he is still capable of winning races at the highest level.

Ferrari’s victory was also a major boost for the team’s championship hopes. The team had been struggling to keep up with Red Bull in recent races, but Sainz’s win showed that they are still capable of beating Red Bull on their day.

The Singapore Grand Prix was a thrilling race, and it was a fitting end to the first half of the 2023 Formula One season. The second half of the season is shaping up to be a close battle between Red Bull and Ferrari, and Sainz’s victory in Singapore has shown that he is a contender for the drivers’ championship.

LAWSON IN THE POINTS

For the first time this season, Hamilton moved up to third overall in the standings, ahead of Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso, who finished 15th without scoring.

Leclerc finished fourth, with Alpine’s Pierre Gasly sixth and McLaren’s Oscar Piastri seventh.

Liam Lawson of New Zealand, who was filling in for the injured Daniel Ricciardo at AlphaTauri, earned his maiden points in Formula One, finishing ninth, and Kevin Magnussen of Haas finished tenth.

Mercedes cut Red Bull’s lead in the constructors’ standings to 308 points, delaying the title for at least another weekend.

The safety car was deployed on lap 20 when Logan Sargeant’s Williams collided with the wall and left debris on the circuit, with the Ferraris pitting but Red Bull leading.

Carlos Sainz won the Singapore Grand Prix for Ferrari on Sunday, ending Max Verstappen’s record streak of ten consecutive victories.

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