More records tumble as Singapore's lights shine on fresh F1 stats and facts
As expected, Red Bull Racing met its match in Singapore as the Marina Bay street circuit exposed the RB19's biggest weakness: an inability to ride the curbs.
Max Verstappen finished P5, and teammate Sergio Perez, last year's Singapore winner, crossed the finish line in P8.
"We went on the alternate strategy and then you need to hope that it all works in your favour," Verstappen said.
"[On Sunday], I think it didn't, but that happens sometimes. Overall, the car was a little bit better in the race again, which I guess is the most important."
Red Bull's worst performance in 2023 opened the door for Formula 1's record books to be rewritten.
We list some of the stats and facts from the Singapore Grand Prix.
Stats and facts
- Carlos Sainz winning for Ferrari was not only his second F1 victory, but the team's first in 2023. With it, Sainz and Ferrari ended Red Bull's run of 15 consecutive victories that started in Abu Dhabi in 2022.
- Ferrari has now won the Singapore Grand Prix four times, adding to their 2010, 2015, and 2019 victories.
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- It is only the second time in 26 Grands Prix that Red Bull did not win an F1 race.
- Lando Norris' second place was the first time since 2012 that a McLaren driver finished on the Singapore podium.
- If Norris finishes on the podium again in any of the remaining races this year, he'll match his best-ever season total of four achieved in 2021.
- With his third-place finish, Lewis Hamilton is now third in the 2023 Drivers' championship, relegating Fernando Alonso to fourth. It is the first time Hamilton is in the top three since the opening race of the 2022 F1 season!
- Pierre Gasly's P6 was his best-ever result in