Exciting Finish in Singapore
Formula One fans witnessed a thrilling finish at the Singapore Grand Prix as Max Verstappen's winning streak came to an end. The race saw Carlos Sainz emerge as the winner, while George Russell crashed out on the final lap, allowing Lewis Hamilton to secure third place.
Red Bull's Tough Race
It was a challenging race for Red Bull and Verstappen, who finished in fifth place after starting from 11th. This marked the first time in 11 races that Verstappen failed to secure a victory. Despite this setback, Verstappen still increased his lead in the championship over his teammate Sergio Perez.
Lewis Hamilton believes that Red Bull's performance in Singapore doesn't indicate the end of their dominance in Formula One. Instead, he suggests that the team may have shifted their focus to next year's car. Hamilton stated, "Others have brought upgrades and they are working on next year's car because they are so far ahead and we are still developing this one."
Despite the disappointing result in Singapore, Verstappen remains confident that Red Bull will bounce back in the upcoming race in Japan. He warned his rivals, saying, "I think we will be quick in Suzuka. It's not my problem, it's their worries!"
A Heartbreaking Finish for Russell
George Russell's impressive weekend ended in disappointment as he crashed into the barriers on the final lap. He expressed his regret, stating, "A millimeter lapse of concentration and game over. So just sorry to the whole team. You make a small mistake and you are bitten for it."
Norris' Solid Performance
Lando Norris, who finished in second place, credited his former McLaren teammate Carlos Sainz for his smart racing strategy. Norris also hit the same wall as Russell on the final lap but managed to secure a strong finish. He said, "Carlos played it smart… We played it in a smart way to keep the Mercs behind us."
Overall, the Singapore Grand Prix provided an exciting and unpredictable race, giving hope to fans of more thrilling finishes in the future.