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Unraveling the Thrilling Singapore Grand Prix Qualifying Drama

Updated: Dec 27, 2023

The Singapore Grand Prix took an unexpected turn as Verstappen and Perez faced an unusual lack of pace during practice, dragging them into the mid-pack in the qualifying rounds. Red Bull remained the key player in the weekend, but Ferrari's Sainz emerged as a force to reckon with, dominating since Friday's sessions.



Qualifying saw intense battles for track positions, leading to multiple FIA citations for potential impeding infringements. The evolving track conditions influenced lap times, initially set ablaze by Tsunoda until Stroll's dramatic crash caused late-session chaos, disrupting Piastri's Q2 attempt.


Stroll's crash brought session-ending yellow flags, leaving some drivers unable to set final laps, resulting in eliminations including Bottas, Piastri, Sargeant, Zhou, and Stroll himself. Q2 saw significant track evolution and unexpected Red Bull issues, leading to Verstappen's exit due to driveability concerns after Perez's spin triggered yellow flags.


Early Q3 saw Ferrari dominance, with Russell challenging Sainz for pole position but settling for P2. Leclerc secured P3, and the top 10 included Norris, Hamilton, Magnussen, Alonso, Ocon, and debutant Lawson.


Pending stewards' investigations from Q1 incidents, stay tuned for potential grid changes ahead of the 14th Singapore Grand Prix, scheduled for 8 pm, covering 306.143 km. With 62 laps ahead, expect a thrilling Sunday evening showdown!


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