F1 update – Singapore GP
The latest round of the 2022 Formula 1 World Championship saw the return of the Singapore Grand Prix held on the Marina Bay Street Circuit.
The race had a wet start and at least two appearances from the safety car. In amongst of all the drama Red Bull’s Sergio Perez took his second win of the year leading from lights to flag ahead of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc with Carlos Sainz in the second Ferrari finishing third.
Singapore GP top 5:
1st: Sergio Perez – Red Bull
2nd: Charles Leclerc – Ferrari
3rd: Carlos Sainz – Ferrari
4th: Lando Norris – McLaren
5th: Daniel Ricciardo – McLaren
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen didn’t clinch this years drivers championship at this race after enduring a difficult race and weekend on his way to finish seventh.
Mercedes endured a difficult race with Sir Lewis Hamilton finishing ninth and his teammate George Russell had a nightmare race finishing fourteenth despite colliding with Haas’s Mick Schumacher resulting in a puncture.
Lap seven saw Alfa Romeo’s Guanyu Zhou and William’s Nicholas Latifi collide at turn five ending both their races, the former has been hit with a five place grid penalty for the Japanese GP for causing the collision.
It didn’t get better for Williams as Alex Albon would crash out at turn seven on lap 26.
Alpine didn’t have the best race as both Fernando Alonso and his teammate Esteban Ocon would both reitre with engine failures on lap 21 and 27 respectively.
Alpha Tauri’s Yuki Tsunoda would crash out on lap 35 at turn ten (Singapore Sling).
The FIA are due to publish it’s financial report for 2021, any team found to be breaching the cost cap rule of $145 million would be given a penalty which could include a points deduction.
The next round of the 2022 Formula 1 World Championship will be held at the Suzuka Circuit in Japan for the Japanese Grand Prix on 7th – 9th October. Will the drivers championship be decided?
Aston and Cameron Perkins with the latest Formula 1 update.
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