Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Grand Prix 2023: A Race to Remember
The Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Grand Prix 2023 was held on Sunday, September 17, 2023 at the Singapore Street Circuit. This thrilling Formula 1 race captivated fans from around the world as drivers battled it out on the challenging street circuit. Carlos Sainz, driving for Ferrari, emerged victorious in this race, marking his first win of the season. Sainz’s impressive performance broke Red Bull’s winning streak and showcased his skill and determination on the track. Max Verstappen’s winning streak ends at 10 races and Red Bull’s at 15, both F1 records.
With badly worn tires, Sainz held on to win his second career race in F1 ahead of McLaren’s Lando Norris and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton. In an effort to win on fresher, faster tires, Mercedes took a risk with a second stop for both cars. Russell dropped to fourth, ahead of Hamilton, and they both passed Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc but could not beat Norris to claim second place.
Despite failing to hold off Mercedes cars on older tires, Leclerc finished fourth, ahead of Verstappen, who finished fifth. The champion had a memorable race after starting 11th and briefly second on track behind Sainz, but only because almost all other cars stopped for fresh tires. Verstappen fought back through the field from 15th after his own pit stop.
With seven races left, Verstappen has 151 points over Perez despite his worst result since Nov. 2022.
Despite qualifying 18th for McLaren, Pierre Gasly was sixth, Oscar Piastri seventh, and Perez eighth. AlphaTauri’s rookie Liam Lawson scored his first points in ninth. It was his third career race in Formula One since replacing Daniel Ricciardo in mid-season, and his best result of the season. Haas’ Kevin Magnussen finished 10th.
About the Singapore Street Circuit
The Singapore Street Circuit is a street track that hosts the Singapore Grand Prix. The circuit is 5.063 km long and has 23 corners, making it one of the most physically demanding tracks on the calendar. The circuit’s bumpy street surface and humid conditions make it a challenging track for drivers to navigate.
The circuit was designed by Hermann Tilke and refined by KBR Inc. It features a unique night race format, with the city’s skyline providing a stunning backdrop for the event. The circuit also boasts some of the most unique features of any track on the F1 calendar, including Turn 18, which actually sees the drivers pass underneath a grandstand.
The Singapore Grand Prix is known for its unique night race format, adding an extra layer of excitement and spectacle to the event. The dazzling lights of the city skyline provided a stunning backdrop as the drivers navigated the twists and turns of the circuit. The 2023 edition was filled with unforgettable moments that will be etched in the memories of fans and drivers alike. From heart-stopping overtakes to nail-biting battles for position, this race had it all.
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FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES GRAND PRIX 2019 is undoubtedly the highlight of any year´s sporting events in Singapore. The Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Grand Prix, was first taking place in 2008 in the very center of the city and always lasts three days in total. In an incredibly scenographic staging of large parts of the city center, this only Formula 1 night race is being run, while the whole city stands on the other end.
It is a moving feast indeed. The Formula 1 circus as such is huge, and there are a lot of experiences besides the insane roar from the city race track and deep vibrations throughout the whole city, when the world’s fastest track racers reach 350 km/h on the long straight stretch of the track. Very recommendable for combining a sporting event while enjoying an amazing destination in itself. So you get Singapore in the bargain, and we will tell you, how much there is to see in Singapore. See the intro and follow the links!
Go to Singapore for the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Grand Prix
- Buy your tickets by Singapore Airlines
- All about the Formula 1 race in Singapore
- Official Singapore GrandPrix site
- Bars and restaurants to see in Singapore
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