Sunday, 17 September 2023
- Race: P1, 62 laps
- Carlos Sainz dominated the Singapore GP from start to finish, transforming his pole position into his second race victory as a Formula 1 driver.
- Leader from the start, the Ferrari race driver focused on controlling his pace during the first stint to keep his Medium tyres alive.
- A Safety-Car prompted a change in the strategy and Carlos advanced his pit-stop to Lap 20, meaning that he had to take care of the Hard tyres for 42 laps nonetheless.
- The Spaniard showcased his brilliant tyre management once again as he controlled the pace of the tyres, not being overtaken a single time in a display of authority and dominance.
- In the closing laps, Carlos gave his DRS to Lando Norris to use him as a screen to protect against the two cars from Mercedes, who had pitted for fresh Mediums during a Virtual Safety-Car and were fighting their way up.
- Carlos Sainz’s triumph is his second race victory in Formula 1 and the maiden win for Ferrari in the current season.
“It has been an incredible weekend right from the start. The team deserves this win for the enormous work they have done both here and in Maranello and I’m proud to dedicate it to all of them and the tifosi".
"We executed the weekend perfectly on my side and, despite the thrilling at the end, I think we managed to perfection, giving Lando DRS and controlling the pace all race to be honest. Of course pitting earlier meant we have to make our tyres last for a longer stint and the final laps were on the limit, but I’m extremely happy we made it work".
"Tonight we celebrate, but from tomorrow we’ll start preparing Suzuka! Let’s keep it up!".
Japanese GP, Suzuka Circuit – 22-24 September 2023