Here are the complete results from the 2023 Singapore Grand Prix at Marina Bay, where a slow-burn race exploded into action in the closing stages.
Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz has won from McLaren’s Lando Norris a hugely dramatic Singapore Grand Prix, weathering a high-pressure finale with the two Mercedes drivers coming at the leading cars on much fresher tyres.
A strategic gamble from Mercedes had Lewis Hamilton and George Russell storming back on the medium tyre against Sainz and Norris on older hard tyres, with the quartet of cars running nose to tail in the closing laps.
Adrenaline and drama the story of the Singapore Grand Prix
With Sainz controlling the pace throughout the opening half of the race as the Ferrari driver ensured Red Bull couldn’t benefit from starting on the hard tyre by controlling the field spread, the race came to life under a late Virtual Safety Car as Mercedes gambled on swapping to the medium tyres.
Sacrificing track position as a result, Russell and Hamilton quickly sliced their way back into third and fourth before setting off after Sainz and Norris up front. Latching on with five laps to go, Sainz showed his understanding of the situation by slowing to allow Norris use DRS as defence against the attacking Mercedes.
With the laps ticking by and the tension mounting, Russell threw everything at Norris but failed to get by – the British driver losing control on the final lap and crashing off into the barriers to award the final podium place to Hamilton.
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc finished fourth, having lost out in the early pitstops due to a double stack that cost him time, while Max Verstappen was resigned to fifth. The Dutch driver had started on the hard tyre but was undone by the early Safety Car that meant he couldn’t make the most of the advantageous phase of the hard tyre. Swapping to the mediums with 20 laps to go managed to salvage a result.
2023 Singapore Grand Prix Results (Final Classification)
1. Carlos Sainz Ferrari 62 Laps
2. Lando Norris McLaren +0.812
3. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +1.269
4. Charles Leclerc Ferrari +21.177
5. Max Verstappen Red Bull +21.441
6. Pierre Gasly Alpine +38.441
7. Oscar Piastri McLaren +41.479
8. Sergio Perez Red Bull +54.534
9. Liam Lawson AlphaTauri +65.918
10. Kevin Magnussen Haas +72.116
11. Alex Albon Williams +73.417
12. Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo +83.649
13. Nico Hulkenberg Haas +86.201
14. Logan Sargeant Williams +86.889
15. Fernando Alonso Aston Martin +87.603
16. George Russell Mercedes DNF
17. Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo DNF
18. Esteban Ocon Alpine DNF
19. Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri DNF
20. Lance Stroll Aston Martin DNS
2023 F1 Drivers’ Championship standings – Singapore GP
1 Max Verstappen NED Red Bull Racing Honda RBPT 374
2 Sergio Perez MEX Red Bull Racing Honda RBPT 223
3 Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes 180
4 Fernando Alonso ESP Aston Martin Aramco Mercedes 170
5 Carlos Sainz ESP Ferrari 142
6 Charles Leclerc MON Ferrari 123
7 George Russell GBR Mercedes 109
8 Lando Norris GBR McLaren Mercedes 97
9 Lance Stroll CAN Aston Martin Aramco Mercedes 47
10 Pierre Gasly FRA Alpine Renault 45
11 Oscar Piastri AUS McLaren Mercedes 42
12 Esteban Ocon FRA Alpine Renault 36
13 Alexander Albon THA Williams Mercedes 21
14 Nico Hulkenberg GER Haas Ferrari 9
15 Valtteri Bottas FIN Alfa Romeo Ferrari 6
16 Zhou Guanyu CHN Alfa Romeo Ferrari 4
17 Yuki Tsunoda JPN AlphaTauri Honda RBPT 3
18 Kevin Magnussen DEN Haas Ferrari 3
19 Liam Lawson NZL AlphaTauri Honda RBPT 2
20 Logan Sargeant USA Williams Mercedes 0
21 Nyck De Vries NED AlphaTauri Honda RBPT 0
22 Daniel Ricciardo AUS AlphaTauri Honda RBPT 0
2023 F1 Constructors’ Championship standings – Singapore GP
1 Red Bull Racing Honda RBPT 597
2 Mercedes 289
3 Ferrari 265
4 Aston Martin Aramco Mercedes 217
5 McLaren Mercedes 139
6 Alpine Renault 81
7 Williams Mercedes 21
8 Haas Ferrari 12
9 Alfa Romeo Ferrari 10
10 AlphaTauri Honda RBPT 5
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