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Sebastian Vettel wins the 2019 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix

2019.11.10.
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Sebastian Vettel wins the Formula 1 2019 Singapore Grand Prix 2019 – 392 days after his last Formula 1 victory – followed by his teammate Charles Leclerc. Ferrari scored their first 1-2 finish since the 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix. Max Verstappen completes the podium, followed by Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas. Pierre Gasly and Romain Grosjean respectively finished in eighth and eleventh place in this Grand Prix.

Pierre Gasly finished in the points and is satisfied with the work done by his team: “I really enjoyed this race! The start went pretty well for us, and I didn’t know it, but we raced in P2 for a few laps before our pit stop, and it was cool! Then, when the safety car came out, we lost three or four positions, which was a little bit disappointing. I gave everything to overtake Kimi and had some exciting battles with Kevin (Magnussen) and Lance (Stroll), so it feels good to score these points. It was a tough race, but an excellent result for the team in terms of the battle for the Championship, as it is quite close. I’m really happy with the way we work as a team, every weekend it gets better and we’re taking a step forward, so we just have to keep pushing in the same direction for the next races.”

Romain Grosjean finishes just out of the top 10, after a collision with George Russell: “We were not far from the points. Kevin (Magnussen) was having a great race at the beginning, he was in the top ten when I had more trouble in the back. We tried a different strategy – staying out for a very long time on medium tires. We were waiting for the safety car, which arrived when I had the contact with George (Russell). I need to see the replay, but I was as far to the left as I could go out of the corner. When there is no runoff area, there is nowhere to go, so I touched the wall and we collided – there was no more space left to go. We got back into the race towards the end with the other safety car period. We fought as hard as we could, but we had too much tire degradation at one point, so the last few laps were very difficult. “

It was a difficult Grand Prix for Renault F1 Team, according to Cyril Abiteboul, despite a good start to the weekend: “That’s obviously the question” What if? “which predominates today. After having had a good pace all weekend, Nico’s two points look pretty slim even though he was last in the first lap after they touched with Carlos. The race was marked by many incidents that we didn’t need. Daniel’s comeback after his disqualification was remarkable on a circuit like this. A contact sent him back to the starting point. This illustrates once again the importance of grid positions. However, it was encouraging to regain this level of competitiveness on a very different track from Spa and Monza. It’s a sign that the car is improving and that there is still more to get this season. “

Sebastian Vettel with his Ferrari wins this Formula 1 Grand Prix after more than a year without winning: “I am very happy. Great race. First of all, I would like to congratulate the team. Of course, the beginning of the season has been difficult for us, but in recent weeks, I think we have started to come to life. Really proud of everyone’s work at home. Secondly, I really want to thank the fans. Obviously, the last two weeks haven’t been the best for me, but it’s amazing to have received so much support, so many letters, so many beautiful messages, yes, people are telling their own stories about when things might go wrong and so on, so it gave me a lot of strength and faith and I tried to put everything out there on the track, in the car and it’s good when it pays. “

FIA F1 Drivers’ Championship (after Singapore)

1 Lewis Hamilton 296

2 Valtteri Bottas 231

3 Charles Leclerc 200

4 Max Verstappen 200

5 Sebastian Vettel 194

6 Pierre Gasly 69

7 Carlos Sainz Jr. 58

8 Alexander Albon 42

9 Daniel Ricciardo 34

10 Daniil Kvyat 33

11 Nico Hülkenberg 33

12 Lando Norris 31

13 Kimi Räikkönen 31

14 Sergio Pérez 27

15 Lance Stroll   19

16 Kevin Magnussen 18

17 Romain Grosjean 8

18 Antonio Giovinazzi 4

19 Robert Kubica 1

20 George Russell 0

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