Thursday, September 28, 2023

George Russell crashed on the final lap of Formula 1: this was the mistake that left him without a podium finish

The Spaniard Carlos Sainz (Ferrari), who started the Singapore Grand Prix from pole position and led the race from start to finish, won the 15th round of the Formula 1 season this Sunday, ending a series of 15 Consecutive wins for Red Bull.

Sainz won ahead of the Brits Lando Norris (McLaren) and Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes).

After only starting from eleventh position, the Dutchman Max Verstappen (Red Bull), the confident leader in the world championship, finished the race in fifth position.

Ferrari thus ended Red Bull’s hegemony, which had prevailed in the fourteen races so far this season and the last in Abu Dhabi in 2022.

The Marina Bay municipal facility was also not the scene of the eleventh Grand Prix victory in a row for the championship’s confident leader Max Verstappen, who achieved his worst result of the season with fifth place.

Despite everything, Verstappen maintains a comfortable lead in the overall standings, well ahead of second-placed, his Mexican teammate Sergio Pérez, eighth in Singapore.

For Sainz, this is the second victory of his career after winning the British Grand Prix at Silverstone last year.

The Spaniard ended Red Bull’s hopes of winning all races in 2023.

On the track, the Mercedes of George Russell, second on the grid, and Hamilton, fifth on the grid, gave their best in the final third of the race and took advantage of the appearance of a virtual safety car (after the stop on the track). Frenchman Esteban Ocon, who was obviously the victim of a technical problem) came into the pits on the Alpine route.

After returning with medium tires, which were faster and cooler than Sainz’s hard tires, the goal for the German team was clear: to regain the lead in the race.

George Russell is a British Formula 1 driver who is part of the Mercedes team.

But they did not count on the resistance of Norris, who was determined to leave his compatriots behind. On the last lap, Russell made a mistake, causing his race to hit a wall and he had to retire.

The other Ferrari, Charles Leclerc from Monegasque, was fourth ahead of Verstappen and Frenchman Pierre Gasly was sixth in his Alpine.

New Zealander Liam Lawson continues to impress, finishing ninth in his third Formula 1 race.

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