Singapore GP (2019)

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Bottas: Mercedes can learn from breach of "clear procedure"

Valtteri Bottas says Mercedes needs to learn, forget and quickly move on from a Singapore Grand Prix weekend in which he was compromised by a qualifying mix-up.

Racing Point: Abrupt stop saved Perez's engine

The Racing Point Formula 1 team believes that Sergio Perez’s engine has survived an oil leak that led to his retirement the Singapore GP, and thus the Mexican won’t face grid penalties in Russia.

Why Leclerc wasn't the most wronged driver in Singapore

Ferrari scored a 1-2 in Singapore, and it only came after the unexpected result of Sebastian Vettel's undercut, which frustrated Charles Leclerc. But in the pack behind, another team made a different tactical misstep that cost a driver dearly.

Wolff dismisses "easy story" of Ferrari upgrade impact

Mercedes Formula 1 team boss Toto Wolff says he does not believe the "easy story" that Ferrari's latest upgrades were key to its surprise Singapore Grand Prix triumph.

Vettel: Singapore GP win "confirmation" rather than relief

Singapore Grand Prix winner Sebastian Vettel has admitted ending his win drought has brought some relief - but feels it was more of a "confirmation" of his current direction.

Singapore GP result "damage limitation" for Renault

Renault admits a ninth place finish for Nico Hulkenberg in the Singapore GP was "damage limitation" in the battle with McLaren for fourth place in the championship.

The soul-searching that led to Ferrari’s drastic turnaround

Ferrari was not expected to win in Singapore - it wasn't even expected to be second best. But it scored its best points haul of the season, which came as a result of a technical review that stemmed from its early season disappointment

Leclerc understood Ferrari call "a lot more" after Singapore GP

Charles Leclerc will seek more information from his Ferrari Formula 1 team in future races and understood his "very frustrating" Singapore Grand Prix defeat "a lot more" afterwards.

Singapore Grand Prix driver ratings

Victory in the Singapore Grand Prix ended Sebastian Vettel's long win drought, but he was among a handful of contenders to just miss out on a perfect score in our ratings - something only one driver achieved

How a bad qualifying lap put Vettel on pole for Singapore win

If Sebastian Vettel had produced the qualifying lap he was truly capable of in Singapore, he wouldn't have been in the right place to capitalise on the unique race circumstances that allowed him to show the world his capabilities again

Verstappen: Singapore a "wake-up call" for Red Bull

Max Verstappen says a disappointing weekend in Singapore was a “wake-up call” for his Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team at a track where the RB15 was expected to challenge for victory.

Bottas team order "not great" but necessary - Wolff

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff admitted the team did not feel good in having to make the call for Valtteri Bottas to back off and avoid overtaking Lewis Hamilton with an undercut during their pitstops in the Singapore Grand Prix.

Ferrari considered Vettel/Leclerc swap in Singapore

Ferrari thought about swapping Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc in Formula 1's Singapore Grand Prix after being surprised to see Leclerc lose his lead because of the team's strategy.

Plastic sandwich bag caused Magnussen's pace drop-off

A plastic sandwich bag lodged in Kevin Magnussen's front wing was the cause of the pace drop-off that effectively dashed his chances of a point-scoring finish in the Singapore Grand Prix.

Mercedes annoyed it got Singapore GP "so wrong"

The Mercedes Formula 1 tean feels "annoyance" after it got the Singapore Grand prix weekend "so wrong", according to team boss Toto Wolff.

Giovinazzi penalised for crane incident

Alfa Romeo driver Antonio Giovinazzi has been penalised by the Formula 1 stewards for driving too close to a crane during the Singapore Grand Prix, but keeps his 10th place.

Hulkenberg probably "regretting" first-lap move - Sainz

McLaren's Carlos Sainz believes that Nico Hulkenberg regrets the duo's first-lap incident at the Singapore Grand Prix, which forced both he and the Renault Formula 1 driver to pit.

Raikkonen "suicided himself" with first-corner move - Kvyat

Daniil Kvyat holds Kimi Raikkonen entirely responsible for the collision that ended the Alfa Romeo Formula 1 driver's Singapore Grand Prix.

Russell: "Shame" Grosjean clash didn't also ruin his race

Williams Formula 1 driver George Russell says it's a "shame" his Singapore Grand Prix collision with Romain Grosjean ended only his race and not Grosjean's as well.

Leclerc frustrated by "not fair" Ferrari strategy in Singapore

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc told his team that he felt his defeat to Sebastian Vettel in the Singapore Grand Prix was "unfair", after an undercut allowed his teammate to triumph.

Singapore GP: Vettel beats Leclerc to end victory drought

Sebastian Vettel scored his first Formula 1 victory in over a year as Charles Leclerc criticised a Ferrari decision he did not think was "fair" in the Singapore Grand Prix.

Mercedes needs "enormous" pace difference to beat Leclerc

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff expects it to be "really difficult" to overtake Singapore Grand Prix poleman Charles Leclerc without an "enormous" pace difference.

Haas data mismatch prompts Grosjean spec experiment

Haas switched Romain Grosjean back to a version of its Melbourne-spec aero package ahead of qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix, as it ramps up efforts to understand why its development has stalled this year.

MGU-K issue gave Ricciardo 0.000001s advantage

The Renault Formula 1 team says that the MGU-K issue that led to Daniel Ricciardo's exclusion from qualifying in Singapore created an advantage of just a millionth of a second.

Revealed: The changes that transformed Ferrari in Singapore

Ferrari's surprising performance in Singapore Grand Prix qualifying caught Mercedes out with a "big step", as its latest Formula 1 upgrade made it a "force to be reckoned with".

Verstappen lacks the "speed to attack" in Singapore

Max Verstappen has no answers for his Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team’s lack of pace in qualifying in Singapore – and is pessimistic about his chances of progressing in the race.

Bottas says unplanned Hamilton move hurt him in Q3

Valtteri Bottas had blamed an unplanned passing move by Mercedes Formula 1 teammate Lewis Hamilton for spoiling his lap in qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix.

Ricciardo excluded from Singapore qualifying results

Daniel Ricciardo has been excluded from Singapore Grand Prix qualifying after his Renault Formula 1 car was found to have operated in breach of the rules related to the MGU-K.

Pole shows Ferrari has all-round "powerful" car - Wolff

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says Charles Leclerc's pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix despite a "messy" lap shows Ferrari now has a "powerful" Formula 1 car all-round.

Hamilton: Mercedes caught off guard by Ferrari's "big step"

Lewis Hamilton does not know where Ferrari’s “big step” has come from and has admitted the pace of Mercedes’ Formula 1 rival in Singapore Grand Prix qualifying was unexpected.

Norris blames "brain fade" for "awful" Q3 lap

McLaren Formula 1 driver Lando Norris says "brain fade" on his final run in Singapore Grand Prix qualifying resulted in an "awful" lap that left him 10th on the grid.

Leclerc nearly crashed three times during "crazy" pole lap

Ferrari Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc says he saw himself in the wall “two or three times” during his “crazy” pole lap in Singapore Grand Prix qualifying.

Singapore GP: Leclerc beats Hamilton to pole by 0.191s

Charles Leclerc claimed a surprise third consecutive Formula 1 pole position after outpacing Lewis Hamilton by 0.191s.

Singapore GP: Leclerc outpaces Hamilton in FP3

Charles Leclerc headed Lewis Hamilton in final practice for Formula 1's Singapore Grand Prix, as Red Bull failed to show its true pace ahead of Saturday night’s qualifying session.

Warning flag won't lead to dirty driving - Leclerc

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc has dismissed suggestions that Formula 1 drivers will be more willing to race dirty in battle because of the new black-and-white flag policy.

Magnussen: Perez knows clash was his fault

Kevin Magnussen thinks Formula 1 rival Sergio Perez knows he was at fault for their clash in Singapore Grand Prix, and has rejected the suggestion he broke a gentleman’s agreement.

Bottas feels car wasn't "100 percent" after rebuild

Valtteri Bottas believes his Mercedes Formula 1 car wasn't "100 percent" in the second Friday practice session in Singapore, having required a rebuild after an FP1 crash.

Perez: Magnussen ignored "gentleman's agreement" in practice

Sergio Perez believes Kevin Magnussen caused their incident in Singapore Grand Prix practice because he did not stick to a “gentleman’s agreement” between Formula 1 drivers over on-track etiquette.

Singapore GP: Hamilton outpaces Verstappen in FP2

Lewis Hamilton beat Max Verstappen to the fastest time by 0.184s in the second Formula 1 free practice session for the Singapore Grand Prix.

Mercedes fined for Hamilton fuel temperature breach

Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes team has been fined by the Singapore Grand Prix stewards after the world champion’s outfit was found to be in breach of Formula 1’s technical regulations.

Singapore GP: Verstappen tops FP1 as Bottas crashes

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen topped the opening Formula 1 free practice session for the Singapore Grand Prix, while Valtteri Bottas caused a red flag by crashing his Mercedes.

Tech verdict: Racing Point's "big update"

Racing Point has brought the updates it had promised for the Singapore Grand Prix, most notably adding a brand new front wing to its RP19 Formula 1 car.

Brake dust as big an issue as Singapore haze - Bottas

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas says black brake-dust sneezes Formula 1 drivers experience after races is an big an issue for them as the Singapore haze.

Singapore GP organisers react to "unhealthy" air concerns

Specific measures will be in place at Formula 1's Singapore Grand Prix in response to health advisories from the national government over "unhealthy" air concerns.