The Singapore GP delivered a race that was both strategic and fast at various points thanks to safety car periods on the streets of the Marina Bay circuit.
From Sainz supporting the peloton to preserve the life of his tires to also slowing down to give Lando Norris DRS to defend against the two charging Mercedes with younger tires at the end, the Spaniard did not did not make a wheel mistake to achieve a phenomenal victory. .
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George Russell, who led Mercedes’ late attack, will lament his last-lap brush with the barrier that cost him a certain podium finish as he clung to brief hopes of victory.
Meanwhile, it was the first off-color Red Bull performance all season, with Max Verstappen only recovering to fifth and Sergio Perez to eighth, but both had their own struggles.
Martyn Lee is joined by Matt Kew in Singapore, alongside Kevin Turner and Alex Kalinauckas to discuss why the form was thrown out the window.