It was all change on the Formula 1 podium as Carlos Sainz of Ferrari took victory at Marina Bay, ahead of McLaren’s Landon Norris and Lewis Hamilton in the Mercedes, so how does that change the F1 Driver and Constructor Standings after the 2023 Singapore GP.
Sainz, who started in pole position, led from start to finish and even survived a late onslaught from the Mercedes pair of George Russell and Hamilton, who used a late virtual safety car to fit new medium tyres with the Ferrari driver and Norris on old hards.
To his credit, Sainz used all his racing nous and allowed Norris into the DRS range which aided his defence against the much faster Mercedes pair.
Then to add further drama to the race, Russell clipped the wall and went careering into the barrier while he was running in third.
F1 2023 Drivers’ Standings after Singapore GP
Victory at the 2023 Singapore GP sees Sainz close the gap to Fernando Alonso who sits fourth in the Driver Standings. Third place for Hamilton at Marina Bay moves the Mercedes driver third behind the Red Bull pair. Despite a poor weekend and fifth place finish, Max Verstappen still managed to extend his lead in to a whopping 151 points ahead of his teammate Sergio Perez.
|1||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||374|
|2||Sergio Perez||Red Bull||223|
|4||Fernando Alonso||Aston Martin||170|
|9||Lance Stroll||Aston Martin||47|
|15||Valtteri Bottas||Alfa Romeo||6|
|16||Zhou Guanyu||Alfa Romeo||4|
|21||Nyck De Vries||AlphaTauri||0|
F1 2023 Constructors’ Standings after Singapore GP
Meanwhile in the Constructor Standings, Red Bull extended their advantage over Mercedes to 308 points despite being well off the pace all weekend, as Ferrari closed the gap to the Silver Arrows to 24 points.