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2022 Singapore Thoughts

THE BIG PICTURE: The policing of the budget cap was always going to be a bear. And now comes the moment of truth -- will this ever work?

EVENT: Singapore is back! Bigger and better than ever.

TRACK: It is fascinating how this track does not dry off. Like at all.

QUALIFYING: This time Red Bull makes a mistake, Leclerc shows Ferrari is still fast over one lap, Hamilton comes oh so close, Russell switches to slicks too early and fails, Alonso switches to slicks early and manages it, and Ricciardo continues his swan song.

RACE: The conditions actually took away passing opportunities with no DRS and strategy with no tire compound switching.

START: Perez does it to Leclerc again like at Baku, Verstappen has a terrible time, Vettel shoots up, and Magnussen still hasn't learned.

PEREZ: An absolutely stupendous drive. (We'll just ignore the illegal shenanigans with the safety car procedure...)

VERSTAPPEN: Max is indeed human.

RED BULL: However how much money they spent, it was money well spent.

LECLERC: Another pole. Another non-win.

SAINZ: Trailed his teammate again.

FERRARI: Well, they didn't do anything wrong. They just didn't do enough.

RICCIARDO: Daniel's strongest race in a long time...

MCLAREN: ...Which helped his team jump ahead of Alpine...

ALPINE: ...Thanks to the powerless French.

ASTON MARTIN: Much, much better than their previous outings. Much better.

HAMILTON: Lewis should know better.

RUSSELL: Brave. Gambler. Stubborn. Foolhardy. Take your pick.

MAGNUSSEN: Sigh...

LATIFI: The least surprising move of the year -- Nicholas is not renewed.

TSUNODA: Gets another year. Questionable.

ZHOU: Gets another year. Deserved.

ALPHATAURI: Still pondering over sending Gasly to Alpine and grabbing de Vries.

WILLIAMS: Just what will this team do to fill the other seat? Is American Logan Sargeant really a possibility?

FIA: Was the whole delay over investigating Sergio Perez a way to make sure they could choose a penalty which would not cost him victory? The delay just seemed so odd.

WORD OF THE WEEKEND: Penalty.

STAT OF THE WEEKEND: 350 -- Fernando Alonso breaks the F1 record for number of starts.

HISTORICAL STAT OF THE WEEKEND: Fernando Alonso's F1 debut was the 2001 Australian GP (which was also Kimi Raikkonen's F1 debut) in a Minardi. Alonso qualified 19th and finished 12th, two laps down from winner Michael Schumacher. The race was overshadowed by the death of course marshal Graham Beveridge, who was struck by the detached wheel of Jacques Villeneuve after he crashed with Rolf Schumacher on the fifth lap.

TWEET OF THE WEEKEND: From the official Formula 1 Twitter account: At 11:11:11 the chequered flag was waved in Singapore, as car number 11 crossed the line to take victory.

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND: George Russell after switching to slicks well before anyone else, "No grip." Ya think?!

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND RUNNERUP: Christian Horner on the accusations against Red Bull concerning the budget cap, "The submission between the team and the FIA is one that is confidential. I have no idea what the outcome of our rival submissions are, or their accounting treatments. I would be intrigued to know where their source of information for these fictitious claims have come from." And for once, we agree with Horner.

SCHEDULE: First Singapore. And now Japan is back. But this time without an official Honda presence.

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RACE RESULTS
  Driver Laps
1. Perez 59
2. Leclerc 59
3. Sainz 59
4. Norris 59
5. Ricciardo 59
6. Stroll 59
7. Verstappen 59
8. Vettel 59
9. Hamilton 59
10. Gasly 59
11. Bottas 59
12. Magnussen 59
13. Schumacher 58
14. Russell 57
NC Tsunoda 34
NC Ocon 26
NC Albon 25
NC Alonso 20
NC Latifi 7
NC Zhou (R) 6

Time of Race
2:02:20.238

Margin of Victory
2.595 secs.

Safety Car
2 for 6 laps

Virtual Safety Car
3 for 6 laps

Lead Changes
1 among 2 drivers

Lap Leaders
Sergio Perez

Fastest Race Lap
George Russell

Pole Position
Charles Leclerc

CURRENT STANDINGS
  Driver Pts.
1. Verstappen 341
2. Leclerc 237
3. Perez 235
4. Russell 203
5. Sainz 202
6. Hamilton 170
7. Norris 100
8. Ocon 66
9. Alonso 59
10. Bottas 46
11. Ricciardo 29
12. Vettel 24
13. Gasly 23
14. Magnussen 22
15. Stroll 13
16. Schumacher 12
17. Tsunoda 11
18. Zhou(R) 6
19. Albon 4
20. De Vries (R) 2

  Team Pts.
1. Red Bull 576
2. Ferrari 439
3. Mercedes 373
4. McLaren 129
5. Alpine 125
6. Alfa Romeo 52
7. Aston Martin 37
8. Haas 34
  AlphaTauri 34
10. Williams 6
 
 

2022 Thoughts
Bahrain Saudi Arabia Australia Emilia Romagna
Miami Spain Monaco Azerbaijan
Canada Great Britain Austria France
Hungary Belgium Holland Italy
Singapore Japan United States
Mexico City Sao Paulo Abu Dhabi

2021 Thoughts
Bahrain Emilia Romagna Portugal Spain Monaco
Azerbaijan France Steiermark Austria Great Britain
Hungary Belgium Holland Italy
Russia Turkey United States Mexico City
Sao Paulo Qatar Saudi Arabia Abu Dhabi

2020 Thoughts
Austria Steiermark Hungary Great Britain Anniversary
Spain Belgium Italy Tuscany
Russia Eifel Portugal Emilia Romagna
Turkey Bahrain Sakhir Abu Dhabi

2019 Thoughts
Australia Bahrain China Azerbaijan Spain
Monaco Canada France Austria
Great Britain Germany Hungary Belgium
Italy Singapore Russia Japan
Mexico United States Brazil Abu Dhabi

2018 Thoughts
Australia Bahrain China Azerbaijan Spain
Monaco Canada France Austria
Great Britain Germany Hungary Belgium
Italy Singapore Russia Japan
United States Mexico Brazil Abu Dhabi

2017 Thoughts
Australia China Bahrain Russia
Spain Monaco Canada Azerbaijan
Austria Great Britain Hungary Belgium
Italy Singapore Malaysia Japan
United States Mexico Brazil Abu Dhabi

2016 Thoughts
Australia Bahrain China Russia Spain
Monaco Canada Europe Austria
Great Britain Hungary Germany Belgium
Italy Singapore Malaysia Japan
United States Mexico Brazil Abu Dhabi

2015 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia China Bahrain
Spain Monaco Canada Austria
Great Britain Hungary Belgium Italy
Singapore Japan Russia United States
Mexico Brazil Abu Dhabi

2014 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia Bahrain China
Spain Monaco Canada Austria
Great Britain Germany Hungary Belgium
Italy Singapore Japan Russia
United States Brazil Abu Dhabi

2013 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia China Bahrain
Spain Monaco Canada Great Britain
Germany Hungary Belgium Italy
Singapore South Korea Japan India
Abu Dhabi United States Brazil

2012 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia China Bahrain
Spain Monaco Canada Europe
Great Britain Germany Hungary Belgium
Italy Singapore Japan South Korea
India Abu Dhabi United States Brazil

2011 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia China Turkey
Spain Monaco Canada Europe
Great Britain Germany Hungary Belgium
Italy Singapore Japan South Korea
India Abu Dhabi Brazil

2010 Thoughts
Bahrain Australia Malaysia China
Spain Monaco Turkey Canada
Europe Great Britain Germany Hungary
Belgium Italy Singapore Japan
South Korea Brazil Abu Dhabi

2009 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia China Bahrain
Spain Monaco Turkey Great Britain
Germany Hungary Europe
Belgium Italy Singapore
Japan Brazil Abu Dhabi


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