Formula One: Updated standings after Singapore Grand Prix

Carlos Sainz drove a perfect race to win a thrilling Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday and end Red Bull’s hopes of sweeping every race in 2023.

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But an emotional George Russell was close to tears after crashing his Mercedes on the final lap after attempting a late victory charge on fresher tyres.

Lando Norris was second after a brilliant defensive drive to hold off the Mercedes pair as Lewis Hamilton crossed the line in third after team-mate Russell’s lapse.

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Championship leader Max Verstappen, who had won the last 10 races, was only fifth as Red Bull failed to take the chequered flag for the first time this season after a weekend where they were consistently off the pace.

His team-mate Sergio Perez crossed the line eighth.

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Result of the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday:

1. Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP/Ferrari) 305km in 1hr 46min 37.418sec 2. Lando Norris (GBR/McLaren) at 0.812sec 3. Lewis Hamilton (GBR/Mercedes) at 1.269 4. Charles Leclerc (MON/Ferrari) at 21.177 5. Max Verstappen (NED/Red Bull) at 21.441 6. Pierre Gasly (FRA/Alpine) at 38.441 7. Oscar Piastri (AUS/McLaren) at 41.479 8. Sergio Perez (MEX/Red Bull) at 54.534 9. Liam Lawson (NZL/AlphaTauri) at 1:05.918 10. Kevin Magnussen (DEN/Haas) at 1:12.116 11. Alexander Albon (THA/Williams) at 1:13.417 12. Zhou Guanyu (CHN/Alfa Romeo) at 1:23.649 13. Nico Hulkenberg (GER/Haas) at 1:26.201 14. Logan Sargeant (USA/Williams) at 1:26.889 15. Fernando Alonso (ESP/Aston Martin) at 1:27.603 16. George Russell (GBR/Mercedes-AMG) at 1 lap

Retirements: Yuki Tsunoda (JPN/AlphaTauri) Lap 1, Esteban Ocon (FRA/Alpine) Lap 43, Valtteri Bottas (FIN/Alfa Romeo) Lap 52.

Did not start: Lance Stroll (CAN/Aston Martin)

Fastest lap: Lewis Hamilton 1:35.867

World championship standings:

Drivers

1. Max Verstappen (NED) 374 pts, 2. Sergio Perez (MEX) 223, 3. Lewis Hamilton (GBR) 180, 4. Fernando Alonso (ESP) 170, 5. Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP) 142, 6. Charles Leclerc (MON) 123, 7. George Russell (GBR) 109, 8. Lando Norris (GBR) 97, 9. Lance Stroll (CAN) 47, 10. Pierre Gasly (FRA) 45, 11. Oscar Piastri (AUS) 42, 12. Esteban Ocon (FRA) 36, 13. Alexander Albon (THA) 21, 14. Nico Hulkenberg (GER) 9, 15. Valtteri Bottas (FIN) 6, 16. Guanyu Zhou (CHN) 4, 17. Kevin Magnussen (DEN) 3, 18. Yuki Tsunoda (JPN) 3, 19. Liam Lawson (NZL) 2

Constructors

1. Red Bull 597 pts, 2. Mercedes 289, 3. Ferrari 265, 4. Aston Martin 217, 5. McLaren 139, 6. Alpine 81, 7. Williams 21, 8. Haas 12, 9. Alfa Romeo 10, 10. AlphaTauri 5

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