Charles Leclerc was the fastest in the qualifying session of the F1 series in Singapore. World Championship leader Max Verstappen stayed in the eighth grid.
Formula overwhelmingly leading the number one World Series Max Verstappen finished eighth in the Singapore qualifying.
Verstappen was driving his last timed lap to the finish line, when the team unexpectedly told him to come to the pits. The driver did not understand the order at all, but obeyed.
“What the hell, what do you mean? Unbelievable. I don’t understand what this is really about?” the Dutchman raged on the team radio.
He drove a Ferrari to the pole position Charles Leclerc. He overtook Red Bull in a super-exciting time trial by Sergio Perez by 0.022 seconds and Mercedes Lewis Hamilton by 0.054 seconds.
Stalls and the drivers feverishly ponder tire choices throughout qualifying. The track was already almost dry after the afternoon rains, but individual puddles in some corners made using dry weather tires risky.
In the last qualifying section, they finally dared to use dry weather tires. It was so difficult to keep the rubber warm on the wet track, that exceptionally many laps in a row were run on the same worn tires.
Bridge during the season, praised for its incredible consistency George Russell has to start Sunday’s competition from challenging settings. The Mercedes youngster was only in grid 11.
Valtteri Bottas The recent painful situation continued in Singapore as well. The Finn finished 16th in his Alfa Romeo and lost by one position to his teammate who recently signed an extension For Guanyu Zhou.
The third big disappointment on Saturday night was Alpine’s French crash Esteban Oconwhich squatted to 18th place.
The competition in Singapore will be held on Sunday at 15:00 Finnish time.
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