Lance stroll crashed in the final corner in the last minutes of qualifying and bought a red flag immediately . Stroll was immediately checked out by the medical team, and was given the all-clear. He was able to walk away from the incident on his own, and was taken back to the Aston Martin garage.
The crash was a major setback for Stroll, who was hoping to score points in Singapore. The crash also brought out the red flag, as the marshals cleared the debris from the track. The race restarted after a delay of over 10 minutes.
The crash was a reminder of the dangers of motorsport, but it was also a testament to the safety features of modern Formula 1 cars. Stroll was able to walk away from the incident unharmed, despite the severity of the crash.
Meanwhile ,Carlos Sainz took his second consecutive pole position in the 2023 Singapore Grand Prix, beating out Mercedes’ George Russell by just 0.072 seconds. It was Sainz s third pole position of the season, and his first in Singapore.
The Ferrari driver put in a superb lap around the Marina Bay Circuit, threading his way through the tight and twisty corners with precision and speed. He set the fastest time in all three sectors of the track, and was able to hold off a late challenge from Russell to take pole. Sainz has been impressive in recent races.
New track layout for Singapore GP
The Singapore Grand Prix has a new track layout for 2023, with the biggest change being the removal of four corners in the final sector. This will create a more flowing and exciting track for the drivers, and to improve overtaking opportunities.But the track change is temporary as it is due to construction in nearby areas.
The old layout featured a tight double chicane by the river in the final sector, which was difficult to overtake on. This has been replaced by a longer flat-out sequence that completely bypasses it. This will give the drivers more opportunities to make moves on each other, and should lead to more exciting racing.
The new track layout is expected to decrease lap times by close to 10 seconds, while the shortened lap length from 5.063km to 4.928km means Sunday’s lap count has been increased from 61 laps to 62.
The drivers have generally been positive about the new track layout, with many of them saying that it should lead to more exciting racing. However, some of them have also warned that it could be more dangerous, as the drivers will be going faster through some of the corners.
Red bull disappointment in Singapore GP Qualifying
Red Bull disappointed on Saturday at the 2023 Singapore Grand Prix, with both Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez failing to qualify for the final session. This was the first time this had occurred in over five years.
Verstappen was the most disappointed of the two, as he was coming off a dominant win at the previous race in Italy. He qualified in 11th place, while Perez qualified in 13th.The team struggled with the car’s rear support and low-speed corners, and Verstappen said that he was “never really comfortable” with the car all weekend.
“It’s a shame,” he said. “We were hoping to be more competitive here, but it just wasn’t our day. We’ll need to look into what went wrong and come back stronger next race.Perez said that he was also disappointed, but that he was more hopeful for the race.
The Red Bull team will need to find a way to improve the car’s performance on Sunday if they want to challenge for the podium. However, they have shown in the past that they are capable of bouncing back from setbacks, so it will be interesting to see what they can do. Vettel has won the most races around this street circuit .
The race would start with 19 drivers as Stroll is out of the race . It would be an exciting battle for the win on Sunday . It will be interesting to see how the new track layout pans out in the race, but it certainly has the potential to make the Singapore Grand Prix even more exciting than it already is.
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