Carlos Sainz Ends Max Verstappen and Red Bull’s Win Streaks at Singapore GP

Carlos Sainz winning the 2022 British Grand Prix
Carlos Sainz winning the 2022 British Grand Prix. Photo by FLORENT GOODEN/DPPI/Shutterstock (13016389gd)

After winning 10 consecutive races, Max Verstappen saw his record-winning streak come to an end at the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday. It was also a bad day for Red Bull, considering it was the first race they hadn’t won this season. And it was all because of Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz.

After getting the pole position in the qualifiers, Sainz remained mainly error-free throughout 62 laps. He also wowed the spectators with some masterful defense late in the race as he looked to avoid being overtaken by McLaren’s Lando Norris.

Norris ended up finishing second, while Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton grabbed the last spot on the podium following a crash by his teammate George Russell.

This was the second win for Sainz in his F1 career and the first one for Ferrari in more than a year.

“We nailed the weekend, we nailed the race, and we did everything we had to do, and we did it perfect,” Sainz said after the race. “We brought home P1 and I’m sure the whole of Italy and the whole of Ferrari are going to be proud and happy today. “

Verstappen, who started the race from 11th position, managed to get to No. 5. However, he still has a huge lead on the driver standings with 374 points. If he bounces back at the upcoming Japan GP, the reigning F1 champion will be able to secure another title in the next couple of races.

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