The Singapore Grand Prix was a real shake-up for the Formula 1 world, with Mercedes off the pace and Ferrari suddenly the team to beat. Red Bull and Renault may have fallen out of love, but Daniel Ricciardo finished a close second, proving that the Renault engines are probably not THAT bad… Kimi Raikkonen was an invisible third in the second Ferrari ahead of Nico Rosberg. Lewis Hamilton went out with a technical problem, his first non-finish of the year. The star of the show (other than Vettel) was Max Verstappen, who started from the pitlane, a lap behind the field, and finished eighth, battling to grab seventh from Sergio Perez in the closing laps… while America’s Alex Rossi made an assured F1 debut with Manor, outrunning his team-mate in no uncertain fashion.
The race was disrupted by two Safety Car periods, one caused by a stupid spectator, who got on to the track, apparently keen to take a photo of the action.
Also in GP+ this week…
– F1 engine politics
– Alex Rossi’s F1 debut
– Mercedes and a rabbi
– The story of ground effect in F1
– JS tells some tales about Singapore
– DT writes about Justin Wilson’s funeral
– The Hack remembers Nigel Mansell in Mexico
– Plus the usual fabulous photography from Peter Nygaard
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