17th September 2023 – (Singapore) Carlos Sainz of Ferrari emerged victorious at the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday, putting an end to Max Verstappen’s astonishing 10 consecutive wins and shattering Red Bull’s hopes of an undefeated season in Formula 1.
Lando Norris from McLaren secured second place, while Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes claimed the third spot on the podium, marking the first time Red Bull failed to make it to the podium since the Brazilian Grand Prix in November of last year.
Red Bull’s winning streak of 15 races came to a halt as they faced the setback of not qualifying among the top 10 contenders. Verstappen, the two-time world champion, started from the 11th position and finished fifth, while Sergio Perez, his teammate and closest rival, who won in Singapore last year, managed to secure only eighth place.
The 2023 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix drew a larger than anticipated crowd, with a total of 264,108 spectators attending the race over the weekend.
The organisers had initially predicted around 250,000 attendees due to the closure of the Bay Grandstand as part of the ongoing redevelopment efforts for The Float @ Marina Bay. Last year, the event set a record with 302,000 spectators, surpassing the previous figure of 268,000 from the 2019 edition. The Singapore Grand Prix was canceled in both 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.