Singapore Grand Prix – Race LIVE: Sainz on pole with Verstappen 11th

Singapore Grand Prix – Race LIVE: Carlos Sainz starts on pole ahead of George Russell, with Max Verstappen down in 11th after poor qualifying

Follow Mail Sport’s Live Blog for all the latest from Singapore on race day as Max Verstappen chases his 11th consecutive win. 

A big day for Red Bull?

Red Bull currently lead Mercedes by 310 pints in the Constructors’ Championship.

If Verstappen and Perez can come through the pack to secure a one-two today, they can win the championship as long as Mercedes do not score any points.

If one of the Red Bull drivers sets the fastest lap then they can afford for their rivals to score one point.

Stroll out of race

Aston Martin have confirmed that Lance Stroll will not race today after a 110mph crash in qualifying.

Stroll walked away from the incident but the decision has been taken to rest him anyway.

His teammate Fernando Alonso starts in seventh place.

Qualifying nightmare for Red Bull

Red Bull can win the Contructor’s Championship today if Mercedes pick up less than two points, but it’s not looking good after qualifying.

Verstappen starts in 11th, while Perez is two placed futher back in 13th.

Sainz starts on pole, with Russell next to him on the front line. Hamilton is fifth on the grid.

Good afternoon!

And welcome to Mail Sport’s coverage of the Singapore Grand Prix.

We’ll have all the latest news and updates as Max Verstappen eyes an 11th consecutive win from 11th on the grid.


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