Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez are both out of the top 10 for the Singapore Grand Prix 2023. Making this Red Bull’s first time in This is the first time in 5 years since the team’s cars were out of Q3 in Formula 1 Qualifying.
The Singapore Grand Prix 2023 ended a long streak of the energy drinks team, where Max Verstappen (11th) and Sergio Perez (13th) were unable to fight for Pole Position. We would have to go back to the 2018 Russian Grand Prix when ‘Mad Max’ and Daniel Ricciardo did not access Q3; and since then, 101 races have passed for us to see it again.
Four years, 11 months, and 15 days later, a Red Bull car did not make it to Q3; which aggravates Checo Perez’s nightmares, as it is the seventh time, out of 15, that he has failed to do so in Season 2023.
Other facts from the Singapore 2023 GP Qualifying
- Lewis Hamilton’s fifth-place finish equals his lowest Singapore start in his career, he remains the only driver to have raced in every Grand Prix at Marina Bay
- Kevin Magnussen achieved his best start in Singapore with sixth place for Haas, having only reached Q3 once before this season, in Miami.
- Fernando Alonso maintained his record of reaching Q3 in every race weekend this season with a seventh-place finish
- Esteban Ocon achieved his best qualifying finish in Singapore with eighth place, after failing to reach Q3 in the last six races and in direct contrast to Monza, when both Alpine cars were eliminated in Q1
- Nico Hulkenberg was ninth, meaning both Haas cars reached Q3 for the first time since Austria 2022
- Liam Lawson was tenth: his AlphaTauri had been the only car on the grid that had failed to make it to Q3 so far, regardless of driver (Nyck de Vries, Daniel Ricciardo and Lawson)
- Lance Stroll finished Q1 as the slowest qualifier for the second race in a row
- Oscar Piastri was eliminated in Q1 for the first time since Miami in May
- Alfa Romeo lost both cars in Q1, just like in Australia and Zandvoort