Formula 1 in Singapore: Leclerc grabs pole, Verstappen rages – “Incredibly frustrating”
Created: 2022-10-02 08:22
Charles Leclerc secured pole position in Formula 1 qualifying in Singapore.
Max Verstappen raged about a mistake his team made.
Singapore – Max Verstappen didn't want to believe it.
The Red Bull finally ran as it should, the world champion hit the corners in Singapore, the way to pole position seemed clear – then an embarrassing mistake in the command post ruined everything.
On the last fast lap, on course for the best time, the Dutchman was called back to the pits.
And so the pole position went to Charles Leclerc.
"What the hell?!" Verstappen yelled into the radio, "why?!
Unbelievable, folks! ”Red Bull later provided the explanation that there was simply not enough fuel in the tank – and so, from eighth place on the grid, Verstappen’s way to an early title win in the night race on Sunday (2:00 p.m. CET / Sky) is even further than it was anyway already.
Formula 1: Leclerc wins qualifying in Singapore – Verstappen rages
"It's incredibly frustrating and shouldn't happen," Verstappen said. "It's unacceptable.
You fill the car for five laps and want to drive six laps, the logic doesn't fit.” He now has to “go to the hotel and switch off,” said Verstappen and left the track quickly.
Max Verstappen loudly complains to Red Bull Motorsport boss Dr.
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So Ferrari driver Leclerc clinched his ninth pole of the season, on a drying track he relegated Verstappen's teammate Sergio Perez and record world champion Lewis Hamilton in the Mercedes to second and third place.
In order to be world champion for the second time five races before the end, Verstappen would first have to win.
At the same time, Perez should not get past fourth place, Leclerc not eighth.
Mick Schumacher in qualifying in Singapore in 13th place – Vettel follows in 14th place
Mick Schumacher will start from 13th place on his first appearance in Singapore. The Haas driver improved from session to session on the track that was still unknown to him, but was ultimately still behind his team-mate: Kevin Magnussen was ninth.
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However, Schumacher ended up ahead of Sebastian Vettel.
The record winner from Singapore only finished 14th in the Aston Martin at his last appearance in the city-state. He has won here five times and will end his Formula 1 career at the end of the year.