Max Verstappen looked back to his best on Friday in Suzuka with a close battle brewing behind him, but his team mate has a lot of speed to find.
More than half the ten teams have new parts for the Japanese Grand Prix just one week after racing around the streets of Singapore.
Charles Leclerc said Ferrari are “not so far off” Red Bull at Suzuka and their latest changes have given him more confidence at the wheel.
Ferrari approached the Singapore Grand Prix intending to use whichever of its cars qualified second to maximise the other’s chances of winning if it took pole position.
Charles Leclerc says the changes Ferrari have made to improve the SF-23’s performance have resulted in a car which doesn’t suit his driving style.
It took 159 attempts for Frederic Vasseur to oversee an F1 win as a team principal, and Carlos Sainz Jnr delivered him the goods in the Singapore GP.
Carlos Sainz Jnr admitted his decision to slow down and allow Lando Norris behind him to use DRS could have backfired disastrously.
“One day we’re going to get beaten” said Red Bull’s Christian Horner after their 15th win in a row at Monza. Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jnr realised his prophecy in Singapore.
Charles Leclerc made a late decision to start the Singapore Grand Prix on soft tyres to give himself the best opportunity to help his team mate win the race.
Carlos Sainz Jnr said he had to contain George Russell’s pace during the Singapore Grand Prix in order to hold off his rival for victory.
Carlos Sainz Jnr ended Red Bull’s unbeaten run in the 2023 season by holding off Lando Norris to win the Singapore Grand Prix.
With Red Bull vulnerable, will Ferrari or Mercedes take advantage of a seemingly open goal and break Red Bull’s win streak in Singapore?
George Russell is confident of his chances of taking victory in the Singapore Grand Prix after qualifying on the front row of the grid.
Carlos Sainz Jnr took pole position in a qualifying session full of surprises as Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez were eliminated in Q2.
Carlos Sainz Jnr put Ferrari quickest for the third successive practice session in Singapore which saw four different teams in the top four places.
McLaren and AlphaTauri brought major upgrades this weekend, but all the teams bar Haas have something new on their cars.
Ferrari were clearly the strongest team on Friday in Singapore, but Red Bull know they have more pace to find for qualifying.
After Ferrari led the times on Friday, Charles Leclerc said he is hoping there will be no “bad surprises” and Carlos Sainz Jnr is wary of Red Bull’s pace.
Carlos Sainz Jnr set the fastest time just ahead of team mate Charles Leclerc in the second practice session for the Singapore Grand Prix.
Charles Leclerc led team mate Carlos Sainz Jnr in opening practice for the Singapore Grand Prix despite a lizard disrupting proceedings.