Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel wins Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix
Sebastian Vettel ended a 13-month win drought by leading a Ferrari one-two victory at Singapore Grand Prix held on 22 September 2019. It was the first time a team had finished one-two in Singapore.
The victory was also a record 5th victory in Singapore for F-1 world champion Vettel, and 3rd in a row this season for Ferrari. Vettel took the chequered flag 2.641 seconds ahead of Monegasque team mate Charles Leclerc.
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen finished 3rd while championship leader Lewis Hamilton was 4th. However, with 6 races remaining, Hamilton holds a 64-point lead over Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas, who finished 5th.
Sebastian Vettel is a four-time Formula One (F1) world champion. This was the German’s first win since the August 2018 Belgian Grand Prix. He took advantage of an early pit stop to win Singapore Grand Prix ended a 13-month winless streak in Formula One.
About Singapore Grand Prix
It is a motor race which forms a part of FIA Formula One World Championship.
The event takes place on Marina Bay Street Circuit. It was 1st held in 1966 and since then it has been held 20 times.
It was the inaugural night race and 1st street circuit in Asia designed for F1 races.
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