F1 Team Form: Singapore Grand Prix

Red Bull have finished on the podium at every Singapore Grand Prix since 2010, Mercedes have the most wins at Marina Bay Street Circuit and Ferrari recorded a 1-2 result in the last race at the track. Here’s everything you need to know about each team’s history at the Singapore Grand Prix!

MERCEDES

WINS: 4, POLES: 3, PODIUMS: 6 | 2019 RESULT: HAMILTON 4th, BOTTAS 5th

Mercedes have won the Singapore Grand Prix four times, including in three consecutive years between 2016 and 2018. In 2019, neither Mercedes driver finished on the podium. They’ve scored on every visit to the Marina Bay Circuit, and finished on the podium with both cars in 2016 and 2017. The team have recorded four DNFs in total here, two as a result of Michael Schumacher crashing out of proceedings in 2011 and 2012, and two as a result of electrical failures for Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton in 2014 and 2015 respectively. A Mercedes driver has never finished as runner-up in the Singapore Grand Prix.

Mercedes have taken pole in every even-numbered year since 2014. The team have a 100% appearance rate in the final part of qualifying here, with a lowest result of tenth from Nico Rosberg in 2012. 2014 is the only season where Mercedes have locked-out the front row in Singapore, but Rosberg’s car issues saw him starting from the pit-lane that year. Aside from their poles and front row lock-outs, Nico Rosberg started from the front row in 2013 and Lewis Hamilton started from the front row in 2019.

RED BULL

WINS: 3, POLES: 2, PODIUMS: 13 | 2019 RESULT: VERSTAPPEN 3rd, ALBON 6th

Red Bull have scored more points in Singapore than any other team and have scored on every visit to the track. They’ve also had more podium finishes here than anyone else, with thirteen in total. At least one of their cars has featured on the podium at every Singapore Grand Prix since 2010, including three consecutive wins in 2011, 2012 and 2013. One of their drivers has finished as runner-up here for five consecutive seasons between 2014 and 2018. Max Verstappen finished third in 2019, while Alex Albon finished sixth.

2019 was the first season since 2014 that neither Red Bull driver has qualified on the front row at the Singapore Grand Prix. The team haven’t taken pole at the Marina Bay Circuit since 2013. 2011 is the only season where Red Bull have locked-out the front row at the track. 2008 is the only year where the team have failed to reach Q3 with both cars, with both David Coulthard and Mark Webber being eliminated in Q2.

FERRARI

WINS: 3, POLES: 5, PODIUMS: 8 | 2019 RESULT: VETTEL 1st, LECLERC 2nd

Ferrari became the first team to record a 1-2 finish at the Marina Bay Circuit with a 1-2 finish in the 2019 Singapore Grand Prix. Ferrari have won at the Marina Bay Circuit a further two times, with Fernando Alonso in 2010 and Sebastian Vettel in 2015. The team failed to score on their first two visits to the track, but since then 2017 has been the only other year in which they’ve failed to take home points from Singapore. Both Ferraris were eliminated on the first lap that year. In every year since 2010 every Ferrari car which has reached the end of the race has scored points. The team have taken podiums in six races at the track, including double podium finishes in 2015 and 2019.

Ferrari were the first team to take pole position at the Marina Bay Circuit, and have enjoyed starting from the front a further four times since then. 2009 is the only year where neither Ferrari driver reached the final part of qualifying at this circuit. In addition to Kimi Raikkonen’s Q2 exit and Giancarlo Fisichella’s Q1 exit that year, the team suffered a futher Q2 elimination with Felipe Massa in 2012, while he and Vettel were both out in Q1 in 2012 and 2016 respectively with gearbox problems.

McLAREN

WINS: 1, POLES: 2, PODIUMS: 4 | 2019 RESULT: NORRIS 7th, SAINZ 12th

Lewis Hamilton’s win at the 2009 Singapore Grand Prix is the only time McLaren have taken victory so far at the circuit. They last featured on the podium here when Jenson Button finished as runner-up in 2012. The team have scored in every race at the track except the 2015 event, in which they suffered a double DNF. 2018 marked the first time since 2013 that both McLarens reached the end of the race at the Marina Bay Circuit. A McLaren driver has finished in seventh place in all of the last four races at the track.

McLaren have taken two poles at the track in 2009 and 2012, both with Lewis Hamilton at the wheel. Their only other front row qualification here also came courtesy of Hamilton in 2008. McLaren’s last pole in 2012 is also the last time one of their cars qualified inside the top six here. Both McLaren drivers reached Q3 at the Singapore Grand Prix in 2019, with Carlos Sainz’s seventh place marking their best qualifying result at the Marina Bay Circuit since 2012. 2018 marked only the second time, after 2015, that neither McLaren driver reached the final part of qualifying at the Singapore Grand Prix. Stoffel Vandoorne also recorded McLaren’s first Q1 exit at the track in 2018, with their worst ever qualifying position of 18th.

ALPINE

WINS: 0, POLES: 0, PODIUMS: 2* | 2019 RESULT: HULKENBERG 9th, RICCIARDO 14th

The Enstone team won the inaugural World Championship Singapore Grand Prix in 2008 under their Renault guise. Their win came in controversial circumstances in 2008, as Nelson Piquet Jnr was instructed to crash in order to give victory to team-mate Fernando Alonso. Alonso also finished on the podium in the following season for the team, while Kimi Raikkonen recorded the team’s third and most recent podium finish at the circuit in 2013, under their Renault guise. Renault have scored points in Singapore in all of the last four races at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. The team’s best result since their last podium finish was recorded by Jolyon Palmer, who finished sixth in the 2017 race. 2018 marked the first time since 2012 that both of Team Enstone’s cars finished in the points at the track, with Carlos Sainz finishing eighth and Nico Hulkenberg coming home in tenth place. In 2019, Hulkenberg picked up a further two points for Renault with ninth place.

Team Enstone’s best qualifying result at the Singapore Grand Prix is third place, recorded by Romain Grosjean in 2013. The team has reached Q3 with at least one car in all of the last three races at the circuit. In addition to Nico Hulkenberg’s ninth place in 2019, Daniel Ricciardo had qualified eighth – giving the team their first ever double Q3 appearance at the Marina Bay Circuit – but he was disqualified from the result having exceeded the MGU-K power limit in Q1. Team Enstone suffered their only double Singapore Q1 exit in 2016.

ALPHATAURI

WINS: 0, POLES: 0, PODIUMS: 0 | 2019 RESULT: GASLY 8th, KVYAT 15th

The former Toro Rosso team have scored in five of the last six Singapore Grands Prix. A four year streak of points-scoring appearances at the track ended in 2018, while Pierre Gasly finished eighth in 2019. The team have had two appearances in the top five here, with Sebastian Vettel finishing fifth in 2008 and Carlos Sainz taking fourth in 2017. Daniil Kvyat’s crash in 2017 is the only time a Toro Rosso car has failed to finish here in the last six Singapore races, while the team recorded their only double non-finish at the track in 2009.

2016 is the only season so far where both Toro Rosso drivers have reached the final part of qualifying and qualified in the top ten. Carlos Sainz recorded the team’s best qualifying showing so far at the track in that season, with sixth on the grid. Toro Rosso have not had a Q3 appearance in Singapore since 2017. The team have had only four Q1 exits at the circuit, including one in each of the last two Singapore races.

ASTON MARTIN

WINS: 0, POLES: 0, PODIUMS: 0 | 2019 RESULT: STROLL 13th, PEREZ DNF

The former Racing Point team have not scored at the Singapore Grand Prix since 2017 and one of their cars has retired in each of the last two races at the Marina Bay Circuit. The team have had four DNFs in the last five races at the track. Their best finish here came in 2012, when Paul di Resta scored an impressive fourth place result.

Racing Point failed to reach Q3 in 2019, and Lance Stroll recorded the team’s first Q1 exit at the circuit since Paul di Resta in 2013. Both cars progressed to Q3 in 2011, 2016 and 2018. Di Resta is also to thank for the team’s best qualifying result so far at this track, taking sixth place in 2012.

WILLIAMS

WINS: 0, POLES: 0, PODIUMS: 1 | 2019 RESULT: KUBICA 16th, RUSSELL DNF

Nico Rosberg scored Williams’ best result so far in the Singapore Grand Prix at the very first race here in 2008, where he finished as runner-up to Fernando Alonso. Since then, Williams have appeared in the top five only twice, in 2014 and 2015 with Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas each finishing fifth. 2008 and 2010 are the only seasons where both Williams drivers have finished in the points at the Marina Bay track. The team have not scored a point here since 2017. George Russell recorded Williams’ fifth retirement at the circuit in 2019 after a collision with Romain Grosjean.

Williams have suffered double Q1 exits in all of the last three Singapore Grands Prix. Before that, their only other Q1 exit here had been for Pastor Maldonado in 2013. Maldonado is also to thank for Williams’ only front row appearance here, having qualified in second in 2012. A Williams driver hasn’t qualified in the top ten here since 2015.

ALFA ROMEO

WINS: 0, POLES: 0, PODIUMS: 0 | 2019 RESULT: GIOVINAZZI 10th, RAIKKONEN DNF

From their 22 entries at the track, the former Sauber team have scored only twelve points, with their best finish coming at the inaugural Singapore Grand Prix. Sixth place for Nick Heidfeld in 2008 is the team’s best result so far, and they have never finished higher than eighth since then. The team have suffered two double DNFs at the track, in 2010 and 2014. After leading the race for a while, Antonio Giovinazzi finished tenth in 2019 in the team’s first appearance as Alfa Romeo.

In the last nine Singapore races, Esteban Gutiérrez, who qualified tenth in 2013, is the only one of the team’s drivers to have reached the final part of qualifying at this circuit. The team recorded double Q1 exits in both 2015 and 2017, but both cars reached Q2 for the first time since 2013 in 2018. Both drivers reached Q2 again in 2019. Robert Kubica’s fourth place on the grid in 2008 is Sauber’s best qualifying result here, while 2008 and 2009 are the only years that both cars have appeared in Q3.

HAAS

WINS: 0, POLES: 0, PODIUMS: 0 | 2019 RESULT: GROSJEAN 11th, MAGNUSSEN 17th

Romain Grosjean’s ninth place finish in the 2017 Singapore Grand Prix is the only time a Haas car has scored so far at this event. The team have recorded non-finishes here twice, with Kevin Magnussen retiring from the 2017 race, while Grosjean failed to even make the start of the 2016 Grand Prix. In both of the last two Singapore races, Magnussen has set the fastest lap of the Singapore Grand Prix.

One Haas driver has been eliminated in Q1 in all of the last three races at Marina Bay Circuit. While Magnussen was eliminated in Q1 in 2017 and 2018, Grosjean was out in Q1 in 2019. In 2018, Grosjean became the first Haas driver to reach the final part of qualifying in Singapore. Grosjean’s eighth place in qualifying that year is the only time a Haas car has qualified above 14th so far at the track.

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