Perez takes his second win of the year, Ferrari record their first double podium finish in five months and McLaren record their best Marina Bay result since 2011. Here are the facts and statistics from the 2022 Singapore Grand Prix!
PEREZ TAKES 2022 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX VICTORY
Sergio Perez took victory at the 2022 Singapore Grand Prix, becoming the fifth driver to have won at Marina Bay Street Circuit. Perez recorded the fourth victory of his career, becoming the 58th driver to win four or more races in Formula 1. Perez ties with the career win tallies of Dan Gurney, Bruce McLaren and Eddie Irvine.
Perez also became the 58th different driver to have led a Grand Prix from start to finish. He is the eighth driver on the current grid to have achieved the feat. Perez’s lights to flag victory made this the first race of the 2022 season in which neither Max Verstappen or Charles Leclerc have led a lap.
2022 is the first season in which Perez has taken multiple Grand Prix wins.
Perez is only the second driver who has not been crowned World Champion to win at the event. Nico Rosberg won the Singapore Grand Prix in 2016, before he was crowned World Champion.
This was Red Bull’s fourth victory at the Singapore Grand Prix, equalling Mercedes for the most number of wins at Marina Bay Street Circuit. This was Red Bull’s first win in Singapore since 2013.
This was the first time that Perez has finished in the top five in Singapore. His previous best Marina Bay result was fifth place in 2017.
With his 23rd podium finish, Perez equals James Hunt, Michele Alboreto and Jacques Villeneuve for 45th in the all-time list of most podiums.
Perez became the first driver to win the Singapore Grand Prix having started from second on the grid.
ON THE PODIUM
Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz joined Sergio Perez on the 2022 Singapore Grand Prix podium, making this the first race in which both Ferrari drivers finished in the top three since the Miami Grand Prix. It’s the second consecutive Singapore Grand Prix to feature both Ferrari drivers on the podium.
With two Ferrari-powered cars on the podium, Ferrari becomes the first engine manufacturer to supply 800 podium finishes in Formula 1.
Perez’s win made this the 11th consecutive Singapore Grand Prix in which a Red Bull driver has finished on the podium. That puts them one short of the record for most consecutive races at a circuit in which a team has finished on the podium. Ferrari finished on the podium at Monza in all 12 races at the circuit between 1950 and 1961.
Leclerc finished on the podium for the third consecutive race. It’s his first run of three successive podium results since the opening three races of the year.
Leclerc became the 50th driver to record 21 podium finishes during his Formula 1 career.
This was the second Singapore Grand Prix in a row at which Leclerc has started from pole position and finished second.
Sainz recorded his 14th podium finish, equalling the career tally of Richie Ginther.
Sainz became the 18th driver to have scored in 100 Grands Prix.
This was the first time in the Singapore Grand Prix’s World Championship history that neither Sebastian Vettel nor Lewis Hamilton finished on the podium.
McLAREN’S BEST SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX SINCE 2011
Both McLaren drivers finished in the top five, making this only the second Singapore Grand Prix at which both McLaren drivers finished in the top five. They last did so in 2011, when Jenson Button finished second and Lewis Hamilton was fifth.
This was the first time both McLaren drivers have finished in the top five since their 1-2 finish at the 2021 Italian Grand Prix.
Lando Norris finished in the top four for the first time since his podium finish at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.
With fifth place, Daniel Ricciardo recorded his best result of the season to date. It was his first top five finish since the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.
Ricciardo gained 11 places over the course of the Singapore Grand Prix. It’s the most positions he has gained in a single race since making up 12 places at the 2018 Russian Grand Prix.
Ricciardo’s fifth place marks the best ever result for the driver starting 16th on the grid at the Singapore Grand Prix. The grid position has scored only once previously, with a tenth place finish for Felipe Nasr in 2015.
DOUBLE POINTS FOR ASTON MARTIN
Finishing sixth, Lance Stroll recorded his best result of the season to date. This was the sixth time Stroll has scored in 2022, but the first time he has finished above tenth place. Stroll last finished in the top six at the 2021 Qatar Grand Prix.
This was Stroll’s best ever result at the Singapore Grand Prix. It’s the first time he has scored at the event since finishing eighth in 2017.
Sebastian Vettel recorded his fourth top eight finish of the season. This was the third time he’s finished eighth in 2022. This is only the second time that Vettel has not finished in the top five at the Singapore Grand Prix, after his retirement in 2017.
2022 is the first time that both of the Silverstone-based team’s cars have finished in the top eight at the Singapore Grand Prix since 2011. This was Aston Martin’s first double points-scoring race since the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. It was the first time both drivers have finished in the top eight since the 2021 Monaco Grand Prix.
VERSTAPPEN’S WIN STREAK ENDS
Max Verstappen’s five-race winning streak came to an end with a seventh place finish in Singapore. This was only the second time in the last 14 races that Verstappen has failed to finish on the podium. He also finished seventh in the British Grand Prix.
900th POINTS SCORING RACE FOR BRITISH DRIVERS
Lewis Hamilton finished in ninth place, which is his lowest finishing position at a Singapore Grand Prix in which he has reached the chequered flag. Having started third, Hamilton becomes the first driver starting third at the Singapore Grand Prix to fail to finish on the podium since 2013.
With both Norris and Hamilton in the points, this was the 900th World Championship race in which a British driver has scored. This was the 89th consecutive race in which a British driver has scored, making it the third-longest points-scoring streak for a nation in Formula 1. A British driver has picked up points in every race since the 2018 British Grand Prix.
GASLY SCORES FOR THE 50th TIME
Scoring a single point with a tenth place finish, Pierre Gasly became the 50th driver to have scored in 50 Grands Prix.
Gasly scored at consecutive races for the first time since the Saudi Arabian and Australian Grands Prix. This was the first time Gasly has failed to gain positions from where he started in the Singapore Grand Prix.
THE OTHER FINISHERS
Valtteri Bottas missed out on points but, with 11th place, recorded his best result since the Austrian Grand Prix. This was the first time Bottas has failed to score in Singapore since 2016.
Kevin Magnussen finished 12th and Mick Schumacher finished 13th, making this the fifth consecutive race in which both Haas drivers have reached the chequered flag without scoring any points.
Finishing only 14th, this was only the second race of the season at which George Russell failed to score. It’s his first point-less race since retiring from the British Grand Prix.
Russell’s 14th place marks the first time that a Mercedes driver has failed to score at the Singapore Grand Prix since 2015.
Zhou Guanyu and Nicholas Latifi were the first retirements from the 2022 Singapore Grand Prix following a collision. The incident between Latifi and Zhou brought out the Safety Car, ensuring the Singapore Grand Prix maintained its record of having at least one Safety Car outing in every event to date.
While Zhou recorded his sixth retirement of the season, Latifi recorded his fourth. Yuki Tsunoda also crashed out of the race, seeing him join Zhou and Latifi in a small group of drivers with a 100% DNF rate at the Singapore Grand Prix. Christian Klien, Narain Karthikeyan and Nelson Piquet Jr. also retired on every appearance.
With only 14 drivers crossing the finish line, the Singapore Grand Prix equalled the British Grand Prix as the race to have had the fewest finishers in the 2022 season.
As a result of the weather conditions and Safety Car periods, the 2022 Singapore Grand Prix failed to reach full distance. It’s the fourth time that a race at Marina Bay has failed to reach full distance, after the 2012, 2014 and 2017 Singapore Grands Prix.
DOUBLE DNFs FOR ALPINE AND WILLIAMS
With both Latifi and Alex Albon failing to finish the race, Williams recorded their first double DNF since the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. It was the team’s first double retirement in Singapore since 2012.
Both Alpine drivers retired from the Singapore Grand Prix, recording the Enstone team’s first double retirement at Marina Bay Street Circuit. This was Alonso’s third retirement at the Singapore Grand Prix and Ocon’s second consecutive Singapore Grand Prix appearance in which he has retired from the race.
After graduating in 2015 with a First Class honours degree in English Language and Literature, Nicky Haldenby, a lifelong fan of Formula 1, founded the Lights Out F1 Blog in 2016. The blog has become a firm fan-favourite, delving deep into the sport’s history books and lifting the cover on unusual F1 statistics.
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