Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) was fastest in qualifying ahead of Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix. The best Red Bull team of the season experienced a big shock, as their two drivers did not make it to the last part of qualifying.
World champion Max Verstappen was only 11th and his teammate Sergio Perez 13th.
Verstappen has won ten races in a row, setting a new best mark, and that streak is in jeopardy ahead of Sunday’s race, with Red Bull’s lackluster performance on the Singapore street circuit all weekend.
Red Bull is unbeaten in World Championship races this season, but that streak could also end on Sunday.
In Singapore, Sainz reached the fifth best starting position of his career and the second in a row after the Italian Grand Prix. He will be in contention for his second career win in Sunday’s race.
He will be joined in the first row by the British George Russell (Mercedes), who was 72 thousandths of a second behind. Monaco’s Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) was third, eight hundredths of a second behind, while British Lando Norris (McLaren) was fourth, three tenths behind.
The race will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m.