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Singapore Grand Prix: How Red Bull can win the 2023 F1 constructors’ championship this weekend


Red Bull could wrap up the constructors’ championship with seven rounds remaining should results go their way at this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix; watch all sessions from the Singapore GP live on Sky Sports F1 starting this Friday, with the race on Sunday at 1pm

Last Updated: 12/09/23 11:47am


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Jenson Button gives his thoughts on Lewis Hamilton’s latest comments on Max Verstappen’s driving partners, as well as looking at the future for Lando Norris

Jenson Button gives his thoughts on Lewis Hamilton’s latest comments on Max Verstappen’s driving partners, as well as looking at the future for Lando Norris

Red Bull have the opportunity to secure the 2023 Formula 1 constructors’ championship this weekend at the Singapore Grand Prix.

The Milton Keynes-based team have been utterly dominant this year, winning every race in one of the most impressive seasons in the history of the sport.

Ahead of Singapore, Red Bull are on 583 points, 310 ahead of second-place Mercedes, with Ferrari another 45 behind.

After this Sunday, there are seven Grands Prix, plus three Sprint Races, so 353 points will be up for grabs. If Red Bull lead the constructors’ championship by 353 points, or more, following the Singapore Grand Prix, they will be champions.

How can Red Bull win the constructors’ championship?

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff questions whether Max Verstappen would hold any importance to setting a new record of ten consecutive Grand Prix wins

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Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff questions whether Max Verstappen would hold any importance to setting a new record of ten consecutive Grand Prix wins

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff questions whether Max Verstappen would hold any importance to setting a new record of ten consecutive Grand Prix wins

The maths are relatively simple because Red Bull must finish one-two to have any chance of securing the constructors’ title.

That result would give Red Bull 43 points, so they are relying on Mercedes to not score points in order to reach the 353-point lead they require.

Should Max Verstappen or Sergio Perez get the bonus point for the fastest lap of the race, then one point for Mercedes would give Red Bull the championship. As long as Mercedes score two points or more, Red Bull cannot become champions in Singapore.

  • Red Bull one-two with fastest lap and Mercedes score one point or less means they are champions
  • Red Bull one-two without fastest lap and Mercedes score no points means they are champions
Max Verstappen had a weekend to forget last year in Singapore following a fuel-shortage blunder in qualifying and an error-filled race where he finished seventh

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Max Verstappen had a weekend to forget last year in Singapore following a fuel-shortage blunder in qualifying and an error-filled race where he finished seventh

Max Verstappen had a weekend to forget last year in Singapore following a fuel-shortage blunder in qualifying and an error-filled race where he finished seventh

When can Verstappen win the drivers’ championship

As for Verstappen, he is on his way to a third drivers’ title as he holds a 145-point advantage over Red Bull team-mate Perez.

Verstappen cannot win the championship in Singapore, but could mathematically do it in Japan if he continues his dominance this weekend.

The Dutchman will need to leave the Japanese Grand Prix, which takes place the week after Singapore on September 22-24 live on Sky Sports F1, with an advantage of 180 points or more, he will secure the title.

Unless Perez has two underwhelming weekends, the most likely destination Verstappen will become a three-time world champion is at the Qatar Grand Prix, which is a Sprint weekend on October 6-8.

Look back at some of the most dramatic moments to have taken place at the Singapore Grand Prix

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Look back at some of the most dramatic moments to have taken place at the Singapore Grand Prix

Look back at some of the most dramatic moments to have taken place at the Singapore Grand Prix

Sky Sports F1’s live Singapore GP schedule

Friday 15 September
10am: Singapore GP Practice One (session starts at 10.30pm)
1.45pm: Singapore GP Practice Two (session starts at 2pm)
3.30pm: The F1 Show

Saturday 16 September
10.15am: Singapore GP Practice Three (session starts at 10.30am)
1pm: Singapore GP Qualifying build-up
2pm: Singapore GP Qualifying
3.45pm: Ted’s Qualifying Notebook

Sunday 17 September
11.30pm: Grand Prix Sunday: Singapore GP build-up
1pm: THE SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX
3pm: Chequered Flag: Singapore GP reaction
4pm: Ted’s Notebook

Next up for the F1 circus are the stunning streets of Singapore under the lights. All sessions from the Singapore GP will be live on Sky Sports F1 from September 15-17. Stream F1 on Sky Sports with NOW. Cancel anytime





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