one of my secret childhood ambitions was to be a nascar / f1 racer, i kid you not!
this year has gotta be my most focused and most exciting #singaporegp
watch. one i'll remember for a long time!
recap - 2017 had 3 skillful drivers out in less than 1 min into the race - vettel, räikkönen and verstappen (red bull), in a ferrari sandwich with red bull as meat patty at the first turn. plus a total of 12 drivers retired during the race! epic collision in sg grand prix history. with that crash, it was pretty much a given that hamilton would take 1st at the podium despite being p5 at the grid.
there were so many highlights this evening for the 10th #sgnightrace
! just gonna name 2.
🏁ferrari (vettel) pulled a stunt by being the first to make a pit-stop for tyre changes! changed from hyper soft (h) to ultra soft (u) tyres - which later cost vettel more time lost as he needed to change tyres again. entered into pit-stop at 2nd position, exit at 7th position. mercedes responded by having hamilton to pit and changed from h to soft (s) tyres shortly after. he entered the pit being the lead, and exit at 5th. what blew me away was 20 years young verstappen. he entered the pit for a tyre change at 3rd position, and maintained 3rd when he exit from the pit! verstappen was side by side to vettel (went up to 5th position at that time) when he exit, and overtook him at a turn! awesome race craft!
🏁lap 38: a bottleneck at one of the turns caused by sirotkin and grosjean, that could turn into an ugly 4 car collision if hamilton didn't slow down. couldn't figure out what was happening there, but i know it caused hamilton to back off and almost lost his lead to verstappen by 0.3seconds!!
it was by far the most gripping scene when i watched how verstappen was gaining pace and closing the gap between him and hamilton, for lead position from 1.5 seconds to 0.3 seconds!! best race ever! heart in mouth during those few seconds. 😂
#thankyoujesus🙏 for great weather.
thank you f1 racers for a memorable race!
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