SingaporeGP: Multi-car Crash Ends Fernando’s Race

From a great start, which saw Fernando going all the way from 8th to 3rd, to a nightmare mistake from both Ferrari’s, which ended Fernando’s race.

“My start was brilliant. The car did an amazing launch and I managed to gain several positions, up to third place, but after that we were in the wrong place at the wrong time. I wasn’t aware of what was happening on the inside, all I know is that at Turn One some cars crashed and hit us. In that situation, you are just a passenger, there’s nothing you can do.

“Unfortunately, that hit was too much for our car. From the cockpit you don’t understand how much damage there is, but the car didn’t feel great, it had a lot of oversteer so I asked the team what was the damage but they were not completely sure because they’d lost the telemetry. At the end, we had some electrical problems and we had to stop.

“These things sometimes happen in motor racing and unfortunately it happened to us today. We had so much hope for this race, and in wet conditions we are very strong so the disappointment is even bigger.

“Despite my disappointment this evening, it’s actually been a positive and fun weekend – the team has done an outstanding job and I’ll be hoping for better luck in Sepang in a fortnight’s time.”

Ride onboard with Fernando at the start of the 2017 Singapore Grand Prix.
Formula 1 2017 Singapore GP Race Results
# Driver Team Laps Time
1. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 58 2:03:23.544
2. Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer 58 +4.507s
3. Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 58 +8.800s
4. Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 58 +22.822s
5. Sergio Perez Force India Mercedes 58 +25.359s
6. Jolyon Palmer Renault 58 +27.259s
7. Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren Honda 58 +30.388s
8. Lance Stroll Williams Mercedes 58 +41.696s
9. Romain Grosjean Haas Ferrari 58 +43.282s
10. Esteban Ocon Force India Mercedes 58 +44.795s
NC Fernando Alonso McLaren Honda 8 DNF