The worst possible result, even harder to swallow because the fact that Sebastian Vettel took pole on Saturday with Kimi Raikkonen on the second row, clearly demonstrated Scuderia Ferrari’s potential on the tricky Marina Bay circuit. Sadly, it all came to an end on the run down to the first corner, when Seb, on the right hand side of the track, was ahead of Max Verstappen, with Kimi coming alongside the Red Bull driver on his left. It led to a multiple collision that left all three of them on foot and out of the race. Later that evening, the Race Stewards ruled that no one driver was to blame and therefore no one was penalised.
But it means that, for the first time this season, Scuderia Ferrari has left a race having failed to score any points. Now, the team needs to react, making the most of every opportunity presented in the remaining six rounds. That fight back will begin in Malaysia in a fortnight’s time.
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