GoF1 Show: How does the Championship race look like after Singapore Grand Prix

At the Singapore GP, Max Verstappen had a mathematical chance to clinch a second world title, but needed to win and have other results go his way, but he finished seventh after a rollercoaster race.

To discuss about the race and the Championship standings, Formula One analyst and journalist Matthew Marsh will be live streaming the GOF1 Show.

To discuss about the race and the Championship standings, Formula One analyst and journalist Matthew Marsh will be live streaming the GOF1 Show. | Photo Credit:

At the Singapore GP, Max Verstappen had a mathematical chance to clinch a second world title, but needed to win and have other results go his way, but he finished seventh after a rollercoaster race.

Sergio Perez won a rain-affected Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday leaving his Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen to wait at least another week to retain his Formula One world championship.

The Mexican took the chequered flag 7.5sec ahead of the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc, but could be stripped of the victory by stewards who were investigating a possible safety car infringement.

Carlos Sainz was third to make it a double podium for Ferrari in the night race that started more than an hour late because of a storm.

Singapore GP was the first grand prix to be held under lights at the Marina Bay Street Circuit since 2019 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Verstappen had a mathematical chance to clinch a second world title, but needed to win and have other results go his way. He finished seventh after a rollercoaster race.

The Dutchman was always going to struggle after starting eighth on the grid and his task was made trickier by an early evening deluge that delayed the start till 9:05 pm (1305 GMT).

When the field eventually tore away from the grid in a shower of spray, Verstappen almost stalled and dropped back from eighth to 13th.

The 25-year-old cut through the field before flat-spotting his tyres trying to pass Lando Norris for fourth after a safety car restart.

It means his world championship lead over Leclerc has been cut to 104 points ahead of next week's Japanese Grand Prix. Perez is two points behind Leclerc.

Verstappen will need to be 112 points ahead at the end of next Sunday's race in Suzuka to retain his title and can do so if he wins and Leclerc fails to finish second.

(with inputs from AFP)

Join Matthew Marsh, Alex Yoong, and returning guest, F1 journalist Peter Windsor, for the GoF1 Show Singapore Grand Prix debrief.

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Marsh is a former professional racer who won the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia in 2004 and was the first driver to represent Hong Kong in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

After retiring from racing, Marsh has been involved with several media projects, including with Fox Sports and has decided to begin another project - the GOF1 show, which involves interactions after every F1 race with professionals in the sport -- through interviews and real time questions from viewers.

There will also be with insights from former F1 driver Alex Yoong after the race.

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