Ferrari’s Frederic Vasseur lauds Carlos Sainz for “clever” DRS tactic with Lando Norris: ‘It was his idea’ | F1

Sainz took Ferrari’s first victory in F1 since the 2022 Austrian Grand Prix with a masterclass in Singapore.Starting from pole, Sainz controlled the race from the front, with teammate Charles Leclerc acting as a useful buffer.The race turned on its head when the Virtual Safety Car was deployed due to Esteban Ocon’s stricken Alpine, allowing Mercedes to pit George Russell and Lewis Hamilton for new mediums.Russell and Hamilton closed the leaders down, challenging Lando Norris for second in the closing five laps.Russell was unable to overtake Norris because Sainz, who had the race lead, deliberately backed off to give his…

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