F1 2023
Round 16

Liam Lawson Qualifies P10 for Singapore GP

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Round 16 of the season, Singapore Grand Prix is taking place at Marina Bay. Liam Lawson of Scuderia AlphaTauri supported by Honda as a Team Partner, took P10. Oracle Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen was P11, and Sergio Perez was P13.

Liam Lawson Qualifies P10 for Singapore GP

Scuderia AlphaTauri's Yuki Tsunoda was P15.

Max Verstappen
Max Verstappen 1
Oracle Red Bull Racing
It hasn’t been a great weekend for us so far, qualifying was hectic. I couldn’t break late and hard because I would bottom out, I’ve also been struggling with the low speed corners, we just had no rear support. It is of course very hard to pass in Singapore on the street circuit so I’m not expecting a lot tomorrow. We’ve had so many successful weekends this year, we can be proud of what we have achieved so far. It’s more important that we understand where we are going wrong this weekend.

Sergio Perez
Sergio Perez 11
Oracle Red Bull Racing
I had a complete disaster, I am really disappointed with the result, it was not really what we were expecting, it really hurts. We made a lot of changes to the car this weekend but nothing really worked, we need to understand it. We started really well with a nice balance in FP1 but then FP2 was very difficult and since then it has been tough because we have been making a few changes here and there but nothing seems to transform the balance. It has been tricky out there with the amount of sliding we have been doing and the balance is changing corner to corner. It made it worse that I couldn’t get my final attempt in Q2. The thing we are struggling the most with is ride and it made what happened there even worse. I had a massive under delivery from the engine, it kicked really hard and I ended up losing the car. It was a shame and today is a massive shame. Singapore is a street circuit and it is very hard to pass here, if we are able to score some points tomorrow I would be pleased.

Liam Lawson
Liam Lawson 40
Scuderia AlphaTauri
It’s obviously exciting being in Q3, but we didn’t maximise the performance, and it’s something we have to look at. It’s a shame for Yuki because we have a strong package, and he looks comfortable in the car. For me, it was warm-up related because I didn’t feel the jump in grip for the last lap and there was lots of traffic in the last sector, so that was tricky. I’m happy to make it into Q3 but there’s more potential to be higher up. It’s a shame, but I’m still learning and there’s more to come. Today went well, but tomorrow is the important one. I’m starting in a good position in P10, but two hours is a long race and will be challenging. We’ll focus on maximising our car and driving our race.

Yuki Tsunoda
Yuki Tsunoda 22
Scuderia AlphaTauri
I made a mistake, a lock-up into Turn 14. I’m sorry for my team, it’s a real shame, and I’m very frustrated because the car pace is incredible. We see how tomorrow goes and I’ll try my best to score points.

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