Perez wins Singapore Grand Prix as Verstappen fails to seal title

Red Bull’s Sergio Perez won a rain-marred Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday as championship-leading teammate Max Verstappen was made to wait at least another week for his second title.

Perez, whose victory was provisional pending a post-race investigation into a possible infringement while the safety car was deployed, finished 7.595 seconds ahead of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, whose teammate Carlos Sainz was third.

Perez was being investigated for a potential safety car infringement, which would mean a time penalty of five seconds. One infringement would see him protect his lead, but a second would see him demoted.

Red Bull driver Sergio Perez leads the field on the first lap in Singapore.Credit:AP

Verstappen had needed to win to secure the title with five rounds to spare, but finished seventh in a rain-delayed night race that saw only 14 cars make it to the finish.

McLaren teammates Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo finished fourth and fifth respectively.

Full report to come.

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