Red Bull could wrap up the Constructors’ Championship with seven rounds remaining if results go their way at this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix; Watch all sessions from the Singapore Grand Prix live on Sky Sports F1 from Friday, with racing on Sunday at 1pm
By Nigel Chiu
Last updated: 12/09/23 11:47 AM
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Red Bull has the chance to secure the 2023 Formula 1 Constructors’ Championship this weekend at the Singapore Grand Prix.
The Milton Keynes-based team has been absolutely in control this year, winning every race in one of the most impressive seasons in the history of the sport.
Before Singapore, Red Bull has 583 points, 310 points behind Mercedes, which is in second place, while Ferrari is 45 points behind.
After this Sunday, there are seven Grands Prix, plus three sprint races, so there will be 353 points up for grabs. If Red Bull leads the Constructors’ Championship by 353 points or more, after the Singapore Grand Prix, they will become champions.
How can Red Bull win the constructors’ championship?
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The math is relatively simple because Red Bull must finish first and second to have any chance of securing the constructors’ title.
This result would give Red Bull 43 points, so they are counting on Mercedes not scoring points in order to reach the 353 points lead they need.
If Max Verstappen or Sergio Perez gets the bonus point for the fastest lap of the race, one point for Mercedes will give Red Bull the championship. As long as Mercedes scores two or more points, Red Bull cannot become champion in Singapore.
- Red Bull winning first and second places with the fastest lap and Mercedes scoring one point or less means they are champions
- Red Bull winning first and second places without the fastest lap and Mercedes not scoring any points means they are the champions
Max Verstappen had a weekend to remember last year in Singapore after a fuel-poor blunder in qualifying and an error-filled race that saw him finish seventh.
When can Verstappen win the drivers’ championship?
As for Verstappen, he is on his way to his third drivers’ title, as he leads by 145 points over his Red Bull teammate Perez.
Verstappen can’t win the championship in Singapore, but he can mathematically do so in Japan if he continues his dominance this weekend.
The Dutchman will need to leave the Japanese Grand Prix, which takes place a week after Singapore from September 22-24. Sky Sports F1By obtaining 180 points or more, the title will be guaranteed.
Unless Perez has two disappointing weekends, the most likely destination for Verstappen to become a three-time world champion is the Qatar Grand Prix, the sprint weekend of October 6-8.
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Live Singapore Grand Prix schedule on Sky Sports F1
Friday 15 September
10am: Singapore GP Practice One (session starts at 10:30pm)
1.45pm: Singapore General Training 2 (session starts at 2pm)
3.30pm: Formula 1 show
Saturday 16 September
10.15am: Singapore General Training 3 (session starts at 10.30am)
1:00 p.m.: Singapore Grand Prix qualifying preparations
2 p.m.: Singapore Grand Prix qualifying
3.45pm: Ted’s qualifying notebook
Sunday 17 September
11.30pm: Sunday Grand Prix: Preparations for the Singapore Grand Prix
1:00 p.m.: Singapore Grand Prix
3pm: The checkered flag: Singapore Grand Prix reaction
4pm: Ted’s notebook
Next up in the Formula 1 circus is the stunning streets of Singapore under the lights. All sessions from the Singapore Grand Prix will be broadcast live on Sky Sports F1 from September 15-17. Stream F1 on Sky Sports with NOW. Cancel at any time