Max Verstappen on Red Bull has a lead of 116 points over Charles Leclerc on Ferrari, a score that allows him to try to win his second consecutive World title in Singapore, at the Marina Bay track. The Dutch driver said: "I know I can win the World Championship here but I should be very lucky.
And we must also consider that we are not the best in qualifying. The RB18 has shown great strength and solidity after the summer break, even more so. net compared to the previous races. I don't know what our strength has been since the summer, certainly the race pace.
But that's the whole package. "
The other pilots also spoke at the press conference
Carlos Sainz, on Ferrari, told: "In 2015 or 2016 I warned Gasly and Leclerc about the climate in Singapore and they answered why? I guess they know now.
Singapore is a great place to race. Weather can always play a role and it could There will be rain on the weekend. And then the bumps could make everything more difficult. We competitive? We think we can give Red Bull a hard time.
Here, you are ahead in the race, you have more opportunities to finish with victory, for example compared to Monza . Ranking? It is not that we are looking at Mercedes, rather we want to return to victory. We must not have a worse pace than Mercedes and fight with Red Bull.
" Lewis Hamilton on Mercedes said: "We can understand how to move and we have to get around the problems with this car. We are in a better situation than months ago and we hope we are not far from the others. It has not always been an easy track for us, not so much for a matter of mistakes.
Over the years we have understood everything better, here we hope not to jump too much, the bumps affect the car's set-up a lot. We will try to have our best weekend possible. Nice to be back here, in a splendid city . The track is epic to drive, with an adventurous lap with those 23 corners. And that lap I did in 2018 was one of the best of my career. What a unique feeling!"