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Carlos Sainz clinched pole position for the highly anticipated Singapore Grand Prix, leaving fans in awe after Max Verstappen’s unexpected elimination in Q2. 

The weekend’s qualifying session unfolded with unprecedented drama, as Red Bull Racing faced early exits for both of its drivers for the first time in nearly five years.

The shocking turn of events began with a heart-stopping incident at the conclusion of Q1 when Lance Stroll, behind the wheel of his Aston Martin, lost control of his car, sending it careening into the barriers just meters from the finish line. 

Fortunately, Stroll emerged unscathed from the wreckage, but the extensive debris scattered across the track prompted race officials to delay the start of Q2.

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However, the drama was far from over. Max Verstappen, the championship contender, found himself in hot water as stewards launched an investigation into two impeding incidents. 

In a sequence of events that left spectators gasping, Verstappen remained stationary at the tail end of the Q1 queue, effectively disrupting the flow of the session. 

Furthermore, his actions in Q2 left Yuki Tsunoda, the Japanese driver, fuming as Verstappen blocked Tsunoda’s flying lap attempt.

Carlos Sainz’s remarkable pole position was a testament to his skill and composure, as he navigated the challenging Marina Bay Street Circuit with precision and finesse. 

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Speaking about his achievement, Sainz expressed his elation, saying, “This is a dream come true. 

“To secure pole position at a circuit as demanding as Singapore is a remarkable feeling.”

In contrast, Max Verstappen was left crestfallen and frustrated by his unexpected exit from the qualifying session. 

“It was a challenging day for us,” Verstappen admitted.

“We struggled with the car’s balance, and the impeding incidents didn’t help our cause. We’ll need to regroup and come back stronger for the race.”

The dramatic turn of events at the Singapore Grand Prix qualifying left fans and pundits alike speculating about the potential impact on the championship battle. 

With Verstappen starting from a less-than-ideal grid position and Lewis Hamilton, his main rival, further up the order, Sunday’s race promises to be a gripping showdown.

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In response to the incident involving Lance Stroll, Aston Martin team principal Otmar Szafnauer expressed relief that Stroll emerged unscathed. 

“Safety is our top priority,” Szafnauer stated. 

“We will conduct a thorough analysis of the incident to understand the cause and ensure that such incidents are avoided in the future.”