Nico Rosberg warns Max Verstappen about 2023 Singapore GP

Former F1 world champion Nico Rosberg has warned Max Verstappen about the upcoming 2023 Singapore GP.

Nico Rosberg, a former Formula 1 world champion, has predicted that a formidable challenge is awaiting Red Bull Racing at the upcoming Singapore Grand Prix. 

Rosberg emphasised that the Marina Bay street circuit, known for its complexity, could lead to errors and unpredictability on the track.

Red Bull Racing has been in a league of its own recently, with Max Verstappen securing his 10th consecutive victory in Monza, setting a new Formula 1 record. 

Furthermore, the team has clinched victory in their last 15 races, extending back to the previous season, effectively securing the constructors’ trophy and placing Verstappen on track for a third consecutive drivers’ championship.

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However, as the Formula 1 calendar shifts its focus to Asia, Nico Rosberg believes that Red Bull’s dominance may face a stern test at the Marina Bay circuit. 

Rosberg expressed his concerns, stating, “We can start with Singapore, because it’s just such a challenging weekend, and if it rains and things, it’s such a difficult track. 

“A lot of mistakes, it’s very easy to make mistakes. 

“Also, qualifying, to get that right. It’s high downforce.”

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In a thrilling race last year, Sergio Perez emerged victorious in Singapore, holding off challenges from Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz, while Verstappen struggled and finished in a disappointing seventh place.

Despite Red Bull’s status as the favourites for the upcoming Singapore Grand Prix, Mercedes remains cautiously optimistic, despite their recent struggles in Italy. 

Lewis Hamilton, the seven-time world champion, is hopeful that the high-downforce package of the Mercedes W14 will give them a competitive edge on the demanding Marina Bay street circuit. 

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Hamilton stated, “Singapore is all high downforce, and when we put our high downforce wing on, we generally are a little bit better.”

If Max Verstappen can claim victory in Singapore, he has the chance to put him in a position to take the Drivers’ trophy at the Japanese Grand Prix.

Regardless of whether they win or lose, Red Bull is looking set to claim the Constructors’ title this season given their 100% win record this year.