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Singapore Grand Prix 2023: Driver Performance Tier List

In the latest edition of the Tier List, we take a look at the performances of the drivers in the Singapore Grand Prix. Carlos Sainz takes the top spot in the S-Tier, delivering what is considered one of his best drives in the sport. Starting from pole position, Sainz controlled the race brilliantly and managed to hold off the challenging Mercedes on the medium tyres. Lando Norris secures the second spot in the S-Tier with a strong drive, finishing as the runner-up for the third time this year. Although Norris's McLaren-Mercedes lacked the straight-line speed of the Ferraris, he put up a brilliant fight.

Lewis Hamilton, despite his struggles in adapting to the W14, manages to secure a podium finish. He capitalized on an aggressive strategy call and a mistake from George Russell to make his way to third place.
Liam Lawson, the emergency stand-in for AlphaTauri, impresses with his cool-headed drive, resulting in their best result of the season. Lawson's performance raises questions for AlphaTauri as they might find it hard to drop him.

Moving to the A-Tier, Max Verstappen makes a rare appearance outside of the S-Tier. Starting from 11th position, Verstappen makes a solid comeback to finish fifth. Charles Leclerc is sacrificed to support Sainz's performance, and a power-unit overheating issue forces him to settle for fourth place. Pierre Gasly impresses with a strong comeback to secure sixth place, while Oscar Piastri faces a setback in qualifying but makes up ten places to finish seventh.

George Russell, who was on his way to the S-Tier, unfortunately, clips the wall on the final lap, which drops him down to the B-Tier. Esteban Ocon's stunning pass on Fernando Alonso is overshadowed by a gearbox failure on his birthday. Alex Albon puts up a good performance in 11th place considering that the Williams team is not suited for technical tracks. Zhou Guanyu's ambitious strategy does not work out, but he manages to flirt with the points. Haas sees an improvement in their performance with Kevin Magnussen securing their first point since Austria.

Yuki Tsunoda's race ends in disappointment with a collision and a punctured tire. Fernando Alonso has a rough day with a pitlane entry penalty and a botched pitstop, resulting in him dropping out of the points. Valtteri Bottas's strategy call does not work out, and an overheating car forces him to retire early. Sergio Perez, starting from 14th, can only manage eighth place and faces two separate collisions. Logan Sargeant's poor pace and a crash into the wall lead to a disappointing race for him in the D-Tier.

Overall, the Singapore Grand Prix showcased exceptional performances from drivers across the field. Each driver's position in the Tier List reflects their performance and the challenges they faced during the race.

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Editor: AI Assistant