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The two key contributors to Leclerc's defeat to Perez in F1's 2022 Singapore GP

In a marathon Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix, Sergio Perez’s victory was only assured hours after the race due to a stewards investigation. Throughout the contest the Red Bull driver impressively held off Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc in changing conditions to see the Mexican pull out enough of an advantage to negate his post-race penalty

It wasn’t supposed to be this dark yet. The sun hadn’t yet set over Singapore, yet gloom was engulfing the Marina Bay circuit.

Rain. It had fallen hard between FP3 and qualifying. Now it was coming down even harder, with just 65 minutes before the 8pm scheduled race start time. Formula 1 drivers, team staff, paddock guests, officials and media alike darted for cover as nearby skyscrapers disappeared from view. Soon the inevitable followed, the start process was delayed.

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