Sergio Pérez passed polesitter Charles Leclerc at the start and resisted race-long pressure from the Ferrari driver to take a hard-earned victory at the Singapore Grand Prix.

Following the race he was summoned to the stewards and handed a reprimand and a five-second time penalty for safety car infringements

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but with a 7.5s gap to Leclerc, kept his win. With Leclerc crossing the line second,  third place went to Carlos Sainz in the other Ferrari.

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Championship leader Max Verstappen finished seventh.

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The Dutchman rose steadily through the order after a poor start but then was forced to battle back from 14th after a late-race lock-up.

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After the start was delayed by over an hour due to torrential rain in the build-up to the race, Pérez seized the lead as soon as lights went out.

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The Mexican got better traction off the line and powered past Leclerc as they raced towards the first corner.

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Further back Verstappen bogged down at the start and dropped to P12. The championshiop leader was soon making his way back through the field, however

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