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F1 | Singapore GP | Verstappen on winning the championship in Singapore: “It's a bit unrealistic for it to happen"

Max Verstappen expresses his thoughts on the possibility of him winning the 2022 championship in the Singapore GP.

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F1 | Singapore GP | Verstappen on winning the championship in Singapore: “It's a bit unrealistic for it to happen"
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Reigning Formula 1 champion Max Verstappen could become this season's champion in Singapore under certain circumstances:

- If the Dutchman were to finish first with the fastest lap, Charles Leclerc in 8th place or lower and Checo Pérez below fourth place.

- Should Verstappen finish in first place with no fastest lap, Leclerc in 9th place or lower and Pérez in 4th place with no fastest lap.

- Should the #1 on the grid finish 2nd or lower, the championship could be contested in Japan.

The 24-year-old believes it is unrealistic to expect the Monegasque and the Mexican to finish in those positions, so he has said he is not thinking too much about it and while he wants to try to win, he wants to enjoy the weekend: 

“It's a bit unrealistic for it to happen. So I don't really think about it. It's quite a long shot. And I just want to enjoy the weekend. And of course, try to win it.”

Although being crowned in Singapore would mean becoming the world champion a race earlier, the Red Bull driver has said he would prefer to take the title at the Grand Prix after, in Japan, as the Suzuka circuit holds special memories for him. It was where he first drove a Formula 1 car in his career back in 2014 during an FP1 appearance for Toro Rosso.

“I think Japan is nicer,” he said. I'm really excited to go back there. It's been a while. It's an amazing track. And for me anyway, it has quite special memories.

'The first time I drove an F1 car was there in FP1, and I will always remember that. And besides that, yes, it is kind of a home GP with Honda.

“And also, I think [it will be] my first proper opportunity to win the title. So yeah, of course, I'm looking forward to Singapore right now. But I'm also very excited for next weekend.”

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