Fred Vasseur believes Carlos Sainz's ability to manage his tyres and outthink his opponents secured Ferrari's sensational Singapore Grand Prix victory.
Having started on pole, Sainz delivered a controlled drive from start to finish and duly converted his advantage into a second triumph with the Scuderia, holding off a late charge from Lando Norris, George Russell and Lewis Hamilton.
After pulling away at lights out, aided by the protection of team-mate Charles Leclerc, Sainz looked set to cruise to the chequered flag – but after Mercedes gambled with a last-gasp tyre change, he was made to defend valiantly.
Cleverly, the race leader ensured that Norris remained within DRS range, allowing him to stay ahead of the rapidly approaching Russell and Hamilton.
Speaking to Sky Sport Italia post-race, a delighted Vasseur saluted Sainz's intelligent display and an all-round team performance.
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