F1i's Driver Ratings for the 2019 Singapore GP

Charles Leclerc (Pole, P2, 18 pts): 9.5/10
Sidelined from first practice with a technical issue that restricted him to just 12 laps of running, Charles Leclerc was still on the backfoot in FP2 when he was four tenths slower than his Ferrari team mate. But when it came to qualifying, Leclerc was convincingly back on top, putting in a stunning final flying lap in Q3 that left many people in the paddock genuinely open-mouthed with awe and astonishment. He handled the start of Sunday's race with the confidence of future world champion, and then did exactly what the team asked him to do over the opening laps by keeping the pace down to a crawl in order to ensure the soft tyres would last long enough. From Leclerc's point of view everything was going to plan - so how come Sebastian Vettel had suddenly ended up ahead of him? Leclerc didn't hide his surprise and his sense of betrayal over the team radio, and there will be some who will criticise him for getting 'too big for his boots' after back-to-back wins at Spa and Monza. But as his boss Mattia Binotto pointed out, that sort of arrogance is the hallmark of any true F1 great - and Sunday's drive was further proof of that, even if on this occasion Leclerc didn't end up with a hat-trick of victories despite a basically flawless drive.