Verstappen, who started on the longer-lasting hard tyres, was second with Perez fourth but they were soon overhauled and then plunged down the field when they made their stops under normal conditions.
The 2023 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix drew a more-than-expected 264,108 spectators over the race weekend.
Organisers had said last week they were anticipating only about 250,000 spectators due to the closure of the Bay Grandstand as part of efforts to redevelop The Float @ Marina Bay.
Last year, the event attracted a record 302,000 spectators, surpassing the 268,000 figure for the 2019 edition. The Singapore Grand Prix was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a news release on Sunday, the organisers said that in “a sign of continuing strong demand into 2024”, the Super Early Bird tickets for next year’s race have sold out, having gone on sale only 72 hours ago.