PREVIEW – Magical Marina Bay

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Round thirteenth of the season takes us to the Marina Bay in the city state of Singapore. The circuit winds its way through the streets and through the lights. The street are wide and unlike some street circuits over taking is possible and easier. The circuit runs alongside the harbour which is lit up with  fireworks after the race.

The circuit is fast and winds its way through the city. There are many spots where overtaking is easier however it can be a challenge because of the barriers lining the circuit. This year the race looks to be in favour of Mercedes.

 

Facts and figures

Race Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix
Venue Marina Bay
Circuit Lengths 5.065km
Laps 61
Race Distance 308.828km (191.897 mi)
Lap Record 1:48.574 (Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault, 2013)
Most wins drivers Graeme Lawrence

Sebastian Vettel

Most wins manufacture Red Bull (3)

 

Event timetable

  Local BST GMT
Friday
P1 1800-1930 1100-1230 1000-1130
P2 2130-2300 1430-1600 1330-1500
Saturday
P3 1800-1900 1100-1200 1000-1100
Qualifying  2100-2200 1400-1500 1300-1400
Sunday
Race 2000-2200 1300-1500 1200-1300

 

2014 Race Data

P1 Fastest P2 Fastest P3 Fastest Q1 Fastest Q2 Fastest Q3 Fastest Race Time Fastest Lap
01:49.056 01:47.490 01:47.299 01:46.685 01:45.825 01:45.681 02:00:04.795 01:50.417

 

Classics

2008 – Fernando Alonso wins the race after his team mate Nelson Piquet Jnr crashed into the wall at the 17th turn on the 14th lap of the race. It later emerges that Piquet crashed on purpose to allow Alonso to win. The scandal known as Crashgate.

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