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Singapore Grand Prix
Marina Bay Street Circuit
About the Singapore Grand Prix
Extremely high temperatures and humidity, and the longest race of the season: That is what makes the Singapore Grand Prix the toughest race of the year for many drivers.
It is also why drivers tend to spend extended periods of time before (and after) races in ice baths! The Marina Bay Street Circuit demands the most, both mentally and physically, out of any driver.
Marina Bay Track Guide
At over five kilometres long, the Marina Bay Street Circuit is one of the longest circuits on the calendar, with 23 corners making up the circuit.
Coming onto the home straight with DRS, turn 1 is a deceivingly slow left-hander, quickly followed by a kink to the right. Completing the ‘S’ shape is turn 3, a tight bend to the left where speeds drop well under 100 km/h.
A small straight heads into another deceivingly slow corner, followed by the second DRS zone. The back straight is split up by a kink to the right which ends the DRS zone, followed by a 90-degree left-hander in turn 7.
Three more 90-degree corners follow, with turn 11 and 12 being a quick left-right combination, followed by a run-up to the very slow bend at T13. A long run-up to T14, which is a mirrored T13. Then, a sequence of blind corners, with the ‘S’ followed by a double chicane in the final sector. Finally, a double kink to the left, and you’re back onto the home straight with DRS.
Although there have only been 12 Singapore Grands Prix, they tend to be quite spectacular. Every single race to date has featured a Safety Car.
The first-ever race in Singapore was also the first-ever night race in Formula 1 history. Alonso won the race controversially, with teammate Nelson Piquet Jr. allegedly sacrificing his car so Alonso could win.
Alonso won again in 2010 for Ferrari in one of the best F1 races in the modern era. Alonso had a truly magnificent battle with Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel, who threw everything he had at the Spaniard but couldn’t get past, as the two-time champion defended his lead with his life.
Since 2010, Vettel and Hamilton have won nine of the 10 races, with only Nico Rosberg winning in 2016 to break the streak. Vettel won the last edition in 2019, despite Ferrari being heavy underdogs heading into the weekend.
When is the 2021 Singapore Grand Prix?
FP1 is set to start on October 1st at 10:00 UK time, while FP2 will be driven at 13:30.
Qualifying starts on October 2nd at 14:00, the race on Sunday 3rd October at 1pm UK time.
|Practice 1||1 October 2021||05:00 - 06:00|
|Practice 2||1 October 2021||08:30 - 09:30|
|Practice 3||2 October 2021||06:00 - 07:00|
|Qualifying||2 October 2021||09:00 - 10:00|
|Race||3 October 2021||08:00 - 10:00|
|Times are in America/New_York Timezone|
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