2015 Singapore Grand Prix preview

2015 Singapore Grand Prix preview

Welcome to Singapore! It’s F1’s night race, at the temporary Marina Bay Street Circuit. A race which has had at least one safety car in every running, the magnificent track is always promising. Amidst the heat and darkness, it features Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton as past winners - who can win this coming Sunday?

Pirelli’s Paul Hembery talks up the race: "Since joining the calendar in 2008, Singapore has always provided a truly stunning spectacle that showcases what Formula One is all about: the most advanced technology in the world, under the spotlights. As this is a street circuit, we’ve nominated the two softest and fastest tyres in the range: they offer the maximum mechanical grip and a rapid warm-up, which are two keys to success in Singapore."

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo: “Well it is hot! And very humid! I think it’s all those tall buildings downtown - the heat doesn’t have anywhere to go. It’s the most physical challenge of the year. It’s the only race of the season where you crack open your visor to let in some cool air and instantly wish you hadn’t because it’s hotter outside. By the warm-up lap your chilled drinks bottle is the temperature of a freshly-poured cup of tea. It’s a tough place to race - but I love the challenge. I think most of the drivers do.

Practice 1 - Fri 18:00 - 19:30
Practice 2 - Fri 21:30 – 23:00
Practice 3 - Sat 18:00 – 19:00
Qualifying - Sat 21:00 – 22:00
Race - Sun 20:00 – 22:00

Grand Prix: Singapore
Race Date: Sep 20 2015
First Grand Prix: 2008
Circuit Name: Marina Bay Street Circuit
Circuit Length: 5.065 km
Turns: 23
Laps: 61
Race Distance: 308.828 km
Lap Record: Sebastian Vettel (2013)

The last five winners: 2014 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes); 2013 - Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull); 2012 - Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull); 2011 - Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull); 2010 - Fernando Alonso (Ferrari).