Singapore f1 circuit
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Marina Bay, Singapore Circuit Guide
The first F1 race to be held at night, the Singapore GP provides one of the most stunning spectacles on the F1 calender, where the cars look incredible under the bright circuit lights. Since 2008 this has been a real highlight of the season, even if the track layout has not always been to the F1 drivers liking.
Singapore f1 track
Created in 2008 and the first night race ever in F1, Singapore has been a revelation and has provided the benchmark for night city racing. A real favourite for the sponsors, to see their brands lit up by the bright lights of the city. At 4 times brighter than the average football stadium, you can see why.
With some layout improvements made most years since its first race, the GP will now be on the calendar until at least 2017. Lewis Hamilton once called turn 10, the then 'Singapore Sling' the worst corner in F1 and it has since been changed into a simple left hand turn. He also believes the circuit to be twice as hard as Monaco, which is some statement,
challenging & high speed circuit
The incredible skyline of Singapore looks down on the glowing track, with the whole setup looking like some kind of night art exhibition. Turn 1 and 2 are an interesting combination, with the pit exit joining mid corner and causing a potential problem by turn 2. From here it is a collection of straights and right angled corners as you pass through the city centre, located in Marina bay.
Typical for a street circuit, grip can be low and the surface is bumpy, making overtaking difficult with more on your mind in the breaking zones. The stadium section is something of an innovation triumph, with the track going right in front of the fans before passing underneath them as they look out over the bay. This is also a tight left hander that has caught many drivers out with just the hint of understeer meaning you are in the tires and blocking the track for those behind. The final corner is a sweeping left hander allowing for great pace onto the home straight, in front of big stadium crowds and the glowing pit complex. If you can find a way past on this track, you have done extremely well.
hints & tips
Our racing pro's have created some essential tips for your session with us:
Maintain a high minimum speed during Turn 1 to ensure good levels of downforce
Exit turn 2 thinking about the exit speed (it must be perfect!)
Always think about early acceleration
Straight-line as many corners as you can through Sector 3
Apex the final corner late to ensure you have a high top speed up the main straight