Singapore GP 2015 Preview

Lewis Hamilton’s stellar performances in recent races, now has the British driver 53 points clear of his nearest rival and in a great position of taking his third world championship, with only seven races to go. Can anyone give Lewis a run for money?

So this weekend F1 are in China for the Singapore GP for the start of the Asia tour and the only race to held during twilight before the floodlights come on. The Marina Bay is a tight street circuit with arm-coe barriers and not many run-off areas. [quote_right]Make a mistake in Singapore and the drivers are likely to be walking back to the pits![/quote_right]

Due to the short straights and complex tight bends and chicanes, engine performance is less critical, so we’re likely to see a more competitive race. Tyre wear should be minimal so you could see some drivers taking a chance on 1 stop strategies.

The weather on Saturday for the Singapore GP is forecast dry and sunny. But Sunday is predicted heavy rain which means the teams will have to adapt to changing weather conditions.

New engine and recent upgrades plus a recent run of form will put Lewis as the bookies favourite. But Red Bull’s Daniil Kvyat and Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen were a surprise to finish Friday Second Practice (FP2) in an impressive first and second, Kvyat with a fastest lap of 1:46:141. Lewis Hamilton could only reach fourth quickest while Nico was way down in seventh.

From the outside it looks like Mercedes are struggling here so it might be worth taking a punt and betting on the outsiders before the odds start to narrow.

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Driver Race Winner
Lewis Hamilton 8/11
Nico Rosberg 7/2
Daniel Ricciardo 8/1
Sebastian Vettel 10/1
Daniil Kvyat 14/1
Kimi Raikkonen 14/1
Felipe Massa 150/1
Valtteri Bottas 150/1

Singapore Stats:

  • Sebastian Vetted has most wins (3 for Red Bull) with Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alfonso with 2 win each.
  • The is same track where Nelson Piquet Jr has a controversial crash in his Renault car.
  • Singapore is the only track on the calendar where the drivers race under floodlights.
  • First race winner – Sebastian Vettel

First Race Held: 2008
Marina Bay circuit
Circuit Distance: 5.065km
Laps: 61
Race Lap Record: 1:48:574secs (Vettel)