The Singapore GP is likely one of the most fun tracks on the calendar. With tight slender corners and blisteringly quick straights, Singapore GP is a observe that stands out as one to sit up for. The race itself rips by way of the streets throughout the night time. Singapore GP is 1 of 6 avenue circuits together with Australia.
The observe was launched in 2008 on a 5-year deal and has stayed on the calendar since. It’s secure to say the race is each bodily demanding and mentally demanding. Tight corners imply that remembering breaking factors is essential to the automotive returning on the finish of the race. Since 2008 a security automotive has been introduced out each race proving how troublesome of a observe it’s.
As seen by the desk, Pink Bull has probably the most success on the observe. Pink Bull’s observe file right here has been comparatively constant since 2008. Put this compared to McLaren who had successes within the early runnings of the race however have since fallen and Mercedes who’ve just lately had success within the final 5 years or so.
As for Ferrari, they’ve had a good few podiums too whereas being aggressive in race wins on the similar time. Groups like Haas whose enterprise mannequin is to create a low-cost, high-innovation F1 staff which is comparatively new to the game implies that they haven’t been capable of “prove” themselves.
Earlier historical past on the observe can solely be taken with a pinch of salt when it comes to predicting Sunday’s race. You will need to consider how groups carry out at tracks comparable. Tracks comparable on this 12 months’s calendars would come with, Monaco, Saudi Arabia, Australia and elements of Miami.
Singapore has many straights which goes to learn groups like Williams and Pink Bull. Nonetheless, the slender observe and tight corners would possibly favour groups like Aston Martin and Ferrari.
Okay now let’s have a look at how the groups on the grids did in comparable races.
Saudi Arabia in my view might be probably the most much like Singapore. They each have very quick sections designed for high-throttle motion whereas having areas requiring drivers to be extra technical. In Saudi Arabia, the Pink Bulls dominated with a 1-2. It’s not helpful for predicting this weekend’s outcomes for apparent causes. Nonetheless, if we glance under these locations we see that Aston Matin had a superb weekend with Alonso ending in third. Different notable groups embrace Mercedes with their 4th and fifth place finishes presumably hinting at a superb race for them this weekend.
This race gives just a little extra perception than Singapore. The observe itself has a number of tight corners and lengthy straights requiring good exits from corners to capitalise on them.
Verstappen received, everyone knows that however 2nd place Hamilton once more signifies how the Mercedes are going to have a superb weekend. Their automotive is a “good” automotive at every little thing, nevertheless, in a subject of vehicles which they should beat you must be “great” in a number of areas. Aston Martin once more impresses proving they’ve an excellent automotive. They completed third and 4th, capitalising on the sluggish ultimate nook in addition to medium-speed corners in the midst of the observe. When it comes to utilizing this race to assist predict Singapore it once more must be taken with a pinch of salt as a result of huge quantity of DNFs.
Verstappen wins once more so let’s look previous that. Alonso finches P2. Appears to be a working sample with Aston Martin and tracks with sluggish and really tight corners. The Mercedes too have a superb race right here. Their 4th and fifth place end offers me confidence that they are going to have a good race this weekend.
They’ve been pretty fixed throughout all varieties of tracks proving they’ve a “good car”. Ferrari doesn’t have a superb weekend in any respect for a number of causes. McLaren too didn’t have one of the best of weekends. This would possibly trace at a troublesome weekend for each groups.
It’s important to consider the staff’s drivers and the way their expertise and data of how an F1 automotive handles across the observe is essential to a staff’s success. An expertise like Alonso’s can be important to serving to Stroll. With this important expertise, the staff is more likely to succeed greater than Alpha Tauri whose drivers maintain little or no expertise compared.
Lewis Hamilton who has received on the observe will be capable of present the staff with helpful suggestions to tune the automotive permitting the Mercedes pair to hold on their respectable kind at comparable tracks. The Pink Bulls will undoubtedly have a superb weekend particularly if Perez’s kind improves. The Williams would be the darkish horses of the weekend. Their automotive is certainly one of many quickest in a straight line which can be essential to this quick observe.
Now for the predictions:
General that is set to be an thrilling race stuffed with drama. The primary nook will throw challenges to all drivers.
There’ll undoubtedly be DNFs and security vehicles to additional add to the weekend’s funfair. I’m certain the race can be taken in each path and possibly Verstappen received’t run away with this one??. We are able to hope. This race actually has the potential to be the race of the season. Observe all of the motion right here from the Singapore GP.