Budding superstar Charles Leclerc lifted the gloom over Maranello with back-to-back victories in the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa and then at their home track Monza — ending a nine-year winless stretch for Ferrari at the Italian Grand Prix.
Now Leclerc will bid to make it a hat-trick of victories this weekend under the lights at the iconic Marina Bay circuit, but is likely to find things much much tougher.
Sebastian Vettel , a four-time winner here and successful for Ferrari in , will arrive at Marina Bay looking for a much-needed boost to his fortunes following another miserable Sunday at Monza. Red Bull have been competitive here in the past and Max Verstappen will be hopeful of taking it to the big boys.
Here is everything you need to know ahead of one of the most glamorous races in the F1 calendar. When is the Singapore Grand Prix? The design includes powerful lighting systems that replicate daylight conditions and the most stringent safety protocols will be applied to ensure driver and spectator safety.
In addition, the race is run in an anti-clockwise direction to enhance safety.
Changes were made to the track ahead of the race. Turn One has been modified to the geometry to reduce corner speed so that it provides potential overtaking opportunities in the braking zone at the approach to the corner.
Turn 13, the tight left-handed hairpin after the historic Anderson Bridge, was amended to increase cornering speed, providing additional speed on Esplanade Drive and increasing the opportunity for overtaking in the braking zone at Turn In addition, the geometry of Turn 14 was also modified to improve overtaking opportunities in the braking zone.
The changes involved relocating the corner apex to reduce the corner radius and reducing the estimated cornering speed of the cars. The pit exit was also changed.
In it entered the circuit into the braking zone for Turn One, immediately after the pit wall.
Finally, the run-off distances at Turn 22 were reduced, providing better spectator circulation in the area. Located at the Marina Bay harbour in Johor, which is in the southern portion of Peninsular Malaysia, road access and public transport are the best ways for most to get to the circuit.
However, those in the money can always pull up on a yacht to catch the F1 active. You can also access a live stream of the coverage via Now TV.
Full coverage will also be aired by free-to-air broadcaster Channel 4. Friday September 33C, chance of morning thunderstorms.
Saturday September 32C, partly cloudy. Sunday September 32C, partly cloudy with the chance of a thunderstorm.
Which drivers have won the Singapore Grand Prix? Mercedes lead in the all-time constructor roll of honour with four victories while Red Bull have three all via Vettel in , and and Ferrari have two.