14 September

Preview – 2015 Singapore Airlines Grand Prix

13th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 18th to 20th September 2015

Hinwil, 14th September 2015 – The Singapore Grand Prix is one of the highlights of the season for the Sauber F1 Team. Not only because of the unique atmosphere which the Marina Bay Street Circuit on the island state offers, but also due to the new aero package that will be introduced on both Sauber C34-Ferrari in Singapore. The night race, as well as the typical high temperatures and high humidity, makes it to one of the most exciting and challenging race weekends on the Formula One calendar for drivers as well as for team members.

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Marcus Ericsson (car number 9):
“The Singapore Grand Prix offers spectators a great backdrop. It is always a very special race that I like a lot. I can hardly wait to get to Singapore, as this street circuit is one of my favourite tracks. The fact that the race is held at night brings a unique atmosphere with the city being under floodlights. For me it is definitely one of the highlights of the season. I am also looking forward to the Singapore Grand Prix because of our aero-update. Our goal is to get the maximum out of this innovation.”

Felipe Nasr (car number 12):
“Singapore is one of the nicest venues on the current Formula One calendar. I really enjoy driving on this fascinating street circuit. Racing there is a physical challenge, because of the high temperature as well as the high humidity. Managing to put in the perfect laps during the night race will also be challenging. You need to drive very precisely through every one of the 23 corners on each lap, especially the tight ones. We also have our aero-update there, which is important and encourages everyone in the team.”

Giampaolo Dall’Ara, Head of Track Engineering:
“Having closed the European season on two high speed circuits in Spa-Francorchamps and Monza, the Sauber F1 Team will face some sort of major changes upon returning to Asia. Firstly the street circuit in Singapore presents totally different characteristics in terms of cornering speeds, set-up and aero efficiency requirements; secondly the Sauber C34-Ferrari has undergone a rather significant aerodynamic refinement that will require track validation; and lastly the race weekend will happen late at night in significantly warm conditions. Furthermore, we are curious about experiencing the re-aligned track section between turns 10 and 13. Regarding tyre allocation, Pirelli will provide the soft and super soft compounds.”

Marina Bay Street Circuit / 5.065 km

Race distance
61 laps / 308.965 km

Qualifying 21:00 hrs local time (15:00 CEST), Race 20:00 hrs local time (14:00 hrs CEST)

posted at 10:59:00 on 09/14/15 by webmaster - Category: races