11 September


2017 Singapore Grand Prix - Preview

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11 September 2017

Battle continues with Round 14 of the 2017 season from the Marina Bay Street Circuit
Toto Talks Singapore
Stat Attack: Singapore and Beyond


Toto Talks Singapore

Identifying clearly our strengths and our weaknesses has been a strength of our team in recent seasons. As we have pushed to become better and stronger in every area, we have put the finger in the wound in order to understand the root causes of both our good performances and the bad ones. In 2015, Singapore provided us with one of the most painful experiences in recent seasons, so we rolled up the sleeves, learned from it and managed to bounce back with a great win last year. But notwithstanding that success, this is a circuit we have found difficult to master with its combination of short, sharp corners, relatively short straights and bumpy surface. And we head to Asia this time round with the expectation that we have a big challenge ahead of us.

So far this year, we have seen the pendulum swing according to circuit type. On the surface, Singapore is the kind of circuit that should favour both Ferrari and Red Bull. Both have shown strong performance on low-speed circuits demanding maximum downforce, and we have found life more difficult at those places in 2017. Sometimes, characteristics like this are simply in the DNA of a car. Nevertheless we learned a lot from our struggles in Monaco, raised our level of performance significantly in Hungary and we have made good progress in understanding what we need to do in order to get the most from the chassis.

Singapore is a fantastic showcase for our sport and a unique spectacle under the lights. But it's a demanding weekend for the teams: the ambient conditions make life in the garage tough, it's physically demanding for the drivers and challenging for the cars in terms of managing brake and tyre temperatures. Safety Car periods are almost guaranteed, so there are lots of variables to consider on strategy. It's a weekend when every part of the team needs to be at its best if you wish to score a strong finish. We will aim to put all the pieces of the puzzle together and finish strongly.


Stat Attack: Singapore and Beyond

2017 Singapore Grand Prix Timetable

Session Local Time (SGT) Brackley (BST) Stuttgart (CEST)
Practice 1 (Friday) 16:30 - 18:00 09:30 - 11:00 10:30 - 12:00
Practice 2 (Friday) 20:30 - 22:00 13:30 - 15:00 14:30 - 16:00
Practice 3 (Saturday) 18:00 - 19:00 11:00 - 12:00 12:00 - 13:00
Qualifying (Saturday) 21:00 - 22:00 14:00 - 15:00 15:00 - 16:00
Race (Sunday) 20:00 - 22:00 13:00 - 15:00 14:00 - 16:00



Circuit Records - Silver Arrows at the Marina Bay Street Circuit

Starts Wins Podium Places Poles Front Row Fastest Laps DNF
Silver Arrows 7 2 3 2 4 1 4
L. Hamilton 9 2 4 3 4 1 3
V. Bottas 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
MB Power 9 3 7 4 7 3 13



Technical Stats - Season to Date (Barcelona Pre-Season Test 1 to Present)

Laps Completed Distance Covered (km) Corners Taken Gear Changes PETRONAS Fuel Injections
Silver Arrows 5,607 27,844 87,780 265,917 224,280,000
L. Hamilton 2,715 13,474 42,390 128,571 108,600,000
V. Bottas 2,892 14,370 45,390 137,346 115,680,000
MB Power 15,832 78,902 247,490 751,707 633,280,000



All-Time Records - Silver Arrows in Formula One

Starts Wins Podium Places Poles Front Row Fastest Laps 1-2 Wins Front Row Lockouts
Silver Arrows 161 72 145 83 150 53 39 49
Lewis Hamilton 201 59 112 69 114 37 N/A N/A
Valtteri Bottas 106 2 18 2 6 1 N/A N/A
MB Power 432 158 412 166 330 148 64 85
posted at 15:45:00 on 09/11/17 by webmaster - Category: races